50 Web Designers and Developers to Follow on Twitter

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If your looking for some web designers and developers to follow on twitter, then your in the right place as this list contains 50 web designers and developers who are worth following. You’ll find that each one has a lot to offer and a unique perspective on their craft.

9swords
Gary Thomas – (9swords) he tweets cool stuff for web designers.

aaroni268
Aaron Irizarry – (aaroni268) is a User Experience Designer for Harte-Hanks/PennySaver.

angbowen
Angie Bowen – (angbowen) is a web designer/developer from Colorado.

atsmith
Adam Smith – (atsmith) is the president and creative director of Advent Creative.

awilkinson
Andrew Wilkinson – (awilkinson) runs the interface design agency MetaLab.

barrymadden
Barry Madden – (BarryMadden) is a freelance web/GUI/graphic designer.

bgardner
Brian Gardner – (bgardner) is the founder and CEO of StudioPress.

bkmacdaddy
Brian K. McDaniel – (bkmacdaddy) is a web and graphic designer from San Francisco.

boagworld
Paul Boag – (boagworld) founded web design agency Headscape and runs boagworld.

bradcolbow
Brad Colbow – (bradcolbow) is a freelance web designer who also creates a weekly comic strip.

briancray
Brian Cray – (briancray) is a Colombus based web entrepreneur and consultant.

calmbanana
Rachael Furn – (calmbanana) is a web developer based in Northants, UK.

cheth
Chetan R – (cheth) is an indian based web/graphic designer.

chrisspooner
Chris Spooner – (chrisspooner) is a blogger based in Sheffield, UK.

cmdshiftdesign
Liz Andrade – (cmdshiftdesign) is a web/graphic designer and a regular blogger.

collis
Collis – (collis) is CEO/Co-Founder of Envato.

designerdepot
Walter Apai – (DesignerDepot) is a web designer who runs Web Designer Depot.

emtaylor
Emma Taylor – (emtaylor) is a freelance web designer based in Cyprus.

erisds
Hannah – (ErisDS) is PHP developer based in Northampton, UK.

flyosity
Mike Rundle – (flyosity) is software developer based in Raleigh.

glennhilton
Glenn Hilton – (glennhilton) is a web designer/developer based in Vancouver.

gopalraju
Gopal Raju – (gopalraju) is an indian based web designer/developer and blogger.

gracesmith
Grace Smith – (gracesmith) is a freelance web designer/developer who also runs thefreelancefeed.com.

jankowarpspeed
Janko Jovanovic – (jankowarpspeed) is a UI designer, software engineer, blogger, speaker and artist.

1stwebdesigner
Dainis Graveris – (1stwebdesigner) is a web designer who runs www.1stwebdesigner.com.

jasonwalz
Jason Walz – (jasonwalz) is Milwaukee based web designer.

jcroft
Jeff Croft – (jcroft) is a Seattle based web designer/developer who has also authored books.

johnonolan
John O’Nolan – (JohnONolan) is a UK based web designer who regularly blogs on many different sites.

jophilips
Jon Phillips – (jophillips) is a web designer who runs Sprye Studios.

liammckay
Liam McKay – (liammckay) is a UK based web designer who is currently working on WPBundle.

markjardine
Mark Jardine – (markjardine) is a San Jose based who designer who works for Tapbots.

markoprljic
Marko Prljic – (markoprljic) is a croatian based web designer who founded Twinkle Tap.

meaganfisher
Meagan Fisher – (meaganfisher) is a Salem based web designer who works at SimpleBits.

mlane
Mike Lane – (mlane) is a Minneapolis based UX designer.

nadlzgraphics
Ronald Bien – (naldzgraphics) is a Philippines based graphic designer and also founder of Naldz Graphics.

nishanjoomun
Nishan Joomun – (nishanjoomun) is a Montreal based web designer.

nourayehia
nourayehia – (nourayehia) is web designer who also founded Noupe and Bundle Hunt

obox
David Perel – (obox) is a South Africa based web designer and co-founder of Obox.

othella
Amélie Husson – (othella) is a web designer from France but currently based in Germany.

paddydonnelly
http://www.twitter.com/paddydonnelly is an Irish web designer currently based in Belgium.

robhawkes
Rob Hawkes – (robhawkes) is a UK based web developer.

rogieking
Rogie – (rogieking) is a Montant based web designer and founder of Komodomedia.

ronicadesign
Veronica Domeier – (ronicadesign) is a San Antonio based freelance web designer.

sazzy
Sarah Parmenter – (sazzy) is a UK based web designer and founder of You Know Who.

sharebrain
Thomas Ulbricht – (sharebrain) is a web deigner based in Germany, he also founded Sharebrain.

sixrevisions
Jacob Gube – (sixrevisions) is a web developer/designer, he also founded Six Revisions and co-founded Design Instruct.

soffici
Luca Soffici – (Soffici) is an Italy based web & graphic designer.

tkenny
Tom Kenny – (tkenny) is a UK based web designer/developer and he founded Inspect Element.

tonychester
Tony Chester – (tonychester) is a web designer from Cary and owner of OnWired.

umutm
Umut Muhaddisoglu – (umutm) is a web developer and blogger from Turkey.

