50 Beautiful & Unique Twitter Profile Designs

As Twitter becomes the latest online craze, we look at some impressive Twitter profile designs that stand out from the micro-blogging site’s millions of users.

1. @pairadocsdesign


A variety of styles including the Polaroid and the name badge means that there is a design style you are inevitably going to like on this page.

2. @shirtpizza


The cartoon theme of this Twitter profile has appeal and really stands out from the crowd, while the choice of avatar picture reveals the logo and a nice complement to the user’s name.

3. @BWphoto


A very colorful Twitter background (despite its name), with a comic book effect.

4. @ramesstudios


Clever how the photographed person in this page is looking towards the Twitter main content area, isn’t it?

5. @Pudny


This is a really interesting Twitter page where a picture of him has actually been placed into a screen-dumped picture of Adobe Photoshop, clever!

6. @anousone


The rustic design really allows the location of this user to hit home, as well as providing a lovely advertisement for the Grand Canyon.

7. @kimdeanart


 Contact details, a brief description, a testimonial and then full artwork to demonstrate the artist’s skills on this Twitter page.

8. @duboutdesyeux


The Twitter page may be in French, but the picture of the woman in the background speaks for itself.

9. @sitepointdotcom


This Twitter profile by SitePoint has it made with a tempting peek at the homepage of the actual site whilst giving some very small clues as to what the purpose of the actual Twitter account is for.

10. @mj12982


An excellent background where doodles are prominent and the contact details are sketched sideways, making for a unique and memorable design.

11. @SutterGroup


Very nice use of the periodic table in their design as they try to relate it back to what they do.

12. @dpencilpusher


Nothing punctuates a pencil pusher’s point than a background that is surrounded by pencil doodles (in my opinion).

13. @scottclark


Very reminiscent of a notice board, this motif gives the indication that the user is a wanted man.

14. @chrisspooner


This design is an excellent example of a bird’s eye view of a desk.

15. @canvascubed


A subtle bit of canvas to complement what the Twitter page is all about.

16. @travisbme


It may be loud, but the natural motif seen here is an excellent complement to the color of the text seen in the central box.

17. @divvoted


A nice bit of illustration never hurts, right?

18. @stevenpitts


Photoshop can do wonders to bring together an eccentric design that is more than likely to get the user’s attention.

19. @ithinkmedia


Setting the decorum as well as informing the user of all of the information they would need to decide whether or not their services could be of use.

20. @weheart


A nice cartoon can achieve a variety of atmospheres, even somber ones. This Twitter page has a brilliant use of color, which really sets the tone.

21. @starswelove


A mix of cartoon, words and real life makes this Twitter page a must see, even if you are not too keen on the context of the Twitter page itself.


22. @elitistsnob


Sometimes simple can make more of an impact than a design that is in your face. Here, you can rest assured that simple is the case, with a nice logo at the top in the contrasting darkness.

23. @djambazov


With a stack of books and a discreet picture to boot, this user’s Twitter name might be a nightmare to type, but it is worth it.

24. @desizntech


A very nice bright and colorful background with complementing colored hyperlinks.

25. @niedson


High-impact and bright colors, and a nice sidebar content area is what makes this profile page stand out from the crowd.

26. @webb_art


A great demonstration of how a sidebar content can explain what the company does. The logos towards the right are an exemplary and genius way of showing what some of the tweets talk about.

27. @TheEllipseCow


A nice background and good use of the left-hand space for contact information makes this a beautiful and well-designed Twitter profile page.

28. @G_Obieta


A weird style to explain, but when you look at it more closely, you will know what’s going on.

29. @juanmanuelm


Juan Manuel’s background illustration makes for a remarkable Twitter profile.

30. @Go_Media

10. @Go_Media

Not only does it have the logo and a nice bit of color, but a bit of a dark side to counterbalance it.

31. @design_junkies


Nice use of color and words in this page to make it stand out from the crowd and capture the imagination of followers.

32. @mimobot


The white faded concept really does work with this Twitter page, something that other pages might struggle to pull off correctly.

