Twitter has officially joined the ‘visual’ club by allowing users to create a personalized Twitter header to boost their brand visibility. Some people (and brands) had gotten a head start with the headers and the results are pretty impressive. If you’re still unsure what to put up there, here are some twitter header examples that will blow your mind – “Now why didn’t I think of that?”
But before that, some important notes to remember (as of 2022):
Twitter Header Size: 1500 x 500 pixels (aspect ratio of 3:1)
Twitter Profile Picture: 400 x 400 pixels (image size <2MB)
Supported File Format: JPG, PNG
Twitter Bio: <160 characters
A few considerations before creating YOUR Twitter Header:
Can it express your personality?
Can it describe your brand properly?
Can you get creative with it?
How does your header fit well with your Bio and Profile picture ?
How to spice up your static Twitter page with a robust image?
100+ Creative Twitter Headers to Inspire You
#1 To Be Playful and Witty
These are some of the creative Twitter headers that are smart and fun, and will undoubtedly draw attention to your brand.
A combination of illustration and self-portrait (and an arrow too), Andrej has certainly made his brand stand out.
I can easily categorise this in the black and white Twitter header section, but I can’t help it – the word play of the designer’s name and the headline is just too much fun! Well done.
Why not get creative by incorporating a picture that perfectly matches your brand’s name and logo? You can definitely ignite people’s curiosity about your brand. This is super clever and definitely unique in its own way.
This is truly a cute Twitter header. I don’t know about you, but I’m curious: what the adorable creature is looking at and what is he up to? A little ambiguous fun is always welcome.
The cutout pretty much sums up Adam’s expertise. Looks cool and clever!
#2 To Display Designs & Creative Projects
A Twitter header can be a good place to showcase one’s creative work. This is a no-brainer for a designer or painter who wants to show off their best work. Check out these creative Twitter header and decide how you’d like to showcase your work:
… or a lot of logos?
The wines in David’s Twitter header are inviting and social, but he is actually an expert in wine branding. The header, in my opinion, works both ways.
Misty’s watercolour paintings are always gorgeous and captivating. I enjoyed seeing her work on Instagram, and of course, on her Twitter header too.
#3 To Include a Call to Action
Don’t forget to include a call to action in the Twitter header while displaying projects or courses. In fact, you’re actually driving attention to the products you’re trying to sell/offer.
Apart from the call to action, Louise’s branding is recognisable across the social networks – the purple tones.
#4 Combination of Colours & Shapes
Colours add excitements, and they can really make a simple Twitter header stand out. There is no doubt that adding gradients, splashes of colour, or geometric shapes to the design can have a positive impact. Here are some colourful Twitter headers:
The colourful shapes and dynamic typography catch the eye!
Does this work on individuals too? Of course!
Who says pink Twitter headers are only for ladies? Adding the 3D shapes in the background makes the brand message stand out for Jacob’s header.
Adding a few colourful brush strokes to the Twitter header adds movement and interest.
#5 To Personalize Your Brand
It’s always easy to just tell people what you do. But there’s a much more pleasant way to do so.
When you’re an entrepreneur or educator, ‘Hi, I’m __ ’ can be an effective introduction. It’s friendlier and also makes people want to learn more about you.
#6 It’s All About BOOKS
This is particularly true for authors! Or for any publication, for that matter.
I think for someone who loves books just as much, I wouldn’t mind seeing these Twitter headers that are filled with books, compliments from other authors and more.
A magazine publisher can use this strategy as well:
#7 Creative Collages that Scream Attention
Instead of people’s pictures, showcase a curated selection of unique designs or products associated with what your company is offering. Most of all, try to show them in a less rigid manner. For instance, use various shapes and sizes, like these collage Twitter headers:
A diagonal collage.
Give people a glimpse of what your brand is featuring. From the collage, it’s clear that there is creativity involved in the promoted work, and what people can expect when visiting the site.
#8 To Show a Different Side of Office Life
Less dull, more life! Instead of a solemn working environment, add a little fun to your header by showcasing what you and your colleagues do during a timeout:
If you really must have a professional-looking office Twitter header, make it look conversational, showing that two-way communication is valued.
#9 Self-Portrait AND Professional Experience
We often see these two separated – either just the portrait, or just the listed expertise with the profile picture serving as the portrait.
Here you can see that adding a second portrait to the Twitter header increases brand recognition and it’s also more effective in sending your brand’s message across.
#10 Adding a Techy Vibe
For some, technology is synonymous with “complications”. However, there are also exceptions for these technology-related Twitter headers that prefer to have a more minimalistic look, and let the pattern do the talking.
#11 In Black & White
If done right, monochrome colours can help to create a professional, cool Twitter header.
It’s easy to think of ‘colours’ when it comes to ‘designs’ these days. With that said, Design Milk does a great job of keeping things simple and minimal.
Jonathan goes for a more subtle approach with this monochrome Twitter header.
Kevin is putting the focus on his name in a stylish way (taken from his business card, actually).
If you’re not into self-portraits, then perhaps a close-up of your company’s logo will do. Make it look sleek though.
#12 Straight to the Point
These professional Twitter headers, as opposed to wordy portfolios, make it crystal clear what one can expect from their service.
#13 Catchy Headlines
Another way to communicate what you do, but in a more powerful way! Apart from colours, you can use shout outs or ‘in your face’ taglines in your Twitter header. It evokes a strong emotional response and will definitely attract like-minded people to your brand.
