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…).
Here is a sampling of graphics showing a variety of visual styles.
How it was done:
Photoshop & Illustrator–I find images for inspiration or reference, and create my own versions
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.