33. @DesignerDepot


If you like a busy (but high-impact) design, this could be the type of background that you would consider using in your own Twitter profile.

34. @clovermeadow


A nicely designed explanation of the alias of Clover Meadow, as well as random additions like a quote and a splash of paint really give this page a lot of character.

35. @katchapman


A beautifully designed page that should fit you right in at home.

36. @StudentUniverse


Another case of the main Twitter content area overlapping key text in the design when your monitor is small scale, but the silhouetted skyline really is quite clever on this page.

37. @tonychester


A unique and grunge-themed profile page that results in a simplistic and memorable design.

38. @happytoaster


Repetition can be very effective in a mind-numbing way. A way to make it even more interesting is by adding a few designs out of place from the others. The difference brings the user in and draws attention to the site.

39. @jeanneleez


A very nice mix of different artistic styles, including the art from the influential pop art era. With a discreet name mention, this Twitter profile page is very aesthetically pleasing.

40. @geeklaur


A mix of tessellating design and an elusive figure is guaranteed to ensure that you are intrigued beyond words.

41. @JacobIreland


An interesting take for this graphic designer’s web page. Not only has he designed himself a good-looking background, but he has incorporated his name into it, too!

42. @noluckneeded


No luck is certainly needed with this page that has a variety of dice and cards on it to keep you interested. Even nicer are the cards that are placed as an overlay into the blue background.

43. @gennefer


Gennefer proves that if you want to make a point very nicely with a Twitter background, using a variety of texts will not disappoint.

44. @everywheretrip


This guy has a variety of different design influences to punctuate his point that he is lucky enough to travel the world and visit a variety of places.

45. @hemeon


Sketchy effects really do work well with this site.

46. @dimsis


Is it computerized, is it animated, is it a cartoon? There is an absolute mix of odd art styles and media types on this Twitter background that will intrigue you for a nice period of time.

47. @rizalrenaldi


A variety of color with a welcoming message and the strips are very pleasing to the eye, too. What more could you possibly want?

48. @snipeyhead


This Twitter profile looks like a retro throwback with dog tags, Polaroid pictures, and a mix tape.

49. @napwarden


The silhouetted skyline and the superhero comic book effect really doesn’t disappoint. The URLs that they want followers to pay attention to are even in an Adventurer font!

50. @imaaronmoody


And last but not least, the 50th Twitter page comes from a fellow graphic designer that uses a variety of things to express his mood. In addition, he used the background design for the opportunity to plug his website at the top left hand corner.

What do you think?

What do you think about these designs? How important is a good Twitter background (Jacob’s Twitter profile goes the opposite way where he’s stripped down the design to the bare minimum). Let us know in the comments.

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John Urban is a sophmore at UCLA and currently majoring in computer science. He is a writer for an online magazine StyleCeo, which deals with fashion. In his spare time, he enjoys sports, being with his girl, or just doing some freelance work. If you like his work on here and you’d like for him to work as a freelancer for you, you can contact him on Twitter.

This was published on Sep 24, 2009


Sneh Roy Sep 24 2009

Thanks for this wonderful roundup John! and for including my @starswelove twitter bg :)

Blog Header Guy Sep 24 2009

Some of those were pretty cool. I really liked dawghouse design. I also like one not on your list,

I can’t belive I didn’t make the cut. :(

kon3raz Sep 24 2009

@kon3raz…my twitter!!!

John Wayne Sep 24 2009

I think twitter backgrounds can be very important. They can say a lot about you very quickly to someone who maybe doesn’t know anything about you. If a site is boring, won’t most users just leave? Same can be said about a twitter profile.

I’m hoping mine could be considered as good as some in this list:

Compute Live Sep 24 2009

Theses are great… I liked Pudny..its somewhat different…

Here is mine.. :

Nice post John.

My problem is though, I am browsing using a 24″ Dell monitor (1920×1200) and most of these Twitter profiles don’t look as intended on my screen.