#14 To Showcase Your Workshop
It all depends on your profession. Here, it’s about showing potential clients a wide angle of your work area. This is particularly useful for a production company or a printing company. A neat, professional working space will make a positive impression.
#15 Simple But Striking
Colours are used sparingly to emphasise the brand’s core values. Customize your fonts and focus on the most important points.
It’s always a plus when the profile picture is a fun logo.
#16 Ask a Question
Adding a question in your modern Twitter header can definitely spice things up. To take it up a notch, add a call to action to visit your site for answers!
#17 A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Sometimes all you need is just the right picture.
An archive is an archive. Nothing is more obvious than what is depicted in this picture.
#18 Friendly Partners or Teammates
Use portraits to give people a glimpse of your teammates. This works well even for a two-person team.
Another one is to showcase a fun, light-hearted moment caught on camera at a gathering or event.
#19 To Add Hashtags
What makes this interesting is the idea of incorporating the brand’s hashtag into the Twitter header.
Looking for more Twitter Header Ideas? Here they are:
#20 To Create Brand Awareness
Not only the picture of the crowd (fans) reminds us the excitement of the game, very smart of @49ers to include their Twitter hashtags so fans can follow their updates easily.
If you have some great products, show them on your header:
#21 To Blend in Your Profile Picture with Header Image
By far the most preferred method to get creative with your Twitter header. Here are a couple of examples for your reference:
Note: Both screenshots were taken on desktop. The headers may appear differently when viewed on mobile devices.
#22 To Use a Single-Colored Background
Look what Twitter did with their header to make their Bio stand out.
You may apply a gradient to the header:
Or add a little simple design like Brian Solis did:
Note: Do consider your website and logo designs when choosing your best color.
#23 To Express Your Interests and Personality
Without having to scan through her bio you’ll know instantly that Debra loves ice cream! A fun way to incorporate the things you love in the twitter header:
How smart of @socialmouths to promote his website link while admitting he’s a coffee lover.
Kiersten is supporting a great cause:
Danika Patrick makes sure you don’t forget her as a successful auto-car racer:
#24 To Use a Photo Collage
You may get creative with this method without affecting the visibility of your profile picture and twitter bio. For instance, Beth uses a black and white photo collage of her friends as the twitter header:
Can a colorful collage do the trick? According to @Shareaholic it’s possible:
Why not showcase what you love or some casual snapshots of your daily life in a collage too:
#25 To Showcase Your Portfolio
You can easily turn your Twitter header into a portfolio by including the names of well-known sites that acknowledged your brand or in which you are constantly contributing as a columnist. Here’s what I mean:
Describe your brand briefly with bullet points:
Use header to showcase some of your best work:
#26 To Show a ‘Family’ Side of You
Carrie and Dave are both using their family pictures in the twitter header. Another personal way to greet their followers.
What a perfect header image for @leaderswest to express ‘perspective’ in his bio! You’ll understand why once you’ve checked out his twitter background.
#27 To Showcase Event and Expertise
This is a complete opposite of #7 where you introduce yourself professionally to followers about your working environment: giving talks, attending a seminar or other niche-related events.
#28 To Use Personal Quotes or Slogans
Who can say this better than Jay Baer himself? The fire at the background is perfect to go with the message. Brilliant!
@alejandroreyes on the other hand, uses his website slogan on the header:
#29 To Acknowledge Others
How thoughtful of John! He is promoting friends/brands from his niche using the header. A very selfless act indeed.
Note: Maybe a new way to recommend people to follow on #FollowFriday? What do you think?
#30 To Use Scenery and Landscape
Another interesting approach by using beautiful pictures of scenery or city landscape as your header. Depends on your preference, either just for expressing how much you love nature or the city you live in.
#31 To Showcase Your Other Social Media Sites
A great method to let your audience know where they can find you besides Twitter. A big advantage if you’re using the same username on all the social networking sites.
#32 To Humanize Your Brand
Razoo is using the same header image as their Facebook cover. A photo of their supporters brings the organization to life.
#33 To add Customer Testimonials
Client’s testimonial can be impactful, so does adding a before/after picture. But this depends on your industry.
#34 To Showcase Your Workplace
Add behind-the-scene pictures of how your office looks like during working hours is not a bad idea:
Great color contrast by @PSFK,
How about something static, your office desk maybe?
#35 Focus, Focus, Focus
Dorien uses her brand color (orange) and the arrow to emphasize her twitter bio:
#36 More Portraits?
There are many ways you can showcase your own portrait in the twitter header, learn from these guys:
#37 To Use Illustrations
Have you thought of using illustrations to spice up your twitter header? Something to think about.
#38 Other Twitter Header Designs
a. Simple, Clean Design
b. Robust and Exciting
c. Abstract Design
d. Just Being Creative
e. Promote Your Product
f. Include Welcome Message to Visitors
So there you have it! Get your creative juice running and start brainstorming for your twitter header design.
If you are curious which design I applied to my Twitter header, well here it is:
The picture was taken during my holiday trip in Langkawi. I just thought the quote was perfect for the image!
By the way, are you on Twitter? Let’s connect: @wchingya
Now Is Your Turn
Have you created your own Twitter header yet? If yes do share with us in the comment. If not, which of these designs appeal to you the most?