Glad you like my work. I'd love to conduct an interview but unfortunately,
VoiP is not an option, and it would have to be done via a text-based
platform like Google Talk or email. I realize that this is rather
inconvenient, so I won't trouble you by insisting on an interview–if you are
still willing, I'd love the opportunity to contribute.
I'm fine about the icon; I will probably release a replacement eventually,
and I understand that you may wish to keep a consistent designer throughout
GIMP's development. I look forward to seeing where the icon goes in the
next release. An icon is a crucial part of a program, because to the user,
it *is* the program–they drag the "program" around, place the "program" in
their dock or desktop, and click on the "program" to launch it, all while
using the metaphor of the icon. The icons of similar applications, like
or Acorn <http://macin.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/acorn-2-2-2-icon.png>,
use their icons to communicate the beauty and artistic nature of their
respective programs. GIMP is a powerful, wonderful platform, but to many
users–from the time they go to the website to the time they launch it–it
doesn't seem that way. I trust that GIMP's next icon will have been
designed with this in mind.
Thanks for hearing my proposal, best of luck in GIMP development. I'd love
to help if ever there is an opportunity, and I thank you all for creating
such a great product :)
On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 1:00 AM, Tobias Ehni <tobias.e...@googlemail.com>wrote:
> thanks a lot for your offer and for providing samples of your work, too.
> I'm impressed that you did logos for blender and Battle for Wesnoth.
> I'm sorry that I can't tell you anything about creating the next logo,
> however there is also another way to contribute to the GIMP community.
> I'm planning to conduct interviews with graphic / interface / web
> designers and photographers.
> The idea is to better understand how users actually work in the field,
> i.e. what they do and how they do it.
> The insights from the interviews will be used to improve ease of use /
> usability of GIMP.
> Interviews are planned to take place in October, with an interview
> taking about one hour, via VoIP.
> I'd be very happy if you decided to help both GIMP team and users by
> being interviewed about your work.
> Feel free to contact me if you have any further questions.
> Kind regards,
> 2011/8/22 c55 inator <c55ina...@gmail.com>:
> > Hello. I'm a graphic designer with experience in creating Application
> > [Like this, this, or this] and I was wondering if I could be of service
> > helping create GIMP's next application icon. I use GIMP on a daily basis
> > my work and I'd love to contribute something back to the community. Any
> > information regarding ways I could help would be greatly appreciated :)
> > My work, if you're curious: http://dribbble.com/ollin
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