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Desktop Designers // Ciera Holzenthal

Stay hungry, stay foolish. -Steve Jobs DOWNLOAD HUNGRY WALLPAPER This quote always gets me revved up. When I need a little kick in the pants I think of those words…

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Stay hungry, stay foolish.
-Steve Jobs

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This quote always gets me revved up. When I need a little kick in the pants I think of those words and it gives me a boost to do the thing that I am afraid to do. I love having this wallpaper on my computer desktop.

And today’s designer nailed it! Ciera Holzenthal has such a cool, natural style, and I love how it fits with this particular quote. Ciera is a busy bee — she’s the owner, graphic designer, and blogger behing Ciera Design Studio. She also founded The Made in Mind Social and recently launched an ebook called The Meetup Guide, all about how to plan and host local events in your area. I love her focus on getting creative people together! Here’s more about Ciera.

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Check out more from Ciera on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. And download your freebie desktop wallapaper below! To check out all of our past desktop freebies, head over here. Have a great weekend! xoxo

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Desktop Designers // Ilana Zatkowsky

Spread love. -Mother Teresa DOWNLOAD LOVE WALLPAPER Pretty simple, huh? Spread love. Instead of fear, or hate, or intolerance, or frustration, spread love. It’s that simple. I love the work…

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Spread love.
-Mother Teresa

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Pretty simple, huh? Spread love. Instead of fear, or hate, or intolerance, or frustration, spread love. It’s that simple.

I love the work that Ilana Zatkowsky did on today’s simple quote for this week’s desktop wallpaper freebie. It’s sweet without being overly so, and it somehow looks a little bit alive. Like I can picture her scrawling it out and taking a step back to look at it. I love it.

Ilana is the gal behind Sugar and Type, where she creates designs for brands, websites, and wedding invites. Take a peek through her Portfolio and you’ll see how fun the Sugar and Type vibe is — it’s colorful, vibrant, and sometimes just a bit offbeat, which I love. (Psst — she and her sister are also introducing a jewelry line to the shop soon, so keep an eye out for that!). Ilana is actually in the midst of planning her own wedding, so wish her the best for her August nuptials! Here’s more about this doll.

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Follow Ilana on Instagram for more designy goodness, and be sure to download your free desktop wallpaper below! Have a great weekend! xoxo

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Desktop Designers // Vanessa Smith

If you obey all of the rules, you miss all of the fun. -Katharine Hepburn DOWNLOAD RULES WALLPAPER I love this quote. It always reminds me of my high school girlfriends,…

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If you obey all of the rules, you miss all of the fun.
-Katharine Hepburn

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I love this quote. It always reminds me of my high school girlfriends, because while we never did anything super crazy, we were always finding silly ways to break rules that didn’t matter. One summer, we drove to the Hershey Chocolate plant late at night because they had this amazing, huge lawn and they turned on the sprinklers after it was dark. We parked the car and all got out and ran through the sprinklers until the security guard moseyed over on his golf cart to tell us to take a hike. Still one of my favorite memories.

But I digress! I just think what Vanessa Smith did with today’s quote is so rad. Like, really radical. It’s hand-lettered in a way that makes me wish I wrote like her. It’s fun and funky and just right. Vanessa works as a web designer and also runs her own creative services shop called With Great Heart (which I think is so beautiful!). She says working there with bloggers is one of her favorite things to do. So cool.

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Out of all of our desktop designers, when I ask them what they like to do in their spare time, Vanessa is the only one who has said cleaning and organizing! I love this girl! (To be fair, she also enjoys watching movies and hanging out with her friends and fam). Here’s more!

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Now that we have you all checking under your bed for spiders, don’t forget to download today’s desktop below! Be sure to check out With Great Heart (especially if you’re a blogger), and follow Vanessa on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. xoxo

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Desktop Designers // Jessica of Coco & Mingo

Not all those who wander are lost. -J.R.R. Tolkien DOWNLOAD WANDER WALLPAPER I have always loved this snippet of a quote. Sometimes I feel like I’ve taken a very different…

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Not all those who wander are lost.
-J.R.R. Tolkien

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I have always loved this snippet of a quote. Sometimes I feel like I’ve taken a very different path than lots of my friends and family, and I feel like it might have seemed like a very haphazard route to some folks. But every step of the way has been a gorgeous adventure and I wouldn’t trade any of it.

When Jessica from Coco & Mingo said she might be interested in lettering a desktop wallpaper for us, I felt so fancy! I’ve loved her work for a good long while, and I’m so glad to be able to share it here. Don’t you love what she did? It’s so beautiful and clean and concise. We decided to pair it with a photo that I took on our honeymoon in Tahiti, on the island of Moorea. We went out on a scooter one morning and it seemed like the whole island was asleep, so we just followed this road wherever it took us. It goes perfectly with Jessica’s calligraphy.

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Jessica is a blogger and a Brooklynite, in addition to doing full-time graphic design for a consulting company. (And clearly, she likes to spend a little time on her hand-lettering hobby!) You’ve gotta pop over to her blog and see more of her style — there’s so much great stuff to look at. For more goodness, check her out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram too.

