Niche-based social networks are exciting new meeting points for people of similar interests like web designers.
Social networks for web designers as talent hubs, provide digital space where designers can express themselves, explore, get inspired, share their feedback and have meaningful conversations.
Creative networks and membership galleries are one of the best ways to expose a designer’s work and get feedback from colleagues and contact with current and potential clients, but also to get inspired and learn from the work of others to improve their skills.
Here are the most popular social network sites where web designers can network with other designers, get inspiration, and build a good portfolio.
Behance is a social network that people can create online portfolio showcase and discover the latest work from top online portfolios by creative professionals across industries.
Tavern is a repository of Product Design questions and answers. Every day a new question is posed, so people can share their experience as a designer.
Dribbble is a community of designers answering that question each day. Web designers, graphic designers, illustrators, icon artists, typographers, logo designers, and other creative types share small screenshots (shots) that show their work, process, and current projects.
COLOURlovers is an international creative community that helps people discover their inner designer. COLOURlovers provide people with a wealth of user created & shared color inspiration as well as tools that make the creative process as simple as possible.
DeviantArt is the largest online social network for artists and art enthusiasts, and a platform for emerging and established artists to exhibit, promote, and share their works with an enthusiastic, art-centric community.
Society6 is social network focused on selling and buying art. The artwork on Society6 is created by hundreds of thousands of artists from around the world.
Twibfy is an inspirational platform where designers can discover, share, submit and organize the content they love.
Pinterest is a visual discovery tool that designers can use to find ideas for all their projects and interests.
SitePoint provides cutting-edge content for web professionals — developers, designers, programmers, freelancers and site owners.
Tumblr is a microblogging platform and social networking website. Thanks to Tumblr, designers can post anything, from anywhere, customize everything, and find and follow what they love.
These social networks can be very useful and inspiring for web designers.