‘Course Twitter is great for socializing with your design oriented friends (see the bonus below) but sometimes you need more than some random link, bits & pieces. And for that you should check these carefully selected 10 niche social networks for the design community.

Aniboom

10 Niche Social Networks to Get Your Design Creativity On

Today the Aniboom community includes over 7,000 animators from 72 countries around the world. These independent animators have the same talent, the same passion and the same skill sets as those working in Hollywood

QBN

10 Niche Social Networks to Get Your Design Creativity On

Design Industry News & Discussion

Creattica

10 Niche Social Networks to Get Your Design Creativity On

Creattica is a gallery of great design and inspirational imagery. Anyone can submit their work for consideration and voting on items is open to one and all

Colour Lovers

10 Niche Social Networks to Get Your Design Creativity On

COLOURlovers gives the people who use color – whether for ad campaigns, product design, or in architectural specification – a place to check out a world of color, compare color palettes, submit news and comments, and read color related articles and interviews.

Behance Network

10 Niche Social Networks to Get Your Design Creativity On

A free platform for the world’s leading creative professionals

Cumputerlove

10 Niche Social Networks to Get Your Design Creativity On

Computerlove is a unique social platform and source of inspiration for talented creatives. Find inspiration and get fresh, hot design news. Share you work with talented and awarded creative

Brandstack

10 Niche Social Networks to Get Your Design Creativity On

Brandstack was founded in 2008 as a way to help entrepreneurs get a professional brand for their company without breaking the bank

Illustration Mundo

10 Niche Social Networks to Get Your Design Creativity On

A place where ILLUSTRATION gets all the Love, show case all the great Illustrators in the world today and make it easier for Designer, Art directors and others to find them.

Design Taxi

10 Niche Social Networks to Get Your Design Creativity On

Everything the global creative industry needs and wants to know. We call this information the “Design Essentials”

Design Democracy

10 Niche Social Networks to Get Your Design Creativity On

Design Democracy is a social network for designers by designers to share, collaborate and learn the value, ethics and inspiration of design.

Deviant Art

10 Niche Social Networks to Get Your Design Creativity On

The classic :]

Bonus