just subscribed to this list after joining the Matrix chat.
I'm from Germany, so not an English native speaker.
I'm new to the Fedora community and currently figuring out what I could
contribute to. Besides text-related work like translations and editing
German texts, I'm currently getting back into design.
I completed a two-year occupational retraining as an online media
designer 20 years ago (yes, really), but never worked in the field due
to health issues. I am still, or rather again, interested in basic
vector stuff with Inkscape, especially since the multi-page feature got
introduced. I contributed a few vector works to the Openclipart project
eons ago, which are still available and stem from my time with the
German Inkscape forum back then. I'm not really a raster design person,
I actually don't like pixel work much.
I just installed Penpot locally (thanks to the great Podman article by
linuxgrrrrl) and would like to get into grid-based design work, too,
say a 12-column design grid. I love it when stuff is aligned to other
stuff and to the page. And I like basic typography. I'm not a great,
creative designer I'd say, meaning that my stuff is mostly
informational and a bit neutral, maybe using some nice font and color,
but not creative as "make a funny page about cats, it should be cute an
colourful". Not sure if you get what I mean.
I sometimes translate rules-light roleplaying games to German and
mostly provide a PDF as well, but mostly as ashcan versions without
much image design, because I lack the routine. If you're interested in
seeing some of my PDFs, please ask. I'd rather noch put links to my
stuff in here unsolicited. I'm currently applying a 12-column grid to
my stuff so I get some rhythm to my designs. Looking forward to
Penpot's release on Jan 31st when new layout features should be
released, including a Flex-based layout. Hoping that will make
multi-column text frames possible.
I sometimes suffer from Imposter syndrome and would love honest
feedback, because mostly I work alone and that can be hard.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask here or in the Matrix chat
of the Design team where I started lurking.
Thorsten from Germany