It's hard to dribbble without the ball.

9 years ago from , Interactive Art Director

Heyo DN!

The post title is true in more way than one. I've seemed to found myself stuck without a Dribbble invite. After running into multiple friends/designers who had recently given away their last invite, I now turn to DN.

I'm reaching out to see if anyone has any suggestions on getting an invite? As an avid DN follower, I thought I'd look to everyone here first!




  • Ian WilliamsIan Williams, 9 years ago

    So, this is curious?

    Dribbble ShotDribbble Shot

    Your PortfolioYour Portfolio

    What's up with that?

    36 points
    • David KlawitterDavid Klawitter, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )


      4 points
    • Dan BDan B, 9 years ago


      18 points
    • Jayson Hobby, 9 years ago

      This is exactly why I need an invite! So I can properly rebound work I get inspired by... otherwise, this happens.

      1 point
      • Carolann Merchant, 9 years ago

        I'm not sure this is exactly a "rebound." I understand a dribbble rebound to be creative collaboration to iterate new ideas. A rebound would never end up in your personal portfolio presented as a piece of original/unique work.

        22 points
      • Jason BlockJason Block, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

        This should not be in your portfolio. Ever.EVER.

        Even if I had an invite, I'd never give it to someone that did this.

        5 points
      • Josh Sanders, 9 years ago

        Rebounding shots act like a personal exploration of someone else's concept, and in some cases can be used to help someone else expand their idea's through your eyes. Rebounded shots, ESPECIALLY when they are absolutely identical in execution, should NEVER be passed off as your own work in your personal portfolio. smh -__-

        3 points
      • Michael AleoMichael Aleo, 9 years ago

        You didn't iterate on it, or improve the concept... that's the whole idea behind rebounds. You just took it.

        You screwed up. It happens. But what you do afterwards is what people will pay attention to.

        6 points
        • Jayson Hobby, 9 years ago

          Thanks for a bit more of a constructive approach to this issue. As a new designer to many of these communities, its easy to cross the line without knowing I am.

          Regardless, it happened, and I have since removed the item from my portfolio.

          I do thank everyone for pointing this out. Fortunately this was just in an 'art while idle' piece of my portfolio, never used for any project or client. I'm very happy to have figured this out with a simple mess around piece than through a client project.

          Thanks everyone. Onward and upward.

          0 points
      • Martin LeBlancMartin LeBlanc, 9 years ago

        That's not a rebound? You don't communicate anywhere that it was based on the dude's work.

        3 points
      • Chris SlowikChris Slowik, 9 years ago

        "Properly" rebounding work you get inspired by outside of dribbble would mean you give credit to the original... similar to how a rebound works lol.

        0 points
    • Jonathan ShariatJonathan Shariat, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )


      12 points
    • Roy AbbinkRoy Abbink, 9 years ago

      Ouch :D

      2 points
  • Zach ShermanZach Sherman, 9 years ago

    Try posting here http://draft.im/.

    4 points
  • Dan SullivanDan Sullivan, 9 years ago


    1 point
  • Wade Garrett, 9 years ago

    I'm in your same boat, but I hate having to work for an invite if that makes sense.


    1 point
    • Jason BeatonJason Beaton, 9 years ago

      Great stuff! I'm willing to give an invite. Email?

      2 points
      • Wade Garrett, 9 years ago

        Oh sweet, that's awesome - I really appreciate it.


        0 points
      • Noah BuscherNoah Buscher, 9 years ago

        Sorry. I know this is begging, but any chance you got anymore for a relatively new developer / designer? I haven't much for visual projects in my portfolio yet, but am starting to look for a design partner to do individual projects with. My still WIP, bare portfolio is over here. Thanks for the time!

        My Dribbble username is Codingbean, if you're feeling generous. :)

        0 points
  • Alex MontagueAlex Montague, 9 years ago

    Email? :)

    1 point
  • Simon EvansSimon Evans, 9 years ago

    I'd love to get invited someday, but then again don't care enough to start begging. Catch 22.

    0 points
    • Per VPer V, 9 years ago

      Kind of just did exactly that, in a way.

      8 points
    • Spencer HoltawaySpencer Holtaway, 9 years ago

      I found out one of the guys at riothq.com had one going, so I bid him a keg of ale instead of begging. Worked!

      0 points