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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Recurring Dream

July 7—27, at VAE Raleigh Red Hat’s year-long sponsorship of the Lab at VAE Raleigh is drawing to a close. The last exhibition, “indelible marks: what we’ve been, or might, or never will” by Eliza Kiser and Emily Malpass closed on August 24. Over the year, we gained insight into the nuances between collaborating in

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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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“Welcome to Raleigh, Y’all”

In our Raleigh, NC office lobby, we have what we call The Open Gallery, which features a rotating series of exhibits for associates, visitors, and the local community. Installations are chosen for their relevance to openness, collaboration, and community—all hallmarks of our open source roots. We work with different organizations and artist collectives in Raleigh

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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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Emergence of Virtual Reality in Marketing

In 2017, 30% of global consumer-facing companies will experiment with augmented reality and virtual reality1.  Virtual reality (VR) is currently in its “wild west” phase as brands try to find engaging ways to use it for marketing purposes. Right now, it’s easy to use the novelty of VR to engage with customers, but soon VR

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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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Open Innovation Labs | Wall Graphic

As always, there are many new projects going on at Red Hat all the time. A huge one for Red Hat is opening a new Open Innovation Labs space in Boston. It’s a brand new facility where our customers’ developers come to workshop their ideas with Red Hat experts. They learn, collaborate, build, and leave with

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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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