The Glitch Mob
A wallpaper that got me into college.

Every designer gets to put one self-indulgent piece in their portfolio - This is mine. I made this in the 6th grade, and the huge global reaction to it helped me get into college.


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The story

This was probably my very first “real” piece of work on Photoshop, which I made in the sixth grade and uploaded to the now-defunct wallpaper website Wallbase. I later posted it on Instagram as an entry for music group The Glitch Mob’s #GlitchMobInspired contest on Instagram. This got reposted by them, calling it “super cool”.

Numerous websites re-posted the image, causing it to become one of the top results for “glitch mob wallpaper” on Google Images, and it still remains a top result to this day. One example of this is, where it was featured as a daily wallpaper, albeit incorrectly named and uncredited. It has been downloaded over 9000 times as of this moment.

I was so inspired by the response, I knew at that point, I wanted to be a designer. I put this in my portfolio, and I got accepted to the California College of Arts!

When I was lucky enough met two of the members of The Glitch Mob at a concert in my, I showed them my design. One of them said they instantly recognized it because they had used it as a wallpaper for a long time, which was the ultimate compliment for me both as a fan of their and a designer.