Dribbble used to be about work in progress. Instagram used to be about amateur photography. Now we worry if something is ‘worthy’ of being shown on these platforms. We need to take them back and remember they are ours to post whatever we like!
Designers who struggle with perfectionism don’t share their work in progress. Not only does this mean they aren’t getting feedback along the way, but others who could learn from seeing their process are missing out.
Your portfolio is not the place for crappy work unless shown as part of your process in a case study. Instead share on Dribbble, Twitter, Instagram, or a ‘work in progress’ section of your site.
Don’t underestimate the value of play. Work doesn’t always have to have a purpose. You can design something simply because you want to.