Most people don’t realize it, but social media is practically as old as the internet. In 1979 Usenet became the first network that enabled users to post news to newsgroups. Since 1979, social media has become one of the most powerful tools in the world. And Twitter has become the second biggest social media company with 330 million active monthly users, second to only Facebook. Everyone from the Mike Pence’s fly account to some of the biggest bands today like Tool and The Weeknd call Twitter home.
If you are looking to keep up to date on the latest trends and happenings in graphic design look no further. This post highlights the 50 best graphic design Twitter accounts that you should follow. It cover the biggest names in the game…from individuals and companies to the biggest blogs and publications.
Individual Based Graphic Design Twitter Accounts
Designer of enduring logos and visual identities, David Airey runs an independent graphic design studio in Bangor, Northern Ireland.
Chuck Anderson is a Chicago-based artist, graphic designer, photographer, and creative director.
Michael Bierut studied graphic design at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, graduating summa cum laude in 1980. He worked for ten years at Vignelli Associates before joining Pentagram as a partner in 1990.
Nicholas Blechman is a New York-based art director, illustrator, and designer. Formerly the Art Director of The New York Times Book Review and The Times op-ed page, he is currently the Creative Director of The New Yorker.
Daniel Burka is best known as the former creative director for website Digg and as a design partner at GV.
Anthony Calixto is a freelance graphic designer specializing in mixtape cover design for music/recording artists.
Antonio Carusone is a designer, musician, photographer, and artist based in New York.
Frank Chimero is a NYC-based designer and writer with a big love for museums, playlists, natural wine, and Phil Collins.
Tina Roth Eisenberg
Tina Roth Eisenberg is a Swiss designer based in Brooklyn, New York. She is best known for founding the Swiss Miss design blog and studio.
Louise Fili is a New York City based graphic design studio specializing in restaurant branding, logos, food packaging, hand lettering and typography.
Michael is the co-founder and creative director of Franklyn, a boutique creative and technology firm based in Brooklyn.
Owen Gildersleeve is an award winning artist based in London specializing in handcrafted illustration, set design and art direction.
Timothy Goodman is a NYC-based designer, illustrator, muralist, and author who’s art has populated walls, packaging, and clothing all over the world.
Julia Hoffmann is the Global Creative Director for Etsy. Based in Berlin, Germany she oversees the visual brand internationally across all consumer touch-points
Chip Kidd is a contemporary American graphic designer, author and editor.
Kate Moross is an English graphic designer, artist, illustrator and art director based in London.
Christoph Niemann is an illustrator, graphic designer, and children’s book author.
Maayan Pearl is a designer, illustrator, art director, and wine enthusiast living in Brooklyn.
Joshua Porter is the creator of What to Wear, a simple and useful daily email. He’s also a product designer and writer. He loves making interfaces that are easy and pleasurable to use.
Paul Sahre is an American graphic designer. He has designed book covers and created numerous illustration for The New York Times.
Jason Santa Maria
Jason is a Senior Design Director at InVision where he leads the Marketing Design team.
Fabio is a product designer based in Oakland, California currently working for Google as a Sr. Staff Designer, leading and managing a team of designers responsible for Android Automotive OS.
Adam Smith works at a small nimble London based graphic design agency.
Chris Spooner is a freelance graphic and website designer from the UK. He lives and breathes the topic of design and enjoys keeping up to date with the design industry.
Dana Tanamachi is a Brooklyn-based graphic designer and letterer.
Khoi Vinh is a graphic designer, blogger, and former Design Director for The New York Times where he worked from January 2006 until July 2010. Fast Company named Vinh one of “The 50 Most Influential Designers in America” in September 2011
Magnus Voll Mathiassen
Magnus Voll Mathiassen (MVM) is an independent graphic designer and illustrator — working across borders and disciplines.
Jessica Walsh is the founder and creative director of &Walsh (andwalsh.com). She lectures about design at creative conferences and universities internationally. She teaches design & typography at The School of Visual Arts in NYC.
Jeffrey Zeldman publishes A List Apart “for people who make websites,” a leading journal of web and interaction design thought, and co-founded the multi-city user experience design conference An Event Apart with Eric Meyer.
Company Based Graphic Design Twitter Accounts
AKQA is an ideas and innovation company. They exist to create the future for their clients.
Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv
Creators of many of the world’s most iconic and enduring brands, Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv is an independent design firm specializing in the development of trademarks and identity programs.
Draplin Design Co.
From pins and patches to posters and hats, well-designed merch can be a designer’s dream—if it’s done right.
Fantasy is a world famous digital experience agency designing digital ecosystems, platforms and products since 1999. New York, San Francisco, Miami, London.
Happy Cog is an award-winning, full-service digital agency. They offer web development, design & branding, and digital marketing services.
Huge is a full service digital agency headquartered in Brooklyn with offices worldwide. They transform brands and build businesses.
Ideo are a community of designers, entrepreneurs, engineers, teachers, researchers, and more. Their shared values and beliefs influence the work that they do, and the impact they hope to achieve.
A global leader in brand consulting and design, Landor helps clients create brand-led growth.
Ogilvy, designs the brand; turns the brand into an experience; and communicates the brand’s story. They make brands matter.
Pentagram is the world’s largest independent design consultancy. The firm is owned and run by 24 partners, each of whom are leaders in their individual fields.
Sagmeister & Walsh
Sagmeister & Walsh is the design partnership of Stefan Sagmeister & Jessica Walsh.
Skinny Ships is the company behind Richard Perez and Jennifer DeRosa.
Tolleson is a full-service creative agency based in San Francisco. For more than 30 years, they’ve been in the business of creating, maintaining and evolving brands. It’s their belief that the best brand experiences are rooted in clear thinking and rich storytelling.
Founded in 2002, Typographica is a review of typefaces and type books, with occasional commentary on fonts and typographic design.
Blog Based Graphic Design Twitter Accounts
Creative Bloq delivers a daily mix of advice and inspiration for digital and traditional artists, web designers, graphic designers, 3D and VFX artists, illustrators, and more.
Dieline is a global showcase of package design inspiration.
I Love Typography
I Love Typography is the world’s favorite fonts, typography, and book history blog.
At Vandelay Design, their main focus is to equip creatives, small business owners, and entrepreneurs with the right tools to make their business venture a success.
Design Publication Based Graphic Design Twitter Accounts
Computer Arts offers daily design challenges with invaluable insights, and brings you up-to-date on the latest trends, styles and techniques.
PRINT (founded 1940) is where creative people gather to inspire and build design dialogue. Perpetually curious about everything design, they report on, curate and celebrate visual culture, the makers of that culture and the expression of graphic design in all its forms and mediums.
Founded in September 2006 in Germany, Smashing Magazine delivers reliable, useful, but most importantly practical articles to web designers and developers. They don’t care about trends; they care about things that work or fail in actual projects. They are — and always have been — independent. 12+ years, and still ongoing.
So that’s it. That’s the list. In all its glory…the 50 best graphic design Twitter accounts that you should follow. From individual designers to the best studios and blogs. All in one complete list.
If you’re looking for a definitive list of programs, tools, and inspiration check out my post on the complete graphic and web design stack. It sets a good foundation for any designer and is crucial to progressing in any design related career path.