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Big thanks to Jessica for sharing her talents! Be sure to download your wallpaper below. xoxo

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Desktop Designers // Danielle Sutherland

Paris is always a good idea. -Audrey Hepburn, Sabrina DOWNLOAD PARIS WALLPAPER I’m particularly stoked about today’s Desktop Designer because she and I go way back — way back to…

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Paris is always a good idea.
-Audrey Hepburn, Sabrina

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I’m particularly stoked about today’s Desktop Designer because she and I go way back — way back to the days when I was teaching high school and she was one of my students! Flash forward to now and she’s a stunningly talented, super-cool, fully grownup married lady who I’m so happy to say that I count as a friend.

Danielle Sutherland is a Design Researcher here in the Los Angeles area, and fills her hours both in and out of work with creative adventures. Not only is she a baker (girl after my own heart!) but dabbles in hand-lettering in her spare time. Though I’d call this a little more than dabbling…

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I mean, come ON! Never in a million years could I make something that cool. I’m always awed by folks who can visualize something in their head and then make it come to life with pencil and paper. And the fact that Danielle chose this particular quote is pretty cool, because she just arrived back from a Parisian honeymoon with her new husband! She said some of her favorite moments were just walking in the evening along the Seine, and so we decided a Parisian night sky would be the perfect background for her awesome lettering. Here’s more from today’s creative!

danniinterviewSo many thanks to Danielle for jazzing up your desktops with a little Parisian love! Check out more of her style on Pinterest, where she curates some totally beautiful boards. Don’t forget to download your wallpaper, below, and have a beautiful weekend. xoxo

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Desktop Designers // Christie Jones

DOWNLOAD KEEP IT SIMPLE WALLPAPER I need this reminder more than you’d imagine. For a long time I had a paper with these very words taped over my desk; now…

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I need this reminder more than you’d imagine. For a long time I had a paper with these very words taped over my desk; now I can just put it right on my desktop!

Do you ever have your best ideas while you’re asleep? So does today’s Desktop Designer, Christie Jones — in fact, it’s why she named her business bedsidesign. How perfect is that? After scribbling all of her creative ideas onto a bedside journal for some time, she decided to turn them into a blog, and eventually a calligraphy and design business. Her site is just bursting with loveliness, and I keep wishing I was still on the east coast so I could take one of her calligraphy classes!

One thing that truly struck me while I was toodling through Christie’s site is that 5% of all her sales are donated to Charity : Water. Isn’t that cool? Sometimes as a freelancer it’s tough not to hang on to every penny, not knowing when the next job will come along. But it’s such a beautiful and brave thing that she has chosen to do, and I think it speaks volumes! Here’s a bit more about this awesome creative.

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You can download Christie’s desktop wallpaper below! And for more bedsidesign, follow along on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook. Have a beautiful day! xoxo

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P.S. See all the past desktop wallpaper freebies right here.

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Desktop Designers // Emily Denis

Oh, you’re just having one of those moments. It will pass. -Elaine Costa DOWNLOAD MOMENTS WALLPAPER So, a little backstory. This whole second round of the Desktop Designers series started…

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Oh, you’re just having one of those moments. It will pass.
-Elaine Costa

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So, a little backstory. This whole second round of the Desktop Designers series started with inspiration from my sweet mom. She asked me to design something, a little quote that she tells herself when she needs a boost. And it got me wishing that I could put it into calligraphy for her, but I just don’t have that skill. So I started daydreaming, and here we are! Basking in the awesomeness of all of this wonderful hand-lettering and the artists who create it.

When Emily Denis reached out to be a part of the series, I knew her style would be perfect to bring my mom’s quote to life. There’s something very sweet about it that reminds me of my mom. It’s a little quirky and unique, but feels happy and joyful too. I just love her style!

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Emily is a freelance art director + designer, and has a self-proclaimed obsession with lettering, typography, and color (my kind of girl!). Her site You Me & Emily is full of creative vibes (read the about page — so inspiring!) When she’s not working, she loves snapping photos and going on travel adventures. Color me jealous of her upcoming trip to France!

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Thanks Emily! xoxo

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Desktop Designers // Lauren Saylor

We should all start to live before we get too old. -Marilyn Monroe DOWNLOAD LIVING WALLPAPER (LIGHT) DOWNLOAD LIVING WALLPAPER (DARK) I’m so honored to call today’s Desktop Designer a…

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We should all start to live before we get too old.
-Marilyn Monroe

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I’m so honored to call today’s Desktop Designer a friend! Lauren Saylor’s style has become one of my favorites — if you’re not familiar, you better jump over to her blog right now and spend a good hour or two clicking around. She never fails to inspire me with her edgy feminine vibe, and you can tell that she’s a lady who knows what she likes.

