I'm Elio, 21 years old and an open designer grown up in Germany, but currently based
in Tirana, Albania. I'm pursuing my Bachelor at the University of Arts in Tirana for
Multimedia, but spend my time mostly within open source projects. I'm board member of
Open Labs Hackerspace , a non profit in Tirana devoted to promote FLOSS and open
source. I'm also a Representative at Mozilla  where I mostly am involved with
design and lead community efforts regarding everything design.
To make a living, I work as a freelance designer and author, mostly for SitePoint 
where I lead the SitePoint Ambassadors volunteer program as a Community Manager (with
inspirations from Fedora Ambassadors, I must admit).
I have been contributing to Fedora mostly locally in the last year, doing promotional
materials and images for our events at Open Labs, organized by Jona Azizaj, fellow Fedora
Ambassador in Albania. Although I still need Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop in my daily
life, I am in the early steps of getting into GIMP and InkScape in order to disattach
myself from proprietary software even more. I also speak about Open Source Design at many
events, where I emphasize the importance of bringing designers and developers closer
together, having a better and more open work ethic and using open formats and licenses. I
pride myself thereof to be part of the Open Source Design organization . I recently
gave 2 talks about it at FOSDEM 2016 .
I write about Design, Mozilla, and Open Labs mostly on my blog  and post some design
snippets on my Dribbble from time to time .
I'd be happy to contribute with some of my time to CommOps at Fedora too, as I love
the feeling of belonging in an open source community, and Fedora is one of them which
stays true to its ideals. I have already some experience with Design Team and have done my
first design contributions, which got me sponsored in that team. Currently I'm working
on updating the Cheat Cubes for Fedora 24  also.
I recently was in Prishtina, Kosovo also for our Fedora and Mozilla Activity Days. Here is
my trip report .
Looking forward to work with you!