We’ve arrived into the new year, and you’re hopefully lining up plenty of graphic design projects for the coming months. It’s a good time to give your computer a refresh. You can do this by organizing your files, deleting unnecessary images, and decluttering your desktop. If you’re all about a new look and a new way of doing things, start with your desktop by downloading one of these new 2018 desktop wallpaper images. They’re all available for free and will give you the spark of inspiration you need for all kinds of design.
January 2018 Calendar Wallpaper
With a vintage travel theme, this 2018 desktop wallpaper image is a great way to see your calendar at a glance for the month of January. Flipsnack shares the image in a variety of sizes to accomodate any desktop resolution.
Stay within the Lines Wallpaper
Designer Bobby Berk’s paper is available on DesignMilk, and features an inspiring quote about finding your own way: “I was always told to stay within the lines, so I drew my own.” The background has a texture like that of a notebook paper.
Bokeh Winter Flowers Wallpaper
Papers.co shares a winter-inspired desktop wallpaper with a bokeh, or soft blur background. The flowers still have frost clinging to them and the image has a calm winter palette.
Do Anything You Want, Today is Yours Wallpaper
Andrew Blackburn’s quote “Do anything you want, today is yours,” appears in brush script on this wallpaper that’s perfect for a graphic designer. Let it remind you to take chances and try new things this year.
This Ain’t No Side Hustle Wallpaper
We see the term “side hustle” used all the time online as a way to refer to a side project, however, your graphic design is anything but. Neuarmy shares it on The Desktop Wallpaper Project.
Design it Simple Wallpaper
Sometimes design needs to be simple and we have to remind ourselves of those rules. This wallpaper by goergen shares this guideline with a brilliant color scheme of blue and red.
Sarah Golden Wallpaper
Sarah Golden made these avant garde painting desktop wallpapers for Design Love Fest and they’re mesmerizing. You can download 1 or all 3; each features a splash of yellow, blue and pink.
The Depths Wallpaper
Explore the depths of your creativity with this minimalism wallpaper featuring a scuba diver. You’ll find it on HD Wallpaper and it’s one of the more interesting minimal style images you’ll find.