This list was just a small section of the web design community there are 100′s if not 1000′s of more designers worth following so feel free to leave a comment with a link to your link twitter profile if you think your worth following!

About the Author

Thomas Hardy is a freelance web designer from Newcastle upon Tyne (UK), here is his portfolio. He founded Design-Heaven and Work-Killer, where he regularly blogs. You will also find him on Twitter and Facebook.

43 Comments

  1. gillico
    August 17, 2010

    why is walter apai on this list? he has never designed anything for the web in his life.

    Reply
    • Rachel
      August 17, 2010

      Firstly, hello…he has built and converted @WebDesignerDepot into one of THE most popular and well respected design blogs around.

      Reply
      • Jason
        August 17, 2010

        Oh look, it’s one of THESE lists again.

        The last one of these I saw, I used it for an experiment. I made sure I was following the top 20, then over 10 days I looked at the kind of stuff they were tweeting, and if it was of any use and relevence (to web design/development).

        And what a surprise, most of them tweeted utter bollocks.

        Here’s my list of 5 (from your list of 50):
        @sixrevisions, @sazzy, @chrisspooner, @paddydonnelly, @boagworld.

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        • Vlado
          August 30, 2010

          Agree with Jason. A lot on the list tweet merely personal things (going to make groceries, soon client meeting, highscore on game Bla and so on). Nice, but hardly useful.

          In my very humble opinion designers worth being followed:

          @netdivermag
          Mix between links and personal

          @ericsteuten
          Only tweets bout design, art, photography etc.

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      • gillico
        August 17, 2010

        Rachel- Walter Apai has never designed anything- he bought the url and spammed his way into recognition. He hires writers and knows nothing about web design himself. This is a paid placement like every other reference to him on the web.

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  2. Mariusz
    August 17, 2010

    This list is totally incomplete – missing many important people like Ryan Carson (owner of @Carsonified), Soh Tanaka (@sohtanaka), Dan Cederholm (@simplebits) of Dribbble & SimpleBits, Molly Horzschlag (@mollydotcom), Jina Bolton (@jina) etc. and has lots of spam-filled twitterfeed people in it too.

    Reply
  3. Gary
    August 17, 2010

    Dainis from 1stWebdesigner.com??

    Come on..he is just a blogger,even he is not writing anything in his blog

    You add many ”only” design blog owners not designers

    Being a web designer means something different

    Reply
  4. Waheed Akhtar
    August 17, 2010

    Nice list to follow!

    Reply
  5. Liam Hammett
    August 17, 2010

    Thanks for this amazing list WDL, and Mariusz. Ofcourse the list isn’t complete, nearly everyone has a Twitter account nowadays, and there are way more than 50 web designers on Twitter definitely… As said in the last paragraph ^_^

    Once again, great list! I enjoy reading what these sort of people post ;)

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  6. Mark James
    August 17, 2010

    Great list, there are a few guys there that I hadn’t found on Twitter before. Makes a refreshing change to see some new faces!

    Reply
  7. Kate
    August 17, 2010

    What’s up with the lack of content on Web Designer Depot for the last couple of days, not to mention quality? I see typos all over this article. Copy edit! I want meaningful articles, not halfhearted lists where the only text is straight off the website being featured.

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    • gillico
      August 17, 2010

      People have figured out Walter Apai is a fraud and don’t want to write for his sites anymore…

      Reply
  8. 9swords
    August 17, 2010

    Cool list, thanks for adding me.

    Reply
  9. hellrider
    August 17, 2010

    @the_hell_rider a devigner since 1982 and an anti political power metal drummer c”,

    Reply
  10. Marcell Purham | Webdevtuts
    August 17, 2010

    Great list of GREAT designers!

    Reply
  11. Aaron Irizarry
    August 17, 2010

    Wow… thanks for the include on this list. I am humbled to be include with such awesome people.

    Thank God this list is alphabetical cause I certainly dont deserve to be near the top.

    Thanks again!

    ~ Aaron I

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  12. Lucas Cobb Design
    August 17, 2010

    Designer / Web Developer from Charleston, SC.

    @lucascobbdesign

    http://twitter.com/lucascobbdesign

    Some great people to follow on this list.

