Glad I found ya’ll.
My name is Aslan. I’m a design technologist with an interest in open source projects.
I’ve been interested in the problem of open source design for a couple of years now and started a project on github to start taking a crack at it.
This project has not had much legs till now when I started volunteering design services for a couple of non-profits here in Austin Texas. I took that as an opportunity to try to implement my design process in an “open source like” way, with git.
I’m still working out the bugs. Last night I ran into the the 1 GB limit of Github’s LFS storage. Didn’t know there even was a limit!
And yes I know that using git with binary files seems a bit silly but I wanted to just try this thing out and see what I could do.
Here’s an example of one of the specific toolkits I’m working on right now:
This is all still very much a work in progress. I’m learning by doing.
The focus of this toolkit is primarily just branding. It’s really just a collection of templates which will eventually be linked up programmatically using Photoshop Smart Objects.
I don’t think the actual implementation of design is very hard, and I think someone with very rudimentary art skills can get a lot of bang for buck if they have the right scaffolding to build off of.
That’s the intention of this project, to provide a scaffolding for projects to work off of.
If you have any feedback or suggestions please feel free to share.