Featuring the work of Sarah Tector and Liz Kelly At VAE in Raleigh, June, 2017 Hung, “A Clayboration of Home Goods,” was an exhibition of functional home adornment objects like hanging pendant lights, hooks, knobs and small wall planters made of clay. Each piece was created collaboratively by Liz Kelly (a potter) and Sarah
I’ve worked as a graphic designer for the last 7 years, and I have never once illustrated anything worth mentioning. My illustration skills past college consisted of drawing stick people or the occasional flower. So you can imagine my sheer terror when my manager approached me last December to tell me that I would be
Well, this is it. The last batch of updates to the brand standards. Over the course of the last year, we’ve updated over 25 sections to include the latest changes to our brand, new examples, and (hopefully) clearer guidelines that help all our designers, agencies, and Red Hatters make our brand stronger and more consistent.
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
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
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
As 2016 comes to a close, it’s natural to reflect on the highlights – good and bad – of the past year. For the Open Studio blog, it’s been a year of good! We grew our readership by 300%, we joined Facebook, we had several new authors join our collective, and we even had our
Earlier this year, we gave out two dozen wood panels to designers and other creative Red Hatters as part of a collaborative project to fill a wall in our workroom. Each designer got a square foot to fill however they wanted—as long as they used red, white, gray, and black to do it. They came
A designer recently told me, “I don’t even know what you guys do all day.” She was talking about Creative Strategists. She was talking about me. Breathe, man. Assume good intent. You haven’t worked with this one yet. It’s only been a few months. Keep working, they’ll start to get it. Or maybe they won’t.