I am Melody, a mentee of Máirín, and I enjoy doing graphic designs, specifically logo designing. I've been doing graphic designs for about a year now and will be doing a BTEC Art & Design Level 3 course. Currently I'm working on a logo for Fedora's AMA telegram group as my first project.
I look forward to contributing and hope to be able to gain more knowledge and experience.
My name is Ashlyn Knox, I'm a fedora user of about 5 years now and I'm
currently taking next steps by reaching out to become an active member of
the fedora community.
I am excited to learn more about the work that the design team is doing and
hopefully be able to work on design projects as well. I've always been a
fan of fedora's aesthetic and design sensibilities.
Over the past 3 years I have done a variety of freelance design jobs
including event advertisements, logo design, web design, document layouts,
and image editing. I work in inkscape, gimp, and scribus.
Thank you for taking the time to read my email, I look forward to hearing
back and learning more about what's going on via the email list!
You are most welcome to the team!
Ideas for either F33 or F34's wallpaper design are quite welcome right
now! The tickets are here:
I also put in for a hackfest session at Flock Aug 7-8-9 for us to have
an opportunity to get together live and work on it. No need to wait
until then though, send us your ideas - we would love to see them!
Ar 7/26/20 2:00 PM, scrÃobh casungo casungo:
> Hi, my name is Alessandro and I joined the Design Team mailing list
> because I am interested in participating in the development of various
> projects related to Fedora design. 3-4 years back I discovered the
> world behind Opensource and now I want to participate to the Fedora
> Project! I read the wiki on how to join the team and while I was
> writing this email I came up with an idea on how to design the
> background of Fedora 33 so maybe I can send an idea about that issue?
> I hope I can be helpful to this community in some way, regards.
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Hi, my name is Alessandro and I joined the Design Team mailing list because I am interested in participating in the development of various projects related to Fedora design. 3-4 years back I discovered the world behind Opensource and now I want to participate to the Fedora Project! I read the wiki on how to join the team and while I was writing this email I came up with an idea on how to design the background of Fedora 33 so maybe I can send an idea about that issue? I hope I can be helpful to this community in some way, regards.
Thanks to all who participated in our vote! Here are the results, with information from the very helpful doc on all of the candidates that Madeline put together:
Walter Lincoln Hawkins
(March 21, 1911 – August 20, 1992)
An American chemist and engineer widely regarded as a pioneer of polymer chemistry. For thirty-four years he worked at Bell Laboratories, where he was instrumental in designing long-lasting plastic to sheath telephone cables, enabling the introduction of telephone services to thousands of Americans, especially those in rural communities. In addition to his pioneering research, Hawkins is also known for his advocacy efforts for minority students. He also served as the chairman of Montclair State University in 1973. Amongst his many awards, Hawkins was the first African-American to be elected to the National Academy of Engineering (1975), and, shortly before his death in 1992, he was awarded the National Medal of Technology by then-U.S. president, George H. W. Bush.
(March 24, 1901 – July 7, 1971)
An American animator, cartoonist, character designer, inventor, and special effects technician, who designed Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and Mickey Mouse. Iwerks produced alongside Walt Disney and won numerous awards, including multiple Academy Awards.
Iwerks drew most of the ‘Skeleton Dance’ which you can watch here on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOGhAV-84iI
In 1933, former Walt Disney Studios animator/director Ub Iwerks invented the first multiplane camera using movable layers of flat artwork in front of a horizontal camera using parts from an old Chevrolet automobile. His multiplane camera was used in a number of the Iwerks Studio's Willie Whopper and Comicolor cartoons of the mid-1930s.
Our next step is brainstorming visual ideas inspired by these two inventors, and create moodboards for each. Take a look at the ticket for F32's artwork to see how this might typically go:
We'll be working on both concepts (F33 and F34) at once, and trying to get something polished enough for beta by August 18. That gives us a little less than a month.
I am hoping we can do most of the work in the tickets:
It looks like Kyle already has them updated
[p.s. Sorry this message is a bit delayed - I tried sending it a couple days ago but didn't realize it didn't go through. I'm trying to debug this with Fedora Infra now.]
For a few releases now we've talked about doing two release artwork designs at once so we can get a release ahead with the artwork. This will help across Fedora development because from the start there will be visual distinction between the most current release and the one under active development.
I would like to do that double-design now. I have created ticket for the Fedora 33 and Fedora 34 wallpapers as well as votes for the artwork inspiration:
Fedora 33 ("H"):
Vote: https://linkto.run/p/7MLA59DE (expires Monday, use @fedoraproject.org email or FAS-registered email)
Fedora 34 ("I"):
Vote: https://linkto.run/p/K50V8KZ4 (expires Monday, use @fedoraproject.org email or FAS-registered email)
The initial beta design for Fedora 33 is due August 18. I would like to see an initial beta design for Fedora 34 by August 31 (at which point F33's wallpaper for beta should be packaged and done so as to not add stress.)
If you do not yet have a Fedora Account and would like to vote, please email me before voting.
Since I know we have a few new contributors these days, I want to go over our wallpaper design process and call out a good example for you to see it in action:
1. Inspiration Selection
For the past several releases, we have chosen an inspiration for the wallpaper based on a famous scientist, inventor, and/or mathematician. We use the letters of the alphabet to do this. We started with Archimedes, then Bell, all the way to Fedora 32 which was Erving Goffman. Fedora 33 will be inspired by a scientist, inventor, or mathematician whose family name begins with "H," and Fedora 34 will be a different person of those categories with a family name starting with "I."
I did a bit of research and picked four choices for each 33 and 34 - they are posted in the tickets above. I would like us to make our choices relatively quickly, so I am setting the polls to expire on Monday. Please get your votes in ASAP. :) You will need to use your @fedoraproject.org email address to vote. If you do not have one, use the email associated with your Fedora Account System account (accounts.fedoraproject.org.)
2. Brainstorming / Mood Boards
Once we have an inspiration selected for each release, we can start talking about visual ideas and create mood boards. This is a bit of a chaotic process but we basically come up with sketches or visuals and post to the ticket and go back and forth until we congregate around a single idea and we keep developing it. Take a look at the ticket for F32's artwork to see how this might typically go:
3. Prepping for Beta
This is what we have to do by Aug 18 - basically get that wallpaper idea polished enough for shipment into beta. Ideally we'd have 4 versions of it, with different colors, for the Fedora time of day wallpaper feature. Here is an example: https://www.thetestspecimen.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/fedora-29-dawn...
We also have four size formats for the wallpaper typically:
- Normalish 3840 x 3072 (5:4)
- Standard 4096 x 3072 (4:3)
- TV-Wide 4200 x 2363 (16:9)
- Wide 4200 x 2625 (16:10)
Then we package the files for beta and get feedback on it.
4. Feedback & finalization
Once the wallpaper is in beta, we may have tickets filed or hear from beta testers about it. We also ask around to see how people feel about it. We may find out there are some issues we can address before final, which we do, then repackage it up and it's done.
I just wanted to let you know we do now have a Fedora Pride design. The rainbow colors are pulled from the Fedora color palette. Please feel free to use or share this design:
Does anyone think it'd be a good idea to publicize the design on the Fedora Community Blog? If so, let me know if you'd like to take point on writing the article. I'm happy to help.