I am looking for recommendations on creating Twitter background image for a young software company. The goal is to have a Twitter profile page that projects an image attractive to IT / software professionals.
What is the best route to take: use websites that allow building it yourselves, or hire a professional designer? Can you please share any outlets or guidelines / best practice for Twitter background that you know?
Does the company have a logo? If so that would really help. You could pay a designer about $100 or less to just put the logo against a twitter-friendly background and that'd be the end of it. Or you can do it yourself, using free software like Paint .NET.
If the company doesn't have a logo, the cheapest (in my opinion) way to have someone design it for you is through 99 Designs. It's basically an online "marketplace" where you set a specific cash "prize", and designers will compete to win it by trying to create a logo that best matches your description. It ends up being far cheaper than having a professional do it (we paid $150 I think) and the logo is excellent quality.
Hope this helps,