Festive and free holiday phone and computer wallpapers – Los Angeles Times

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We wanted to help you roll out this year’s gift-wrapping season with diverse and unique holiday-themed designs.
Below you’ll find options that will give your computer or cellphone a festive focus. Times art directors asked six illustrators, from Pasadena to London, to create colorful and cheery prints and patterns for the holidays.
Read more about our illustrators below and download their images, which are perfect for anything you need to add good tidings to, including webcam backgrounds or the wallpaper for your phone.
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Also, print subscribers and those who purchase a physical copy of The Times at newsstands will get to explore these designs as wrapping-paper prints in Sunday’s Weekend section. Also in the issue, you’ll find recipes for holiday cookies.

Lakey is an artist and illustrator in Joshua Tree, Calif. Her colorful artwork is inspired by the desert where she lives and the trips she takes. She loves working on projects and illustrations that bring a smile to people’s faces or a touch of imagination to their homes. Her website is melissalakey.com. You can find her on Instagram: @melissa.lakey

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Ayers is a Pasadena illustrator and graphic designer with a passion for all things cute and colorful. Her favorite parts of the holidays are yummy food and getting extra time to snuggle her two chihuahuas. Her website is elladandelion.co. You can find her on Instagram: @ellathedandelion

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Dariah is a British Caribbean illustrator based in London. She loves illustrating the joyful Black experience with lots of nostalgia. She also enjoys the atmosphere of Christmastime and the coziness of it all. Her website is rahanabanana.com. You can find her on Instagram: @rahanabanana

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Guzmán is a Mexico-based illustrator and graphic designer. Her illustration was inspired by the cultures of the Purépecha and Totonac people of Mexico and the memories of spending her childhood in her grandpa’s carpentry workshop. Her website is behance.net/claudiaguzes. You can find her on Instagram: @claudia.guzes

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Wherever you’re rooted — from Ventura to San Juan Capistrano — there’s a fir awaiting a forever home.

Dai is a Pasadena illustrator who wants to help people tell their stories through unique conceptual solutions. Her work is full of witty, whimsical ideas in bright, bold colors. Her website is yunyidaiart.com. You can find her on Instagram: @yunyidai

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Cruz is a Torrance illustrator and designer who has a passion for creating fun stuff in hopes of making people smile. Her work is mostly inspired by random shower thoughts, mundane experiences and ignorant art trends. Her website is cezcruzart.myportfolio.com. You can find her on Instagram: @cz_trashart

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Alejandro Vazquez is an art director for the Los Angeles Times. He joined the newsroom in 2022 from the USA Today Design Center, where he designed for sites and papers such as the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Memphis Commercial Appeal, Knoxville News Sentinel, Palm Springs Desert Sun, Des Moines Register and the Tennessean. An L.A. native, he graduated in 2021 from Cal State Long Beach, where he majored in journalism and minored in Spanish. During his time at CSULB, he served as design editor at the Daily Forty-Niner, the student-run newspaper, and as editor in chief at DIG MAG, a lifestyle magazine, as well as DÍG en Español, Long Beach’s first Spanish-language publication. He was a contest entries assistant here at The Times, helping support the company’s journalism awards haul from 2019 to 2021. When he’s not sitting in front of his computer, he’s either playing tennis, listening to music or trying to put together another puzzle.
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