Fedora Design Interns 2017

Here’s an update on internships. Older post linked to here. Quick recap: there’s been 2 long-term interns for Fedora design team since February, and one short-term guy, who came for 2 weeks at the beginning of June. Guys have been doing an amazing job, I can’t stress enough how happy I am to have them around.

So let me give you a short overview of their work:

Martin Modry


Martin has created some lovely designs before he moved on to pursue other endeavors in life πŸ˜‰ Here are some examples of his work:



He’s created several designs for L10N roles, his work is now continued by Mary in this ticket. He’s shown true understanding of the design issues, and worked directly with ticket creators.


Martin Petr

Martin Petr worked with us for 2 weeks 6 hours a day, which allowed him to tackle many projects for Fedora Design and different teams at Red Hat. As always we started of with badges work, soon moving on to other design issues.



He’s created really cool icons for Lightning talks group; they chose the red one in top row for their page. It does work best when resized to be smaller and incorporates references eg to lightning, as well as a neat design solution.lightning_all.png

He also helped create Fedora Release Party poster, which has been widely used. For example, see here. Martin worked on a Fedora telegram theme, and even started to mock up an updated graphics for this year’s devconf.cz site. Martin has an eye for latest trends in design and is super-creative.

Me and many other people are looking forward for him to come back and stay with us for 2 more weeks at the end of September!

Tereza Hlavackova

Terka has been around the longestΒ  – since the end of February and going strong! She’s done an impressive amount of work and I really love her designs. She’s a great help with badges, as well as with some other artwork issues.



Some of her designs include FAF, podcast and Fedora diversity icons. She’s done a great job working with requestors and going through design iterations. Terka’s been away for some time, and I’m looking forward for her to come back, too!

Conclusions and future projects

Altogether I find the Internship program extremely helpful for myself, for Fedora Design team and for some Red Hat teams as well. Both Martins and Terka are great designers, and I hope, they in their turn, only benefit from working in a professional environment, using open source products and communicating with real customers. Not every design issue can be solved easily, some require discussions and iterations, and these guys have been handling them beautifully.

Fedora Design Interns 2017

Design Clinics

Back to work after Django Girls workshop and attending PyconCZ! It was all super exciting and I’m for sure going to write a separate blog post just about those events, as soon as all the pics and videos are out. But while we wait, it’s high time I posted about all the design clinics I had in past couple months. So let’s get to it!


1. DNF

I want to start with my favourite guys, who have been working with me since the first session: DNF guys. We’ve been working hard on a logo, coming up with different ideas, and went from completely avoiding letter usage in the logo to it being almost the main part. We developed concepts of it being fast, reliable andΒ  package manager, and even a hawk (from hawkey). Here’s a couple solutions we’ve been working on:


The *almost* final design looks like the first one here with the letters DNF on it instead of the boolean satisfiability imagery.

2. Brno Docker meetup and Test Crunch

Next I met with Jan Bleha, who was then in the process of organizing Brno Docker meetup and Test Crunch. For the former we created a poster and for the latter a poster and a landing page, also facebook wallpapers for both.


Test Crunch design got changed in the process (not by me), but you can still see Docker posters around the office ;).

3. QE Camp

Next time I met with Chris Ward, who needed some advice with QE Camp logo and poster. First of I tried to fit the logo into a square, so it would be more usable on various social networks, and by that apparently started a process of complete branding upgrade. That one is done not by me, but I’m happy changes are being made and it looks good for QE Camp!


4. LibVirt

I had another design clinic meeting in October, where quite a lot of people wanted to come (I think), but in the end it was just the guys from LibVirt, which gave us plenty of time to work on their request ;). Apparently they had a 10 year anniversary of the 1st commit on November 2nd, so they asked for help with a T-shirt design for that event. As you can see, they have a fun logo with penguins, which immediately gave me a couple ideas for the tees. They have not been made yet, but hopefully, I helped, or at least gave them a bit of inspiration.


5. RedBot

Jan Hutar told me they were planning a programming competition for Czech students and one of the goals was to have resulting battles somehow visualized. You can check out the info on their facebook. Jan asked me to come up with images of dwarfs, potions and stones – all elements of the game. Here are my pixel guys and how it looks altogether in the visualizer:


6. Icons of all sorts

Lastly, I want to share with you a couple of icons for Brno Newsletter, FBB, and for PYOBD. I love icons and logos and am always happy to work on more.


Haven’t had a design clinic for a while now, because reasons πŸ˜‰ But am probably going to organize one next week, will keep you posted!

Design Clinics