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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:
- Twitter Header Size: 1252 x 626 pixels (<5MB), not smaller than 640 pixels in width.
- Text Color: white
Read More on How to Change Your Twitter Header Image.
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 Twitter background?
- How to spice up your static Twitter page with a robust image?
- Beware of the white space in your header that might affect readability of your Twitter bio.
50+ Creative Twitter Headers to Inspire You
#1 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:
#2 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.
Recommended: How to Unite Your Avatar and Header Image (Video).
#3 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.
#4 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:
#5 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:
#6 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:
#7 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.
#8 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.
#9 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:
#10 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?
#11 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.
#12 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.
#13 To Humanize Your Brand
Hubspot didn’t disappoint us with their twitter header:
Razoo is using the same header image as their Facebook cover. A photo of their supporters brings the organization to life.
#14 To add Customer Testimonials
Client’s testimonial can be impactful, so does adding a before/after picture. But this depends on your industry.
#15 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?
#16 Focus, Focus, Focus
Dorien uses her brand color (orange) and the arrow to emphasize her twitter bio:
#17 More Portraits?
There are many ways you can showcase your own portrait in the twitter header, learn from these guys:
#18 To Use Illustrations
Have you thought of using illustrations to spice up your twitter header? Something to think about.
#19 Other Twitter Header Designs
a. Simple, Clean Design
b. Robust and Exciting
c. Abstract, Colorful 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:
Not the best design in the world but I love simplicity.
By the way, are you on Twitter? Let’s connect:
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?
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