102 Respected Designers You Should Follow On Twitter

Twitter is growing and growing – if you’ve been living in ice age, then maybe you don’t know about this popular trend. Facebook and Twitter are the most popular social networks and that’s why we will do series here to help you get better there. We are starting with huge post where we selected the most interesting and active bloggers and designers you should enjoy following.

We are sorry about ones we didn’t include, but hey, here is a quick thought –  add your twitter names in comments with description why people should follow you! Just hope you enjoy this article and we all can leverage from great new friends to talk with!

1. @1stwebdesigner (Dainis Graveris)
Website: http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/

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Of course, shameless self promotion!

Web-designer, who decided to dedicate his life to design few years ago. Now living happily ever after! Add him if you are web design fan!

2. @smalonedesign (Stephanie Malone)
Website:

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Graphic Artist. Creative Director. Skilled Copywriter. Design Diva.

3. @ronicadesign(Veronica Domeier)
Website: http://www.ronicasdesign.com/

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Freelance designer of print & web. Photographer, adventurer, Apple fan.

4. @r27 (Rajesh Pancholi)
Website: http://www.r27.co.uk/

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R27.CREATIVELAB. Design & Visual Communications.

5. @nicholaspatten (Nicholas Patten)
Website: http://www.nicholaspatten.com/

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Video Editor, Graphic/Web Designer.

6. @mlane (Mike Lane)
Website: http://mlane.net/

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Senior UX Designer near Minneapolis, MN with 15 years experience in creative Web and Graphic Design.

7. @Minervity (Richard Darell)
Website:

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Web/Graphic Designer/Developer.

8. @mayhemstudios (Calvin Lee)
Website: http://mayhemstudios.com/

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Self-Proclaimed Media Ho, Designer Guy and Twitter Addict.

9. @logocritiques (Erik Peterson)
Website: http://www.logocritiques.com/

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Logo Critiques blogger, Graphic designer, Web designer.

10. @justcreative (Jacob Cass)
Website: http://justcreativedesign.com/

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Graphic Designer, Logo Designer, Web Designer, Blogger, Creative Thinker, Social Media Nut, Freelancer, Link Sharer.

11. @jasonsantamaria (Jason Santa Maria)
Website: http://jasonsantamaria.com/

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Designer by day, designer by night.

12. @gracesmith (Grace Smith)
Website:

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A 26 year old Freelance Web and Graphic Designer in love with web standards and social media. An unashamed Apple Fangirl.

13. @chrisspooner (Chris Spooner)
Website: http://www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/

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A creative Designer, avid Blogger.

14. @bongobrian (Brian Paulowicz)
Website: http://pauloworks.carbonmade.com/

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Web Designer, Graphic Artist.

15. @bartelme (Wolfgang Bartelme)
Website: http://bartelme.at/

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User interface graphic designer from Austria.

16. @artistech (Artistech Newmedia)
Website: http://www.artistechnewmedia.com/

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Dynamic Design & Production for the Web, Print and Video based in Kelowna, BC, Canada.

17. @anthonywoods (Silver-Solutions)
Website: http://www.silver-solutions.co.uk/

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Web and Software Application Developer / Web Designer.

18. @AndrewKelsall (Andrew Kelsall)
Website: http://andrewkelsall.com/

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Graphic Designer, Creative, Logo, Print and Web Design, WordPresser, Tech-head, Blogger and Mac user.

19. @abduzeedo (Fabio Sasso)
Website: http://www.abduzeedo.com/

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Graphic/web designer and blogger.

20. @bittbox (Jay Hilgert)
Website: http://www.bittbox.com/

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Business Owner, Designer, Blogger, Web-enthusiast.

21. @bluewavemedia (Kimberly Beaven)
Website: http://www.bluewavemedia.ca/

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Web, development, marketing and media firm.

22. @boagworld (Paul Boag)
Website: http://boagworld.com/

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Founder of web design agency Headscape, host of the boagworld web design podcast and author of the website owners manual.

23. @bokardo (Joshua Porter)
Website: http://bokardo.com/

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Founder of Bokardo Design, a design consultancy focusing exclusively on social web applications.

24. @cameronolivier (Cam Olivier)
Website: http://www.cameronolivier.com/

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A designer/developer at theClassifieds.co.za

25. @ChadEngle (Chad Engle)
Website: http://fuelyourcreativity.com/

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Graphic Designer, Editor at FuelYourCreativity.

