91 of the Best Twitter Accounts for Designers to Follow

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Whether you’re wanting to just dip your toes into the waters of design, or you’re preparing for a long and storied career in the design industry, it’s a good idea to have a convenient directory of resources and inspiration to turn to in times of need.

We’ve compiled a list of 91 of the best Twitter accounts for designers. These accounts make up the Who’s Who in the world of design, offering everything from tips and tutorials, to creative inspiration, to a quick glimpse of a day in the life of a graphic or web designer.

We crafted a short bio for each member on our list to give you a feel for why we included them and what kind of tweets you can expect from them.

We also created a Twitter list that has been pre-populated with each user account. Follow the link and click on 'Subscribe' to keep tabs on all 91 Twitter users.

You’ll notice we also organized the list into nine categories, making them easier to navigate. Simply click on a category listed below, and it will take you to the appropriate spot in the list. Alternatively, if you find yourself caught up in a social media frenzy, feel free to scroll through them all.

Enjoy!

 

1. Graphic Design Professionals

2. Graphic Design Blogs

3. Web Design Professionals

4. Web Design Blogs

5. Design Publications

6. Resources for Freelancers

7. Free Design Tutorials

8. Typography and Fonts

9. Design Inspiration

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN PROFESSIONALS:

1. Tina Roth Eisenberg @swissmiss (343,074 followers)

A Swiss designer gone NYC, Eisenberg shares the interesting perspective of a designer straddling two cultures. Her tweets share enlightening information and inspiration, as does her personal blog.

2. Jacob Cass @justcreative (57,991 followers)

Cass is a graphic designer in New York City who founded JUST Creative, a website featuring free graphic design tips, articles and resources. His tweets feature similar information, peppered with a dash of personal commentary about his day-to-day activities.

 

3. Graham ‘Logo’ Smith @imjustcreative (42,579 followers)

Smith is a self-proclaimed “logo pioneer” in England and his tweets reflect his expertise. His comments also reveal his love for dogs. You can view his logo portfolio on his personal blog.

4. David Airey @DavidAirey (37,744 followers)

Airey is an Irish graphic designer who specializes in designing brand identities for clients around the world. Not only does he tweet his own helpful insights, he frequently re-tweets thoughts and articles from other top-tier designers.

5. Antonio Carusone @Aisleone (20,917 followers)

Carusone is a graphic designer from Queens, NY. He manages Aisle One, a website ‘focused on typography, grid systems, minimalism and modernism. His tweets are both informational and inspirational, making him a great resource for aspiring designers.

6. Debbie Millman @debbiemillman (20,397 followers)

Debbie Millman is a brand consultant who hosts Design Matters, an internet podcast which profiles designers of all sorts. The New York City resident tweets about everything from design tidbits, to books, to music and pop culture.

7. Franz Jeitz @fudgegraphics (13,068)

Jeitz is a London-based freelance graphic designer and blogger at Fudgegraphics. Similar to his blog, his twitter feed is full of freebies, tutorials and inspiration for design lovers.

8. Chad Engle @chadengle (9,018 followers)

Engle is a graphic designer from South Carolina and always shares his random thoughts, making for an entertaining twitter feed. He’s a food fanatic who loves boating and boasts a variety of design talents.

9. Stephanie Malone @smalonedesign (4,824 followers)

This graphic designer from Texas compliments her design knowledge with a passion for fashion, movies and fitness. Her personable tweets make it easy for her followers to relate.

10. Jim Dempsey @thegraphicmac (3,878 followers)

Hailing from Arizona, Dempsey is the owner/author of TheGraphicMac.com, a site dedicated to providing graphic design tips and tricks, software reviews and other helpful resources. His tweets include useful tidbits, along with his thoughts on everyday life.

GRAPHIC DESIGN BLOGS:

1. The Dieline @TheDieline (39,115 followers)

The Dieline is a website devoted to package design. With such a focused niche, it’s safe to say this is the best collection of unique package designs you’ll find anywhere on the internet. So if you’re passionate about packaging—it would be foolish not to follow this Twitter account.

2. Design Instruct @designinstruct (26,265 followers)

Design Instruct is “a site that publishes articles, tutorials, freebies and news for designers.” The blog is a collaboration between multiple experienced professionals, providing its followers with a wide array of information and opinions.

3. You The Designer @youthedesigner (26,040 followers)

YouTheDesigner.com is a creative hub for flourishing designers and seasoned professionals alike. Graphic designers of all experience-levels can find something to inspire them on this all-inclusive blog.

4. Creative Bloq @CreativeBloq (20,200 followers)

CreativeBloq.com is a perfect way to get your daily dose of design tips and inspiration. While following this account, you’ll come across tutorials, product reviews, free downloads, and news throughout the world of design.

