Last Edited October 8th, 2018
Our Code of Conduct and your pledge to be an upstanding member of the Dribbble community.
I will upload only work that I’ve created
Share your own work on Dribbble.
- Don’t post others’ work.
- Don’t take credit for others’ work.
- Don’t post copyrighted or trademarked content.
I will upload design work
Dribbble is a place to upload what you’re currently working on and portfolio quality work. With updates to Dribbble’s increased file size and file formats, Dribbble members should be thoughtful about the design work they upload.
- Don’t share content that you would share on a video-sharing platform—including promotional videos, commercials, and tutorials. Video uploads should be used for animation, motion design, 3D explorations, UI/UX prototypes, and design work of this nature.
- Don’t share showreels—let your collective shots tell the story of your work.
- If you’re using audio to enhance your shot, please use it thoughtfully. Make sure you have permission before using audio that's copyrighted or stick to audio that's under creative commons.
If your shot violates these guidelines, it will be removed from Dribbble. Note: Per our Terms of Service, Dribbble has final say over whether content is appropriate.
I won’t post inappropriate content
Dribbble aspires to be a welcoming and inclusive community. Please don’t post content that is:
- Pornographic, mature in content, or gratuitously or overly sexual 
- Racist, sexist, or otherwise offensive
- Shockingly graphic, grotesque, or obscene
- Inflammatory (e.g. name-calling, preaching, ranting, stirring up controversy, or venting frustrations)
 We realize that nudity can be a gray area. We aim to keep Dribbble PG-13 and shots violating this guideline will be removed at Dribbble’s discretion.
If you post inappropriate content, it may be removed by Dribbble per our Terms of Service. Dribbble has final say over whether content is appropriate. If you repost content that’s been removed or continue to post content that violates these guidelines your account may be suspended or removed.
If you notice a Dribbble member posting inappropriate content, flag the shot or report it by contacting us.
I won’t spam other Dribbble Members
Dribbble provides many features that allow users to interact with one-another, including messages. Please don’t use these tools indiscriminately to spam or send unsolicited messages to other members. If you’re caught spamming other Dribbble members, your account may be suspended or removed.
What do we consider spam?
- Using likes, follows, and other disingenuous social gestures to draw attention to your account
- Linking to your own work in comments on other members’ shots
- Asking for likes and/or follows in exchange for a Dribbble invitation
- Leaving many comments that are short on substance to draw attention to your account
If you see a Dribbble member spamming others, report it by contacting us.
I won’t use Dribbble invitations to draw attention to my own account
- Invitations should not be used as prizes for contests, but given genuinely based on your interest in following someone’s work
- Invitation contests that require or suggest likes and follows for entry is prohibited
- Dribbble’s invitation system aims to increase the number of talented designers and interesting work on Dribbble—not to draw attention to your profile
- Please do not attempt to sell or buy Dribbble invitations or pursue fake follows on Dribbble
Your account may be suspended or removed if you engage in activity that violates these guidelines.
I will give due credit
If your work is inspired by other work on Dribbble, make sure to give credit. You can do this by mentioning the Dribbble member or creating a Rebound. Know that work that’s inspired by others may be interpreted as stolen.
If you’re the owner of work that has been posted on Dribbble without your consent, please review our Copyright Policy.
Please link back to Dribbble when posting Dribbble content elsewhere.
I will be constructive in my feedback
When providing criticism or feedback to other Dribbble members—be helpful, not mean.
I will use messages to contact Dribbble members about serious work inquires only
When sending a message to a designer, please follow these guidelines:
- Your message must be a work inquiry regarding a design job or project.
- Please personalize the messages you send—don’t send boilerplate messages. They tend to feel impersonal and lack the detail necessary to be appealing. This means you should use their name, provide a brief description of the work or job for which you’re hiring, and any details you find compelling about the designer’s work on Dribbble.
- Please make sure the designer you’re contacting is a good fit for your job or project as indicated by the work, bio and skills on their profile. Many designers also declare the type work in which they’re interested on the message form—so make sure your message conforms with their stated preferences.
- Have a specific job or project in mind when contacting a designer. Don’t ask if someone is generally looking for new opportunities or if anyone they know is looking for new opportunities.
- Please don’t message designers to ask for an invitation. Your messaging privileges will be revoked
Failure to follow these guidelines will result in your messaging privileges being suspended or revoked.