26. @chriscoyier (Chris Coyier)
Website: http://css-tricks.com/

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Web designer.

27. @cjgraphix (Collin Robinson)
Website: http://www.cjgraphix.com/

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Freelance web designer and developer.

28. @clagnut (Richard Rutter)
Website: http://clagnut.com/

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A web site producer living in Brighton.

29. @corePHP (Zen Penguin)
Website: http://www.corephp.com/

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Professional Web Development & Graphic Design.

30. @cssglobe (Alen Grakalic)
Website: http://cssglobe.com/

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Web designer and developer.

31. @davidlano (David Lano)
Website: http://www.davidlano.com/

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Web Developer, Blogger.

32. @DesignerDepot (Webdesigner Depot)
Website: http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/

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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.

33. @designshard (Max Stanworth)
Website: http://www.designshard.com/

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Lover of Typography, Web Design, CSS, XHTML , Illustration.

34. @DesiznTech (Kawsar Ali)
Website: http://desizntech.info/

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A web designer who also likes blogging.

35. @dustinbrewer (Dustin Brewer)
Website: http://dustinbrewer.com/

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Freelance web designer.

36. @idesignstudios (Selene M. Bowlby)
Website: http://www.idesignstudios.com/blog/

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Web Designer and Front-End Web Developer. Specializing in creating Custom WordPress Themes.

37. @jophillips (Jon Phillips)
Website: http://spyrestudios.com/

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Designer.

38. @leonfernandes (Leon Fernandes)
Website: http://www.leonfernandes.com.au/blog/

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Freelance Web Designer Specialising in Search Engine Optimisation and Search Engine Marketing.

39. @Othella (Amélie Husson)
Website: http://www.vitali-software.com/blog/

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26 years old French girl living in Germany, freelancer, wordpress guru, web designer, internet geek, Mac user, crazy about ITs, books.

40. @RussAdams (Russ Adams)
Website:

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Web design blogger at WebDesign.fm.

41. @sethjenks (Seth Jenks)
Website: http://sethjenks.com/

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Student of marketing, design, and SEO who is working to make an impact on the world.

42. @sh3n3rd (Mitsi McKee)
Website: http://www.rockfishinteractive.com/

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Web Designer – Rockfish Interactive, Founder – Evil Tomato Media.

43. @simonashley (Simon Ashley)
Website: http://www.gotripod.com/

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A web designer and developer, systems architect, new media scientist, technologist, web entrepreneur, amateur quantum enthusiast and coffee aficionado.

44. @tonychester (Tony Chester)
Website: http://onwired.com/

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Owner of OnWired. A progressive web design and development firm in North Carolina. Also running YourWebJob.com and PleaseCritiqueMe.com.

45. @veen (Jeffrey Veen)
Website: http://veen.com/jeff/

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Founder.

46. @Aisleone (Antonio Carusone)
Website: http://www.aisleone.net/

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A graphic designer.

47. @arronlock (Arron Lock)
Website: 

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Dedicated graphic designer.

48. @behoff (Brian Hoff)
Website: http://www.thedesigncubicle.com/

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Graphic designer.

49. @digitalmash (Rob Morris)
Website: http://digitalmash.com/

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Product designer at HiiDef Inc.

50. @imjustcreative (Graham Smith)
Website: http://imjustcreative.com/

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Freelance logo and brand identity designer. Iconic, typographic and minimalist tendencies. 25 years experience.

51. @jasonwalz (Jason Walz)
Website: http://mzltd.com/

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Art Director, Graphic / Web Designer, Video Editor.

52. @snookca (Snook)
Website: http://snook.ca/

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A creator of striking designs, impeccable markup and code, and forward-thinking ideas and applications.

53. @vpieters (Veerle Pieters)
Website: http://veerle.duoh.com/

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A graphic/web designer living in Belgium.

54. @meyerweb (Eric A. Meyer)
Website: http://meyerweb.com/

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CSS and HTML expert.

55. @pearsonified(pearsonified)
Website: http://www.pearsonified.com/

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A Web developer who specializes in building detailed, robust WordPress themes.

56. @collis (Collis) Website: http://envato.com/

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Working at Envato where he helps making awesome websites!

