50+ Creative Twitter Headers for Your Inspiration

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?”

creative twitter headers

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.

brand awareness twitter header

If you have some great products, show them on your header:

starbucks twitter 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:

blend in twitter header

unite avatar with twitter header

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.

twitter header

You may apply a gradient to the header:

gradient twitter header

Or add a little simple design like Brian Solis did:

darker twitter header

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:

interest on twitter header

How smart of @socialmouths to promote his website link while admitting he’s a coffee lover.

interest twitter header

Kiersten is supporting a great cause:

support a cause twitter header

Danika Patrick makes sure you don’t forget her as a successful auto-car racer:

personality twitter header

#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:

creative collage twitter header

Can a colorful collage do the trick? According to @Shareaholic it’s possible:

collage twitter header

Why not showcase what you love or some casual snapshots of your daily life in a collage too:collage as twitter header

#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:

portfolio twitter header

show portfolio on twitter header

Describe your brand briefly with bullet points:

portfolio on twitter header

Use header to showcase some of your best work:

book twitter header

#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.

family on twitter header

family portrait twitter header

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.

family twitter header

#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.

expo twitter header

event twitter header

expertise twitter header

professional twitter header

#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!

personal quote twitter header

@alejandroreyes on the other hand, uses his website slogan on the header:

motto on twitter 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.

kindness twitter header

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.

scenery twitter header

nature twitter header

landscape on  twitter header

city landscape twitter header

#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.

social media twitter header

social profiles twitter header

#13  To Humanize Your Brand

Hubspot didn’t disappoint us with their twitter header:

hubspot twitter header

Razoo is using the same header image as their Facebook cover. A photo of their supporters brings the organization to life.

humanize twitter header

#14  To add Customer Testimonials

Client’s testimonial can be impactful, so does adding a before/after picture. But this depends on your industry.

testimonial twitter header

#15  To Showcase Your Workplace

Add behind-the-scene pictures of how your office looks like during working hours is not a bad idea:

workplace twitter header

Great color contrast by @PSFK,

workplace on twitter header

How about something static, your office desk maybe?

office desk twitter header

static twitter header

#16  Focus, Focus, Focus

Dorien uses her brand color (orange) and the arrow to emphasize her twitter bio:

focus twitter header

#17  More Portraits?

There are many ways you can showcase your own portrait in the twitter header, learn from these guys:

cool portrait twitter header

designer twitter header

portrait as twitter header

portrait image twitter header

portrait twitter header

#18  To Use Illustrations

Have you thought of using illustrations to spice up your twitter header? Something to think about.

city illustration twitter header

illustration on twitter header

illustration twitter header

#19  Other Twitter Header Designs

a.  Simple, Clean Design

simple twitter header

b.  Robust and Exciting

robust twitter header

c.  Abstract, Colorful Design

abstract twitter header

colorful twitter header

d.  Just Being Creative

colorful twitter header

e.  Promote Your Product

promote twitter header

f.  Include Welcome Message to Visitors

welcome message twitter header

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:

wchingya twitter header

Not the best design in the world but I love simplicity.

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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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