Ryan Gorley

https://freehive.com Creative Director at Freehive Joined over 1 year ago

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  • Posted to Designers for Open Source?, in reply to Varun Arora , Jan 16, 2019

    Thanks, Varun. I look forward to it!

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  • Posted to Designers for Open Source?, in reply to Koos Looijesteijn , Jan 14, 2019

    One tool not on those lists I shared is Alva. You may find that one worth exploring in light of your other writing about similar applications.

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  • Posted to Designers for Open Source?, Jan 14, 2019

    I think this is a great idea that I've not seen put forward before. I did a presentation on this topic last year at SCALE: Developers, Developers, Developers: What About Creatives?. You'll hear some similar observations and maybe some alternative veins of thinking on the topic if you're interested.

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  • Posted to Designers for Open Source?, in reply to Koos Looijesteijn , Jan 14, 2019

    I think you make some good points here. I take issue with just one. It's not exactly accurate to say that "there are no FOSS design applications". Here's a good list of FOSS design tools. Here is another list. One can debate the comparative benefits of commercial tools over these, but I know several designers, in addition to myself, who are able to do their design work exclusively with open source applications.

    Designers, who tend to think of themselves as free thinkers, can in practice be very dogmatic about tools and workflows. It's important to remember that great design happened long before [insert my favorite application name here] was invented. The most important element in great design is that tool sitting between my ears. ;)

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