Hi and welcome, Thorsten! Thank you for the introduction :)
I see you are in the Fedora Design chat which is a great start. I am most
involved in badges design(more towards the cutesy page about cats end of
things ;) )- but I would point you to https://gitlab.com/fedora/design
starting place to check out what the Design Team is working on lately. I
think Máirín will be best suited to help you find you an issue to work on.
I would suggest joining into the weekly Fedora Design Team Live session if
you're able, here's the next one:
A video call link will be posted in the Design Team channel right before
the meeting starts.
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On Fri, Jan 20, 2023 at 12:12 PM Thorsten Panknin <
just subscribed to this list after joining the Matrix chat.
I'm from Germany, so not an English native speaker.
I'm new to the Fedora community and currently figuring out what I could
contribute to. Besides text-related work like translations and editing
German texts, I'm currently getting back into design.
I completed a two-year occupational retraining as an online media designer
20 years ago (yes, really), but never worked in the field due to health
issues. I am still, or rather again, interested in basic vector stuff with
Inkscape, especially since the multi-page feature got introduced. I
contributed a few vector works to the Openclipart project eons ago, which
are still available and stem from my time with the German Inkscape forum
back then. I'm not really a raster design person, I actually don't like
pixel work much.
I just installed Penpot locally (thanks to the great Podman article by
linuxgrrrrl) and would like to get into grid-based design work, too, say a
12-column design grid. I love it when stuff is aligned to other stuff and
to the page. And I like basic typography. I'm not a great, creative
designer I'd say, meaning that my stuff is mostly informational and a bit
neutral, maybe using some nice font and color, but not creative as "make a
funny page about cats, it should be cute an colourful". Not sure if you get
what I mean.
I sometimes translate rules-light roleplaying games to German and mostly
provide a PDF as well, but mostly as ashcan versions without much image
design, because I lack the routine. If you're interested in seeing some of
my PDFs, please ask. I'd rather noch put links to my stuff in here
unsolicited. I'm currently applying a 12-column grid to my stuff so I get
some rhythm to my designs. Looking forward to Penpot's release on Jan 31st
when new layout features should be released, including a Flex-based layout.
Hoping that will make multi-column text frames possible.
I sometimes suffer from Imposter syndrome and would love honest feedback,
because mostly I work alone and that can be hard.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask here or in the Matrix chat of
the Design team where I started lurking.
Thorsten from Germany
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