Storytelling about storytelling

One thing has remained constant during my busy and exciting transition from recent graduate of NC State University’s Industrial Design program to new hire in a Creative Strategy internship here at Red Hat: ambiguity. Expressing creative work with enough relatability to a broad audience is difficult! Most of my graduation weekend was spent trying to

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Two years and counting

It all started with a LinkedIn message. When I was preparing to graduate college in 2010, we had a mandatory portfolio review through AIGA in Durham. I remember sitting in a glass conference room, with all my design work laid out, bright-eyed and anxiously waiting for all the reviewers to come through. After meeting with

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Design at scale

Working in technology, it’s probably no surprise that the industry is growing at a constant rate of change. As a result, we’ve found ourselves faced with the opportunities and challenges of growth within our company and within our in-house design team here at Red Hat. This year, we’ve added several new team members to the

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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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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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