42 Twitter Backgrounds

Some of you have noticed that we just recently started using twitter, it’s a great tool. After 2 weeks or so of using twitter, I have found some really cool twitter pages. With another tool on the web comes another place designers can take advantage of by adding their design skills. I was also looking for inspiration for my twitter page, I am still working on customizing my own twitter profile. I have compiled a post of my finds.. enjoy! Don’t forget follow us on twitter.



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  • T

    abduzeedo shouldn’t really be on this list. He just took a pre-designed from the program “Pixelmator.” http://a1.s3.quickshareit.com/1593e22f6d0cf8ba80.png

  • http://themailstorm.com Matt

    The zen page is my favorite, it is actually soothing. I like the color contrasts. http://twitter.com/zendesk

    2nd favorite: http://twitter.com/theleggett – he spilt creativity on his page :)

    Thanks for the post chad, I like looking at pretty design.

  • http://www.mayhemstudios.com/blog mayhemstudios

    Great collection of Twitter Backgrounds! Thanks for including mine. :)

    – Cal

  • http://abduzeedo.com Fabio Sasso

    @T actually I did that image for the Pixelmator release :) that image in their site was done by me. I think I can use it then 😉 i’m working on another bg though.


  • http://www.twitter.com/artsy_jenny Artsy_Jenny

    Great post! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • http://www.myklroventine.com Mykl Roventine

    What a great idea. It’s so interesting to see the effect of them all side by side, or bottom to top as it were. I’m humbled to be in such great company. Thanks for including my background.

  • Othella

    Quite a nice collection!
    Just a small advice: change the title in your header, that’s not corresponding to the post’s title 😉

  • Ricke

    nice collection! i found this a while back


  • Chris C.

    Cool backgrounds.

    One of my favorites is the coffee god’s twitter feed, http://twitter.com/coffeegeek – the white cup and beans are awesome.

  • http://twitter.com/eliburford Eli

    Wicked roundup! In love with Natalie’s background pattern, but the text kind of ruins it :(

  • http://talksharelearn.wordpress.com/ Neoluk

    Great collection. I’d like to be able to create something as nice as those wallpapers!

  • http://www.krftd.com Krftd

    Awesome list, Thanks for including mine!

  • http://japheththomson.com Japh

    Great collection! I recently found this one which I thought was really good: http://twitter.com/snipeyhead

  • http://www.greasyfringe.com Gary Quinn

    Some excellent examples, interesting start to my day,


  • http://www.brushthis.com Liora

    Fantastic and inspiring.

  • http://www.elitestyles.co.uk Marek Holeszowski

    Thanks for adding me to the list : ) Some great designs on there feel very privileged to be on there

  • http://dtsn.co.uk Daniel

    This has inspired me to do something about my boring twitter background. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • http://ampitiavana.be Many

    Impressive :)

    I tried to subscribe to your feed but I got an xml error … :(

  • http://manojsachwani.com Manoj RS

    Me too, I too have an ordiginal background, can’t find my profile in here lols … http://twitter.com/manojsachwani lols

  • http://www.thyraxx.com THYRAXX

    Nice backgrounds, just started on my own.

  • http://mcgstudio.com Josh McGlinn | MCG Studio

    Thanks for including me on the list! It’s great to be paired up with some really great Twitter fans and friends.

  • David Crompton

    Thanks for this – inspiring indeed!

  • http://www.twitter.com/mrtunes mr. tunes

    what’s the best size to make your twitter background?

  • http://john.onolan.org JohnONolan

    Awsome list, stumbled and delicioused to save for later! :)

  • http://twitter.com/farrhad Farrhad A

    WOW!! And i thought my background was amazing… :-)

  • http://www.w3planting.com W3Planting

    i am missing from the list, very sad :(

    just kidding. cool list with cool background

  • http://www.indivisostudio.com/cristhian/ symbiotics

    great backgrounds :) I’ll redesign mine if I happen to have the time

  • kashyap

    Wow! Nice roundup…in love with some of the designs!! Thanks for including mine!