57. @bleikamp (Ben Bleikamp)
Website: http://www.bleikamp.com/

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An interaction designer and product manager.

58. @DavidAirey (David Airey)
Website: http://www.davidairey.com/

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Graphic designer.

59. @problogdesign (Michael Martin)
Website: http://www.problogdesign.com/

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Web designer, specialising in blog design.

60. @michaelcastilla (Michael Castilla)
Website: http://wpcoder.com/

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Owner of WPCoder.com.

61. @redwall_hp (Matt Harzewski)
Website: http://www.webmaster-source.com/

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Blogger, web designer, writer.

62. @arthurbrownjr (Arthur Brown Jr.)
Website:

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A web designer and marketing communications professional focused on creating the best online and offline experiences possible. Building engaging websites.

63. @zeldman (Jeffrey Zeldman)
Website: http://www.zeldman.com/

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Author, Designing With Web Standards 3rd Ed., zeldman.com. Founder, Happy Cog studio. Publisher, A List Apart magazine. Co-founder, An Event Apart conference.

64. @randaclay (randaclay)
Website: http://randaclay.com/

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Freelance designer.

65. @cameronmoll (Cameron Moll)
Website: http://cameronmoll.com/

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Designer, Speaker, Author.

66. @andybudd (Andy Budd)
Website: http://www.andybudd.com/

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User Experience Designer, partner at @clearleft and curator of @dconstruct and @uxlondon.

67. @simplebits (Dan Cederholm)
Website: http://simplebits.com/

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A designer, author, speaker. Founder and Principal of SimpleBits.

68. @danbenjamin (Dan Benjamin)
Website: http://hivelogic.com/

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Broadcaster, writer and developer.

69. @mollydotcom (Molly E. Holzschlag)
Website: http://molly.com/

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Well-known Web standards advocate, instructor, and author.

70. @adactio (Jeremy Keith)
Website: http://adactio.com/journal/

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An Irish web developer living and working in Brighton, England.

71. @clearleft (Clearleft)
Website: http://clearleft.com/

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User-experience design agency based in Brighton, UK.

72. @mezzoblue (Dave Shea)
Website: http://www.mezzoblue.com/

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A Vancouver local and a freelance designer.

73. @orderedlist (Steve Smith)
Website: http://orderedlist.com/

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Architects user interfaces and web designs.

74. @ryancarson (Ryan Carson)
Website: http://carsonified.com/

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Internet entrepreneur and founder of Carsonified.com.

75. @blogdesignblog (Vinh Le)
Website: 

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Blog designer.

76. @ilovetypography (I Love Typography)
Website: http://ilovetypography.com/

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Founder of ILT (I Love Typography), WLT, & TypeNuts.com. Graphic designer, writer, typophile, bibliophile.

77. @keylimecreative (keylimecreative)
Website:

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Professional Graphic Designer.

78. @andyjacobson (Andy Jacobson)
Website: http://andyjacobson.com/

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A NYC based Graphic Designer/Communications Consultant who has been running his own studio since 1993.

79. @VladGeorgescu (Vlad Georgescu)
Website: http://vladgeorgescu.com/

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User Experience Designer.

80. @Brandstack (Brandstack)
Website: http://brandstack.com/

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The World’s Biggest Brand Marketplace. Buy and Sell high quality, original logo designs and domain names.

81. @stevensnell (Steven Snell)
Website: http://vandelaydesign.com/blog/

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Web designer, blogger, and freelance writer.

82. @aaroni268 (Aaron Irizarry)
Website: http://www.thisisaaronslife.com/

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Just a simple guy who likes to make pretty, usable stuff.

83. @blogdesigner (Mike Smith)
Website: http://www.madebyguerrilla.com/

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Running a startup @GiantThemes and a full time web designer for @madebyguerrilla who loves MMA and blogs @gfreelancing.

84. @spencerfry (Spencer Fry)
Website: http://spencerfry.com/

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Running Carbonmade with other fine folks. And Burstoid.

85. @graphicidentity (A u d e e)
Website: http://graphic-identity.blogspot.com/

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Graphic Identity Blog author. Logo, graphic, web designer.

86. @creativeworld (Leon Poole)
Website:  http://www.creativeworld.com.au/

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Owner of Creative World. Blogging on: Web design, Graphic Design, CSS, XHTML, Flash, Theme Design (WordPress, activeCollab, Magento).

