Join the Design Team

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The primary communication channel for the fedora-art team is the mailing list.

For faster feedback, many active members of the Design Team also hang out in IRC at #fedora-art and #fedora-design on irc.freenode.net.

See the communicate page for all the details on how the Design Team communicate.

Overview

The Fedora Design Team is the design group of the Fedora project. Our interests are not only in creating graphics for use by the Fedora community, but also in advocating the use of the creative tools that are a part of Fedora.

How to Join

While filing bug reports and providing feedback is extremely valuable, we also need help with our active projects. If you would like to contribute, please complete the following steps:

Getting Started

Let us get to know you.

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Personal Information
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  1. Join the mailing list.
  2. Introduce yourself to the mailing list; talk about your art/design experience and interests so we'll know what kinds of design tasks you might be interested in helping out with.
  3. Sign up for a Fedora Account, you'll need it later!
  4. Complete the Contributor License Agreement (CLA) through the Account System . This will ensure that the contributions you make are properly licensed!
  5. Claim and complete a design ticket at the design service queue or email the mailing list to be assigned a task.
    • Note: We definitely recommend for folks starting out with our team to look for tasks that are not icon-related. Icon designs pose additional burdens and challenges that we don't want you to have to deal with just starting out!
  6. Once you've completed an initial draft of your design task, submit it to the mailing list for feedback and approval.
  7. Once your design is approved, send a message to the design-team mailing list requesting an invite to the design-team group. Provide your Fedora Account username so we can add you in.
  8. Add yourself to the Contributors list .

After you have completed these steps, you can begin contributing to a project as a full member of the design team. Most submissions are posted to the wiki or through CVS. Questions may be asked and suggestions offered by submitting them to the IRC or list server. You can also visit #fedora-design or #fedora-websites on freenode to ask for help.


Design Bounties

You can also win design team membership by claiming and completing one of the design team's Bi-weekly Design Bounties. The bounties are posted on the Design team blog, and are given to the first commenter to claim one.

Fedora Design Team Communication Channels

Mailing List

The place to discuss issues related to the Fedora Design Team is the mailing list. You can follow this list using gmane.

IRC

You can chat live with other members of the Artwork team in the #fedora-art or #fedora-design channel on freenode .

Community Hangout Sites

Feeds

Resources

  • Fedora Logo - Fedora logo information, including usage guidelines.
  • MarketingCollateral - Marketing materials, such as banners, posters, etc. - artwork for practical physical application.
  • PromoBanners - Promo Banners and their sources, used for the fedoraproject.org banner system. Please feel free to use these in order to promote Fedora on your own site or blog.
  • Widgets - Fedora-specific web/user-interface widgets.
  • Theming Overview - Theming documentation.
  • Bluecurve Icon Theme - Bluecurve is Fedora's icon theme; it is GPL-licensed and SVG source artwork is available.
  • Echo Icon Theme - A new icon theme aiming to replace Bluecurve for Fedora.
  • MediaArt - Fedora CD/DVD Media Artwork
  • SoC Posters - Google summer of code posters
  • T-Shirt Design - T-Shirt graphics created for general use, various events and do-yourself printing.
  • Media Gallery - Raw materials created by the art team for use in Fedora collateral. Photos, illustrations, and more.

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