Fedora on Behance

Taking some inspiration from the recent Creative Freedom Summit and since I’ve been updating my personal design portfolio, I created a post detailing my work in these past few months as a volunteer on the Marketing team, both as a way to add to my portfolio and as a way to talk about Fedora in different social media, specially in one that is so heavily design-focused. I’d love if you could check it out:

If you’d like to see me ramble a bit about the journey of making this post feel free to keep scrolling:

The making of this post has been kind of a roller coaster, just like my own contributions to the project. I started this journey on august of last year, and now my whole world is kind of different. I’m in need of a job again after being employed for the past 3 years. I’m reeeealy close to finishing college. And I’m about to become a dad. All in the span of 4 months.

So I haven’t been able to do as much as I once did when I just started, with a boom of ideas that I still haven’t been able to fully tap into and create. I’m still trying to contribute in some way though, so I decided to at least do this.

I’m not particularly a fan nor a hater of Adobe at this point and although I feel kind of sad about having to use Photoshop again for some of my work after managing to get this far on FOSS only, I like being able to continue using FOSS tools to do as much as I can.

And it feels good using Adobe’s own platform to talk about their FOSS competitors in a way that can reach other designers and make them at least interested in trying those alternatives out. I kind of like thinking about it this way instead of the original “oh god I’m having to give in to the multi-billion dollar monopoly just to find a job”, you know?


We need people with a “boom of ideas.” . Keep up the excellent work!


Indeed, FOSS at work is not an easy topic even for Software Engineers, who generally have more freedom and opportunities in building their own tools.

I also think we need to talk more about interoperability and open standards with the non-FOSS world.

I do believe that FOSS will find its way in, if it is given a chance. But standards and APIs is how we create those chances.


If I were to advocate in a not FOSS-friendly environment, I probably wouldn’t start with “let’s use FOSS tools because…” take.

Rather I would go with “let’s use whatever tool we use, but agree that inputs and outputs should be aligned with this supported industry standard (which is an open standard by the way)”. And I would count it as a huge win, if it gets through.