Galaxy Themes Studio
Design UI themes for Galaxy mobile devices using Galaxy Themes Studio and sell to the world, all without coding.
2020 Themes Submission Open Window Dates
These dates are subject to change.
- February 19 - March 4
- April 14 - April 28
- June 17 - July 1
- Mid August
- Mid October
- Mid December
Submission Window Status
What is Galaxy Themes Studio?
Galaxy Themes Studio is Samsung’s UI design tool, available to approved designers, for creating and selling mobile device UI themes, wallpapers, and icon packs.
Become a Themes Designer
To become a themes designer, you must submit an application with a mock-up theme design. Applications are only accepted during certain times of the year, the Themes Submission Open Window. Your design is reviewed by the Themes team and, if approved, you will receive access to Galaxy Themes Studio.
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Submit Your Themes Portfolio
Samsung Portfolio Review
Galaxy Themes Studio Approval
After signing up for your free Samsung account, download the Themes Submission Starter Kit. The starter kit includes a Photoshop template containing the app icons and the six (6) required UI screens that need to be designed, and the "Themes Studio Portfolio Submission Example.pdf" for those who do not use Photoshop. The starter kit gives you an understanding of what is required when submitting your themes portfolio.
Themes portfolios can only be submitted during the two week Themes Submission Open Window that occurs every other month. During the open window, click the “Open” button to submit your themes application and portfolio.
After submitting your themes portfolio, the team at Samsung reviews your designs to determine if you have the talent to become a UI themes designer. This review may take approximately 30 days. After the review has been completed, you are notified whether or not you have been approved. If approved, you are given access to Galaxy Themes Studio to begin designing and publishing your themes. If rejected, you are encouraged to submit again during the next open window.
Galaxy Themes is available on models from the Galaxy S6 onward that have a display of at least HD resolution. As of January 2020, the service is available in 188 countries, including 120 countries that provide Galaxy Themes as a paid service.
Themes developed using Galaxy Themes Studio can only be sold in Galaxy Store.
Only those who have been selected through an internal review are allowed to develop and register themes.
Themes Developer applications open on the third Wednesday of every even-numbered month and remain open for two weeks. If the submission window is open, you can access the application from this page.
You can attach a mock-up file containing a home screen, lock screen, and icon in a single PDF file. You may also submit any portfolios and designs that you have previously made for mobile devices, such as skins, themes, illustrations, photos, and icons. [Reference template] If you add a cloud URL, such as Dropbox or Google Drive, we may be unable to review your portfolio.
We review portfolios based on the following criteria: creativity, originality, and theme development ability. The result will be sent to the email address you used to submit your application. It may take up to a month for us to notify you of review results.
Your application may be excluded from a review in the following cases:
- if you wish to develop a theme for personal use
- if you do not submit a portfolio
- if you submit an image not created by you
- if you submit the same portfolio multiple times
Your theme may hav been rejected for one or more of the following reasons:
- Your portfolio does not contain the required files or images (download the Themes Submission Starter Kit for information on what is required).
- You did not provide the required information in the online registration form.
- Your portfolio includes content that is protected by intellectual property rights (including, but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks, service marks, and patents).
- Your portfolio is too simple, not original, not unique, or not creative.
- You have submitted the same or similar portfolio multiple times.