Interviews

Mar 21, 2019

Balancing productivity and self-care with designer Ashley Hohnstein

Meet Ashley Hohnstein, Senior Graphic Designer at Target and also an amazing lettering artist and illustrator. Check out Ashley’s sunny home-office in Minneapolis and get a glimpse into her life as a full-time designer and part-time freelancer.

Mar 20, 2019

Talk Shop: Behind the Design with Peter Laxalt

With the launch of the new Dribbble Shop, we’re excited to highlight some of the amazing designers behind the products for sale. This week, get to know Peter Laxalt, designer and co-owner at Laxalt & McIver. Peter gives us an inside look into his designs, explains what the Dribbble community means to him, and shares some fun facts about himself.

Mar 20, 2019

How Katie Cooper launched her full-time freelance design career

Two years ago, Katie Cooper made the decision to leave her full-time job and pursue freelancing full-time. Fast forward to today, and her freelance design career is thriving. Read about Katie’s journey as she shares how she approached quitting her job, managed her finances, found clients, and all of the lessons learned in between.

Mar 19, 2019

Dribbble Interview: Building a design agency with Olha Uzhykova

In this video interview, get to know Olha Uzhykova, Product Designer and Co-Founder of the design agency Netrix. Olha is passionate about design though it hasn’t always been part of her life. Hear about how her background in business development and few web design courses changed the whole track of her life and career.

Mar 14, 2019

Freelancing in New York City with designer Molly Hensley

What’s life like as a freelance designer working in NYC? Illustrator and animator Molly Hensley shares her typical workday and gives us a tour of her inspiration-filled home office in Brooklyn.

Mar 7, 2019

Austin-based designer Jessie Farris on productivity and thriving off of routine

Austin-based designer Jessie Farris spends her workdays in either her home office or the WeWork co-working space in town. Read about where she finds inspiration, why she works better with a very structured routine, and how the cleanliness of her workspace is a product of her productivity.

Mar 6, 2019

Starting your own design studio: The story of Down the Street Designs

Meet the trio behind the Los Angeles-based design studio, Down The Street Designs. In this post, Paul, Colin, and Remo share their story about how they were able to successfully launch a design studio of their own shortly after graduating college.

Mar 5, 2019

Dribbble Interview: Designer Luisa Mancera on allowing yourself to feel uninspired

Meet Luisa, a freelance Product Designer based in Oakland, California. In a new video, Luisa shares how feeling uninspired can actually be useful, why she’d like to make a social impact using design, and how she ended up moving to the San Francisco, Bay Area after making an important connection on Dribbble.

Feb 28, 2019

Product Designer Valentin Salmon on workspaces, productivity, and passion

Valentin Salmon is a French Product Designer currently working full-time in Montpellier at a design agency called Évolt. Learn how he landed in the field of design and hear how his different work environments fuel different ways of being productive.

Feb 25, 2019

Tips for creating web animations from Readymag's Product Designer Stas Aki

Our friends at Readymag are helping designers build beautiful custom websites with their intuitive web publishing tool. Product Designer at Readymag, Stas Aki, shares insight on the value of incorporating animations in your web designs and provides some tips on how you can get started.

Feb 21, 2019

Design student Gabrielle Widjaja on life in art school, diversifying workspaces, and staying balanced

Gabrielle Widjaja is currently completing her last semester at the Rhode Island School of Design. She takes us through a typical day in art school, shares her varying workspaces, and explains why there’s always room for a work-life balance.

Feb 20, 2019

Veerle Pieters shares the full redesign process for her blog

Veerle's blog 4.0

Why is it so hard as designers to design things for ourselves? Veerle Pieters knows the struggle very well but that hasn’t stopped her from redesigning her blog for the 4th time now! In this post, she very candidly shares her full redesign process and reminds us that even the ideas you scrap are still valuable in the end.

Feb 19, 2019

Dribbble Interview: Designer Nicola Broderick starts each day with positive vibes and a scooter ride

In a new video interview, we chat with San Francisco-based designer Nicola Broderick. Formerly at Gamut, Nicola has just opened her own business, Camino Studio. She shares what she’s working on, who inspires her, and how Dribbble has made an impact on her career.

Feb 14, 2019

Designer and illustrator Ólga Davýdova on staying on top her freelance career

Hear from Russian designer, illustrator, and mother Ólga Davýdova on her essential tools, creative process, and self-made rules to make sure she stays ahead of the game in her freelance career.

Feb 12, 2019

Edwin Carl Capalla's mind-blowing photo manipulation art

Experimenting #183

Filipino designer and artist Edwin Carl Capalla tells us how he got into photo-manipulation work and where his inspiration comes from.

Feb 8, 2019

Design inspired by Hip Hop culture with Chris Owens

03 Cudi

Get to know SLC designer Chris Owens. He currently works at Canvas, a design studio in SLC, but his personal work is heavily inspired by Hip-Hop culture.

Feb 7, 2019

Designer Mercedes Bazan on personal and professional growth while working abroad

Designer and illustrator Mercedez Bazan has been living in Dublin for the past ten months. She takes us through her plant-filled apartment, her daily routine, and she shares how her experience moving to another country has benefitted her both personally and professionally.

Feb 6, 2019

Illustrating for print: The Picture Books of Tom Clohosy Cole

Destination: Planet Earth

Tom Clohosy Cole has been illustrating and writing Picture Books for years now. Learn about what it takes to create these illustration-heavy prints, hear about Tom’s process, and what he believes are the biggest challenges when illustrating for print.

Feb 5, 2019

Dribbble Interview: Tim Van Damme shares a simple solution to prioritize features in your work

Meet Tim Van Damme, Principal Designer at Abstract. In a new video interview, Tim shares how the 80% solution helps him prioritize features in his work and his best advice for designers.

Jan 31, 2019

Designer and illustrator Petra Sitaru on living the freelance life in Barcelona

Meet Petra Sitaru, a Romanian designer and illustrator relatively new to the freelance world. She’s made the move to Barcelona, Spain and we get to check out her workspace and see how the freelance life is treating her.