Red Hat and avant-garde cinema

It’s my first week on the job as associate creative director of Red Hat Films, and I’m already suffering from some serious déjà vu. While I don’t expect to see my face in some old company photo like Jack Nicholson in The Shining, there is something eerily familiar about the Red Hat open source story.

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Where to Draw the Line

Don’t let the title of this post fool you. This isn’t about setting boundaries. If anything, it’s about breaking through them. In this case, I’m talking about redefining the Creative Strategy + Design team’s illustration style—specifically, the way we handle our people illustrations. Collaborative hand-offs are nothing new to us. Last year, members of our

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Cheers To My Three Years

JOINING RED HAT My first year at Red Hat was mostly focused on getting accustomed to the fast-paced, in-house agency, corporate world. In my first week, I attended a Marketing team off-site meeting that included every team on the 9th floor—talk about intimidating. The ice breaker on the first day was to share your name,

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HUNG : A COLLABORATION OF METAL AND CLAY

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

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You got this.

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

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Brand Standards updates, part 3.2

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.

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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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