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Score a Dribble Invite

Thursday, September 30, 2010 06:46 PM

Dribbble just announced that they’ve sent out a new batch of invites for current users to draft new people. I didn’t get any, but it reminded me that I still have an invite to give away. If you want it, here’s how you can be drafted!

imageI’m going to do a little competition. Last time I just checked out people’s portfolios, but I want to have a some fun this draft round. So make something awesome by hand, take a photo of it, upload it, and drop me a link here or on Twitter. What you’re making is something of a physical Dribbble shot, so even though they are amazing and tasty, I’m not looking for pies (Rogie rocks, by the way). Think along the lines of a postcard, ransom note, art piece, or macaroni and Elmer’s glue. We do so much digitally that I think it will be enlightening and fun to do something tangible.

Other rules: Be creative, be goofy, be serious, make a point, or make me laugh. Above all, have fun with it.

Get your submissions in by next Friday (October 8th, let’s say 9pm PST). I’ll decide over the weekend and announce a winner who will receive the invite to Dribbble!

Update: Since I received zero responses, I decided I didn’t get word out there well enough. Take two - the deadline is now October 31st. Happy Halloween.


Jessie Glass said

Not sure if this is what you’re looking for, since I didn’t make it specifically for this challenge (and it’s a scan rather than a photograph), but here’s something I made for a family member who turns 100 years old this year.  I used a flexible nib fountain pen to ink the smaller text, and a folded ruling pen for the “happy birthday” lettering.

On 10/12 at 06:04 PM

Jessie Glass said

oops, here’s the link!


On 10/12 at 06:05 PM

Philip said

That’s really cool Jessie! That is exactly (one style of) what I’m looking for. Great submission, good luck!

On 10/12 at 06:19 PM

Connor Crosby said

Aw, I can’t think of something to make. Maybe this comment will be good enough ;)

On 10/16 at 07:14 PM

Daina Lightfoot said

or http://blog.dainalightfoot.com !  Here are a few skateboards I painted, what do you think?  I am also working some something else, which I will show you later.  Cheers!

On 10/17 at 08:42 PM

Naga said

@philiprenich http://idesignncode.com/dribbble/ Have a look Philip. This is not my handwork. But still gave a try.

On 10/18 at 02:04 AM

Michael Findlay said

Sweet. I’ll be submitting something soon!

On 10/18 at 02:12 AM

Daina Lightfoot said

http://blog.dainalightfoot.com/post/1341724780/labor-of (sadly I don’t have a scanned so it’s a iphone photo)

On 10/18 at 03:51 AM

Louis Bullock said

Here’s a drawing I drew during my break at work experience. http://fav.me/d2t363z

Also, if you don’t mind, please check out my graphic design work.

I’d love to get a dribbble invite.

Click the link of my name is my portfolio, but I’m still coding that. For now I’d appreciate it if you look at my other deviantART deviations:

On 10/18 at 04:33 AM

Bec Bookwalter said

This is what I made for your dribbble competition. Hope you like it. I would really love an invite! :)

Also, here’s a link to a hand-drawn illustration I did last year. http://bit.ly/bD9cPh

Thanks for the opportunity!

On 10/25 at 11:10 PM

Corbin Watkins said

Hello Philip,
This is my entry for your Made By Hand Dribble Invite Competition!
I embroidered this bird cage with gold thread on white linen to incorporate into an album design I did for a local band. The watercolor & pencil bird on the front cover is unraveling it’s cage.

Thank you for your kind consideration! I would love to win a Dribbble invite :)

On 10/26 at 12:18 AM

Corbin Watkins said

My apologies, but in case you were just looking for a shot:

Thanks a lot,

On 10/26 at 12:20 AM

Michael Findlay said

You can find my entry for this contest here: http://d.pr/GQnF
Viva la Dribbble!!

- Michael F.

On 10/27 at 04:49 PM

Michael Findlay said

Sorry, the file didn’t upload correctly the first time.

Here’s the actual link to my entry: http://d.pr/LVOu

It’s a modern statement about Dribbble in old-school crayon style!


- Michael F.

On 10/27 at 04:53 PM

Philip said

Congratulations Corbin Watkins on winning! The embroidered bird cage CD casing is beautiful! I love the creativity and out-of-the-box idea it represents. I’ve never seen anything like that for CD packaging.

I want to shout-out to Louis Bullock and Bec Bookwalter for great submissions as well (Bec, that was clever!)

Michael, the crayon look was a lot of fun!

Thank you everyone for participating. I was way impressed by all the talent. I didn’t expect such a fantastic response. I wish I had an invite for all of you. Keep searching, you’ll find one, you have the talent!


On 11/01 at 04:40 PM

Bec Bookwalter said

Congrats Corbin!

Thanks Philip! I appreciate the mention and positive feedback. Now it’s back to the drawing board, and searching for that elusive dribbble invite. ;)


On 11/01 at 08:24 PM

Louis Bullock said

Congratulations Corbin! You deserved the invite! That sure was a fancy handmade birdcage, well done.

Thanks for setting up this competition Phillip, it was a good opportunity to get my name around, and a mention from you.

I’ll just keep looking for now. Also, if any of you get Dribbble invites to give out, do you mind considering me? Thanks.

On 11/02 at 06:32 AM

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