Graphics for mobile wallpaper

In 2002, the mobile content world primarily consisted of ringtones. I was one of the first designers to create mobile “wallpaper” imagery (in addition to animated screensavers, and animated ringtones). Most of the content out there was for customers who like generic clip art, and I wanted to create images for customers who enjoy a little more creativity, edge, and youthfulness. One of my very simple designs (op-art pink bubbles) was a top-selling wallpaper, and that was always so gratifying. I enjoyed coming up with fun graphics, and always thought that mobile wallpaper is very similar to graphic t-shirt design (I’ve always wanted to print my “Domino!” image on a shirt–one day, one day…).

Domino! was inspired by my love for the game

Domino! was inspired by my love for the game



Here is a sampling of graphics showing a variety of visual styles.
My Peacock was inspired by a vintage Ace of Spades

My Peacock was inspired by a vintage Ace of Spades


Cherry "tattoo" updated for rockabilly Vegas lovers

Cherry tattoo updated for rockabilly Vegas lovers


Love Animals was designed for a collection of "vegetarian" graphics

Love Animals was designed for a collection of vegetarian graphics


Bang! Revolver is a little Warhol, a little punk, and a little American

Bang! Revolver is a little Warhol, a little punk, and a little American


Glitter '06 was created for the New Year (in 2006)

Glitter '06 was created for the New Year (in 2006)


Lady Luck was for a Vegas/lounge collection

Lady Luck was for a Vegas/lounge collection


Mod Girl Face is cool and mellow in blue

Mod Girl Face is cool and mellow in blue


Italy, created for a series of "I (heart)" images

Italy, created for a series of I (heart) images


Low Rider was inspired by LA and my friend's car

Low Rider was inspired by LA and my friend's car


Autumn Leaves was inspired by vintage fabric and wrapping paper

Autumn Leaves was inspired by vintage fabric and wrapping paper


Air Brush Paradise was inspired by an 80s t-shirt print

Air Brush Paradise was inspired by an 80s t-shirt print


Mom Tattoo, one of the first tattoo images I made

Mom Tattoo, one of the first tattoo images I made


This menorah image was part of an animation, created with vector art

This menorah image was part of an animation, created with vector art


Snake Eyes, part of a Vegas/lounge collection

Snake Eyes, part of a Vegas/lounge collection


Punk Rock Love is a heart made out of safety pins

Punk Rock Love is a heart made out of safety pins


Good Luck, vector version of classic tattoo style

Good Luck, vector version of classic tattoo style


Valentine's Day image inspired by a vintage card

Valentine's Day image inspired by a vintage card

How it was done:
Photoshop & Illustrator–I find images for inspiration or reference, and create my own versions

My role:
concept and design–I would come up with a concept and build my own design around it. Most files were done in spare time of my own initiative.

One thought on “Graphics for mobile wallpaper

  1. Neal

    Hi,
    I am taking a group of students on a trip to Italy, and I am in charge of putting together a t-shirt for them all (around 50 shirts). Is there any way we could use your beautiful Italy logo for the shirt? We would promise to use it only for this trip of course.

    Thanks for kindly considering our request.

    Neal Dalzell
    Human Sciences Teacher
    Centennial Regional High School
    Greenfield Park, Quebec, Canada

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