 

5. Graphic Design Blog @graphixdesign (12,064 followers)

The people behind GraphicDesignBlog aim to hold open conversation regarding the latest trends in the graphic industry. By following Graphic Design Blog, you are inviting a variety of tweets highlighting portfolios, freebies and educational tips.

6. Creative Overflow @creativeoverflow (9,010 followers)

Creative Overflow is a platform for graphic design professionals to develop their creativity. Their Twitter feed provides a great diversity of articles from the top design resources on the web.

7. Graphic Design Junction @graphicdesignju (7,214 followers)

Graphic Design Junction is a great resource for designers looking for ideas on fonts, icons, logos, photography, typography, vector graphics, wallpapers and WordPress themes. If you are looking for a Twitter feed that runs the gamut of design assets—this is a great choice!

8. Crazy Leaf Design @crazyleaf (6,491 followers)

Crazy Leaf Design is a graphic design blog which serves as a great aid for designers everywhere. The bulk of their tweets are devoted to providing freebies for followers, offering vector art, Photoshop textures and WordPress themes.

9. Graphic Design @AtGraphicDesign (5,188 followers)

GraphicDesign.com is a blog featuring articles on everything from graphic design degrees, to job information, to modern industry trends. Their Twitter feed is a great way to stay up-to-date on new posts, as well as other resources for designers.

10. Rahat Bashar @weeklydesign (3,471 followers)

Bashar is a young graphic designer who recently launched WeeklyDesignGrind.com. In his tweets, he shares his blog posts along with beneficial information from other designers, making him a great asset to other aspiring creative minds.

WEB DESIGN PROFESSIONALS:

1. Jason Santa Maria @jasonsantamaria (314,389 followers)

Another Brooklyn resident, Santa Maria provides a wide array of insight about various design topics. From those just getting started to experienced veterans, his tweets will enlighten designers of all varieties.

2. Jeffrey Zeldman @zeldman (300,992 followers)

Zeldman was dubbed ‘king of web standards’ by Business Week, making him an obvious addition to your twitter list. His accomplishments in design, publishing and writing suggest he’d better be on your radar.

3. Chris Spooner @chrisspooner (64,592 followers)

Spooner is a well-known name in the world of web design who boasts an impressive portfolio of websites. His helpful tutorials and other creative treats leave his followers educated and inspired.

4. Luke Wroblewski @lukew (51,347 followers)

Tweeting from Silicon Valley, Calif., Wroblewski calls himself a ‘digital product design and strategy guy.’ He has designed or contributed to software used by more than 750 million people worldwide, making him a must-follow account for industry hopefuls.

5. Mike Lane @mlane (34,919 followers)

Lane is a Senior UX Designer in Minneapolis, Minn. His 15 years of experience have given him an innate familiarity with all things web design—all of which he shares with his Twitter followers.

6. Brian Hoff @behoff (34,377 followers)

Hoff is a web designer in Brooklyn, NY who has made a name for himself in the web design industry. His design company vows to ‘reshape, rethink and redefine digital experiences’, and his tweets echo the same mission statement.

7. Snook @snookca (32,280 followers)

This Canadian creative writes and speaks on the subject of web development and design. His tweets about tips, tricks and bookmarks on these topics are casually interrupted by lighthearted commentary on his everyday life or what he had for lunch that day.

8. Sarah Parmenter @sazzy (29,806 followers)

Who says men get to have all the web design fun? Parmenter is an English UI Designer for the web, iPhone and iPad. Her tweets reflect her specialization, as well as her love of all things Apple.

9. Meagan Fisher @owltastic (19,173 followers)

Fisher is a happy-go-lucky web designer from New York whose playful tweets are a breath of fresh air. Her youthful approach to web design is a great ingredient to include your twitter feed.

10. Grace Smith @gracesmith (18,794 followers)

Smith is a web design diva from Northern Ireland who has a passion for writing. She uses that passion to contribute to many prominent web sites, sharing her experience and ideas with other hopeful web designers.

11. Visual Idiot @idiot (15,981 followers)

Don’t let the name fool you, because this “idiot” knows quite a bit about web design and development. Follow him for tip and tricks on front and back end design.

WEB DESIGN BLOGS:

1. Site Point @sitepointdotcom (102,572 followers)

SitePoint.com is an online resource for web designers and developers. By following Site Point, you can expand your knowledge on PHP, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and more.

2. Design-Newz @DesignNewz (90,434 followers)

Design-Newz features hand-picked articles and tools to benefit web designers and developers. Their tweets touch on a wide array of topics to enlighten their followers on a daily basis.  

