10 Illustrated Dribbble Accounts To Follow
May 14, 2015
I've been reading some articles about Dribbble's impact on the design community. Some call it the "Dribbblification" of design; designers who post finished illustrations and slick animations tend to get the most response on Dribbble, leading young designers to think that design is fundamentally tied to beautiful illustrations. This leaves out a large discussion about process, user-centered design, product design, and product thinking, which are all integral parts of designing products that people use.
That being said, Dribbble is a fantastic repository of inspiration, especially when it comes to illustrations. I'm constantly inspired by the amazing work of designers on Dribbble, all of whom deserve recognition. I've put together a round-up of some of the accounts I've been following recently.
10 Dribbble Accounts with Great Illustrations
Marko has a really impressive Icon-a-Day project, whereby he… posts one icon every day. His work is always breathtaking. Also make sure to check out his website!
The design team at Dropbox is constantly posting all kinds of fantstic illustrations and animations. It's hard to know which Dropbox designers to mention individually, but I've been following Dan Eden, Ed Chao, Ryan Putnam, Zach Graham, Alice Lee, Brandon Land, Tymn Armstrong, Jeremiah Shaw, Claire Pedersen, Josh Puckett, and Linda Eliasen for some time.
Clearly, I'm having a hard time narrowing down that list.
Five Agency has been posting some great animated illustrations, many taken from Marko Supic's Icon-a-Day project.
I'm constantly inspired by Focus Lab's work, and their illustration and animation work is fantastic.
The work coming from Teespring's recent design hire Kyle Anthony Miller is incredible. He has a great touch with color and illustration, and is creating a really cohesive brand for the company.
Nick posts beautiful illustrations, but his landscapes are especially stunning.
Treehouse is another especially impressive company account (and their website design really features the work!). Some of their individual designers who post a lot of illustration work include Mat Helme, Matt Spiel, and Chris Michel.
Motion authors specialize in animations, so it's no surprise that they have some of the most clever and well-done animations out there.
Allison, apart from having built-in branding with that last name and the coolest 404 page I've ever seen, does really interesting work with animating in 3D.
Meg has consistently interesting illustrations, and her website shows off her talents even more than her Dribbble account.