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An UX Architect stole my design on Dribbble and literally put it on Behance

over 2 years ago from , UX/UI Designer

This UX Architect stole my user flow design on Dribbble and put it as part of its design on Behance (scroll down a couple of times until you see the Sitemap section).

I know this might sound childish and I know that stealing designs happens everywhere in all kind of forms and shapes, or you are little bit to much inspired with someone's work and you are trying to be as good as he, but this guy literally stick it over my design and publish it as part of his own work in portfolio.

Even worse, he spent some time to put his info over it in perspective view, as I published this image only in this view. For comparison I worked on this diagrams more than a week and he could easily draw his own diagrams inspired by mine in a couple of hours, but he was to lazy to do that.

What do you guys think, is this normal and everyday thing in design world that we need to get over it, or we need to do something about it and fight against fake designers!?

This user flow diagrams is part of my Furnitura project published on Behance on January 2017.

Edit: The mentioned project by fake designer was removed after my DMCA request was accepted. Thanks Behance for quick response!

6 comments

  • Sven ReadSven Read, over 2 years ago

    Yes, I am afraid you have to get over it.

    It isn't your use of tools & graphical results that make you special, it is your unique solutions to difficult problems. Let others copy you. It is a sign of appreciation, if you ask me. Look forward to the day where you get copied even more.

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    • , over 2 years ago

      You are absolutely right, there is no unique design in web/mobile design today and we need to put our ego far away of it, but you need to be really desperate or stupid to prank with someone else's feathers in a comunity like Behance

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  • Diego LafuenteDiego Lafuente, over 2 years ago

    I would suggest this: from your Dribbble or Behance, just make a section that says: "People who I inspired a lot" and link their accounts. The more you "inspire" them the better :)

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  • , over 2 years ago

    The mentioned project by fake designer was removed after my DMCA request was accepted. Thanks Behance for quick response!

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  • Alaric Hartsock, 1 year ago

    all i can say is that leonardo da vinci would never get butthurt at somebody trying to recreate the mona lisa. because he was the only person who was able to make something like it. i see the same thing with a lot of these designs. obviously, there are a lot of similarities between yours and the one that got posted. but it looks like they took inspiration instead of ripping you off.

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    • , 1 year ago

      Hi Alaric, thanks for your comment on it.

      Actually, what happened lately was Behance took off his work from the public view and made him to change that ripped part. So he afterwards took another design from the internet and replaced by it.

      It looks that Behance has a lot of sensitivites about stealing someone’s work. Also I had to prove that this is my only work and I did thanks to my Dribbble post where you can’t change your shot ones you post it.

      The point is that wasn’t a ripping, that was a stealing - because he didn’t recreate nothing, he steal the full image and put on his project!

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