Dribbble is one of the most famous online designers community. It’s an amazing gallery where people can show screenshots of their recent or upcoming works and share high-quality freebies with others. But Dribbble is not only place where you can show off your skills, it is also a source for inspiration, and a place where you can ask for an opinion or help from professionals in the field. Thus, this community can help you to become a more mature designer.
Since this site is a concentration of serious people not everyone can become a part of it. This is an invite only community, so the only way to get in is to earn a special invitation that can come either from players (invited members) or team.
What To Do To Become a Player?
First of all, prepare several mind-blowing designs or make screenshots of your best of the best previous works. Type of design does not matter. Your samples can be dedicated to website design, graphic design, icons design, typography, illustrations etc.
Secondly, sign up as a prospect and surf for a spare invitation in order to enter into the game. Be prepared, there will be a plenty of people who want to become a Dribbble player so you have to be very quick since invitations tend to go like hotcakes.
But never fear, members give away at least one invitation fairly often so you can bump into it anytime and someday become a proud part of all the action.
So What Should You Look For?
In order to facilitate your search we want to give you an idea of what these Dribbble invite shots tend to look like. With so many talented people involved in the community it should be no surprise that they create really unique and remarkable “invite to give away” shots. Many of them use this opportunity to create something special and show their creativity. Below is a showcase of some of these fantastic designs.
The Invite Shots
Lots of designers use brand colors and logos to draw attention.
2. By Mike
13. By Silviu Stefu
16. By Shota Mickaia
20. By Olga Epikhina
24. By Wes O’Haire
Since the invite is a kind of entrance ticket, many designers go that route.
2. By Jan Luts
13. By Alex Castro
Some designers go more traditional and draw an Dribble invite in an envelope.
Some resort to a simpler way using only typography.
That wraps up this collection of invite shots. Good Luck in finding your ticket to the famous designer’s community!
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