Elio here, 21 years old open designer, grown up in Germany, but currently based in Tirana, Albania. I'm pursuing my Bachelor at the University of Arts in Tirana for Multimedia, but spend my time mostly within open source projects. I'm board member of Open Labs Hackerspace , a non profit in Tirana devoted to promote FLOSS and open source. I'm also a Representative at Mozilla  where I mostly am involved with design and lead community efforts regarding everything design.
To make a living, I work as a freelance designer and author, mostly for SitePoint  where I lead the SitePoint Ambassadors volunteer program as a Community Manager (with inspirations from Fedora Ambassadors, I must admit).
I have been contributing to Fedora mostly locally in the last year, doing promotional materials and images for our events at Open Labs, organized by Jona Azizaj, fellow Fedora Ambassador in Albania. Although I still need Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop in my daily life, I am in the early steps of getting into GIMP and InkScape in order to disattach myself from proprietary software even more. I also speak about Open Source Design at many events, where I emphasize the importance of bringing designers and developers closer together, having a better and more open work ethic and using open formats and licenses. I pride myself thereof to be part of the Open Source Design organization  with which I recently gave 2 talks about at FOSDEM 2016 .
I write about Design, Mozilla, and Open Labs mostly on my blog  and post some design snippets on my Dribbble from time to time .
I'd be happy to contribute with some of my time to Fedora, as I love the feeling of belonging in an open source community, and Fedora is one of them which stays true to its ideals.Although there might be some struggles until I fully switch from Adobe Illustrator to InkScape, please don't hesitate to assign design tasks to me to have a go at.
Looking forward to work with you!
I recently created my very first badge  for OSCAL'16, an open source conference we are organizing in Albania and where Fedora will have a solid presence.
I looked through the style guide before creating the ticket so I think it should be alright.
How should we proceed with this? Anything else needed?
Thanks in advance!
I proposed a badge for an upcoming event for FAmNA a while back, and I
decided I would give my hand at designing it too. I followed the
template for event badges and referred to past event badges as an example.
As per requested, since this is my first badge, I would like to have
some peer review to make sure the concept checks out. As far as I know,
everything should be in place. I also attached a YAML definition file,
although it's unclear how manually awarded badges are defined.
Please let me know any feedback on this badge. If it's possible, I would
like to get to approved just before the end of the month -- BrickHack is
the first weekend in March, so it is coming up on the horizon.
Justin W. Flory