I made it to Flock 2014 in Prague! I will be giving a talk later today about Fedora Badge Design. If you keep up with my blog you know that I am a graphic designer, but I am also a fine artist and I enjoy drawing from live subjects. Here is a portrait first of the keynote speaker Gijs Hillenius who presented on software policies and implementations in Europe. The second portrait is of Amita Sharma, who spoke about Fedora QA.
Enjoy my portraits and if you are attending Flock, please come to my talk! 🙂
Looking back I almost can’t believe how much has gotten done and how fast the the last three months went. It has been a pleasure to be an Outreach Program for Women and Fedora Badges Intern. Here is a comprehensive list of everything I accomplished with the help of my mentors Mizmo, Threebean, RyanLerch and all of the other awesome mentors in the Fedora Community. Enjoy!
I designed over 70 badges for the Fedora Badges website, many of which were original concepts. I helped review and edit other contributors badge designs. I researched, developed and designed the Fedora Badges Style Guide from scratch. I also created a page on the Fedora Badges wiki for Design Resources. Available on the Design Resources page is the Fedora Badges Style Guide, Fedora Badges Templates, Fedora Color Palette(Selection), Fedora Badges Extended Color Palette, Content(backgrounds, pandas, badgers & graphics) and a Fedora Badges Poster all designed or compiled by myself.
Design Resources Page
Fedora Badges Style Guide
Fedora Badges Poster
Community Badge Template
Content/Learning Badge Template
Development Badge Template
Events Badge Template
Quality Badge Template
Miscellaneous Badge Template
Fedora Color Palette(Selection)
Fedora Badges Extended Color Palette
69. Don’t call it a comeback
Approved Fedora Badge artwork that is not yet live:
Poster by riecatnor
I am excited and proud to present the Fedora Badges Design Resources page on the Fedora Badges trac wiki. Here you can find the Fedora Badges style guide, templates, content, palettes and the Fedora Badges poster shown above.
I have put a lot of effort into making this page a conclusive and thorough resource for ALL people to create badge artwork, not just graphic designers. I know there are those of you out there who may believe they are not “artistic” enough to design badges, but I am here to tell you different. In theory, there is enough content available that you can cut and paste different parts to make your own badge designs and you will not have to draw anything (but you can!). I have provided everything from templates down to detailed instructions on things like the numerical value of the stroke you should use or how to categorize your badge. The Design Resources page even has a file full of backgrounds. If you would like to get involved in designing badges be sure to visit #fedora-design (irc.freenode.net) and ask those lovely folks for help!
Today is my last official day as an Outreach Program for Women & Fedora Badges Intern, and a bittersweet day it is. If you remember my first blog post, you will be happy to know that I have completed everything that I set out to do. I could not be more thrilled with the outcome of my internship, but I have to admit I am sad that it is over! I had a really fun time illustrating full time and I met awesome people who were constantly a positive force in my work. I have also gained new valuable skills/experience such as: a better understanding of how to get involved in FOSS projects, designing a style guide from scratch, navigating an online wiki/trac system, and successfully working remotely. Even though I have used Inkscape for years before this internship, I have also gained a considerable amount of ease navigating the program and its shortcuts.
Lastly, but for me possibly most importantly, the chance to almost exclusively illustrate for the past three months has seriously leveled up my artistic skills all around. Working with vectors so intensely has helped further develop a certain perspective of how I see the world and mark it down, whether it be in Inkscape or with a pencil and paper. I have seen improvement in all my personal artistic endeavors (and therefore myself) and that is a very rewarding feeling.
If you are a woman looking to become involved in open source then check out what it takes to become an OPW Intern. I am participating in this round as a Fedora intern creating Fedora Badges and I have had a great experience! If you have any more questions head to #opw on irc.gnome.org
We Can Do It!
We Can Do It! is earned on Fedora Badges by becoming an Outreach Program for Women intern. It took me a long time to think of a worthy concept for this badge, but I am thrilled with the results!!
It looks very shiny on my badges profile 😀
Exciting news: I have finished the Fedora Badges Official Style Guide! I am still in the process of making a page on the Fedora Badges trac to post the style guide, templates and badge content for all to download. Hopefully this guide will prove to be a useful tool for designers and non designers alike to create new Fedora Badges 🙂 Enjoy!
Note: Some of the guidelines contradict preexisting badges. This was inevitable because of the 100+ badges that were designed previous to this guide being created.
This week I have been working on the style guide for Fedora Badges pretty much nonstop. Originally, the information was not going to be sub categorized quite as much but after I realized how many categories existed I decided to break the information down fully.
I wanted to share this little brain storm I wrote for how the guide will tentatively be organized. In this set up each number (1, 2, 3…) will be a chapter, and each letter (a, b, c…) will be a page in that chapter.
Oh and here is a sneak preview of a badge coming soon to Fedora Badges 🙂