Have you heard of Dribbble? Graphic and web designers from all over the world share what they’re working on to inspire and connect with one another. Dribbble is invitation-only and entirely user-driven to keep the community tight and the design content up to par. Members take a “shot” by posting a snippet of their work — then others can “rebound” that shot by adding their own style or ideas to it and reposting
Just last week, a few designers (including Yaron Schoen, who works with charity: water) got together to build the first Dribbble-collaborated support for charity: water. They’re off to a quick start, raising more than $800 over the weekend, and $1,200 by today. Perhaps it’s because they’re sponsored by (fake) Christopher Walken? Or it’s because they’re offering 25 free invites into the Dribbble community for those who donate. Each $5 donation gives you one entry in the raffle. If your name is drawn at the end of the campaign, you get a shot to post your work on Dribbble. And you’re also a part of building one well that can serve 250 people with clean, safe water.
The guys behind the campaign have made it fun and easy to spread the word:
And they’re already getting other designers rebounding their design:
Some are asking, why would these designers want to leave Dribbble invites to chance by raffling them off? Rogie, who’s heading up the campaign, explains:
Most people that would be left to ‘chance’ are people that have been very persistent in trying to get in. They have a love for design and want to be a part of the community. We felt it a good idea to rally up a bunch of invites and have some fun with it. As you can see, it’s not all about the raffle tickets. It’s really about creating a movement in the hearts of Dribbble insiders and out to bring clean water to people in need.
We’re excited to see more rebounds, more support for their campaign… and more Christopher Walken impressions.