As designers, we are constantly looking for ways to not only hone our skills, but add network connections, to boot. The best possible avenue for our creative outlets is a site that combines both of these aspects into one neat package. Thankfully, for those not in the know, Forrst is exactly such a beast. In essence, the site is like a social networking location for graphic designers and developers. It allows us to share ideas, discuss progress, or just chat about the designing life. All in all, it’s a brilliant to integrate your skills and goals with the masses, while (hopefully) learning a boatload, too. If you still aren’t sold on the idea, though, we’ve come prepared. Here are a few choice reasons why you should be involved with Forrst.

  1. Feedback is King: Before we go any further, we feel we should mention that Forrst is totally invite-only. This might sound slightly snobbish, but in reality, this guarantees the community is actually involved in design, and isn’t just out to sell their services. Not only that, but because everyone inside is looking to give and receive feedback, there’s no better location to have your work reviewed. Post some digital “stuff,” and you’re all but guaranteed a well-reasoned and expert opinion within minutes.
  2. Integration with the Process: Because Forrst is so chock-full of quality feedback, it could very easily become part of your typical design process. For example, how many times do you need a second opinion about a piece, but don’t know where to find it? With the site, you can easily post an entire web redesign, or even just a niggle about your latest logo. If the group loves it, or even if they don’t, you’ll have another professional opinion to bank on, and without any expensive consulting bills, to boot!
  3. So Much Inspiration: On a similar note, because Forrst is a site dedicated to delivering design work to other designers, being a member guarantees you’ll be swamped with design inspiration: And bloody brilliant inspiration at that! All in all, Forrst is a fantastic way to not only receive comments on your own work, but also to see what other designers are producing. If there’s an up-and-coming trend in the world of graphic design, we guarantee you’ll find it on Forrst before you see it in the wild.