  • http://www.hardcoreware.net Carl

    Some of those are pretty nice. Unfortunately 99% of their readers won’t be able to see them, since most people don’t have super high res screens like shown here (and if they do, I’m sure most run their browser no wider than 1024px)

  • Shanika Journey

    Wow….I really love looking at these backgrounds. Those are really cool. So now I c=goota hustle. I feeling a bit left out. LOL

  • http://honeydesign.com Rina Miele

    Hey, mine is pretty nifty I thought…


  • http://twitter.com/nkrumah nkrumah

    How on earth did you miss this one.

  • http://TheSocialNetworker.com Chris Miller

    Good background collection. Backgrounds are good for when people check out your profile but most heavy Twitter users then move to alternate clients like Twhirl and Tweetdeck. I saw your posting say you were new to Twitter. We run the largest catalog listing of Twitter tools. Might help you grow more.

  • http://www.papiercreatif.blogspot.com Julie

    Looks like I’m gonna have ta take a Photoshop CS3 course just so my Twitter page will be chic & customized! So many great ideas here! Thx~

  • http://inspiredology.wpengine.com Chad

    All great comments, there are a lot of twitter backgrounds, I didn’t include.. but thats ok, thats what these comments are for.. we might be able to pile up a part 2 post.. keep them coming

  • http://www.kimdean.com Kim Dean

    Thanks for adding my background. One of my followers told me about your list today. C heers. Kim

  • http://www.digitaldesignadvice.com/2009/graphic-design/design-your-own-twitter-theme Connor

    Wow these are all amazing – I was struggling with how big/small to make my background but found a post with a downloadable twitter template in .psd format – pretty nifty as a starting point.

    You can download it here.

  • http://www.sunlitnook.com Christina

    Oooh, these are awesome! I made a background for my twitter too! Have a look? http://twitter.com/folksylady

  • http://www.logodesignguru.com/case_studies/Logo-design-Case-Studies1.asp Logo Design Guru

    very nice. you can see the personalities that emerge from each of them. i like how much you can personalize it.

  • http://erenemre.com Eren Emre Kanal

    mine is also very minimalist:


  • http://www.seraphimcollective.com Seraphim Collective

    These are some great backgrounds and some great people to follow also.


  • http://www.vmalni.com Buzzlair Voufincci

    this is shameless suggestion. 😛
    But i think it is qualified 😀


    thanks in advance if listed 😀

  • http://simonewphoto.com themisfit

    man so many great looks

  • http://www.makestablemoney.com/ Make Money Online

    Great post idea never seen a post about twitter backgrounds before!

  • http://www.chezchris.de chris

    nice one thanx :)

  • http://www.digitalskraps.com David Sparks

    check both mine out!


  • http://moukadesign.altervista.org Salmen

    My new twitter background http://twitter.com/moukadesign

  • http://www.joeran-fliege.de Jöran
  • FainCo

    Nice Collection, here is an interesting one

  • http://twitter.com/crinkled Anna

    It is a shame that we miss out on so many of these backgrounds because we’re too busy and must replace actual browsing with tiny bits of software to throw feeds at us. Maybe a metaphor for life? 😉

  • http://www.ignaciogiri.com Ignacio

    It’s my turn now: http://twitter.com/ignaciogggg

  • Isabella

    KrisColvin should not be on this list either. She jacked her layout from the Livejournal community mintyapple where boundaries (I think) posted numerous Twitter layouts and color codes.

  • http://www.gizmag.com Tim Hanlon @imtimhanlon

    Even when I’m on my 17″/1920×1200 MBP I don’t have my browser window big enough for most of these to look right, let alone when I’m on my netbook (which is most of the time). Surprises me that otherwise incredibly talented designers fail to get this one right.

