Productivity / Life

Artists Creating
Cool Wallpapers
for Your Phone

Learn how one ingenious idea sparked a custom wallpaper trend

A lady standing against a background with a pink design, she has an S Pen in one hand and a Galaxy Note10 in the other

What’s the fastest way to make your phone stand out from the crowd? With a unique and interesting wallpaper. Read on to learn more about this creative wallpaper campaign and see how you can snag one for your phone.

Three Galaxy phones side by side, each showing a unique wallpaper design that aligns with the camera lens on the top-right of their Infinity-O Displays.
A headshot of Matt B, sitting at his desk and looking directly at the camera with colorful wallpaper designs behind him
Artwork by

Matt B

@matcabb

The story behind the designs

Creativity takes on a different form for everyone. For campaign starter, Matt B, this was in the form of artistic wallpapers for the Galaxy S10. Inspiration struck Matt as soon as he saw the Infinity-O Display: “I was lying in my bed, swiping through tech news and I noticed that the stock wallpapers on the S10 devices were hiding the front camera with a dark gradient in that corner. So I asked myself, ‘what if, instead of hiding it, I use it as part of the design?’ That's how it started.”

A headshot of Matt B, sitting at his desk and looking directly at the camera with colorful wallpaper designs behind him
Artwork by

Matt B

@matcabb
A Galaxy Note10 with an illustrated forest wallpaper on the Infinity-O Display. The shape of an acorn aligns with the punch-hole camera in the top-middle.
A single image of a blue S Pen from the Galaxy Note10 phone
S Pen

For precise creative control when designing wallpapers, adjust S Pen settings like color and style.

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Matt’s creative process

From stunning solar eclipses to cute little robots, Matt’s clever wallpaper designs clearly have a lot of thought behind them. So, what exactly is his creative process? “I collect inspiration – photos and images – to create mood boards. Then I create raw sketches on paper,” says Matt. “Next, I assemble the project, and as soon as the first draft is ready, I test it on the display to make sure it will not clash with any UI elements.”

A single image of a blue S Pen from the Galaxy Note10 phone
S Pen

For precise creative control when designing wallpapers, adjust S Pen settings like color and style.

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Six Galaxy phones arranged around eachother, all showing a different wallpaper from various artists across the globe. Wallpapers are designed to align with the camera lens that are located in either top-middle or top-right of the display.

Sparking a trend

Matt’s ingenious idea spoke to wallpaper lovers everywhere. To celebrate this movement—and the punch-hole design—we collaborated with artists and creators across the globe to create artistic wallpapers. From @ketnipz’s upbeat and colorful artwork to @furrylittlepeach’s out-of-this-world landscape designs, the meticulous detail in each artist-created piece is clear to see. Each one brings something different to the table, making for a great collection of eye-catching wallpapers that anyone can download.

A wallpaper showing illustrated japanese lanterns floating in a field, displayed on a Galaxy phone. Eyes on one of lanterns align with the punch-hole camera in the top-middle.
A headshot of a character illustrated by Harry Hambley
Artwork by

Harry Hambley

KETNIPZ
A headshot of a character illustrated by Harry Hambley
Artwork by

Harry Hambley

KETNIPZ
A wallpaper showing an illustrated planet and solar system, displayed on a Galaxy phone. The shape of a planet aligns with the punch-hole camera on the top-right.
A side profile image of Sha'an d'Anthes
Artwork by

Sha'an d'Anthes

@furrylittlepeach
A side profile image of Sha'an d'Anthes
Artwork by

Sha'an d'Anthes

@furrylittlepeach
A birds-eye view of an artist at a desk sketching out a wallpaper design on paper, the design is of a koala bear on a floatie in a pool

Finding the creative inspiration

It can be all too easy for any artist to fall into a creative rut. So how do these creators break out of the funk? Artist Marco Oggian’s straightforward advice is to just “follow what you want to do and do that. Be happy with your creation and if you’re not, try again until you’re satisfied.” Fellow artist Joel Mulga’s fun suggestion for getting the ideas flowing? Simply “let your imagination run wild like a Labrador in a field full of flowers.”

A custom wallpaper featuring an astronaut for the Infinity-O Display. The design uses the astronaut's helmet to embrace the punch-hole camera.

Make your background pop

Design your very own wallpaper to fit on
your Galaxy Infinity-O Display.

Grab this gear and go

With their Infinity-O Displays and unique camera cutouts, your new custom wallpapers will look great on these phones.

Front-facing shot of an upright Galaxy Note10 with an S Pen leaning on the side of it

Galaxy Note10

Product shot of a Galaxy S10 overlaying another Galaxy S10

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The logo for the Galaxy Themes app

Galaxy Themes

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