So it’s been half a year, actually almost 7 months now since I’ve started interning for Red Hat and Fedora Design Team. Time flies 😉 To commemorate that I decided to create a blog post with some of my achievements during that time. I can divide all the work I do into 4 categories:
- Fedora design assets;
- Fedora design tickets;
- Design clinics: logos, web, t-shirts, posters and various printed stuff;
- Volunteering for Devconf.cz, which by the way is almost upon us – February 5-7th.
So brace yourselves, this will be a long one!)
First things first, one of main goals for me since the beginning has been organizing Fedora design files, which are currently to be found all over the web, into one big and neat repository with comments and design templates. I’ve been going at it for a while. Right now we have a repository on pagure.io. For that I downloaded all the files I could find on various wikis: design, marketing, fedora, etc, as well as fedora collateral and every single ticket attachment from the Design Trac. I’ve gone through them all, sorted out the useful stuff and via Sparkleshare uploaded it to pagure repo. Right now I have stickers folder and T-shirts folder completely organized. Aaand after devconf I’ll continue my work on that, going on to brochures, posters, buttons and other swag 😉
Secondly, I’ve been working on several tickets from the Fedora design trac here. It’s been very diverse (icons, posters, banners, logos, stickers, T-shirts…). Some of it I’ve shared on my blog.
You might remember icons for live USB Creator
and probably Starting with Fedora book cover
Since it’s been published though, the domain changed, and now it’s mojefedora.cz. So I made a logo for that, too
The site itself has changed quite a bit lately and now looks a lot like Fedora magazine, which is a good thing! I recommend you check them both out. Also if you have an idea or tip to share with fellow Fedora users, please don’t hesitate and do so. Just follow this link. I’ve even created posters to encourage people to submit to Fedora magazine. We went with the 2nd one, but you get look at both
Right now we are working on creating badges for completing many design tickets like here ^^ Talking about the badges themselves, here are some. I love love badges and love, too, creating them.
Third and pretty huge part of my job is holding regular so-called Design Clinics. For those of you who are not familiar with those – it’s when I book a conference room and invite everybody in need of design advice around Red Hat Czech to come and see me. There’s a post about that on my blog, too.
Here I just want to sum up the whole experience: people in Open Source really really do need designers =) the more the better! Here’s a short list of what I’ve helped with: applications, numerous logos, posters, web pages, character design, icons, T-shirts (wee fun), general advice on UI and UX, facebook covers… And here I have not even started covering Devconf, because it’s whole other story 😉
So check out for example my latest creation: logo for BaseOs QE Daemons
*more to follow on the blog
Fourth and unexpectedly huge part of my work is volunteering for Devconf.cz as a graphic designer. It will happen very soon – 5-7 February 2016, and I would like to further promote this exceptional event and invite more people to come. The conference is free and open to everybody. I have created a lot of the swag (including pens, brochures, t-shirts, vouchers, etc) and some outside navigation, so look for it. You might have seen this particular poster:
The schedule has been published, check it out here. You are invited to attend more than 200 sessions in 8 parallel tracks. See you at Devconf.cz 😉
To sum up, it’s is an exceptional experience to work at Red Hat and in open source community. I’m very lucky to be here and always wish to do more. In that spirit I’ve given two Inkscape presentations/workshops to high school students, which I might say, were quite a success. Possibly I will be holding a workshop at this year’s Open House. Also I’ve signed up to do sketchnoting at QE Camp 2016, so I guess, I will see some of you there, too =)