3. Six Revisions @sixrevisions (63,328 followers)

SixRevisions.com is a blog committed to equipping individuals with practical and useful articles about web design and development. Their tweets cover the spectrum from tips and tricks to informative articles from their own blog and other credible web sources. 

4. Vandelay Design @VandelayDesign (47,838 followers)

Vandelay Design specializes in website design and offers its readers a variety of helpful resources all in one place. Their frequently published articles offer education and encouragement to those passionate about web design.

5. Desizn Tech @DesiznTech (26,605 followers)

Desizn Tech is a website for web designers and tech-savvy folks. It’s a great platform for showcasing creative work, providing educational info and offering freebies and other resources.

6. Top Design Mag @topdesignmag (20,070 followers)

TopDesignMag.com is a website focused on sharing web design and digital content. Their tweets consist of a mixture of design and development information as well as news and trends throughout the industry.

 

7. Web Design Fan @webdesignfan (19,195 followers)

As its name suggests, this Twitter account caters to fans of web design. Web Design Fan is a blog that emphasizes all sorts of resources for designers and developers alike. Tweet content varies, but focuses mainly on coding, website inspiration and design tools and tutorials.

8. Pearsonified @pearsonified (17,142 followers)

Chris Pearson, founder of Pearsonified.com, is a website builder who is fixated on finding more efficient ways to do things. This fixation is reflected in his posts, which offer tips and tricks to others interested in web design. He tweets about whatever he’s thinking, which allow his personality and experience to shine through.

9. Web Design Mash @WebDesignMash (11,896 followers)

The creative director of Web Design Mash manages this Twitter account, aiming to supply followers with a daily source of inspiration. Tweets include tidbits about everything from design and branding to photograph and art, keeping followers on their toes.

10. Bloom Web Design @BloomWebDesign (3,119 followers)

Bloom Web Design blogs daily about inspirations, tutorials and freebies, making them a great resource for designers of all specialties. Their Twitter feed is jam-packed with free downloads and great examples to inspire creative professionals.

DESIGN PUBLICATIONS:

1. Smashing Magazine @smashingmag (670,186 followers)

Smashing Magazine has become a household name for web designers and developers, offering resources, advice, inspiration, job postings and entertainment to its audience on a daily basis. With nearly 700,000 advocates, it’s hard to find a solid reason to not follow Smashing Magazine.

2. Print Magazine @printmag (516,911 followers)

Print Magazine is committed to equipping its readers with the latest information on graphic design, technology and culture. Its Twitter feed is swamped with news specific to these topics and their relationship to one another.

3. Eye Magazine @eyemagazine (513,979 followers)

Eye Magazine is a quarterly journal that focuses on graphic design. The so-called ‘international review of graphic design’ appeals to professional designers, students and anyone interested in critical, informed writing about design and visual culture.

4. Designmodo @designmodo (203,097 followers)

Designmodo is a design and web development magazine that aims to provide its readers with premium products and quality freebies related to design and development. Their Twitter feed is constantly updated with helpful how-to’s for those itching to learn new things.

5. Computer Arts @ComputerArts (107,283 followers)

Computer Arts Magazine is ‘the essential read for the modern designer,’ offering their readers inspiration and guidance in graphic design, illustration and motion and digital creativity.

6. UX Magazine @uxmag (47,674 followers)

UX Magazine strives to define and inform the complex world of user experience (UX) by providing a steady stream of current and credible information. The highly technical information is presented in a simplified way that welcomes experts and newcomers alike.

7. .Net Mag @netmag (40,426 followers)

.Net is the world’s bestselling magazine for web designers and developers. Their tweets offer insight on topics such as CSS, PHP, Flash, JavaScript, web graphics and more.

8. Web Designer Mag @WebDesignerMag (23,753 followers)

Web Designer is a monthly magazine for online creatives that aims to stay at the cutting edge of web design. Their tweets cover all the latest technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, WordPress and mobile apps.

9. Photoshop Creative Magazine @PshopCreative (17,519 followers)

Photoshop Creative is a magazine focused exclusively on providing their audience with in-depth, step-by-step tutorials for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. This is a must-follow Twitter account for passionate Photoshop users.

10. Splashnology @Splashnology (13,178 followers)

Splashnology is a magazine dedicated to modern tendencies in web design and development. Their tweets showcase some of the best and most innovative trends in web design, while keeping their followers up-to-date with the latest web technology.

RESOURCES FOR FREELANCERS:

1. Talenthouse @talenthouse (105,811 followers)

Talenthouse is a global platform for creative collaboration, providing artists with opportunities for recognition, collaboration and compensation. The site serves as a great stepping stone for those eager to advance their careers. You’ll be especially interested in their section devoted to art and design.

2. 99 Designs @99designs (68,715 followers)

99Designs is platform where clients go to solicit creative collateral f

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