Now, more than ever, remote work is on the rise. Recent research from Gallup shows that a whopping 54% of office workers say they’d leave their job for one that offers flexible work time.
Time flies when you’re having fun exploring endless design inspiration. Today is extra special because it marks Dribbble’s 10th anniversary.
This seemingly innocuous question is what kickstarted Dribbble a decade ago and helped morph it into the thriving design community that it is today.
Back in 2008, Dan Cederholm and Rich Thornett matched their design and developer expertise and together created Dribbble, a show-and-tell site where designers share what they’re working on. A year later the first version of Dribbble launched.
10 years ago years today, the first Shot was uploaded to Dribbble by our co-founder, Dan Cederholm.
Nearly a decade ago, our co-founders Dan and Rich launched Dribbble as a simple side-project to ask their designer friends, “What are you working on?” Over the years, more and more designers joined Dribbble, a community was formed, and millions of shots of design work were shared.
It’s hard to believe that Dribbble, once a small website for designers, has grown to become an inspiration destination for hundreds of millions of people — now a go-to resource for discovering and connecting with designers and creative talent around the globe.
For years, we’ve had a counter in our footer counting the number of pixels uploaded. Today that number became one digit longer when we surpassed a big milestone – 1 Trillion Pixels Dribbbled! …
Ever since we announced the release of our official Dribbble iOS app, a wave of designers on Android phones have been asking us when an official Dribbble Android app will be released. I can now confidently say… Coming soon.
Earlier today we finalized a deal to acquire Rippple, the most popular Dribbble Android client out there. Dribbble’s investment in Rippple continues our effort to forge deeper connections with designers on ALL platforms, aiming to give them the ability to gain inspiration, feedback, education, community, and job opportunities whether at their desk or on the go.
Over the coming weeks, Dribbble will be expanding its international remote workforce by welcoming Rippple’s developer Mathieu Marée from Paris, France and giving him access to all of our internal API goodness to build out a feature and functionality rich official Dribbble Android app. …
The way that people work is changing. Over 35% of the US workforce are working freelance today — that’s over 55 million Americans. And that figure is forecasted to increase considerably over the next few years. Back in June we launched a community survey and we learned a ton — including that over 70% of our survey participants have freelanced within the past six months.
70% of Dribbblers have worked freelance in the past 6 months.
As a freelancer or independent designer, it can be tough to wrangle everything you need to run your business — including health care. We’re thrilled to be able to make that part a little bit easier by offering Dribbblers health insurance plans with Stride Health. …
Just before a partnerships call with the awesome team at Ello, the global community for artists, I was catching up with Mark, Ello’s CMO.
I’d just received word that a massive earthquake had hit Mexico, where I had been vacationing with my family just the day before. Mark mentioned that he had just returned from visiting his dad in Florida after Hurricane Irma hit. Just a month before that, Hurricane Harvey took a toll on Texas. Little did we know that hurricane Maria would hit soon after, flattening communities across the Caribbean. Islands were evacuated in Indonesia in fear of volcanoes erupting. …
Last week we introduced Scout, a tool for hiring managers. Our goal with Scout is to connect designers with world-class companies and amazing job opportunities. With a Scout subscription, hiring managers can find designers with advanced search and filtering, group and organize designers into lists, and message them about job opportunities.
It’s common startup advice to get an MVP (minimum viable product) out the door and iterate quickly over time. When we launched Scout last Thursday, we thought we had an MVP, but we quickly heard from some of our top designers in the community that we had not met the viable bar. …
Historically, Dribbble has always been one of the top places for designers to find work and we’ve made it our mission to help designers further their careers. With our new product, Scout, we’re making it easier for designers to connect with amazing opportunities at world-class companies.
Today, we’re excited to share some big news: we’ve drafted some wonderful new players to add power to the Dribbble team. Expect major plays to improve the community.
One of the most requested features that you guys have asked for over the years has been an official iOS app. We’ve been big fans of the Balllin’ app since its 2011 inception. A few weeks ago, we reached out to Ballin’s founder, Devin Ross and asked him if he would consider joining Dribbble to build our official app. Lucky for us (we were holding our breath) he said yes!
Stay tuned for some native iOS goodness. …