As a designer, showcasing your work on Dribbble can be a powerful way to connect with a larger audience and gain valuable exposure. With millions of users and an incredibly competitive landscape, however, standing out on the platform can be a significant challenge.
But fear not! In this blog post, I’ll share some tips and templates that can help you optimise your Dribbble profile and posts, so you can get noticed by more potential clients and collaborators or even maybe Land your Dream Design Job.
As a designer, it’s crucial that your work is visually polished and consistent with your branding and design style. This means paying attention to the details, such as using high-quality images, selecting the right color palette, and ensuring your typography is on point. Here are few tips 👇🏼
To get consistent typography (Use Major third for regular websites/apps and Perfect fourth for Abstract Websites):
Do a quick contrast check using this Figma Plugin:
You can use this Figma template to create visually consistent dribbble shots:
Add Some motion to your Dribbble shots using:
Set a schedule for posting on Dribbble and stick to it. Take a 30 days challenge:
☀️ Morning (Timebox 1.5hrs):
Step 1: Generate Dribbble Ideas using gethired.design
Use http://gethired.design to generate dribbble ideas. I’ve personally curated them for the current market needs and I will keep updating this.
Step 2: Color Palette & Type
Decide on a consistent color palette and typography to use for both shots.
Step 3: Create visuals
Create a cool visual using Figma and Animate using Jitter.video.
Step 4: Experiment
Experiment with different styles and layouts to keep the content fresh and engaging.
Take a 10–15 minute break to go for a walk or stretch.
🌙 Afternoon or at Night:
Step 1: Refine
Refine the sketches and outlines for both shots, making sure they are polished and consistent with your branding and design style. Finally use this template to display the design.
Step 5: Write an engaging and informative title
You can use this Title Template 👇🏼
[Design Name/Project Name]: [Keyword(s) describing your design] - [Action word or adjective]
Example: “Mobile App UI Design: Clean and Minimalist Interface — Simplifies User Experience”
Step 6: Optimize Dribbble Shot’s Summary
Optimize your Dribbble shot’s description to increase visibility and reach a wider audience.
You can use this Summary template 👇🏼
[Hook: Grab the reader's attention and clearly communicate the main message or benefit of your design.]
[Key Features: Briefly describe the key features, elements, or design principles that make your design stand out.]
[Problem/Solution: Explain how your design solves a particular problem or fulfills a need that your target audience may have.]
[Backstory/Inspiration: Share the backstory or inspiration behind your work. What motivated you to create this design? Was there anything unique or interesting about the process or creation of the work?]
[Details: Include any interesting or unique details about the process or creation of the work. This could include techniques used, challenges overcome, or any particular insights that you gained from the project.]
[Call-To-Action: Encourage engagement by asking a question or prompting users to share their thoughts on your design.]
Hook: Tired of cluttered and confusing websites? Our minimalist website redesign is here to save the day!
Key Features: Featuring a sleek and streamlined design, our website redesign offers faster load times, intuitive navigation, and a clean layout that puts the focus on the user experience.
Problem/Solution: Say goodbye to frustrating searches for information and hello to a website that’s easy to use and showcases your brand in the best possible light.
Keywords: #MinimalistWebDesign #UserExperience #ResponsiveDesign #WebDesign
Call-to-Action: What do you think of our redesign? Share your thoughts in the comments and let us know if we can help you improve your website!
Backstory/Inspiration: Inspired by the clean and simple design trends in web design, our team set out to create a website that offered a seamless experience for all users. We wanted to eliminate clutter and make it easy for visitors to find what they were looking for, while also highlighting the most important aspects of our brand.
Details: To achieve this goal, we utilized a variety of techniques, including a minimalist color palette, streamlined navigation, and a responsive design that adjusts seamlessly to different devices. We also spent a lot of time optimizing our content to make sure it was easy to read and understand, and added plenty of calls to action to encourage engagement and conversions. Overall, we’re thrilled with the results and can’t wait to see how our users respond!
Step 7: Optimize Dribbble Shot Tags/SEO
Using relevant tags is a great way to get your work in front of people who are interested in what you’re doing. Be sure to use tags that accurately describe your work and style, such as UI/UX design, graphic design, or Dribbble design inspiration.
- Use the Dribbble search bar to search for each keyword and take note of any relevant tags that appear.
- Check out the “Popular Tags” section on the Dribbble homepage (https://dribbble.com/tags) to see what tags are currently trending. Consider using any relevant tags in your post.
- Look at the tags that your competitors are using on their Dribbble posts and take note of any relevant or specific tags.
- Mix up your tags and try different combinations for each post to find the most effective tags.
- Prioritize using descriptive and specific tags that accurately describe your design.Engagement with other Dribbblers
If you want to make the most of your Dribbble profile and get your work seen by more people, it’s important to stay on top of design trends and use that knowledge to optimize your profile and posts. These tips can help you do just that, and ensure that you’re presenting your best work to a wider audience.
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