Twitter is a platform for thousands of designers to showcase their ideas and daily routines with each other. From designing projects to inspirational quotes and sharing personal life experiences, everything is tweeted. Being a web designer, you should know  who’s who on Twitter. There are so many experts available, but, hard to find. That said, here are 30 designers on Twitter you should definitely follow.  Sample tweet is also attached.

Table of Contents:

  1. 30 Must Follow Designers on Twitter
  2. 102 Respected Designers You Should Follow On Twitter
  3. 15 Most Influential People in Web Design
  4. 10 Highly Used and Abused Twitter Trends that are Not Cool
  5. How to Connect Your Site With Twitter Using @Anywhere

30 Must Follow Designers on Twitter

Twitter plays a fantastic role in the web industry by making a unique bond between designers, bloggers, magazine-addicted people and everyone who is a part of the Web. It is very helpful for those designers that have started their career and are looking for advice and tips regarding HTML, CSS3 and JavaScript etc.

1. @Abduzeedo

Abduzeedo
Abduzeedo means “abducted” in Portuguese. This is a blog run by Fabio Sasso, who  is totally abducted by web and graphics designing.

The usual tweets:

  • About inspiration
  • About useful links from all over the designing world.
  • About different offers and valuable contents that are related to designing.

2. @AndrewKelsall

Andrew Kelsall

Andrew Kelsall is a genius web and graphics designer from England who creates unique logos and print designs. He also offers them through his website. Many designers follow him to get different logo ideas.

The usual tweets:

  • His tweets are mostly related to photography, inspiration, illustration and web designing, etc.

3. @Amerz

Amy Mattingly

Amy Mattingly is an English web designer who was a former freelancer, but, nowadays works at blubot, an e-Commerce agency.

The usual tweets:

  • Wireframe, design and code.
  • Inspiration from daily life and exciting web design examples with resources

4. @Khoi

Khoi Vinh

Khoi Vinh is the co-founder of Mixel.cc. He is a blogger and former design director at NYTimes.com.

The usual tweets:

  • Web designing
  • Interested topics related to WordPress and fonts
  • Inspiration and tips for new designers

5. @Atsmith

Adam Smith

Adam Smith is the founder of Advent Integrated. He is an award- winning web designer who is very passionate about the social media and typography.

The usual tweets:

  • New trends and stories from around the world, especially the ones focusing on typography and web designing.

6. @BazDeas

Baz-Deas

Baz Deas is a freelancer and UX designer who is passionate about creating unique, usable interfaces for web. He is also fond of photography. He very recently has started mountain biking.

The usual tweets:

  • Mostly about new design links and resources
  • About the daily life of web designers.

7. @Simplebits

Dan Cederholm

Simplebits is a creative studio run by Dan Cederholm. His work is focused towards CSS3 technology that web designers can use and how they can use it fully.

The usual tweets:

  • Mostly related to designing websites
  • Inspiration to other designers about using the right techniques.

8. @Bluewavemedia

Kimberly Beaven

Kimberly Beaven is a web designer and creative director at BlueWave Media.

The usual tweets:

  • Web designing
  • Inspiration ideas for newcomers so that they can dream big
  • She also tweets about social media on a regular basis to her followers.

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9. @AisleOne

AisleOne

Antonio Carusone is a great graphic designer who is obsessed with the grid system. He is a senior product designer at GroupMe. He is a great source provider for graphic designers.

The usual tweets:

  • Inspirational posts for new web designer
  • Most are related to graphic designing, typography, grid system, minimalism and modernism.

10. @Cameronolivier

Cam Oliver

Cam Oliver is a web designer who is also a UX fanatic and techno-libertarian. He is very enthusiastic about modern web design.

The usual tweets:

  • Focused on different inspirational links regarding web design, development and demonstration from all over Twitter for the new designers.
  • Different quotes and guides.

