Contributing design to projects as a not established contributor is an invidious task. Most free software projects don't even have the capacity or expertise to evaluate any contribution other than a collective gut feeling. If you run a free software project, try to have a design team. Otherwise you'll miss contributions.

@mray Most projects are "launched" by developers who might not know how to take the next step, or might be unsure when to start that step or who to reach out to since it's outside of their domain. Do you have recommendations for your audience?

@cwebber acknowledge the limits of your domain. Assimilate expertise and add it your project. Assign a design team to people that are from that domain. Don't let your own taste be your design team.

@mray are you trying to tell me I shouldn't have just thrown up a screenshot of my emacs window as the logo? ;)

@cwebber not necessarily! A designer might suggest that limiting the amount of used font sizes to 1 might be a challenge, but ultimately bring you closer to your desired look, though ;)

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