Red Hatters believe in transparency, collaboration, and inclusion. These principles aren’t just for creating technology — they shape how we design, too.
Open design is built on collaboration.
It's a conversation between diverse voices. It's about listening to what our community needs, taking that feedback, and creating systems that work together, across teams and contexts.
Open design creates helpful and accessible experiences for real people.
Your willingness to collaborate in your design process, should be equally matched by your inviting of diverse voices and perspectives to this same process. This inherently invites different voices and perspectives to not only collaborate but critique your work.
Graphic Designer, Brand Design
Red Hat values freedom. The designers on my team are free to exercise their creativity in innovative ways, explore new areas of interests, and break away from the status quo.
Manager, UXD Content & PatternFly Design
Inclusivity, open exchange of ideas, and collaboration are the foundations of innovative design and are essential to creating a Red Hat branded experience.
Director, Design, Brand + Creative
Open design practices connect and align our many teams working together to build a unified experience for Red Hat.
Director, Digital User Experience
Finding patterns and creating consistency throughout the platform is uniquely challenging.
Associate Product Designer
To keep us aligned and working towards a shared vision, we have design principles. Our principles are the fundamentals that build a strong foundation for open design to thrive.
Identify the problem well before you start to solve it. Know why you’re designing. If you don’t, ask questions to gain insights. Those answers will lead to better questions or new directions.
Know who you’re designing for and what they need; talk to them if you can. When you understand their motivations, you’re able to demonstrate real empathy for the user, and the most impactful choices become clear.
Take risks, even when it’s scary or difficult. Suggest something unexpected, remove something unnecessary, or even know when to try again — facing the challenge results in the best work possible.
Our brand is the source for our identity, governing all of our experiences. Standards are a vital baseline, changing and evolving for what's next.
Our digital design system contains tools, guides, and examples for building unified, consistent experiences. It's the foundation of our digital UX.
Our open source product design system provides resources for building scalable enterprise applications, from documentation and components to code examples and tutorials.
A collaborative rooted in open source, our Open Studio Community is a group of all creatives inside (and some outside) of Red Hat—sharing, teaching, and creating together.
We create Red Hat's visual identity so that people can easily recognize and connect with Red Hat's brand.
We are graphic designers, art directors, animators, and filmmakers.
We create Red Hat's digital presence so that users have easy access to information, support, and services.
We are UX designers, researchers, producers, and front-end developers.
We create Red Hat's product interfaces so that users can intuitively navigate and understand our products.
We are researchers, interaction designers, visual designers, content designers, and front-end developers.