Presented by:


Ryan Gorley

from FreeHive (formerly Dijt)

Ryan is a seasoned marketing and creative professional. He is the founder and creative director of FreeHive (Formerly named Dijt), an experienced creative agency in the process of migrating completely to free and open-source creative software and working exclusively with artists, illustrators, designers, and developers who share a passion for these tools. Prior to starting FreeHive in 2010, he was a successful marketing executive and creative director at a consumer goods manufacturer and online retailer. He has a masters degree in business administration, with an emphasis on marketing and entrepreneurship. He recently helped launch the marketing and outreach team for the Inkscape project and enthusiastically advocates for greater adoption by, and contribution to, FOSS by creative professionals.

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Whether by choice or by default, nearly all creative professionals are dependent upon proprietary tool. Software from Adobe and Autodesk are staples even within the marketing departments of large and notable open-source companies. This doesn't need to be the case.

The creative agency FreeHive, in collaboration with independent designers, artists, and others around the world, is working to demonstrate that world-class marketing collateral can be created exclusively with free and open-source software.

Ryan Gorley, the founder and creative director at FreeHive, will present real-world projects as case studies in this effort. He will explain the successes and failures experienced making this transition, the tools and workflows that work, and areas where improvements can be made.

His presentation is an invitation for others to emulate and improve, so that creative professionals have choices and can enjoy the freedom uniquely made possible with FOSS.

2018 September 7 - 10:15
45 min
Libre Application Summit
State of the Application Ecosystem