Monday, September 28, 2009

45 Favorite Designers and Developers you must follow on Twitter

Now a days Twitter has become a no. 1 choice among web designers and developers to share ideas and get useful links.

In this post I am sharing a list of some popular peoples that every designer and developer must follow. These following list includes categories like art direction, web design, graphic design, illustration, typography etc.


Calvin Lee
Calvin Lee Self-Proclaimed Media Ho, Designer Guy and Twitter Addict. In his spare time, Stunt Doubles for the Hulk and a really Nice Guy! You can even ask Chris Brogan

Michael Lebowitz
Michael Lebowitz Twitter feed of digital creative agency Big Spaceship, curated by Founder & CEO Michael Lebowitz

Tina Roth Eisenberg
tina roth swiss designer gone NYC

Romain Colin
Romain Colin Daily dose of inspiration

Adelle Charles
Adelle Charles Adelle Charles Co-Founder + CCO at Fuel Brand Inc. / Creators of the

Khoi Vinh
Khoi Vinh Design Director,

Iain McDonald
Iain Mcdonald Founder Amnesia | Razorfish, Sydney. Part of Microsoft.

Amit Agarwal
Amit Aggarwal Technology columnist & professional blogger, Founder

Derek Powazek
Derek Powazek Author, designer, troublemaker, person.

adii Entrepreneur, co-founder of WooThemes and general creator of Rockstar Awesomeness!


Walter Apai
Walter Apai Webdesigner Depot is one of the most popular blogs about web design trends, tutorials and much more. It's run by Walter Apai, a web designer from Vancouver.

Fabio Sasso
Fabio Sasso Graphic/web designer and blogger.

Jeffrey Zeldman
Jeffrey Zeldman Friend of the Japanese children

Roger Byrne
Roger Byrne Social Media, Wordpress & Design, sharing inspiration, originally from England now in Egypt! Work with the cool Envato crew! rogermbyrne at gmail dot com

Baz Deas
Baz Deas I design simple and beautiful eCommerce and corporate websites—in short, I make things pretty

Ryan Carson
Ryan Carson American living in England - I'm a Father, Internet entrepreneur and lover of movies. Founder of

Chris Coyier
Chris Coyier Lead cascader. Head tag closer.

Mike Lane
Senior UX Designer near Minneapolis, MN with 14 years experience in creative Web and Graphic Design.

Alen Grakalic
Alen Grakalic Web designer and developer, passionate about web standards. Owner of and CSS workshop co-host I swim-bike-run too!

Emily Chang
Emily Chang Co-founder of @Ideacodes. Designer, technologist, geek, blogger, entrepreneur, surfer. Founder of @eHub and @PicoCool. Likes robots. Married to @maxkiesler.


Richard Darell
Web/Graphic Designer/Developer. Founder of,, RazorMade Mediaworks and The MonoTwins.

Nicholas Patten
Nicholas Pattern Video Editor, Graphic/Web Designer, Architecture, Tutorials, Social Media, Red Camera rental, I'm a Mac. (@RedLifeintl - Red Camera) (@IRGnews - IR/PR)

Jacob Cass
Graphic Designer, Logo Designer, Web Designer, Blogger, Creative Thinker, Uni Student, Freelancer

Graham Smith
Graham Smith Freelance Logo and Brand Identity designer. Minimalist and typographic fan. Also known to create icons. 22+ years experience. LoveHelvetica. LoveDogs.

Chris Spooner
chris spooner I'm a creative Designer, avid Blogger and I'm generally crazy about pretty colours and shapes.

Dan Cederholm
Dan Cederholm Handcrafted pixels & text.

Jason Santa Maria
Jason Santa Maria Designer by day, designer by night.

Veerle Pieters
Veerle Pieters Colorlover for life

Mirko Humbert
mirko humbert Swiss graphic and web designer. Can be nice sometimes.

Brian Hoff
brian hoff Graphic Designer and Founder of @TDCBrand and


Jon Phillips
Mike Lane designer by day, guitarist by night (and typography addict pretty much all the time)

Marc Schiller
Marc Schiller Founder of Wooster Collective and CEO of Electric Artists

Von Glitschka
Von Glitschka Von Glitschka Illustrator + Designer = Illustrative Designer: Branding, Icons, Marketing, Graphic Design, Illustration, Typography, Jesus Freak, Geek, and Conspiracy Theorist

Susie Ghahremani
Susie Ghahremani i'm a painter, also i like finches.

John Martz
John Martz Illustrator, cartoonist, blogger at


Mandi Leman
Mandi Leman Microblog for freelancers, entrepreneurs, and professionals to collaborate, find work, and solve problems by answering: What are you working on?

Jason Fried
Jason Fried Founder of 37signals. Architecture and tea enthusiast, too. Entrepreneurs: Simple is an asset.

Dustin Curtis
Dustin Curtis I make user interfaces. I'm obsessed with sushi, the sky, and the brain.

Cabel Sasser
Cabel Sasser Co-Founder of Panic

Whitney Hess
 Whitney Hess Whitney Hess User experience designer, writer, consultant. I make stuff easy and pleasurable to use. Please @ me when you follow to say hi!


John D Boardley
I Love Typography Founder of ILT. Fond of fonts, taken by typefaces. Designer, writer, typophile, bibliophile, atheist.

Justin Stahl
Justin Stahl The Typography Manual for the iPhone and iPod Touch

Robin Bastien
Robin Bastien What lurks in my mind: Web design,coffee, vegetarianism, typography, and illustration.

Aegir Hallmundur
Aegir Hallmundur I am a designer with a focus on typography and web. I blog on my site, and rant here.

Stephen Coles
Stephen Coles Days: FontShop | Nights: The Mid-Century Modernist (@mid_century_mod), Typographica (@typographica), rawk, cat

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Robin Bastien said...

Thanks for the callout! I shall retweet this

Peter McClean said...

Thx for the post. Followed all! If anyone wants to follow me, follow @PeterMcCleanMMA - thx! I look forward to your tweets!! I am a multi-media artist & animator with over 17 years of industry experience. I handle both traditional & new media projects. =]

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Anonymous said...

And how could you forget @smashingmag?

Whitney Hess said...

Wow, thank you SO much for including me on this list amongst many of my role models. Say hi on Twitter sometime!

Kahlil Lechelt said...

awesome. thanks.

Leon said...

Thanks! A lot of these Twitter users I didn't know yet.

Cheth Studios said...

Glad to see my friends here...

I would like to suggest @andysowards, @minervity @smashingmag

and can you please explain connection of Amit aggarwal in Art direction? LOL

I'm syprised you didnt mention @woork in this list. You are using his old blogger template. Mostly you know him right?

yeah btw I'm @cheth on Twitter :)

sarfraznawaz said...

thanks for such useful list :)

Olaf Lederer said...

where is the list of web developers ;)

railing said...

Well I'm still new so this one is a big help.

Gillico said...

There are some great people on this list, but I am curious as to why Walter Apai is included? He has no credited web designs (or any other form of design, for that matter) to be found anywhere on the web, no matter how hard I have looked.

He credits both of his sites, and, to other designers: and

He also doesn’t write any content of his own, he just hires other people to write content for him, unlike everyone else you have included on your list.

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