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Ask DN: Behance vs. Dribbble for freelance opportunities

over 4 years ago from , UI Designer.

As much as I like Dribbble, it's getting too frustrating being able to show just portions of projects instead of wholes, so I want to start sharing my work on Behance.

If you use both: As compared to Dribbble, have you found Behance to be worth the time? I'm guessing it's more time-consuming to post an entire project. How much client work are you typically able to get through Behance? Do most people looking to hire a designer simply check Dribbble to find someone?

3 comments

  • Andrew Couldwell, over 4 years ago

    Absolutely, yes. I get offers of employment and freelance enquiries frequently either via the Behance messaging system or emails saying: 'We found your work on Behance...'. I even moved to the United States (from the UK) off the back of having my work on Behance. In all honesty, it took a long time before I saw any big, noticeable difference it made, but as I got more followers, my exposure to my new projects I added went up — as too did my work enquiries. I'm a fan of both platforms though, I use both Dribbble and Behance to showcase my work, I think they serve different purposes. At the end of the day, they are both shop windows for you and your work. The more exposure you get, the better.

    If you're interested to know more, I wrote a more in-depth article about my experience of showcasing work on Behance on Medium. I also wrote a response to this to say that I use both Dribbble and Behance, and why...

    2 points
  • Tony Jones, over 4 years ago

    Best way is to invest time in your personal portfolio site and market yourself by cold calling, visiting area businesses, and emailing companies. Behance will help you get a few more views. Definitely wasn't worth my time. I'd just post a few things, check your stats, and see if the view count is worth the time.

    1 point