Who created the default Ubuntu wallpaper? I mean the wallpaper displayed at this link. It is beautiful and I am curious: was it Mark Shuttleworth himself?
I think it's a worf of the Canonical Design Team Blog.
Update: Now that i've read a little, i believe Canonical held some sort of contest where users could contribute with artwork, Wallpaper competition i believe, and maybe some user won and got his wallpaper published.
You can read more here:
Prior to 10.04, the wallpapers were mostly created by Ken Wimer (Blog). I say "mostly" because my memory is a bit hazy if he created every single older wallpaper, but he was the designer of the wallpapers prior to 10.04.