  • http://tundeadeyemi.blogspot.com Babatunde Adeyemi

    Highly Impressive collection. Thanks for sharing

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  • http://www.thepixelmethod.com thepixelmethod

    Come one, give me some love…http://twitter.com/thepixelmethod

  • http://www.iThinkMedia.com iThinkMedia

    Great collection of backgrounds! Thanks for including mine – I’m getting ready to do a new one soon 😉 – Vanessa

  • http://marcosxotoko.com Marcos Xotoko

    You should have seen this: http://www.twitter.com/xotoko :}

  • http://www.CoolSurface.com David Cousens

    I started off with a free twitter template somebody made and added my own artwork , played with some fonts etc and ended up with this… http://twitter.com/DavidCousens

  • http://chethstudios.blogspot.com/ cheth

    Nice list! but don’t you think you missed out mine? 😉

  • http://www.interactiveblend.com/ louis gubitosi

    these are very cool, and I already follow most of these designers! what do you think about my twitter profile? https://twitter.com/iBlend

  • http://thepixelmethod.com thepixelmethod
  • http://hiddencss.com Daniel Groves

    Dude! There are some pretty cool backgrounds there!

    Check mine out: twitter.com/danielishiding

  • http://TwitterBackgrounds Twitter Backgrounds

    Awesome collection of full screen Twitter backgrounds. Truly eye-catching!

  • http://twittermap.tv Oliver

    Hey, you forgot mine (the probably most clicked background) :O)


  • http://www.gumpas.com Twitter Layouts

    Wow! Great collections, amazing backgrounds

  • http://www.greenpeace.org.nz Nick

    I love our new twitter background


  • http://twitrounds.com twitter backgrounds

    A great collection of high quality backgrounds. Thanks for putting up the thumbnails. So much easier then having to click on each link to actually check out the image.

  • http://fantastic-twitter.blogspot.com/ k8th

    I like these cool twitter background..thanks for sharing it..gonna tweak my twitter’s background now..yeah..don’t forget visit my twitter..add me up..http://twitter.com/k8th

  • MissJoiBee

    I just did mine based on my old myspace personalization…. http://twitter.com/MissJoiBee

  • http://www.cuaround.com Dilip

    connecting peopleThank you for providing such helpful information…please keep it up! This is excellent “keep moving” inspiration & support! Incredibly valuable info for people like me who has the idea.

  • http://www.coastdigital.co.uk Carl


    Here is our custom twitter page


    What do you think?


  • http://alove4horses.com Joni Solis

    These are great but since most people (from what I’ve read) still have screens that are 1024 x 764, then most all of these designs’ main elements will be hidden behind the twitter content area.

    I have seen some twitter backgrounds that were designed to work with a range of different size screens having the most important branding elements show up on most of the screen sizes. These are probably the most useful.

    Maybe you can make another collection list of some of these type — flexible twitter backgrounds.

  • http://www.genuinetechmarks.blogspot.com/ dillu

    hope u like this one too ..

  • http://www.contranatura.net Timotej Neonski

    I know this is an old blog post, but maybe, you could include me in the 50 twitter backgrounds.


  • http://buyitnowfurniture.com wrought iron furniture

    Thanks for showing us all the cool backgrounds!

  • http://twitter.com/oliviasandra/status/3840929284 Olivia Sandra P

    tengkyu mikee.. Re @bluefooz: @OliviaSandra @lulubanget Ladies,take a look at these Twitter backgrounds for inspiration: http://bit.ly/8o5Vd

  • http://twitter.com/sarafannoe/status/3953038715 Sarafannoe Radio

    Можно использовать фон, для информации о себе, контактах и многого другого. Вот примеры: http://bit.ly/8o5Vd

  • http://twitter.com/katiemoffat/status/4494783039 katie moffat

    I know this is an old post but it’s a useful one if you’ve not seen. 42 Awesome Twitter Backgrounds http://bit.ly/Yfpte

  • http://www.bookmarkth.com Bookmark TH

    Cool Great!

    Highly Impressive collection. Thanks for sharing

  • http://twitter.com/hannah_hillary/status/5147178555 Hannah Hillary
  • http://twitter.com/massimobianconi/status/5972118404 Massimo Bianconi
  • http://twitter.com/yelliekun/status/6035258559 Ariel Bansil
  • http://twitter.com/pickaweb/status/6334505934 Pickaweb

    39 Twitter Backgrounds | Inspiredology http://tinyurl.com/boojth

  • http://twitter.com/clikservernet/status/6575832159 Michelangelo Cremona

    http://bit.ly/5tJoXy 42 Twitter Backgrounds Loool

  • http://twitter.com/clikservernet/status/6575931911 Michelangelo Cremona

    http://bit.ly/5tJoXy 42 Twitter Backgrounds Very Goog !!

