Whether you’re a seasoned web design veteran or a brand new designer just starting his or her career, having a treasure trove of resources is a necessity. And what better place to look than Twitter?
Twitter has emerged as an incredibly useful tool for designers to share their work with fellow designers, as well as the latest news and notes, design trends, and hot issues. Twitter is obviously a great place to connect with potential clients and other design experts, which is a critical step in starting a successful web design business. There is no lack of inspiration for designers on Twitter as well. However, sorting through the millions of Twitter users to find the best people to follow can be a daunting task.
We’ve taken the liberty of scouring Twitter to find the top designers and agencies to follow. Some of the people on our list are household names in the design industry and have enormous followings. Others are just everyday people, making their way in the design world and tweeting out their insights and successes along the way. We’ve focused only on individual designers and agencies here. If you’re looking for awesome blogs, we have a separate list of the best web design blogs to follow.
Without further ado, here are our picks for the top 75 designers on Twitter!
@Zeldman (337,000 followers)
— Jeffrey Zeldman (@zeldman) February 21, 2015
Founder of Happy Cog Studios and publisher of A List Apart, Jeffrey Zeldman is an expert web designer whose tweets focus on best practices.
@vpieters (194,000 followers)
With a Twitter feed full of links to valuable resources, Veerle Pieters is worth a follow for great tutorials and freebies. She’s also on our list of Top 10 Web Designers on Twitter.
@jonathantorke (131,000 followers)
For the latest resources for web designers, give Jonathan Torke, a WordPress developer from Germany, a follow.
@lukew (115,000 followers)
Passionate about improving the interaction between humans and technology, Luke Wroblewski focuses many of his tweets on usability, interface design, and emerging web design trends.
@TinaCook (95,200 followers)
The bulk of Tina Cook’s tweets are meant to inspire designers, but she often tweets about great resources, tools, and tips and tricks as well.
@chrisspooner (82,600 followers)
I’m excited to debut my new video tutorials on my site tomorrow. Subscribe directly on YouTube to see them first:https://t.co/t2HCOXfSRh
— Chris Spooner (@chrisspooner) February 24, 2015
King of the graphic design world, Chris Spooner offers his followers all kinds of tips, tricks, tutorials, and free resources sure to inspire their work.
@justcreative (71,900 followers)
Inspiring tweets, links to interesting design articles, free resources, and tips for improving your work are among the daily tweets offered by Jacob Cass.
@brad_frost (52,300 followers)
Brad Frost is a designer from Pittsburgh that tweets about all kinds of awesome web design stuff, including future trends in the industry.
@IATV (46,700 followers)
UX, UI, and usability, and upcoming events featuring each of these three topics are the primary tweet topics of Jan Jursa.
@jadlimcaco (42,900 followers)
For quick bits of inspiration and links to great web design resources, Jad Limcaco is worth a follow.
@nishanjoomun (41,300 followers)
— Nishan Joomun (@nishanjoomun) February 20, 2015
Nishan Joomun is an interactive designer and front-end developer who has a finger on the pulse of the latest web design trends and also tweets out links to fantastic free resources.
@behoff (41,000 followers)
The Twitter feed of Brian Hoff includes loads of links to highly valuable design resources, like font analyzers, search box generators, and CSS tips and tricks.
@debbiemillman (33,500 followers)
Debbie Millman is a designer and author with a focus on educating designers of all levels of experience about what makes for good design.
@aarron (32,900 followers)
For tweets that focus on UX, design inspiration, and educational topics, give Aarron Walter, director of MailChimp’s UX, a follow.
@mlane (32,300 followers)
Mike Lane’s tweets center around pointing his followers toward excellent tutorials and free resources to make their web designs that much better.
@markboulton (31,900 followers)
— Mark Boulton (@markboulton) February 26, 2015
From design inspiration to links to amazing web design-related podcasts to rants about modern design, Mark Boulton’s Twitter page has it all.
@nickla (25,800 followers)
For all kinds of insights on new web design trends and links to excellent resources, give Nick La a follow.
@bgardner (24,800 followers)
Founder of StudioPress, Brian Gardner’s interest in design trends, design business topics, and inspiring other designers is evident.
@orlovmax_com (24,200 followers)
Maxim Orlov offers his Twitter followers great sources of inspiration as well as links to excellent resources from around the web.
@TrentWalton (23,500 followers)
Get excellent design advice and links to great resources from Trent Walton, Texas-based designer and co-founder of Paravel Inc.
@jophillips (22,300 followers)
— Jon Phillips (@jophillips) February 1, 2015
For a UX/UI perspective on design, business strategy, and marketing, give Jon Phillips’ Twitter a follow.
@colly (21,700 followers)
Simon Collison is a well-known designer and speaker on all things web design who often tweets about the latest news in the field and offers information about speaking engagements and conferences for designers.
@tripwiremag (21,200 followers)
If you’re looking for insights into free Adobe resources, great WordPress themes, and places to find inspiration, look no further!