    Reply
  13. Aaron Irizarry
    August 17, 2010

    Oh and Also I think that Josh Hemsley @JoshHemsley has to be on this list… he owns!

    Reply
  14. celia
    August 17, 2010

    you missed mattbrett.com (@mattbrett)

    Reply
  15. Barry Madden
    August 17, 2010

    ✎…Thanks for the addy i found this list really useful :)

    Print or prepress designers may also want to follow @MelindaKiba :D
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    @BarryMadden

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  16. Umut Muhaddisoglu
    August 17, 2010

    It really helps to follow people in the field to learn and get better.

    And thanks so much for including mine.

    Reply
  17. Marta Spendowska
    August 18, 2010

    Just followed 5;)HELLO!
    Thanks!

    Reply
  18. Andrew Cooper
    August 18, 2010

    Well I follow a few of these already because they generally tweet pretty amusing stuff, but not much on the design front! I Tweet about total crap but just for the sake of potentially gaining a few more followers I’m http://www.twitter.com/apcooperweb :)

    As for a suggestion for a designer who is worth following on Twitter, you want Alexander Dawson – http://www.twitter.com/AlexDawsonUK

    Reply
  19. GraphicsFuel
    August 18, 2010

    Just a great handy list of designers / developers to follow on twitter. Thanks for sharing.

    Reply
  20. TutorialFeed
    August 18, 2010

    Nice list. I have already following but some are new and I followed them. I want share similar post which I had written some time back: 45 Favorite Designers and Developers you must follow on Twitter

    Thanks!!!

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  21. Web Design Lebanon
    August 18, 2010

    there is also @cleartag :)

    Reply
  22. Chris Lamb
    August 18, 2010

    The list is missing @chriscoyier from CSS-Tricks.

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  23. Liz
    August 18, 2010

    thanks for including me! It mustve been tough to narrow it down to 50, there are so many great community members on Twitter.. so that fact that I made the cute is shocking and flattering.

    Any of ya’ll reading this looking for more “honorable mentions” id suggest @nikibrown and @joshuamauldin and @designcoyote.

    Reply
  24. Eric Novak
    August 18, 2010

    You, Your, You’re – and I’m not worth following yet.

    Reply
  25. matt
    August 19, 2010

    I have to agree w/ a number of the replies here…this list is sorta lacking. And there are some questionable folks included who likely won’t be providing much more than links to their own ad-driven blogs. Some of my suggestions would include: Jesse Bennett Chamberlain (@jessebc), Cameron Moll (@cameronmoll), Jason Fried (@jasonfried), etc. etc.

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  26. Sherry
    August 19, 2010

    I love how some of these people have websites with splash pages saying they’re “rebranding” and they’ll be “back in xxx of 2009!”. I don’t care how busy you are, if you can’t keep your own website up to date I don’t consider YOU up to date either.

    There are literally thousands of great designers out there but narrowing it down to a popularity contest like this usually does rub people the wrong way – unless of course they’re on the special list.

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  27. Scott Prock
    August 24, 2010

    I myself like the list … they don’t really have to be designers per se, I look for people who are also interested in web design, not just designers.

    Thanks for the list, and I plan to follow those in the comments as well.

    … Scott ( http://twitter.com/ScottProck )

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  28. Craig
    August 25, 2010

    Twitter & Social networking is great, Thanks for the list

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  29. Matthew James
    August 28, 2010

    A huge number of Twitter profiles here are not even worth following. I suggest you guys check out @thelimedesign on twitter. He does not have a design blog but his designing skills are stupendous.

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  30. inspirationfeed
    September 1, 2010

    A decent list….

    Reply
  31. Enk.
    September 2, 2010

    Add me in the list lol..
    Yeah, I’m a Web Designer! :D

    Reply
  32. Lisa Thomason
    September 9, 2010

    Great list! Worth following!

    Reply
  33. Amanda Smit
    September 14, 2010

    Really helpful list of Twitter profiles, Thank you for sharing!

    Reply
  34. Jeff
    September 19, 2010

    Great list of Web designers and Developers to follow on Twitter, Looking forward to their Tweets, Cheers!

    Reply
  35. Ayo
    November 2, 2010

    its is certain a lot of people will be left out. It is possible some might not deserve the spot… but they must have done something to be here. So people, lets give it up for them.
    Lovely post.

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  36. Fort Collins
    November 3, 2010

    Great list. I followed them all. I am sure there are thousands of other designers that should be on the list but, great start.

    Reply
  37. William
    November 4, 2010

    This list needs Brian Hoff.

    Reply
  38. Vectrik web design Leeds
    October 12, 2011

    Thanks for the resources. As a web designer, I will follow all.

    Reply

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