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6 Twitch Stream Themes Done Right

Your Twitch page says a lot about you. And it’s not just the info in your about section—the overall aesthetic of your page can have a huge impact on your success. Twitch panels give you the chance to show off a little bit of your personality through custom art, unique color palettes and flashy fonts.

In this blog, we’ll share some of our favorite examples of Twitch themes and panels to help you come up with the perfect look for your Twitch page—from vibrant, colorful and cartoony to sleek, modern designs.  

What are Twitch Panels?

Every Twitch channel has an “About Me” panel where streamers post information about themselves and their channel, as well as links to relevant pages. In addition to a 300-character bio and links to your social channels, Twitch makes it easy to add additional sections or panels to your page.

However, a big wall of text isn’t exactly enticing to look at. While Twitch does support basic formatting, it does not support HTML, making custom images your best bet for an attractive and appealing about section.

Using basic graphic design software like Canva or PicMonkey, you can create your own custom images to use as Twitch panels. Or, you can create simple image headers to break up the text in your About Me section using dedicated Twitch panel makers like those from NerdOrDie and Visuals By Impulse.

How to Create a Theme for Your Twitch Channel

Your About Me section is often the first thing newcomers see when they visit your stream, so it’s best to make sure all of the most important info is easily available. In your channel bio, include a bit about which games you typically play, or what types of streams you like to create—such as Just Chatting, Food & Drink, or Fitness & Health.

When it comes to Twitch panels, it’s best to consistently use the same colors, fonts and images across each panel to brand your page. This helps create a professional look and makes it easy to quickly find key info.

There are plenty of different styles to choose from when creating custom Twitch panels. Let’s take a look at a few of our favorite pro streamers for some inspiration!

Twitch Panel Examples

Friskk is a variety gamer, voice actor and stream host that uses custom cartoon imagery and a Twitch-purple color theme for a fun, vibrant look. She uses a combination of image panels and image headers with plain text to offer more detailed info.

iamBrandon is a variety caster, blogger and podcast host who uses a high-tech look with a sleek black and red color scheme in his about section. Brandon uses all image panels for a clean look—most of which are actual photos of him, which is a great way to connect with fans.

Sloot is a popular World of Warcraft streamer and content creator for N3RDFUSION. His about section uses all image panels with short text for added detail. Each image panel uses the same gold color scheme, outline and icon aesthetic for a consistent, professional look.

Ceddy (formerly GreenDumpling) is a variety streamer, talk show host and podcaster with a detailed, colorful about page. Ceddy does a great job of consistently using green and purple colors throughout his page, including his profile pic. He uses a combination of panel headers and text boxes to provide detailed information about his channel. Even though there’s a lot of info on his page, it doesn’t feel cluttered and everything is easy to find.

Meg Kaylee is a variety broadcaster, host and content creator that uses cartoon chocolate chip cookies to help set her stream apart. She includes cookie props in her set while streaming, uses a cookie background on her page, and includes cookie imagery throughput her page for a cheerful and whimsical feel. She also uses cartoon imagery of herself for a fun, artsty vibe.

STPeach is a variety streamer and fitness vlogger that uses a simple yet effective approach to break up the info on her about page. Each panel header uses the same cursive font with a different pastel color for a retro look. Even though she uses a lot of text in her about section, it’s easy to navigate thanks to her simple design.

Consistency Is Key

As you can see, there are many different options for creating a professional-looking about section for your Twitch channel. Whether you decide to go with simple image panels for a clean, sleek look or bright and colorful cartoon headers with text blocks, it’s important to keep the same aesthetic throughout your profile.

Use these Twitch panel examples as inspiration for creating your own about section. For more information on how to improve your Twitch streams and grow your audience, check out our blog.