Libre designers do exist (and survive)

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"Libre designers do exist (and survive). Let's explore the pros and cons, experiences, job opportunities and more, from experiences gathered for over 15 years in the field."

Original story by LibrePlanet 2021 and the Free Software Foundation. Published 2021-03-22, Originally published 2021-03-21.
This work is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.

Video Copyright LibrePlanet 2021 / Free Software Foundation. License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike

"Do not sacrifice what you believe in for what others expect from you. Never. Is not worth it.

If you believe you’re good enough and you support what you use, and if that’s not a job that’s gonna provide you the freedom you need, then move to the next one.

It’s gonna be hard, but you’re gonna find your place in the world."

Maria Leandro

A 45min talk exploring what is to be to find jobs as graphic designer using only free software, and a deeper talk on how to change things.

"I’m a full-time designer and photographer, and I love to analyze how this interactive world works. I’m not a programmer, but that’s how I started. I have been in the field since 2002, and have been loving every minute of it. I love to learn and teach what I know about free software, and I enjoy meeting new friends from all around the world."

Maria Leandros website is at

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