Here are 20 free and inspirational background images to build your LinkedIn profile. A personal brand starts with using the right visual content.
When it comes to building your personal brand, visual content is the best way to captivate and engage your audience. This is true for the content that you post to your channels, and upload to your profiles like LinkedIn. The goal is to make your profile pop, while making sure your purpose shines through.
One of the most unused features on LinkedIn is the background image (aka cover image). By adding an inspirational image, your profile will captivate and stand out from the rest. The image can represent your work, passions, and motivation, while making your profile look visually compelling.
Add Visuals to Build Your LinkedIn Profile
Are you seeking a new career opportunity, want to impress managers, or expand your network? A visual profile will help you achieve your brand-building goals and help people remember you.
According to studies, people can recall 65% of the visual content they see three days later. Having an appealing background image can help craft a long-lasting impression of you and your personal brand. As well as the possibility to create engagement and expand your network.
As well as the possibility to create engagement and expand your network, LinkedIn gives users the ability to add LinkedIn icon images to their profiles—and we think it’s worth using! These two elements can be used to give theming to your profile and make it stand out from the crowd.
Here are 20 Inspirational Images
Our mission at Paper.li is to enable passionate people with the personal marketing tools they need to make brand building easy. Here are 20 inspirational LinkedIn background images to build your profile.
Free for the taking! If you use an image, share a link to your profile in the comments 👇
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169 thoughts on “20 free background images to build your LinkedIn profile”
Thanks for these – just used one! linkedin.com/in/huttoncareercoach
Thanks for the use of these! Is there a way to add the link directly to the photo in the background?
I love LinkedIn, my first place to go for social, I also love to write and publish as well although when Examiner sold to AXS do not as much get to write. With events out of the picture this year I wont be doing my usual couple articles throughout the internet. Have been using your paper for many years and the new way has stumped me as to how to add videos and pictures, they don’t even come up from other resources, although it might be my new software either windows or microsoft, going to have to check it out while on lockdown break. Wishing you and your staff a safe year <3
These are great! Thank you
Hi. Thanks so much for your generosity.
In the past, I’d been urged to change my background photo so many times, and have now been told that LI ranks completed profiles higher than incomplete ones. Your background is helping me with completing my profile–and hopefully getting noticed a bit more, post-Covid.
Much appreciated and many thanks!
These are great backgrounds. Thanks for sharing.
Great Images to use when posting also…Thanks for the use of them.
I used it. Thank you! https://www.linkedin.com/in/mayportuguez/
Thank you for all your support to be better!
Great images and nice to refresh the profile!
Thank you and hope you are safe and well.
I love Linkedin , the best professional social media platform . I have been on the on many years now and recommend to all my colleagues and friends.
It’s content and professional information with world wide exposure in the market is amazing . ( Not like ego Facebook for sure , and we hope to keep it that way )
I wish you a safe journey to you and your team . Great job . Thank you
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I like this one and try to strive for it every day – https://www.linkedin.com/in/sherikurdakul/
Thanks Dan for this wonderful selection. In “honor” of this remote working period of our life, I picked one of your backgrounds. As requested, you can see it here:
Cheers from Italy!
Thanks! Love the balloons!
Amazing selection of pictures ! Well done ! https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-boda-96807425/
I used the passion one. Love it
Thanks, fo the article and background cover
Thanks for the use of the image.
These are great! Thank you for sharing these. I am using one of them in my profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/angelicareyes08/
They are all great. Thank you! http://www.linkedin.com/in/biancabaraujo
Thanks for the picture http://www.linkedin.com/in/hana-ebeid
Thank you! Your images are wonderful. I found one I was really searching for.
Thanks for sharing: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasmynfranklin/
I really like these images. Thank you for sharing.
Still a work in progress, thank you!
Thank you so much for sharing these! It’s perfect for my profile.
Great image. Thank you.
Thanks for the picture
Thanks for the great images! https: //www.linkedin.com/in/don-murphy-97b347158/
Thanks for the photos! https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-valley-98151649/
Thank you! Using on https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauracunningham/ Very much appreciate your generosity. All the best.
I love it! https://www.linkedin.com/in/hazel-hoo-4928b4109/
Thanks for sharing these images. Profile Updated! #todaywasagoodday https://www.linkedin.com/in/oliviawoolman/
Love! Thanks a bunch!
Thank you for the image!! – https://www.linkedin.com/in/edna-miranda-9817ab171
Thank you! http://www.linkedin.com/in/julia-keegan
thanks for the nice options, I got this one: https://www.linkedin.com/in/helenlins/ 🙂
Thank you for using of the banner so helpful to have ready made. Appreciate it.
Just updated my LinkedIn
Thank you Dan! Just refreshed my pic https://www.linkedin.com/in/albaicristina/
Thank you very much, I used the medical one on my profile!
Thank you for the image. It looks great!
Thanks for the great banners and the sharing of everyone’s banner image. Here is mine: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raymondkong/
Thanks for the background pictures! https://www.linkedin.com/in/sukalaya-kenworthy-8b377259/
Great images.Thanks! I used in my Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/shylajashah/
Thank you so much! Have taken to brighten up my LinkedIn profile. Cheers!
Love these images. Thank you!
Love these images. Thank you!
Appreciate you helping me to dress up my profile.
