30+ Designers to Follow on Twitter

Looking for more designers to follow on Twitter? I thought it would be helpful to do some research to find designers who would be worth following. This list is not intended to be all-inclusive (so please add a link to your profile in the comments if you like), but it should give you a great start to following some talented designers. This is a list of over 30 designers, in no particular order, with a link to their Twitter profile.

shawnrubel – Shawn Rubel of Eezy

chriscoyier – Chris Coyier of CSS Tricks and CodePen

snookca – Jonathan Snook of Snook.ca

zeldman – Jeffrey Zeldman of Happy Cog

vpieters – Veerle Pieters of Veerle’s Blog

cameronmoll – Cameron Moll of Authentic Jobs

andybuddAndy Budd

simplebits – Dan Cederholm of SimpleBits

danbenjamin – Dan Benjamin of 5by5

adactio – Jeremy Keith of Adactio

clagnut – Richard Rutter of Clagnut


orderedlist – Steve Smith of Ordered List

ryancarson – Ryan Carson of Treehouse

jophillips – Jon Phillips of Contrastly

bartelme – Wolfgang Bartelme of Bartelme Design

justcreative – Jacob Cass of Just Creative Design

feather – Derek Featherstone of Simply Accessible

ilovetypographyI Love Typography

meyerwebEric Meyer

larissameekLarissa Meek

elliotjaystocksElliot Jay Stocks

shauninmanShaun Inman

markboultonMark Boulton

collis – Collis Ta’eed of Envato

abduzeedo – Fabio Sasso of Abduzeedo

bgardnerBrian Gardner

corymiller303 – Corey Miller of iThemes

youthedesigner – Gino Orlandi of You the Designer

tkadlecTim Kadlec

chrisspooner – Chris Spooner of Spoon Graphics

Bonus! Twitter’s Mobile App Playbook: Lessons For Designers

The developers at Twitter have been busy working with mobile apps, and so far, they have many apps to their credit, including the Twitter app itself.

Recently, Twitter decided to publish a Mobile App Playbook, discussing and mentioning the lessons learnt during the app development process.

Designing and building apps for both Android and iOS platforms, the Twitter team have many interesting points to share. Now, from the perspective of web designers or developers, a mobile app handbook hardly has a lot to offer. However, once you read through the Mobile App Playbook, you’ll see many interesting points, especially for designers.


For instance, when talking about design and UX, the Playbook’s contents are very useful advice for web designers as well:

Even though good design seems obvious when you see it, designing for great user experiences isn’t a simple process. Big companies devote entire teams to it – but if you don’t have the luxury of having a big team, there are still ways to create a solid UX on your own.

The Playbook then discusses the importance of proper planning and the need for creating action-worthy design. Interestingly, Twitter has acknowledged the role of apps such as Sketch in the design workflow, as:

These tools (Sketch, Balsamiq, etc.) make it much easier to communicate ideas between team members who aren’t sitting next to each other.

Considering the fact that many design teams nowadays work across distributed team members, this is another testimony to the popularity of the Sketch app.

You can read Twitter’s Mobile App Playbook here, make note of the lessons learnt by Twitter, and possibly make use of those lessons in your own design projects.

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