A Brief Intro
About a year ago, I kept hearing about this social media site called Twitter. I heard about how awesomely helpful and useful it was, but I must admit my initial reaction was that of skepticism. Afterall, the last thing I needed was another thing to take up more of my time. Then I tried it! The positive effects Twitter has had on my blog and growing network of design community friends are innumerable.
The Rational Behind This Post
The idea to write a post such as this one is far from original. Recently I was thrilled to be a part of this list: Ten more Friendly Designers on Twitter by @styletime. That post has brought me a ton of new followers, and I’m definitely thankful for that.
Hopefully my list of people to follow from the design community will be helpful to you. I choose those folks that I’ve found to be active, knowledgeable and helpful. Before we get started, it’s required that I shamelessly promote my own account :) So if you have an account, please consider adding me to your follow list: http://twitter.com/myinkblog
Onward, To The List!
Grant Friedman is straightforward and helpful. He runs the increasingly popular site Colorburned where he often gives away high quality vectors.
Meet Roger Byrne, the guy that inspired this list! He is always active on Twitter. Super helpful, and not afraid to speak his mind. Roger somehow finds time to run: onetime, styletime and votetime. You know, all the sites with too many periods in the URL!
Andy is very friendly on Twitter and quick with a retweet. He is the owner of AndySowards.com where you will find daily roundups for the design community. And the best part has to be the name: Daily Nerdy Links!
Next up is AJ Troxell of Phire Design. AJ often tweets and retweets useful links from the design community. His blog offers useful articles, freebies, tutorials and more.
Calvin Lee is the owner of Mayhem Studios.Calvin wins the prize of most active designer on Twitter. He gets out more retweets than anyone I know.
Franz runs Fudge Graphics, an inspirational blog with freebies and design news.
Brian Hoff is the creator of Design Cubicle. He is talented and knowledgeable. He often retweets and posts very useful links.
Angie Bowen is truly one of the nicest and most helpful designers on Twitter. She runs Arbenting, a design blog with tons of useful content.
Matt is the guy behind Spoonfed Design. Always looking to lend a hand and better the design community, he is the perfect fit for this list!
Wrap It Up
There’s the list, I hope you find it useful and will consider adding some of these fine folks to your Twitter accounts. Who did I miss? Who else should make a list like this? Feel free to add some names using the comments below.