Social Media Design: Inspiring Facebook Examples
Kay Int Veen
In this design, Kay Int Veen seems to be peeking out from behind the page. This illusion was created by integrating a white bar that seems to be part of the Facebook page design with an image, cleverly posed to fit the space. He then added a collage of images on the left-hand side. The generous amount of white space between the two elements works well in the shared space.
Facebook designs that integrate the cover image and Profile photos are especially effective.
Sven De Bruyne
In this design, Sven De Bruyne took a photo of himself looking off to the side, flipped it upside down, and repeated it in the Profile and cover photos. Because he appears to be looking from one image to the other, the combination creates a dramatic effect. It’s a challenge not to let your own eyes dart between the images in this design.
As you see in these two Profile designs, Gilad Koriski created dramatically different Facebook Profile designs and showcased the diversity of his photography by simply changing his Profile and cover images.
This single, simple, stop-motion photo of a dancer swirling her skirts with a strong light shining through from the background creates an eye-catching cover design.
Jasper Johal specializes in photographing yoga and dance, so this dark angel is not only a great way to demonstrate that he has a great eye for capturing physical action, but the subject matter is also thematic for his business.
Photographer and Photoshop instructor Colin Smith (author, trainer, digital artist, and founder of PhotoshopCAFE.com) inflicts this freaky vision of what would happen if giant wasps outfitted with gas masks broke out of a mutant research lab. This cover design showcases his talent and warped imagination.
This cover image also serves as a great advertisement for Colin’s video training programs, which teach how to create complex composite images like this one. Apparently, he’s been hanging around some strange underground science installations for inspiration.
Using a mix of photos and hand-drawn illustration, digital designer Jérôme Vadon cleverly constructed a tag cloud of words that he considers relevant to his design ethos.
A tag cloud is a visual representation of keywords, commonly used on websites and blogs that display the most important words in larger sizes or with a distinguishing color.
The tag cloud is connected to the Profile picture by an arrow leading to his smiling face in a carefully cropped Profile photo. He’s also done a great job of aligning the edge of his face in the portrait almost perfectly with the top of his head in the larger banner.
A glance at Ken Riddick’s Facebook design tells you volumes about his life and priorities. The dive photo illustrates his passion for scuba diving and underwater photography, and the Profile picture of him and his wife makes it clear that he’s married and enjoys tropical excursions.
Professional speaker and author Kare Anderson emphasizes communicating to connect in her consulting and speaking business. She also believes in empowering others to help tell your story and her design reflects that philosophy — by using photos and testimonials from her clients to describe the quality of her work.
You can mimic the look of your website in your Profile and cover images if your goal is to create a consistent design across your sites. Here, the look of her Profile also mimics the colors and style of Kare’s website, which uses similar design elements.
In her Facebook design, Amanda Cey (founder and owner of ABCey Events) uses a photo of a crowd lined up on a red carpet waiting to get into an event. Amanda is an event planner, and the image instantly suggests she’s good at gathering a crowd. The sinuous line of people in the photo also does a great job of leading your eye right to Amanda’s Profile picture.