Be nice. Or else.
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Im not sure. I don't own UENO..
Looks awesome. Super smart move to create something on a trending topic. Haters gonna hate . Let them hate. I don't see this doing anything wrong. I find inspiration in solving my own problems through conceptual work all the time. To be honest the more they hate the more comments this thing gets hahaa. Will only drive more traffic to you guys. Keep crushing it homies!
I actually fly to Seattle once a month for other clients up in that area. I would be up front and honest with the client. At this time though I have no plans on changing location.
Like I said, I will probably change my teams location if it drives leads. Im working with the system. If people want to post thier shots on dribbble that they are proud of, more power to them. But at the end of the day this is our income, and I would hope designers are not just posting stuff because they are, " proud." Dribbble can be a great resource for job leads that I and many others have taken advantage of. Dribbble is very much along the lines of any social media platform. Many have found ways to market / promote and work their way to the top. Over time Instagram has had to update their guidelines so people were not over powering on these platforms. For example Instagress.com was recently blocked from Instagrams APIs. The king of all scripts. To be honest I think Instagram left them around for so long because they kept driving traffic back to their app. But over time it became over whelming of fake posts and irrelevant marketing. I don't label myself as a designers at all. I see this platform has a huge way to generate revenue to my company and thats how intend to use the platform. I do think however there are ways to even the battle field. I have no interest in labeling myself as the "design leader". I label myself as the dude thats been hacking at the system for years and now suggesting ways at how we can even it out.
Thanks for joining the discussion Haraldur. First off super stoked to have you guys in town. Justin is hands down my favorite product designers in LA. The main discussion like you said is the lack of fairness to other designers getting started on the platform. If I were in your shoes I would be doing the exact same thing. Hell Im still doing the same thing in other cases. But I think there should be a way to distribute the inbounds that Dribbble pulls in. At the end of the day it come to quality of work and the product you build. I know damn well you guys are crushing it. Ive looked up to you guys for years. Ive even taken some of the same strategy you guys have published and used them for my own personal agency. This is more of a discussion on how we can help people get more leads instead of all funneling into the top teams. At the end of the day Dribbble plays a huge part of my agency and yours. To be honest my agency has to decline more than 80% of the referrals cause the budgets are not big enough and im assuming you guys are in the same boat. But I know very well there are plenty of other teams that don't have as many followers that would be more than happy to take on these certain projects for these rates. I would love to see dribbble find a way to help clients identify a team/ individual that would be work best for their project.
If you look at teams in Seattle #1 is ranked at 1643 followers. Knife and Fox has 2500 followers. We could easily switch our location and be ranked on top. https://dribbble.com/teams?sort=popular&location=seattle
As far as LA, we are currently ranked 3 in LA. 2 of them are based in OC. If you change the radius to 10 miles it will update.
There is no popularity envy here. Im talking directly about the ease of being able to switch location on a dime. I can easily switch my location to Seattle and be ranked 1 up there and pull in twice the amount of leads. Its not about follower account.
Thanks man! Ill work on those changes ASAP!