Love it!! I used one 🙂 https://www.linkedin.com/in/sapphire-scott/
I used it. https://www.linkedin.com/mwlite/in/vicknes-vinayak-veerappan-4297471ba
I appreciate the background banner!
Thanks for these great images!!! I LOVE IT!!!
Many thanks for these amazing images! I love it!
I used one https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorenza-de-leonibus-867027b6/
I have had my LinkedIn account for several years now and didn’t even realize there was a background to change until today! I am trying to spruce up my profile to be more effective in my job search. Thank you for your generosity in sharing such awesome backgrounds that are perfect for how I feel about the mark I would like to make in the world 🙂
Thanks for sharing! https://www.linkedin.com/in/viviane-mike-eze-546b9129/
Used one! https://www.linkedin.com/in/emilydshelton/
Thank you! https://www.linkedin.com/in/skye-starnino
Thank you for the images! I used one.
Thank you! https://www.linkedin.com/in/kayla-a-echols/
Thank you for the great photo! http://www.linkedin.com/in/leslie-root
Thank you! https://www.linkedin.com/in/oriana-marrero-112020/
Thanks for the images…I used “do what you love”
Thanks for sharing the images! Here’s my link: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jekrueger
Thanks for the picture. https://www.linkedin.com/in/shanky-sohar-a2165017/
thank you. These are inspirational.
Cheers for the images Dan.
Love these! Thanks so much for sharing this.
Thanks for the amazing pics..
Great images, thank you! https://www.linkedin.com/in/waynemiddleton/
hi many thanks for the great banner pictures, please visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/imam-hadianas-9100939/
Thanks for the picture!
Wonderful Photos! Thanks for Sharing!
Thank you! https://www.linkedin.com/in/brynn-hadley-cmp/
Thank you! http://www.linkedin.com/in/joancullen
This image fits well with my career in tech. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you for sharing. 🙂
I will use one.
These are great! Thank you, https://www.linkedin.com/in/kaisamaria/
Thank you! https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-kermond/
great images! Thank you! https://www.linkedin.com/in/maria-oliveira-aiwfm
These are great! Thank you! http://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-tabon
Thanks a lot!
Thanks for the image, it is awesome.
Thanks for the image https://www.linkedin.com/company/mcmk-account-based-pursuit-marketing-capture-planning
Thanks for the image ! These are really nice ! https://www.linkedin.com/in/julieta-sicard/
Thanks a lot!
thanks for those images. just updated my profile with one of them https://www.linkedin.com/in/pauline-decroos-a1490931/
Thank you for the image!!! It represents me well! http://www.linkedin.com/in/britkent21
Thanks for the cover image! http://www.linkedin.com/in/becky-mcnett-johnson-003a009b
Thank you for your creation. The banner fits perfectly for my profile. Wishing you health and luck.
Thank you for the background image!
I use one of your wonderful Backgrounds….https://www.linkedin.com/in/reiner-totzek-71a757196/
Thanks for the banner. I am a NYC-based tv and film actor. You’ve definitely seen me play a cop. I am also a Wall Street finance attorney. https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-distance-510899b/
Thanks for the background image!
Thanks for the background image!
Thanks for these cool backgrounds!!
Thank you for these!
Thank you for the background images!
Thank you so much for sharing! https://www.linkedin.com/in/jayneel-patel-8790272/
Thank you! https://www.linkedin.com/in/scollacuttmiller1/
Thank you for the simple but powerful images.
Thank you for sharing!!! I used one of these: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sebasti%C3%A1n-mat%C3%ADas-randazzo-96292b13b/
Thanks for the image. I’ve used one of them here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisacsharp/
Super thanks! Here is mine: http://www.linkedin.com/in/sara-christiaensen
I’m using one of the banners thx a lot
Thank you for your generousity! I used the one with the beautifully coloured wooden doors/planks for my profile:
Thank you Dan, these are just simply awesome
Thank you! loved the banners!
Used one for my profile this week.
Here is mine: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fotini-athineli-3a4277159/
Thanks for offering these free!
“Do What You Love” I haven’t done that…yet 😉
Thanks a lot! http://www.linkedin.com/in/Heloisa-Stephan
These are great
Thank you for your generosity! Nice images!
Thank you so much for the pic!! http://www.linkedin.com/in/therealinrealestate
Thank you for you for these! Really appreciate it!
Thank you for sharing! Chris
Thank you for you generosity. Great image!
They are awesome. Thank you very much!
Thank you for the image!
Thanks for the generosity. I used one of the image 🙂
Here’s my profile link – https://www.linkedin.com/in/dipty-pathak-b666b4210/
Great images – thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much for these! Just what I needed 🙂
Thank you for this!!!
Thank you for the nice images. I used one. My profile link:
Thanks for doing this!
I have used one of the images. Here is the Profile link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pooja-sharma2309/
Thank you! https://www.linkedin.com/in/luis-velazquez-jr-54a416212/
Thanks for sharing
Thank you for those!!!
Thank you linkedin.com/in/delroy-dehaney
Thanks for the free image. Here goes my linked in URL: http://www.linkedin.com/in/ricardo-ochoa-commercial-manager
Thanks for the background image!
I have used it too! Thank you! https://www.linkedin.com/in/hasanbnavaz/
Tks for the amazing image
Thanks this was great!
Thank you – I’ve used one and it looks great.
Thank you for sharing!
Thanks a bunch–just used one for my first background image on my LI!