Portraits at Flock 2014




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! πŸ™‚


OPW: Fedora Badges Internship Summary

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.Β  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

Badge Graphics:
Panda Graphics
Badger Graphics
Background Graphics
Badge Graphics

Fedora Color Palette(Selection)
Fedora Badges Extended Color Palette

Live Fedora Badges:
1. Egg
2. Embryo
3. Tadpole
4. Tadpole with legs
5. Froglet
6. Adult Frog

7. Junior Package Tagger
8. Package Tagger
9. Senior Package Tagger
10. Master Package Tagger
11. Grandmaster Package Tagger

12. Copr Build I
13. Copr Build II
14. Copr Build III
15. Copr Build IV
16. Copr Build V
17. Copr Build VI

18. Beat Writer I
19. Beat Writer II
20. Beat Writer III
21. Beat Write IV

22. Badge Off!

23. No Longer a Ronin

24. Override, you say?

25. You can pry it from my cold undead hands

26. Apex

27. Fedora.cz Author

28. Sensei

29. Flock 2013 Speaker

30. It still works!

31. Free the Fedora

32. Flock Paparazzi

33. Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

34. DevConf Attendee 2014
35. DevConf Speaker 2014

36. Extra! Extra!

37. Town Hall Moderator

38. Civic Duty

39. Badge of Doom

40. Your call may be monitored for quality assurance

41. Taming the beasts

42. Vacation

43. Helping Hand

44. Rock the web!

45. Novice Wordsmith
46. Apprentice Wordsmith
47. Journeyman Wordsmith
48. Master Wordsmith
49. Wordstorm Wordsmith

50. Let’s Do Lunch!

51. Missed the Train

52. Let’s Have a Party!

53. What Goes Around Comes Around I
54. What Goes Around Comes Around II
55. What Goes Around Comes Around III
56. What Goes Around Comes Around IV

57. Summer Coder

58. Ambassadors Sponsor

59. Consolation Prize

60. Stop that update!

61. FOSDEM Attendee 2014

62. FAmSCo Member

63. Fedora Treasurer

64. Take this and call me in the morning

65. Crypto Badger

66. We Can Do It!

67. FAD Rheinfelden 2013

68. The Last Argument of Kings

69. Don’t call it a comeback

Approved Fedora Badge artwork that is not yet live:
70-74. https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/55

75. https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/213

Fedora Badges Design Resources


Fedora Badges
Poster by riecatnor
March, 2014

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 theΒ  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.Β  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.

Fedora Badges Official Style Guide

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 πŸ™‚ 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.

Week 7


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 πŸ™‚

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