87. @939design (939 Design)
Website: http://www.939design.com/

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Web and Graphic designer.

88. @alexdesigns (Alex Harris)
Website: http://alexdesigns.com/

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Ecommerce Creative Director. Web Design & Online Marketing.

89. @mirkohumbert (mirkohumbert)
Website: http://www.designer-daily.com/

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Swiss graphic and web designer.

90. @Woork (Antonio Lupetti)
Website: http://woorkup.com/

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Pro Blogger, Founder of woorkup.com.

91. @seanHodge (Sean Hodge)
Website: http://aiburn.com/

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Graphic Designer, Web Designer, Vector Illustrator, Blog Editor, and Writer.

92. @tkadlec (Tim Kadlec)
Website: http://www.timkadlec.com/

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A web developer living and working in Wisconsin.

93. @adii (adii)
Website: http://adii.co.za/

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

94. @corymiller303 (Cory Miller)
Website: http://corymiller.com/

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Web Design, WordPress themes & entrepreneurship – Founder of iThemes.com & WebDesign.com.

95. @bgardner (Brian Gardner)
Website: http://www.studiopress.com/

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Internet consultant. Founder/CEO of StudioPress and AgentPress.

96. @wpcandy (Michael Castilla)
Website: http://wpcandy.com/

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Founder & Creator of WPCandy. A front-end developer, currently living in Miami, Florida.

97. @elmofromok (Chad Henderson)
Website: http://www.elmofromok.com/

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Web designer, writer and podcaster from Oklahoma.

98. @elliotjaystocks (Elliot Jay Stocks) Website: http://elliotjaystocks.com/

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A designer, an illustrator, a speaker and an author.

99. @MitchellMckenna (Mitchell McKenna)
Website:

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Software Developer, Web Designer.

100. @stillframe (Brad Smith)
Website: http://stillframe.com/

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Co-founder of Virb.

101. @larissameek (Larissa Meek)
Website: http://www.larissameek.com/

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Creative Director at AgencyNet based in Los Angeles, CA.

102. @smashingmag (Vitaly Friedman)
Website: http://www.smashingmazine.com

Vitaly Friedman, editor-in-chief of SmashingMagazine.com and Noupe.com, online magazines dedicated to designers and developers.

Gustavs Jurisons

Gustavs Jurisons is 16-year-old Latvian who devotes his spare time learning the various programs. His passion is to work with 3DS Max, and from time to time to learn something new so that it would be helpful in the future. Recently he has become interested in Photoshop. He just started to use Twitter .

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Comments

  1. says

    This is a great list of web designers to follow on Twitter. Could I humbly suggest following @thedescom – informative, fun and engaging tweets, guaranteed!

  2. Thomas says

    Great! Been using twitter for quite a long time now through Hootsuite and this is one interesting and helpful article to have. Thanks a lot and have a great day!

  3. Craig says

    It?s really a nice and helpful piece of information. I?m glad that you shared this helpful info with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Darren says

    Great list… a few I have never heard of some well worth following now :) @DistinctionHQ

  5. Yashodhan says

    Manny familiar faces, and new too thanks for the post I hope i will be in the list soon…

  6. says

    I’ve been deeply inspired by those incredible designers! Thanks for letting me know them all! I Love this weblog ! Thank you very much

    Kindest Regards
    Ikhsan

  7. Martín says

    plugins above in individual posts and send us separate emails for each of them! Refer to the original post for more details.

  8. Rob says

    I have been told of of Walter Apai’s public persona as a web designer for a while, but unfortunately I have never found any examples of his work. Are you aware of any public examples I could see? Thanks!

  9. says

    Need to review some names & works more carefully, but thanks for the selection…
    We always enjoy new collaborations as icube’s contributors are coming from all corners of the world. You can follow my sometimes insane rants @rikuniaku97

  10. dani heileman says

    you should follow me because i’m a designer and i’m snarky.

    lol @ #69 “Well known”

    if you want to, not because a blog tells you to, follow me here:
    @chaoskitten82
    or here:
    @redcanarytweets

  11. Ryan Mayer / bluehaus says

    Insanely passionate about print and web design, branding, digital media/illustration, creativity in general, training and I’m never fakin’ the funk.

