Technology stories

As designers our role is to tell visual stories. I got brought in on a project to tell a story about our product technologies, and the relationships they share. I’m no computer wiz, but luckily at Red Hat there’s no short of them. After setting up some one-on-one time, I entered the room with a

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Isometry

Iconography’s wide range and importance in storytelling leads back millennia – In my last post for the Open Studio blog entitled “The Open Icon” I praised the flexibility of our established and ever-growing Red Hat icon library. For The 2018 Red Hat Summit, my team and I focused primarily on telling the product-driven story and evolution

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Recapping the Recap | Red Hat Summit 2018

It’s 1 a.m. on Thursday morning, and I’m deep within San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center. The clock seems to be racing at lightspeed toward the final day of Red Hat Summit 2018. I’m feverishly editing the conference recap video, which will play in 7 hours in front of thousands of people. I quickly scan through

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CO.LAB at Red Hat Summit 2018

Working on the CO.LAB initiative has been the most rewarding project of my career. So far, we’ve been to 4 cities and have taught nearly 100 middle school girls in underserved areas how to code their very own Raspberry Pi computers into digital cameras. But it’s more than just coding. It’s about collaboration—the students are

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First Red Hat Summit Experience

For me, the 2018 Red Hat Summit was filled with firsts. It was my first Summit experience as well as my first time in San Francisco. Lastly (don’t tell anyone this), it was my first tech conference. While I’m no stranger to filming and editing live events, the approach Red Hat took to cover Summit

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Keynote process for Red Hat Summit 2018

2018 was my second Red Hat Summit. Last year as a motion graphics designer, I was responsible for a single, 1-minute video on stage in general session. This year I had 2 keynotes: Matt Hicks’ keynote was an hour and a half with 42 animated slides and Chris Wright’s keynote was more than two hours

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The Red Hat Booth at Summit 2018

Each year, Red Hat Summit provides a forum to discuss open source technology and exchange ideas freely, so it’s especially fitting that this year, the theme at Summit revolved around Ideas Worth Exploring. Our team developed a fresh visual identity for this theme, using planetary orbits to evoke the gravity that strong ideas naturally generate.

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How to bring a Summit theme to life | Part 2

[Read part 1 from Chelsea first!] Once we had a theme picked, we were ready to start planning the layout of each floor of the Moscone Center. Arranging and rearranging where signage, booths, activations, and all the other elements would live was a challenge and we made adjustments throughout the process (up until 2 weeks

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How to bring a Summit theme to life | Part 1

Unsurprisingly, Red Hat Summit is a BIG deal here at Red Hat. It is our yearly event where passionate geeks around the world unite to learn about open source technology and how it is changing the very world we live in. It’s epic, it’s huge, and it’s a three-day conference that is planned from start

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