@nickf (21,000 followers)
Nick Finck’s Twitter is, among other things, dedicated to furthering the cause of UX and interaction design.
Brian K. McDaniel
@bkmacdaddy (20,200 followers)
Brian K. McDaniel is a web and graphic designer whose Twitter feed is all about inspiring other designers to create better stuff. He’s also on our list of Inspiring Designers to Follow on Social Media!
@BrettWidmann (20,000 followers)
10 Best Website and Internet Speed Test Tools http://t.co/CfYfzxeSqe
— Brett Widmann (@BrettWidmann) February 25, 2015
Check out Brett Widmann’s Twitter feed for lots of suggestions for excellent, free web design resources.
@alengrakalic (19,700 followers)
Alen Grakalic tweets about all things design, including front-end and back-end development, UX/UI, and CSS.
Jeff San George
@jeffSanGeorge (18,000 followers)
Jeff San George is a web designer and developer that often tweets about the latest trends and offers up great design-related reads from around the Web.
@designshard (17,000 followers)
For the latest news on the UX/UI front, including UX/UI fails (so you know what not to do), Max Stanworth is the guy to follow.
@tomaslau (16,700 followers)
Tomas Laurinavicius often tweets about inspiring designs from around the web and also serves up links to some great resources for freelancers.
Joseph C. Lawrence
@josephclawrence (15,500 followers)
— Joseph C Lawrence (@josephclawrence) February 19, 2015
South African UX/UI designer Joseph Lawrence focuses his tweets on UX/UI issues and data-driven design.
@TimothyWhalin (15,000 followers)
Although his tweets focus heavily on UI, Timothy Whalin also gives his followers insights on CSS, accessibility, and workflow improvement.
@moosesyrup (13,700 followers)
Mike Hansen’s Twitter feed is full of links to valuable articles about web design, UX, UI, and Photoshop, and he highlights a bunch of free resources too!
@kaybrighton (11,800 followers)
For links to great free resources, from stock photos to templates to top tools for web designers, give Kay Brighton, a Canadian designer, a follow.
@RichardLemon (11,000 followers)
There’s a little bit of everything in the Twitter feed of Richard Lemon, including the latest news and notes in the web design world, tweets to inspire your next design, and tips for designing better websites.
@aarongustafson (10,900 followers)
A few thoughts on Apple, Web standards and business: http://t.co/I4z0ivQBi7
— Aaron Gustafson (@AaronGustafson) February 26, 2015
A champion of adaptive web design, Aaron Gustafson often tweets about upcoming web design events, offers tips for making designs more successful, and explores UX/UI issues.
@chadengle (10,200 followers)
Chad Engle tweets prodigiously about creativity, innovation, and inspiration, as well as business topics like marketing, strategy, and collaboration.
@othella (9,190 followers)
Fonts, Photoshop hints, and insights on the best web design software are among the many subjects tweeted by Amélie Husson.
@iBlend (9,156 followers)
If you’re looking for design inspiration, news, or freebies, Louis Gubitosi is the man to follow!
@ImpressiveWebs (9,133 followers)
The self-proclaimed “voice of the web design community,” Louis Lazaris tweets about design resources and offers links to all kinds of valuable development tutorials.
@mihneaz (8,703 followers)
5 Things UX And UI Designers Could Learn From Wes Anderson | Co.Design | business + design http://t.co/PLp3sUbXOg
— Mihnea Zamfir (@mihneaz) February 7, 2015
A UX/UI designer from Copenhagen, Mihnea Zamfir tweets about all things related to usability and visual design.
@spicydesign (8,510 followers)
Alex ElChehimi’s Twitter feed highlights all kinds of excellent designer resources from around the web.
@jankowarpspeed (7,831 followers)
German designer Janko Jovanovic gives his followers loads of useful links to the latest news and trends in the world of web design.
@whitex3d (7,708 followers)
A freelance web and graphic designer, Arpad Szucs often tweets about free resources, inspiring web design stories, and the best and worst trends in web design.
Zoe M. Gillenwater
@zomigi (7,557 followers)
Zoe M. Gillenwater is a web designer, developer, and author who lets her followers know about awesome design hacks, tips, and tricks.
@kimgoodwin (7,481 followers)
Things that make a designer "senior" include knowing when to ask for help and how to triage.
— Kim Goodwin (@kimgoodwin) February 10, 2015
A specialist in UX and designing for the digital age, Kim Goodwin offers great insights into the skills needed to be an effective UX designer.
@atsmith (7,018 followers)
For a little bit of everything related to design, including UX/UI, mobile design trends, and great sources for inspiration, give Adam Smith a follow!
@ronicadesign (6,337 followers)
Inspiration, CSS tips and tricks, and a healthy dose of business-related tweets are what you will find on Veronica Domeier’s Twitter page.