  12. Vunky says

    Nice list!

    Was following 90% of them, but still found some new ones.

    Although you did get the title wrong. It should read:

    103 Respected Designers You Should Follow On Twitter

    103. @vunky (Vincent Bakker)
    Website:
    A designer, photographer living and working in Amsterdam

    (I know… corny canned response ;))

  13. says

    Heck of a good roundup Gustavs, I recognized plenty of avatars there, and should probably check out the ones I didn’t! :D

    Thanks for the include!

  14. says

    Been a while since I have seen a meaty Twitter list. Was a time when they seemed to be coming out every week. A good few names I need to check out myself.

    Appreciate the mention in your list. Thank you.
    Graham

  15. chris raymond says

    can you add another post about how to get any work done after following more than 100 twitter feeds? (tongue firmly in cheek, but seriously!)

  16. Matt says

    Can’t go wrong with following most of these people. I’ve been following most of them since my Twitter birth and always get an interesting stream to read. It’d be nice to see some different folk on a list, though, as most “Must follow” lists have about the same people.

    And I can’t ignore this opportunity for self promotion, as I’m also a designer and blogger who posts design related tweets. Feel free to follow me @mmatthewlyle.com.

  17. Hermitbiker says

    …. a great list I will keep handy…. I think I know for sure about 6 of these that are listed here !!

  18. Trudesign says

    similar shameless self promotion, @trudesign, graphic, web, and UX designer based on the east coast, love this list I follow most all of you guys, much respect and hope that i can grow into the shoes you guys left behind as you grew into bigger and bigger shoes.

  19. designi1 says

    all known faces :D btw i consider myself respected designer… I don´t get any troubles with anyone :D

  20. Virgil says

    Is this list based on design abilities or how many tweets some of these guys do? I see some good talent on this list but going through it I also see some very medicore work but a lot of tweets instead.

  21. Arron Lock says

    Hey Thank you for including me on this list. There are many designers on here that I have been following for a while and I really respect. I will be following even more now.

  22. arfandia says

    nice designer twitter collection thanks and of course self promotion is need but your blog is worth to follow..

  23. Anthony Woods says

    wow thanks for including me on the list, I am really honoured to be amongst these great designers, a lot of them I gain a lot of great inspiration, and all I respect are listed here.

  24. says

    Nice list. Truly mega compilation. Sad to see though not being featured on it. Just means more work for me and the blog. :)

  25. Mitsi McKee says

    Wow!! I am so honored to be on this list. I only aspire to be half as cool as the company I am keeping here. :)

  26. says

    Wow, what a huge list! It’ll take some time to actually follow them ;). Too bad to see that I’m not included on this list – oh well, better luck next time :D !

  27. Josh Hemsley says

    Nice list despite the hiccup of #2 not being active in almost a year.

    Thanks for some new references though :)

  28. Melody says

    Adding away….looking forward to sharing tweets with these wonderful folks..

  29. Duane says

    Thanks taking the time to post such a comprehensive list. Busily adding more designers to my Twitter account now!

  30. Matt Lewis says

    Great list!
    I used to follow @smalonedesign, but there hasn’t been a post there since April 2009

  31. says

    That’s a mammoth list, which one should expect with the growth of twitter. Bookmarking it as I know I’ll need a decent chunk of time to check out all of the twitter profiles and websites. I do see some familiar avatars though :)
    Twitter Handle: @gritfx

  32. Richard Darell says

    Wow! This is a monumental list! Thanks for the inclusion and there are some key and inspirational people in here. Great work putting this list together!

  33. Natalie Kinsey says

    Thanks for the great list! I am fairly new to twitter so this will be extremely useful.

  34. says

    Wow! thank you so much for the inclusion! what a fantastic list! I’m very honoured to be mentioned among all my twitter heroes.

    Again, thank you very much – was wondering why I had a bunch more cool people following me all of a sudden :)

    cam.

  35. Veronica Domeier says

    Wow, thanks for including me in such a great list and among some fantastic designers! I’m honored :D

  36. says

    Hay, thanks for the mention Gustavs …Wondered where the influx of new follows came from :)

    I’ll be going through the list myself…

  37. says

    Awesome! Thanks a bunch.

    Going to bookmark and come back when I have time later…maybe someone has time to make this into a snazy twitter list.