Twitter profile background


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?

Thank you.


asked Apr 23 '10 at 00:32
Vadim Kleyzit
18 points

2 Answers


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,


answered Apr 23 '10 at 19:28
515 points
  • Thanks for recommending the 99 Designs marketplace. I googled “twitter background size “and found several guidelines for twitter-friendly image. – Vadim Kleyzit 14 years ago


A good resource for Twitter profiles is Joel Comm's book Twitter Power. You can see pieces of this online on his web site and it's also worth buying the book.

answered Apr 23 '10 at 23:13
Warren E. Hart
2,181 points
  • This book is just cane out! I am browsing it at Google books right now. Thanks. – Vadim Kleyzit 14 years ago

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