11. @Bokardo

Joshua Porter

Joshua Porter is the director of UX at Hubspot. He is the founder of Bokardo Design, a design consultancy focusing on social web application.

The usual tweets:

  • Different designs, both in-market and upcoming as well as the social media and the Web
  • Inspirational posts on his Twitter page.

12. @Jophillips

Jon Philips

Jon Phillips is a fantastic web designer who is addicted to typography. His creative things are very popular on the internet. He is basically a UX, web and graphic designer.

The usual tweets:

  • Typography
  • Web design
  • Useful resources related to photograph, designing, etc.

13. @RussAdams

Russ Adams

Russ Adams is a web designer and a very good blogger.

The usual tweets:

  • Web design
  • Inspirational quotes about designing, photography and Photoshop techniques

14. @Joshsmithnyc

Josh Smith

Josh Smith is a graphic designer, writer and currently working at Inhabitant of New York City. His tweets are very useful for designers who are interested in brand designing.

The usual tweets:

  • Brand design
  • Graphic design
  • Different parties and exciting news around the Web for web designers

15. @Psahre

Paul-Sahre

Paul Share is a graphic designer, illustrator, educator, and a lecturer.

The usual tweets:

  • Design
  • Graphics
  • Inspirational quotes for the designers to get new unique ideas

16. @Sethjenks

Seth Jenks

Seth Jenks is an entrepreneur and web designer. He is the CEO at Duskinteractive. His tweets are very useful for new designers.

The usual tweets:

  • Different tutorial and resources to various links on his Twitter page
  • New designing ideas.

17. @Simonashley

Simon

Simon Ashley is a web designer and a developer. He is also a solution expert, system architect, technologist, web entrepreneur and a hard fan of coffee.

The usual tweets:

  • Related to designing
  • Different personal interest activities on his Twitter page for upcoming designers.

18. @Arronlock

Arron Lock

Arron Lock is a food lover and an independent graphic designer. He is also a blogger.

The usual tweets:

  • Topics related to designing, especially done offline
  • Useful stuff about designing with context to graphics.

19. @Behoff

Brain Hoff

Brian Hoff is the founder of Brianhoffdesign. He is a graphic designer, artist and a blogger.

The usual tweets:

  • High quality design resources for the new designers and artist
  • Inspirational tweets about daily personal life as well as related to the designing.

20. @Thelogosmith

Graham Smith

Graham Smith is a logo and graphic designer. Designers should follow him for new ideas.

The usual tweets:

  • Professional designs
  • Brand identities
  • Guidelines
  • Icons for software and apps
  • Expert advice for WordPress installation, theme customization and web hosting

21. @Dburka

Daniel Burka

Daniel Burka is a design partner at Google Ventures. He is also the co-founder of Milk Inc. and an ex-creative director at Digg. Designers can find plenty of design resources for web and other mediums through his Twitter page.

The usual tweets:

  • CSS
  • Designing
  • UX
  • Personal life experiences

22. @Flyosity

Mike Rundle

Mike Rundle is a creative designer and software engineer. Creating beautiful products for the web is one of his many skills. He is a consultant for Mac, iPhone and iPad. Designers can utilize his resources for their projects.

The usual tweets:

  • Animation
  • CSS3
  • Graphic designing

23. @Andybudd

Andy Budd

Andy Budd is a user experience designer and partner at Clearleft. He is very passionate about promoting the new talent in designers, which is why his most of the tweets are for them. He is always available for new designers who want to achieve their dreams.

The usual tweets:

  • Promotion of new talents

24. @Gracesmith

Grace Smith

Grace Smith is a freelancer who is attached to web and graphic designing. She is very fond of social media and web standards.

The usual tweets:

  • Mostly focused on the topics that are related with graphic designing and web development
  • Useful online tools and resources.

25. @Hicksdesign

Jon hicks

Jon Hicks is a creative designer for web sites, user interface, branding and icons. He also designs for prints.

