This articles is discussing using Dribbble from business prospective (entrepreneur wise) prospective and is part of Engagement based dialog via email featuring tools for business.
Dribbble – is an invite-based community of designers. Its similar to Behance, but invite-only thing ensures a better quality of work (shots) presented.
1. Design references
When doing a design brief – including design references is a huge help for designer (he or she understands the direction and quality of work desired) and for you as you skip the part of ‘searching the style phase.’
Here is an example we started from a design process for Avokado (our in house project, web app for learning languages)
embeddable card should be similar https://dribbble.com/shots/2618726-Pre-launch-Landing-page/attachments/523166
page transition should be done like this https://dribbble.com/shots/2649670-Well-Done
2. Code that! technique
My secret weapon to shortcut some things. For example, on a recent side project, we forgot to design and code a contact form. Launch time was of much greater importance, so I Dribbbled ‘contact form’ and just sent over a picture to front end guy (yes, that’s possible)
So this reference:
3. Search for companies & freelancers with relevant portfolio
I’ve noticed that for many clients its vital to see that company (or freelancer) did a project in the same or closely related vertical. As if once designed, e.g., sports e-commerce store you become a pro but barely can handle some online fashion store.
Anyhow, if you do have such concerns (don’t) browsing a Dribbble for a particular tag (e.g. ‘fashion’) is an excellent way to hire.
Note, that since its top talent the price for both freelancers and companies there would be much higher than average. By the way, GRIN tech’s design portfolio is hosted on Dribbble as well (tho I’d say our price is quite ordinary)