Stay curious

As graphic designers, we have a lot of tools at our disposal to produce creative solutions. And we’re always adding more. Everything is synced, streamed, and scalable to whatever challenge we’re up against. But despite the introduction of new tech and new techniques, more often than I’d like to admit, I find myself falling back

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Open Studio at East Carolina University

In February, four designers from the Creative Strategy and Design team had the privilege to talk with the design students from our alma mater, East Carolina University. We spoke about Red Hat, the work we do, open design principles, the “real world”, and what we’ve learned since graduating college. The main themes of the day

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Brand Standards updates, part 3.1

We’re almost done with our year-long project to update and expand our brand standards! This final set of updates covers more ground than the first two, so we’re going to split it into two blog posts for you. Up first, an update to our brand personality, a change to our icon library, a brand new

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2017 American Advertising Awards

Red Hat went to the local American Advertising Awards at the Durham Armory last Thursday night. And we got a little fancy, as we do. This is our second year in a row entering our work into this distinguished national competition, whose aim is “to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the

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Designing the open source way

Working at the first billion-dollar open source company has taught me that open is a better way to develop software. Why? Because in the technology industry, change is constant. Think about how rapidly technology has evolved over the years. Fifteen years ago, everyone was excited about satellite radio, and ten years ago people didn’t carry

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Creative Conference: AdobeMax

At the beginning of November, a group of Red Hatters from the 9th floor packed our bags and headed to San Diego to attend AdobeMAX 2016. Designers, animators, videographers, event managers, content writers—we each had different agendas, but we had one common goal: to soak up as much information as possible and share it with

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Brand Standards updates, part 2

We’re continuing to update and expand our brand standards, and have another 8 sections to share with you! Like the first round of updates, these changes will live online (we won’t be reprinting the book yet) and we’ll explain each change and the reasoning behind it here. Most of the changes this time are small

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Red Hat Community Posters

During the chaos leading up to Red Hat Summit, our design team had the amazing opportunity to create communities posters to display in the Community Central area at the event itself. It all started with a “Friday Inspo” email to our team that included a link to these beautiful posters. They were designed for NASA

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