8 Creative Twitch Panels Ideas To Use
By Celeste Zosimo, 09/11/19
Your Twitch panels are always available to everyone you are broadcasting to and the whole world in general. They are an excellent way to show off what you got and project the image you want your viewers to have of you. These are but only a few of the reasons you need to have Twitch panels that are awesome to look at. That way, they’ll give out the best impressions of you or your company.
If you’re looking to create your own Twitch panels or you’re searching for some inspiration to redesign your existing ones, read on to get your creative juices flowing. Take a look at some of the best and most creative we found. And see how you can adapt yours to make them as brilliant as these ideas and examples are.
Let’s start with a very basic Twitch panel idea. If you’re not into anything elaborate or over the top, you can always go for the simple inspiration. Simple doesn’t mean plain and boring. You can spice up your Twitch panels and have them come out as a stand out especially if your competition has all the bells and whistles on theirs.
Daladev’s Twitch panel is a good example of a simple, yet clear and concise with all the information that it wants to show. It has white space all around that makes the text readable and easily understandable.
Cooking for Noobs’ Twitch panel uses the owner’s cartoon drawing of herself and captures her channel image so very well. The caricature portrait shows her with her hair hanging down to project an image of a carefree cooking tutorial. She is not a professional chef so you know you won’t expect fancy schmancy cooking terms.
Using this idea can really personalize your channel and you can be sure no one will have the same panels as you do as long as you hire a professional or someone knowledgeable in creating a mirror image of yourself.
3. Shapes and Colors
Most Twitch panels use rectangles for their design, but you can always choose to break the mold by using whatever shape that comes to mind. AvaGG uses rectangles with a twist. The rectangles are tapered on the lower part that is similar to a downward arrow to show the information per tab.
The colors used on the Twitch panels are dark and are contrasted by the white background. It has a somber appeal that works well as the broadcaster has indicated that the channel is for mature audiences.
4. No Text
A Twitch panel without text? It does work, take a look at Shroud’s and all you can see are boxes of their sponsors, donate, subscribe, and their social media platforms. They say content is king, but pictures paint a thousand words.
As long as you get the message across, it doesn’t matter if you place images only without any hint of texts. After all, live streaming is your business and you can give out all the information you need to give out on your broadcasts, as simple as that.
Sleek and modern are the best words to describe the Twitch panels of LiquidTLO. The broadcaster obviously paid attention to details and is illustrated quite well in the overall panel design. Each one is beautifully crafted with icons and the logos of the social media platforms carefully incorporated on them.
The design has a very minimalistic approach to it so it doesn’t distract you away from the really important stuff. If you want to project the image of being an authority on your field, this is the way to go.
6. Merged Info and Image
When creating Twitch panels, you are given the option to place a photo and add text underneath it. In DrLupo’s panels, the image was created to have the text already in it so there’s no need to add the text after placing the images on the panels anymore. It creates a harmonious layout and design and gives out an air of being together.
For this inspiration, there are tutorials on how you can create these images or you can hire professional graphic designers for this task. Either way, this will give your channel a clean and professional look.
You can design your Twitch panels with themes depending on what your channel broadcasts. If you’re into music, you can choose to create an orchestra themed design or as in the case of Towelliee, they have panels with a World of Warcraft theme. These panels are some of the most creative ones you can find anywhere.
With themed panels, it will be very clear to your viewers what you and your brand are all about. There are lots of ways you can go creative with them which can grab the attention of those still unfamiliar with your channel.
One look at Flewp’s Twitch panels and you’ll be reminded of a pet lover’s channel. It’s easy to think of the broadcaster as someone who’s into pets with the cute image of a dog on them. But actually, Flewp is a music channel that plays pop, rock, alternative, and everything else requested by their viewers.
The design works for them as it shows the lightheartedness of the channel with them giving out adorable puppy emotes as well. The channel evokes so much cuteness and playfulness that you’d want to make a song request yourself.
Twitch hosts thousands of broadcasters and it’s only a matter of time before more creative and more beautiful panels come out in the open. The competition will have to think of more ways to make themselves stand out and being creative with your panels isn’t just about aesthetics anymore.
Your Twitch panels must effectively communicate your branding across while enticing viewers to check your channel out. And as always, you shouldn’t be content with what you have designed today. Art is always evolving and you must not be left behind, always aim to get fresh ideas all the time.