@mahfuzweb20 (6,334 followers)
A UX/UI designer, Mahfuz Mandal is also passionate about WordPress and serves up all kinds of nice tips for making WordPress sites better.
@_jannalynn (6,075 followers)
A freelance web designer, Janna Hagan focuses many of her tweets on information that helps other freelancers build a successful business.
@quenesswebblog (5,913 followers)
— Kevin (@quenesswebblog) February 3, 2015
Kevin Liew’s Twitter account is chock-full of amazing tips, tricks, and design resources from all over the web.
@3drockz (5,887 followers)
New design trends, creative inspiration, and UX/UI practices are among Navdeep Raj’s most common tweets.
@JamieForster (5,584 followers)
With tweets about everything from ways to increase your site’s traffic to design mistakes to avoid, Jamie Forster tweets about all sorts of design-related topics.
@chsweb (5,575 followers)
A user experience designer, Jono Young offers his followers excellent information about web design articles, tips and tricks, and free stuff.
@gopalraju (5,519 followers)
Gopal Raju is a web designer and developer who has a Twitter feed dedicated to offering up some of the best how-to’s and free resources from all over the web.
@aliqayyum (5,156 followers)
Our own, Ali Qayyum, an avid design blogger who also happens to write for IMNow. Tweets about all the hottest design inspiration and information out there. We love him, and so will you.
@seanHodge (4,870 followers)
— Sean Hodge (@seanHodge) February 24, 2015
Sean Hodge, a web designer by trade, tweets out all kinds of valuable information about the business side of design, including how to be more productive, organized, and creative.
@colaja (4,562 followers)
A Serbian web designer, Nikola Lazarevic loves to tweet out resources for fellow designers.
@russmaxdesign (3,725 followers)
Tweeting from Sydney, Australia, Russ offers insight into responsive design principles, accessibility issues, HTML, CSS, and a host of other design-related topics.
@ivomynttinen (2,968 followers)
iOS design guides, links to the latest design tools, and best practices for web designers are just a few of the topics you’ll find in Ivo Mynttinen’s Twitter feed.
@WebDesignKarly (2,799 followers)
A U.K. web designer, Karly Ellis tweets a lot about UX/UI, business-related topics, and offers up advice for other designers.
@stucollett (2,771 followers)
— Stu Collett (@stucollett) January 6, 2015
Stu Collett likes to tweet about UX, but also throws in some nice inspirational stuff and offers links to great resources as well.
@paulaborowska (2,624 followers)
A freelance web designer from New York City, Paula Borowska sends out tweets about a variety of design issues, from UX/UI to mobile design.
Sarah Jane Edwards
@designer_sarah (2,572 followers)
With tweets about web design, marketing, and business, Sarah Jane Edwards’ followers gain insight into multiple facets of being in the web design game.
@osvaldas (2,542 followers)
A web designer with an eye for coding, Osvaldas Valutis serves up tweets about UX design, CSS, and web development topics.
@brownaddesign (1,497 followers)
— Neil Brown (@brownaddesign) February 26, 2015
Neil Brown tweets about a lot of design-related topics, including free resources and tips for growing your freelance business.
@tmaurerdesign (1,286 followers)
The Twitter feed of Tobias Maurer runs the gamut of web design-related topics, from UX/UI to tips for growing your business to fresh designs to inspire your work.
@JamesSodaPop (1,189 followers)
James Faulkner focuses his tweets on the business end of web design, tweeting about content strategy, marketing, and SEO.
@mattysars (1,157 followers)
Hailing from Melbourne, Matt Sarah provides his insights on good design, procedures for creating timeless websites, and offers up some links to excellent blogs too.
@teale (1,054 followers)
Give Australian designer Teale Shapcott a follow for daily doses of news in the web design, user experience, and social media worlds.
@sivioco (1,024 followers)
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— Sam Jones (@Sivioco) February 26, 2015
If you’re looking for directions to the best free and low-cost design resources on the web, Sam Jones is the man to follow!
@vectorfunk (1,021 followers)
The latest news in the web design world and a few tips on freebies is what you will find on Eamonn Murphy’s Twitter page.
@Saijo_George (1,071 followers)
The bulk of Saijo George’s tweets link followers to excellent free resources from around the web, from fonts to CSS modules to icons.
Stephen G. Petrany
@spetrany (1,016 followers)
For some of the best tips and tricks for Photoshop, including links to video tutorials, be sure to follow Stephen G. Petrany.
@ChristianWatson (823 followers)
Design, UX, usability, and testing are just a few of the web design topics Christian Watson tweets about.
@karstenrowe (613 followers)
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— Karsten Rowe (@karstenrowe) January 13, 2015
As the design lead at Nutshell, Karsten Rowe has a lot to share on UX, upcoming web design trends, and other goodies related to web design.
Do you have any go-to web designer Twitter feeds that we haven’t included on our list? If so, let us know who you like to follow by leaving a comment below! Also be sure to sign up for our monthly newsletter to stay on top of all the latest web design news.
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