It’s a shame Twitter doesn’t let you center the background image or have more control

Mariusz Sep 25 2009

Nice list! Looking at it, you might like mine too:

om ipit Sep 25 2009

great examples, nice really..
thanks for share..
maybe i want modify my tweet

These backgrounds are great. Inspired :)

This is awesome. Beautiful collection of works. :)

Thanks for this, great list! My twitter has a custom background but it looks dodgy on high resolutions (1440 upwards)… What size should I set my blank canvas to if I want make my designs to go both sides of the main Twitter column?

Thank you

Andrew Zhang Sep 25 2009

The background image play a key part in the looking, as you can see, the main twitter page is very narrow and left about 200 pixes on both sides if you maximum brower, a lot of blogger put logo or contracts info on that part, very smart. If you care more about colors, there’s a site can be helpful, , it can find twitterers by colors they use, like black sidebar, or red background.

Remember in the 90s? Desktop wallpaper background design was really in. The whole twitter background design reminds me of that!! I guess the tricky part of twitter wallpaper background design is to design something with the focus on the side column since those are the space that people can really see. I just recent did my too! Just to incorporate the image into my business:

Eric_Allison Sep 25 2009

Large monitors/resolutions shouldn’t be a hindrance to a good designer. I think the best example of this (from the above) is the @ramesstudios. (Leaning against the wall) That’s a great design that will look good regardless of resolution. Gotta work with the tools and limitations provided by Twitter. :)

Jim Wright Sep 25 2009

There are some great designs there. It is important to have a great design to keep people coming back.

Jim Wright Sep 25 2009

There are some great designs there. It is important to have a great design to keep people coming back

sorry that link should have been

Riccardo Sep 25 2009

And here my background! :-)

wishNYa Sep 25 2009

BrilliAnt(s) ;)
But my favourite tweet is still

Bethany Sep 25 2009

My thoughts echo what Hobbsy said – cool as they are, they all seem to be designed using widescreen monitors, and on a standard monitor, a lot of the design is either cut off on the right end, or smooshed behind the message panes on the left end. I think that’s particularly problematic for the companies that try to list their info in the backgrounds.

But the article has inspired me to start messing around with my Twitter page and see what I come up with.

Nice list, well did you miss out mayhemstudios , andysowards, and me? ;)

CaroleJesse Sep 25 2009

hey, ya missed me Dude! There are several subtle nuances to my background that re-enforce my message, including font styles. Pretty proud of it, for a non-artsy type. :)

Gerardo Obieta Sep 25 2009

Inspiring compilation with awesome examples. Thanks for the inclusion.

Nice collection and samples.

I recently update mine as well.


Ryan Coughlin Sep 25 2009

Great resource for profile designs. Those have been huge over the years. Some great inspiration in that list.

Excellent picks.

Great post about beautiful designs.

Wow great list! But where is mine?

Christie Sep 25 2009

Hey!! Nice collection! Here’s one I found as well.. You might like it..

Dimitris Siskopoulos Sep 25 2009

I’m glad you liked my strange background and thanks for mention it. @dimsis

Joerg Oyen Sep 25 2009

thx for the insperation – have reduced it to a stamp

Aaron Moody Sep 25 2009

Wow, thanks for posting my design along side some of these great twitter pages :D Love the Go Media one.


Richelle Sep 25 2009

Wow some of these are totally amazing…. adds a complete diff flavour!

Great inspiration! Can’t wait to make a new one to compliment my new portfolio (in the works).


What a jerk. You have to make a request to follow him on Tweeter. This is a distrubing trend on social media. A new form of elitist is arising online. There are multiple secret clubs forming.

Lovely to see, I like to change my background frequently, so backgrounds are important to me XX

Joerg Oyen Sep 25 2009

thx for the insperartion – have reduced my twitter background as stamp

Niilo Tippler Sep 25 2009

Wow – there’s some gorgeous designs there. Nice collection – thanks for sharing!

Nicole Foster Sep 25 2009

Amazing backgrounds!

Finally, I recognize a few in the post. I’m glad Aaron Moody was on the list. He is an amazing designer, and I had the pleasure of working with him before. If you’re not going to hire me, then hire him.

