A couple of years ago I read an article that predicted we would soon see a surge in niche social networks crop up across the internet, targeted at specific groups whether they be for cat lovers, home brewers, or in our case designers. The thinking behind it was that one massive social network, Facebook, couldn't suffice the needs of each and every individual out there. Facebook is great for staying in touch with friends and family, but it is far too broad reaching to cater to everyone.
Fast forward to present day and there's a nearly overwhelming number of social outlets for designers to promote themselves on and network with others. In this article I've listed six of the most prominent social networks for designers available today.
Five of the six networks listed here are invite only, so along with covering the sites I've also got a few invites to give away:
- Five invites to LoveDsgn
- Three invites to Forrst
- Three invites to Design:Related
To enter yourself in the drawings for the invites just leave a comment below with a link to your portfolio and which sites you'd like to get an invite to. I'll announce the winners in a week