  • http://twitter.com/lauroca/status/7475382198 Ittzés Laura

    42 Twitter háttér http://bit.ly/6PJ1wi

    12 mód, h brandeket és cégeket megtalálj a Twitteren http://bit.ly/8ZkZ4Z

  • deden

    x-) haha thank

  • http://www.smitsenbeerends.nl Peter

    Wow this is inspirational. Check this http://www.twitter.com/drspeter

  • http://struggleisthespiceoflife.blogspot.com Haresh

    Truly fantastic!

    These pics give me some idea how I can go about creating a custom background for my Twitter account.


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  • Barry

    Nice post, thanks for sharing these samples.
    I found a vector template as well.

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  • http://simonewittenbergblog.com kelowna photographer

    Thanks for these examples, I’ve been meaning to create on for myself. Now that I have some inspiration i’m off to create my own.

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  • http://viuu.co.uk/ Anna

    Some of them are really nice. Great ideas.

  • http://www.webomatik.net Gloups
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonathanarmani/ Jonathan
  • http://kara-efendi.blogspot.com KaraEfendi

    some of them cool…thanks.

  • Anders

    Great list of twitter designs!!
    Always neat how designers work with new mediums…

    I think if you were to do an updated list you should include some of my favourites (or at least take a look and think about them…)


    Petango Pet adoption:

    nice work chad!

  • http://www.joliverdesigns.com J Oliver

    Some of these are so amazing – love how a lot of them use colour and shapes that really pop. I can see how Twitter background designing can become an obsession. :)

  • http://www.jobcast.asia Eric

    Woud like to share our twitter page

  • http://misfitmedia.ca Carson Wittenberg

    what a great collection. I guess it’s time to update my background.

  • http://www.quicklogodesign.com Logo Design

    nice designs, i’ll use one of them on my twitter :)

  • http://www.fstthegroup.com magda@ creative agency

    Great designs but we have to change the way we design as Twitter changed its interface.

  • http://www.sendnfix.com fix laptop screens

    I dont use twiter but if i did some of these would be cool to use.

  • http://houstoncriminalattorney.com/ criminal defense lawyer in Houston

    Great designs i will definitely use them in my twitter profile hats off what a great designs.No words to explain about your designs.

  • http://www.thomassabosale.info thomas sabo sale

    Some of these are so amazing – love how a lot of them use colour and shapes that really pop. I can see how Twitter background designing can become an obsession

  • http://yurl.in/wr9l James Gedin

    I got a pretty good idea now on which design to go through for my profile, thank you!

  • http://al-kanz.org Al-Kanz

    Check out this background please 😉 http://twitter.com/#!/adabeo

  • http://barkles.com/ Diesel Laws

    I had a bit of fun with mine, and even included a secret message for anyone who views the background jpg – http://twitter.com/dieselLaws

  • http://www.sohbetsesi.net deniss

    Truly fantastic

    These pics give me some idea how I can go about creating a custom background for my Twitter account.


  • http://www.esparkinfo.com/ eSparkInfo

    I am working on my company’s Twitter account.
    I was searching for best Twitter background on Google and land here. This is really nice list for Twitter backgrounds. I also want to design attractive one for my Twitter profile. I forwarded this post to my web designer. BTW: Thanks for your great list.

  • http://www.ekinoxcomputer.com deniss

    Great designs but we have to change the way we design as Twitter changed its interface

  • http://www.libertymarketing.co.uk Kris

    Ok, we were convinced – and have been busy investing in a custom twitter page.

    Prior to this post most of the examples I have been shown looked more like undergraduate projects, but some of these really do demonstrate the value in investing in good design.

  • http://www.29dollarlogos.com Professional Logo Design

    Cool Designs, I’ll apply one of them on my own twitter page

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  • Daniel George

    I think @garrickbs is great too

  • Alex Hannson

    Thanks for these examples. I also like http://www.twitter.com/mohitdxb