At A Fabulous Fete, Lauren blogs about the things that inspire her and shares her calligraphy, DIYs, and ideas for entertaining. You can get your hands on her calligraphy pieces in her Etsy shop, where she’s specializing in calligraphy for weddings and parties. And her most recent project, The Shop, is a gorgeous, curated collection of goodies for your next bash (I love these skinny candles!). Today, Lauren is swinging by Lovely Indeed to share not one but two desktop wallpapers for you, inspired by none other than Marilyn Monroe.

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I just love what she put together for us! I’ve got the light one on my desktop as we speak. We just couldn’t decide which we liked better, so we decided to hook y’all up and let you choose. So many thanks to Lauren for her beautiful work! For more inspiration, be sure to follow her on Instagram. And download your favorite wallpaper below! xoxo

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Desktop Designers // Nicole Hance

Ain’t nobody got time for that. -Kimberly Wilkins DOWNLOAD AIN’T NOBODY GOT TIME WALLPAPER Word. I feel this way most days. Nonsense? Ain’t nobody got time for that! I love…

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Ain’t nobody got time for that.
-Kimberly Wilkins

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Word. I feel this way most days. Nonsense? Ain’t nobody got time for that! I love what Nicole Hance did with this quote. Her style is just perfect for it — clean, sassy, and straight to the point. Yes!

Nicole’s Etsy shop, West Sheridan, is filled with her lettering and illustration work. I love that her pieces are so accessible — sometimes I feel like calligraphy can get hard to read, but her style is so fantastically clear and still gorgeous. (I kind of want to snap up one of these self-inking return label stamps!) You should also definitely check out the portfolio on her website. So much good stuff!

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Nicole jumped out of Corporate America as soon as she could to spend her days lettering and illustrating. She works full-time (and then some!) as the owner of West Sheridan. (She says she’s living the dream! I love to see fellow creatives living a fulfilled life.) Her very favorite and most important job happens on nights and weekends, though, when she’s mom to Ava and wife to Brent. Find Nicole on Instagram right here,  and read on for a few more fun facts! Download your copy of today’s wallpaper below. Thanks Nicole! xoxo

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Desktop Designers // Caroline Hutchison

Let us dance in the sun, wearing wildflowers in our hair. -Susan Polis Schutz When I was working with all of our awesome calligraphers on the Desktop Designer project to…

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Let us dance in the sun, wearing wildflowers in our hair.
-Susan Polis Schutz

When I was working with all of our awesome calligraphers on the Desktop Designer project to choose quotes, I gave each one a few choices and let them decide on their favorite. I was so excited that Caroline chose this one, because I think it’s so perfect for spring. It feels so free and happy, and it’s such a beautiful sentiment.

And Caroline Hutchison was the perfect artist to bring it to life! I love her style — it’s the perfect combination of clean and whimsical, feminine and fun. I just adore what she did. Caroline is the creative behind Linalulu Paperie, where she specializes in custom and template hand-written paper goods. She’s also got an Etsy shop filled with both custom and ready-made stationery (I love this one!). And now she’s right here, giving you this gorgeousness!

caroline1Caroline keeps busy with both a full-time job and Linalulu Paperie during her spare time!  Outside of her business and art, she loves hanging out with family, friends, and her sweet husband. Read on to get to know her a little better, and follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.  And be sure to download your freebie desktop wallpaper below!

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Desktop Designers // Melissa Esplin

It’s back! Eeeee wheeeeeeee I’m so excited it’s back! After a bit of a hiatus, our Desktop Designers series is back (much to your computer’s enjoyment). I’m so excited to…

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It’s back! Eeeee wheeeeeeee I’m so excited it’s back! After a bit of a hiatus, our Desktop Designers series is back (much to your computer’s enjoyment). I’m so excited to be working with another round of beautiful, creative people. And this time around, there’s a special twist — each week we’ll have a new desktop wallpaper design for you to download, which will feature the calligraphy or hand lettering of a new artist! Gahhhhh I’m so excited.

I’ve been so inspired by quotes lately, so when the idea came to feature a new artist with a new quote for each installment of the series, I was pretty pumped. And the artists and calligraphers who are working on the series are beyond my wildest expectations. This week, I’m so stoked to kick it off with the incredible Melissa Esplin! Melissa blogs at I Still Love You and is one of the most creative gals I can think of. She brought to life one of my favorite Walt Disney quotes:

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Isn’t that just the coolest? I literally have no idea how she did that. It totally makes me want to take her calligraphy workshop, I Still Love Calligraphy, where she teaches her students all about how to master their own style. Knowing Melissa, I can only imagine how fun and inspiring it would be. This girl has creativity coming out of her ears.

When she’s not working, she’s sewing her own wardrobe, eating an insane amount of gummy bears and cuddling her (ridiculously cute) kiddos. Read on for a few more fun facts about Melissa!

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Disney Desktop Wallpaper by Melissa EsplinSo get it while it’s hot, y’all! Download the desktop wallpaper below and put it up on your computer for a little extra inspiration. Big thanks to Melissa for sharing her work with us — be sure to stop by her blog and get to know her a little better! xoxo

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