Behance or Dribble?

7 years ago from

What's the way Graphic designers consider both? I come from the video world..


  • Andreas DruschelAndreas Druschel, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )
    • behance for case studies
    • dribbble for sneak peeks
    20 points
    • John KarlssonJohn Karlsson, 7 years ago

      This is how I do it too! Or well, since I'm a lazy designer like the rest of us, I haven't gotten around to actually fix up my behance, but it's in the making.

      2 points
    • Jamie Leung, 7 years ago

      Same here Andreas

      0 points
  • Catalin CimpanuCatalin Cimpanu, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

    I've always considered Cargo Collective to be the place to find "real" designers, illustrators, painters, and artists in general. I consider Dribbble to be full of fake projects and self-promotional jerks, while Behance is the place where people go when they don't want to humiliate themselves by grovelling for a Dribbble invite for 2-3 weeks.

    I browse all three sites and even more, but this are my 2 cents on the matter of these 2 sites.

    5 points
  • Peter MainPeter Main, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

    I'm largely indifferent, but something I will say for Dribbble is how many work inquiries I get through there always amazes me.

    I think also to say there's not 'true' design there is a bit misleading, like any portfolio site, people use it in different ways. I've always said that in interviews, your employers will be more interested in seeing your sketchbooks than anything else.

    Check out Tavern too (formerly Forrst) http://zurb.com/tavern

    4 points
  • Benjamin ChristineBenjamin Christine, 7 years ago

    Both great! :) But prefer dribbble

    4 points
  • Joseph LemmonsJoseph Lemmons, 7 years ago

    I'm surprised no one has mentioned the Work In Progress feature of Behance. It allows you to post WIP for your network to see and invites commentary on said work. With unique placement in users' feeds.

    3 points
  • Jahit JJahit J, 7 years ago

    I use both to showcase my work, Dribbble is used for work that is in progress however most people treat it as if it is a portfolio website. Behance for me is a huge advantage in my work since it allows you to create projects and tag people whom you have worked with. But interestingly enough Dribbble has given my website a lot of traffic.

    Both are good, I advise that you should use Behance to promote your work and Dribbble to connect with other designers.

    3 points
  • Afnizar Nur Ghifari, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

    I love Behance & Dribbble, i get bunch of inspiration there.

    Quick Tips: Use search feature

    2 points
  • Valentin ProstValentin Prost, 7 years ago

    I like to use both, Dribbble is great to show what you're currently working on and I think that Behance is better to show some case studies.

    However, I just hate the search on Behance who's not relevant..

    1 point
  • Vincenzo Petito, 7 years ago

    In my opinion, and maybe in that of many other, Dribbble (with 3 "b" :) ) is a community for web, ui, ux and graphic designer too so for a job prospective or to use as portfolio i think Behance is the solution.

    1 point
    • Cosmin NegoitaCosmin Negoita, 7 years ago

      As Vincenzo says, Behance is the right way to go. Dribbble is more of a "quick show something" while Behance acts a s a serious portfolio where you can actually present your work better.

      1 point
  • Surbhi Aggarwal, over 4 years ago


    0 points
  • Yoav Hornung, 7 years ago

    guys, is there any chance that someone here has a Dribbble invitation?

    0 points
  • Gokhun GuneyhanGokhun Guneyhan, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

    Dribbble is mostly ui, web, app icons, logos and infographics.

    Behance is more balanced in that manner with animation, photography, architecture, craft, advertising, painting, illustration, editorial design and so on...


    On Dribbble, users are promoted by other users and I believe this is the worst thing about it. After a week of using Dribbble, you'll notice that there are always familiar faces on the popular shots; anything he/she does gets 100+ likes while others are waiting to be discovered with better works.

    Behance on the other hand has its own curator team to feature users, which is much better to discover new talents and get new inspiration. And as you follow other people, their likes appear on your activity feed so you can reach even more inspiration.


    Dribbble is more like a community, whereas Behance is a platform. With playoffs, rebounds and people teasing each other it's fun to use Dribbble. On Behance, you might feel like you're in front of the jury to present your work, which motivates you to prepare better presentations instead of a perspective mockup or a photo of your screen taken with your iPhone.


