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Available inEnglish
HeadquartersWalnut Creek, CA
OwnerDribbble Holdings Ltd. (direct owner: Tiny)
Created by
  • Founders: Dan Cederholm and Rich Thornett
  • CEO: Zack Onisko
Revenue$16,000,000 (2022)
Employees339 (2022)
Current statusActive

Dribbble is a self-promotion and social networking platform for digital designers.[1] It serves as a design portfolio platform,[2] jobs and recruiting site,[3] and is one of the largest platforms for designers to share their work online.[4]

Dribbble is a geographically distributed company with no headquarters; all employees are remote workers.[5]


In 2009, Dan Cederholm and Rich Thornett beta-launched Dribbble as an invite-only site where designers shared what they were working on: “The name Dribbble came about from the dual metaphors of bouncing ideas and leaking your work.”[6] The first "Shot" (a small screenshot of a designer's work in progress) was posted by the user "Cederholm" on July 9, 2009. In March 2010, Dribbble was made publicly available with new members requiring invitations.

Over the years, features were added such as API integration, Attachments, Player Stats, and Pro (an elevated, paid profile).[6] It launched the following:

  • A designer job board,[7]
  • Team accounts
  • A design podcast called "Overtime"
  • A customizable portfolio product called "Playbook".

In January 2017, Dribbble was acquired by Tiny (holding company),[8] a family of internet startup companies, and Zack Onisko[9] was appointed CEO.[2] 2017 saw its first in-person designer conference: Hang Time,[2] since hosted in Boston (2017), Seattle (2018), Los Angeles (2018), and New York.[citation needed]

In April 2017, Dribbble acquired the freelancer platform Crew.[10]

In 2018, the site added a video feature.[11] The site also continued to expand its reach with 144 meet-ups in 43 countries, with more than 8,000 designers in attendance.[4] As of 2019, the firm's remote team is composed of 40 or more employees.[12] The site is used in 195 countries worldwide[4] and the website has greater than 4 million visitors each month.(2017)[13]



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  2. ^ a b c "2017 Year In Review | Dribbble". dribbble.com. Retrieved 2019-08-08.
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  4. ^ a b c "Dribbble 2018 Year in Review". Dribbble.
  5. ^ "Working at Dribbble". Dribbble.
  6. ^ a b Summers, Nick (2013-08-03). "How Dribbble Became Such an Influential Platform for Designers". The Next Web. Retrieved 2019-08-08.
  7. ^ Panzarino, Matthew (2011-09-15). "Dribbble launches Job listings as a part of its Backboard - TNW Design & Dev". The Next Web. Retrieved 2019-08-08.
  8. ^ "Tiny". www.tinycapital.com. Retrieved 2019-08-08.
  9. ^ Salomon, Maxime (2017-10-09). "Zack Onisko Story — From Designer to Head of Growth to CEO". Medium. Retrieved 2019-08-08.
  10. ^ "Crew sold to Dribbble as co-founders turn focus to Unsplash". 6 April 2017.
  11. ^ Kuehnle, Sarah (November 14, 2018), Start the Shot Clock! Video Shots have come to Dribbble, retrieved 2019-08-08
  12. ^ "The Community for Designers | About Dribbble". dribbble.com. Retrieved 2019-08-08.
  13. ^ "Zack Onisko On Getting Dribbble 1M Visitors/Month with Zero Marketing". Business & Personal Growth Tips. 2017-06-12. Retrieved 2019-08-08.
  14. ^ "Inc. 5000 Badge". Dribbble. Retrieved 2019-08-08.
  15. ^ a b "Dribbble". Inc.com. Retrieved 2019-08-08.
  16. ^ "Dribbble -- The Webby Awards". Retrieved 2019-08-08.
  17. ^ "Dribbble's 2018 Year In Review designed by Dribbble". www.cssdesignawards.com. Retrieved 2019-08-08.

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