The usual tweets:

  • Topics related to publishing, designing
  • Plenty of inspirational links and resources for the designers
  • Different daily routine design works.

26. @Jcroft

Jeff Croft

Jeff Croft is a product designer who works in Seattle. He is a co-founder of Lendle and author of two books on the web.

The usual tweets:

  • Related to web designing including HTML, and CSS3
  • Inspirational resources that are very helpful for the web designers.

27. @Feather

Derek Featherrstone

Derek Featherstone is a web designer. He is a world-known speaker and web developer. He is also the member of Simply Accessible Inc. Designers who are starting professional career can find his tweets very useful.

The usual tweets:

  • About consultation regarding organizations, institutions, public utilities and government agencies, etc.

28. @Elliotjaystocks

Elliot Jay Stocks

Elliot Jay Stocks is a creative director of Adobe Typekit. He is also the founder of 8faces and the co-founder of viewportind. He is a designer, speaker and author.

The usual tweets:

  • Topics related to responsive web typography
  • Designing
  • Music

29. @Jessicawalsh

Jessica Walsh

Jessicawalsh is a designer and art director, partner at NYC design studio. She is an award winning designer. She is a very lively person. She is always available for consultation to new designers on her Twitter handle. Designers can follow her as a role model to achieve their dreams.

The usual tweets:

  • Print
  • Design
  • Graphic

30. @SkinnyShips

SkinnyShips

Richard Perez is a designer, illustrator and the captain of Skinny Ships.  He has worked with many big brands on the web. New designers should follow him in order to have the latest ideas about designing.

The usual tweets:

  • Mostly focused on freelance graphic designing, illustration, lettering and typography.

You can surely keep up with the latest trend in designing by following these designers. You can also let us know who your favorite designer is and who else you follow on the twitter, so that advice seeking designers can be assisted.

The next section is going to represent some more awesome designers to follow on Twitter and gain extra knowledge and inspiration.

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: https://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)
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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:

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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)
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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.

In the next section we wanted to put a spotlight on some very influential people in Web Design industry.

15 Most Influential People in Web Design

The web design industry is continuously changing and there are many people who are setting the bar higher every day with their incredible work and contribution to the web design community. Here is a list of just a few of the people who are responsible for changing the meaning of web design with their awesome work and concepts. All designers listed here are equally amazing, this isn’t mean to be a ‘Top Ten’ type list, we’re not ranking them, just listing innovators in web design.

Also, with this list I have shared their Facebook, Twitter, Dribbble & LinkedIn information so you can always stay connected and get inspired by their work.

1. Jeffery Zeldman

Jeffery Zeldman is the King of Web Standards & co-founded The Web Standards Project. Zeldman was one of the first bloggers and independent publishers. He has written design books like “Designing With Web Standards”& “Taking Your Talent to the Web”.

Website: http://www.zeldman.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/zeldman
Facebook: http://facebook.com/JeffreyZeldman
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Dribbble: N/A

2. Jason Santa Maria

Jason is a creative director for Typekit & founder of Typedia. Inspired by traditional print design and typography, he has worked with WordPress, Miramax Films, The New York Stock Exchange, PBS and many others.

Website: http://jasonsantamaria.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/jasonsantamaria
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jasonsantamaria
LinkedIn: N/A
Dribbble: https://dribbble.com/jsm

3. Dan Cederholm

Dan is a designer, author, and speaker and a co-founder of Dribbble. He is know as a CSS guy. He’s worked with some of the heaviest hitters in the web industry including: Google, YouTube, Blogger and many more.

Website: http://simplebits.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/simplebits
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/simplebits
LinkedIn:
Dribbble: https://dribbble.com/simplebits

4. Vitaly Friedman

Vitaly is a founder of Smashing Magazine which is one the largest online design magazines on the web. They regularly publish really high quality articles that help designers and developers across the world.