    As a UI Designer, the greatest point about Dribbble for me is that you can follow companies like Google, Facebook, Dropbox, Instagram etc. really close because they're actively sharing what's going on. Which also makes it easier to be discovered by them.

    Behance has really big names to follow, too. But they're usually individuals or agencies instead of companies/startups like on Dribbble.


    Clients coming from Dribbble are easier to work with because they know more about what they want and what I'd need. Behance clients are usually looking for a cheaper designer.


    I think the deal about Dribbble designers are not designing for real world is meaningless. The Bat' in the movie wasn't for real world but everybody loved it. Such communities are for creative freedom and we need more of it to make it happen for the real world.

    To sum up, they both have different pros and cons, and they are both indispensable for me to get inspiration, show my work and get new projects.

    0 points
  • Mike MaiMike Mai, 7 years ago

    If you are looking for pretty things to brighten up your day, both are very good options. If you are looking to get inspired on UI, UX, and product design, look at actual products. If you are considering a site to showcase your portfolio, probably Behance, but I recommend making your own.

    0 points
  • Gabe MartinGabe Martin, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

    I'd love to tell you but I can't seem to get a dribbble invite for the life of me. Just for the record though, there is plenty of inspiration to be had on dribbble - I've seen some pretty amazing things.

    0 points
  • 李 大毛李 大毛, 7 years ago

    Of course Bēhance. Because I don't have Dribbble invitation code, Bēhance have more creative field.

    0 points
  • Theresa MershonTheresa Mershon, 7 years ago

    As a hiring manager, here's what I've experienced:

    Dribbble: Useful for finding illustrators/visual designers using search or browsing, and have contracted a few for one-off projects. I've had zero luck finding good full-time candidates via paid ads on Dribbble. It seems like some people have a LOT of time to spend reinventing tiny ui elements. It's a little precious. But I've found GREAT icon designers here.

    Behance: I get the largest number of quality applicants for full-time design jobs. Behance is best for locating new/young/recent grads for junior designer roles. Behance's application process is frictionless, and it's nice to have the portfolio, cover letter, and my hiring notes aggregated and archived. I think it's a really good idea to have a Behance account if you are a working designer and illustrator, because it's really easy to browse and search for talent here.

    Cargo Collective: Fantastic for illustrators or other artists I'd like to contract for specific projects. I don't really use it to search/locate new talent.

    Obviously the more designer portfolio accounts you maintain, the better your visibility will be. I love it when designers cross-link from these accounts to personal sites with recent or interactive projects.

    0 points
  • Francis ChouquetFrancis Chouquet, 7 years ago

    Dribbble is not anymore a place for WIP. It was created in that sense but it did change a lot. Try now to post a shot that is not perfect and you'll see the feedback you receive. And actually, even the tagline of Dribbble did change, now it is "Show and tell for designers".

    On the side of fake projects. I tend to agree with you guys but at the end, it does attract A LOT of clients and even big companies like Google and Apple try to recruit these people. So at the end who wins? :-)

    0 points
  • Nathan NNathan N, 7 years ago

    Dribbble is meant for showing previews of WIP designs whereas Behance is more about showcasing your entire process from start to finish.

    0 points
  • Joe Blau, 7 years ago

    I like both.

    Behance gives me a complete view of whatever the project is. Usually the designers put a lot of work in giving you the big picture showing high level features and how all of the puzzle pieces fit together. With Dribbble, you usually see a piece of the project. It might be an animation, flow, or composition that they are working out. It may not even ever make it into the final product, but it's a work-in-progress shot.

    All of my Dribbble projects have shipped, but they are also personal so I make sure I finish.

    0 points
  • Dani ReuvenDani Reuven, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

    Both extremely useful. Try to be more specific about what you do, Product design ? if so, is it web, mobile or both... ? maybe you're a print designer who looks for visual inspiration as it is ...

    I agree with the "dribbblisation" issue everyone is talking about:


    BUT Dribbble is very useful for me, even if you won't see any real final & usable solutions, you'll always can get partially inspired and implement to different parts of your project.

    As a UI/UX Designer I never looking for the full solutions, always very specific things that I currently need, and from there i build my own solution based on multiple very good ideas i've been inspired from. Full solutions / products are reviewed as well but earlier on the research stage.

    0 points
  • David SimpsonDavid Simpson, 7 years ago

    What is behance?

    0 points