5k Geek Sep 25 2009

Great stuff. i like @sitepointdotcom

Jan Cavan Sep 26 2009

Thanks for including me here! :)

angelique Sep 26 2009

these are some really nice layouts!

this one looks nice too.
great site about denim jeans.

MrMadman Sep 26 2009

Interesting, inspiring. I’m pretty sure the captions for #13 and #14 are reversed.

Jacob Gube Sep 26 2009

@Hobbsy and @Bethany I feel you, I’m looking at these at widescreens too, and there’s one that’s specifically designed for standard monitors whose alignment is off when you display it in a widescreen.

I think that it’s not the tweeter’s fault, but rather the shortcomings of Twitter’s customization options, so we shouldn’t discredit their work for that.

Binoj Xavier Sep 26 2009

Beautiful. Judge mine

Mariusz Sep 26 2009

John, check my background, too :)

Jay Cook Sep 26 2009

One you missed for sure:
It’s astonishing!! Great use of colors, textures… it should be in you next list, I guess!

Regardless of that, well-done! Thanks for this amazing list.

Michiel Nagtegaal Sep 27 2009

Wow! Great list and different from other lists I’ve seen. Nice to see how a background inspires people to be creative!

Hope mine will be in such a list soon:

Thanks and keep up the good work!

Sid Burgess Sep 28 2009

Great list… wow, I thought mine was nice. :) Lol, I feel kinda bad linking to my profile here. Seems like it is a little TOO narcissistic. Oh well, it’s Monday. :)

Would love to hear you all’s thoughts.

Chris Olbekson Sep 28 2009

Good post! I am constantly changing my Twitter Background here is the latest

There are some great designs there. Some great inspiration in that list.

The twitter backgrounds are very important. You never get a second Chance to make a first Impression.

If you’ve Cntrl +’d a couple of times in Firefox then a lot gets cut off. I try to look at all the nice sites while looking at a single tweet, rather than the person’s timeline, then you see it all…

Sorry for the two comments, but to demonstrate, the link in the previous was to the time line, while this link is to a single tweet:

Garret Ohm Oct 01 2009

Awesome, The Sutter Group’s Twitter profile made the list! Thanks for the shout!

Harsha M V Oct 05 2009

Amazing designs :D am going into photoshop now :D

Rina Miele Oct 07 2009

Aww, I’m sad i didn’t make the cut either!


Tioni Oliv Oct 16 2009

I guess we should not be Surprised that we did not make the list, we haven’t had our twitter account for long.

Hahah it’s me ;) @#5. thanks Six Revisions… I’d class the design under simple but irritatingly effective

Claudia Jan 28 2010

I feel there’s creativity all around but on those websites featuring twitter profiles I always see the same backgrounds..
And lots of people here up have written down their pages, so do I =)

Some great designs on your list – and not just the usual ones…
For a good year or so mine was very minimalistic – finally decided to add some detail with

Carl Foster Feb 05 2010

Great collection. You can have a look to this one too:

Gorgeous! Check out this one as well

Great collection of designs! Been working on mine for several months too and I’m enjoying it.

Lee Fuller Mar 17 2010

A very nice collection, some people have put in a lot of effort in to there twitter pages, thanks for sharing!

barbara Apr 22 2010

with these different examples of twitter backgrounds, we are well seing that they are reflecting the personality of each one. Some are attractive, others are making us run away ! You can also have a look on to find cool free twitter backgrounds…

Reply @momourad – check your cut out job on the hands

Great designs! Makes me want to do something with my own, if I weren’t so lazy.

love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Prajeeth Mar 10 2011

Thanks 4 sharing.

Magnus Attefall Apr 02 2011

Great designs – BUT they are just for bigger monitors. If you, like me, have a 10″ laptop the design is no good (where it´s texts).

This is Novebox design, very nice!/novebox has some excellent designs too, like ‘Unfurling Wonderland’.

Charlie Ann Jul 27 2011

@Chaaarlieex follow me!

Shame you didn’t pick mine bro :)

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