Desktop Wallpaper: July 2010

This installment of Design Milk’s Designer Desktops monthly desktop wallpaper series was inspired by a quote from William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.” It is kind of hard to read in the image above, so here it the quote: “…only in the world I fill up a place, which may be better supplied when I have made it empty.”

This month’s design was created by designer Julie Baumgarten, who says of her design: “Every design, illustration, or painting I do begins with a grid. The design simply takes form in the shapes and proportions I see within the grid. When I read this quote, I envisioned a blank canvas, so it seemed logical that the background would be graph paper.” You should follow her on the Twitter: @juliebelle13.

You might recognize a design or two in Julie’s portfolio because she has helped me with a few of my logo designs along the way. Julie has consulted with me on my designs and always makes sure I’m effectively promoting my brand. And like a good friend, she flat out tells me when something is ugly.

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Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.