Having custom profile artwork is very important to me for a number of reasons:
- Branding – people immediately recognise my avatar everywhere.
- Theming – set the colours of the artwork so that it is in keeping with whatever site my profile is on.
- Consistency – provides consistency across all of my social profiles.
This site uses grey and white with a blue accent, but those colours don’t work on other sites. So, I create customised versions of my profile artwork so the look is in keeping with the site I’m using.
As you can see, both my avatar and banner images are consistent with my website’s artwork, yet match the theme of the site they’re on.