War in Ukraine has influenced new wave of dribbble shots
Russian – Ukrainian war 2022
As horror events have shaken Ukraine, the Design community seeked the opportunity to fight evil. The war russia started on the 24th of February united Ukraine in a battle for sovereignty and freedom.
“How can I help?”, and “what can I do” – each conscious individual has started asking oneself.
While people with previous military experience joined the army, the creative community did what they are best at, and this is doing art. Agencies and freelancers started working on NFTs, and landing pages to inform people about the situation and how they can help.
The two most popular ones are:
Most importantly, the dribbble community didn’t stay silent, more and more new shots were coming up each day with beautiful messages of support.
The art and cultural heritage is getting destroyed during the war
Obviously, violent attacks cause damage. As of the 1st of April 2022, 150 cultural sites got damaged or fully destroyed. Here is the website where you can find the actual map of cultural losses.
Sadly, the art of one of the country’s best-known painters – Maria Prymachenko, was burned down inside the Museum of Local History due to Russian forces attack.
As a result of multiple missiles attack, people all around the country took action by protecting remaining cultural sculptures, monuments, and architecture. Volunteers have secured the biggest monuments by stocking up the sandbags. Also, the statues are being wrapped in foam and artworks are moved to secure storage facilities.
The design community in Ukraine
In 2015-2022, the tech industry was on the rise in Ukraine, Kyiv city has boomed with creative minds: artists, graphic designers, ui/ux designers, product designers – you name it.
Take a popular platform Dribbble – there are more than 94,000 Dribbble designers and 1,200 Creative Market shops are based in Ukraine.
Moreover, 486 firms are listed on Clutch, the most popular directory to look for software development or design agencies.
Organically, as demand for expertise was growing, some top educational institutions opened up. The biggest online college PRJCTR has launched 17 educational modules, most of them in design, their alumni community exceeds 70k students.
7 important Dribbble shots on the topic of war:
Multiple people relied on Dribbble shots as a key channel to spread the information and seek worldwide attention.
Our team is a frequent Dribbble user. The designers regularly post their artworks there, and we look for motivation and communicate with other talented creators using this platform. As our key communicational channel, we decided to utilize Dribbble to spread awareness about the war. So did multiple agencies and creators.
1. Mad King shot by Halo UI/UX 📍🇺🇦 Ukraine
6. Dribbble Shot “Feelings” by Polina Khrystoieva Illustrator | Visual Content Creator 📍🇺🇸 Los Angeles, CA
The truth will never be silenced. The art is here to help us spread the awareness, tell stories and pass them on to the next generations to come. So when the new creators are born, they know their history and the people, the heros who defended the future won’t be ever forgotten.