Website: http://www.smashingmagazine.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/smashingmag
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/vitaly.friedman
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Dribbble: N/A

5. John O Nolan

John is a talented designer from the UK and is working as a member of the WordPress UI Team, he is also developing user interface for Virgin Atlantic Airways. Besides his personal blog, he also contributes to Smashing Magazine, Web Designer Depot and Envato Network.
Website: http://john.onolan.org/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/johnonolan
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/johnonolan
LinkedIn:
Dribbble: https://dribbble.com/JohnONolan


6. Brian Hoff

Brian is a graphic designer who focuses on corporate identity & branding. His recent project includes redesigning Mojo Themes. Inspired by typography and layout, Brian focuses on usability & design.

Website: http://www.thedesigncubicle.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/behoff
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TDCBehoff
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Dribbble: https://dribbble.com/behoff

7. Douglas Bowman

Douglas founded Stopdesign under which he worked with Google, Capegemini, Blogger & other big clients. Later, he worked at Google as a Visual Design Lead and after that he moved on to work with Twitter as its creative director.

Website: http://stopdesign.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/stop
Facebook: N/A
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Dribbble: https://dribbble.com/stop

8. Aarron Walter

Aarron is a designer, author, professor and speaker. He is the lead user experience designer for MailChimp. He also leads the development of the InterACT curriculum project that helps connect the design industry & education.

Website: http://aarronwalter.com/
Twitter:http://twitter.com/#!/aarron
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/aarronwalter
LinkedIn: N/A
Dribbble: N/A

9. Ethan Marcotte

Ethan is a passionate designer, speaker and wrote ‘Handcrafted CSS’. New York Magazine, Stanford University, and the World Wide Web Consortium are some of the clients he has worked with. Ethan can be found blogging about design-related articles on his blog.

Website: http://ethanmarcotte.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/BEEP
Facebook: N/A
LinkedIn: N/A
Dribbble: N/A

10. David Airey

David works from a Northern Ireland-based home studio, he is a brand identity designer who has worked with clients of all sizes. His client list include Giacom and Yellow Pages. He writes on design at  Logo Design Love and davidairey.com. He also authored the book ‘Logo Design Love’.

Website: http://www.davidairey.com/
Twitter:http://twitter.com/#!/DavidAirey
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/davidaireydesign
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Dribbble: N/A

11. Patrick McNeil

Patrick is more of a developer than a designer but he has contributed equally to the design community. He has been featured in .NET Magazine and authored the book series “The Web Designer’s Idea Book”.

Website: http://pmcneil.com/
Twitter:http://twitter.com/#!/DesignMeltdown
Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/people/Patrick-McNeil/764310713
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Dribbble: N/A

12. Jason Beaird

Jason is a user experience designer and front-end developer with a degree in Graphic Design. He is currently working as a user experience designer at MailChimp and also authored the book ‘The Principles of Beautiful Web Design’. He has also spoken at many SXSW events.

Website: http://jasongraphix.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/jasongraphix
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jbeaird
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Dribbble: N/A

13. Chris Coyier

Chris is currently working at Wufoo, he is the founder of CSS-Tricks which shares tons of useful tutorials and tips. He has also co-authored the famous book Digging into WordPress.

Website: http://chriscoyier.net/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/chriscoyier
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/chriscoyier
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Dribbble: N/A

14. Eric A. Meyer

Eric is the author of ‘CSS: The Definitive Guide’. He has been working with the web since 1993 and is an expert of HTML & CSS. He is also a co-founder of An Event Apart & GMPG.

Website: http://meyerweb.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/meyerweb/
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15. Luke Wroblewski

Luke worked as the Chief Design Architect at Yahoo and was the Lead User Interface Designer of eBay. He has authored two design books and is currently the Chief Product Officer and co-founder of Bagcheck Inc.

Website: http://www.lukew.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/lukew
Facebook:
LinkedIn: N/A
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Your Turn

Let us know about the designer you are influenced by and tell us which of the designer listed here you like the most.

Editorial Team

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