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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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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Red Hat design awards | 2017 roundup

2017 was an incredible year for creative work at Red Hat, and I know I speak for a lot people when I say that we are proud of what we accomplished this past year. Many of the projects we worked on were submitted to a variety of design competitions and film festivals. Here is the

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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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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 3.1

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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