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.

Download it at Flipsnack

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.

Download it at DesignMilk

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.

Download it at Papers.co

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.

Download it at Think, Make, Share

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.

Download it at the 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.

Download it at DeviantArt

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.

Download it at Design Love Fest

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.

Download it at HD Wallpaper