YouTube ArtYouTube seems to have a new feature or layout every couple months and, as of June 5, 2013, every YouTube channel was converted over to a new standardized layout called the YouTube One Channel. Say “goodbye” to the days of freely uploading whatever image you find on Google and happily using it as your channel’s background and say “hello” to finding or making 2560 x 1440-pixel images to use as “channel art.”

Channel art, unlike the previous design’s background feature, will show across all devices, including desktops, TVs, tablets and phones – which is great – but it can be hard to find or create art that fits within the One Channel design specifications, especially if you don’t have any design experience.

Although it’s now less convenient to personalize your YouTube channel, it’s more critical than ever to personalize your channel if you want to stand out. YouTube channel art is one of the only pieces of real-estate that can immediately convey what your channel is all about. YouTube does provide a gallery of pre-made channel art designs, but their selection is limited. Here are 20 exclusive designs to help you take your channel to the next level.

You won’t find these channel art designs anywhere else. They’re free to use, modify and build upon courtesy of Check out the previews below, and click to open up the full-res downloadable versions. Then, just right-click and save to your desktop. Enjoy!

Clean and Simple Channel Art

Paper Belt

paper belt preview

Carbon Fiber

Carbon Fiber preview


stipped preview


networking preview


lime preview

Big City Channel Art

New York

new york preview


paris preview

Hong Kong

hong kong preview

Los Angeles

los angeles preview


chicago preview

Nature and Landscape Channel Art

Purple Flowers

purple flowers preview

Snowy Mountains

snowy mountains preview

Creek Waterfall

creek waterfall preview

Fall Trees

fall trees preview

The Grand Canyon

the grand canyon preview

Wooden Channel Art

Brown Wood

brown wood preview

Blue Wood

blue wood preview

White Wood

white wood preview

Wood Planks

wood planks preview

Natural Wood

natural wood preview