###We’re very happy to announce that our redesigned community badges are now live!
Envato designer Roscoe has been hard at work in his pixel laboratory in an exciting project to rework all existing community badges. A total of 38 badges have now been redesigned (including recent new additions) and we hope that we can bring many more badges to the community in the near future!
To get a little more insight into this project I posed some questions to Roscoe:
##How many hours do you think you’ve spent working on this project?
That’s a really tough question, because I worked on this project sporadically in between my normal work in the marketing team. But if I had to venture a guess (and with some really basic math) I’d say somewhere in the ball-park of 150 hours. Yikes!
##Which is your favorite badge and why?
That’s like asking which of my children is my favourite, of which I also have 38! Joking, I only have 1 child. Seriously though, my favourite badge is actually one of the most simple; the “years of membership” badge. I feel like I really captured the essence of the birthday cake candle and the flame without any clutter. Also, the small version of the badge works well.
##What music did you listen to while designing these badges?
Being a metal head, there was definitely lots of heavy music on high rotation, which usually helps me to be productive. But I’ve also been listening to a lot of blues lately so I had some help from the likes of Gary Clark Jr, Freddie King, Muddy Waters and other masters of the genre.
##What was the toughest part about working on this design project?
The early stages of the projects were definitely the most challenging, but also the most rewarding. Developing a visual language that would work well alongside our branding and also become somewhat repeatable as more and more badges were created was actually quite challenging. In the beginning I worked with Tom Bryan, so he deserves a lot of credit for this work too.
##What software did you use to create the images?
I used Illustrator to create the badges. I’ve been using it for a long time now, and have become pretty comfortable when it comes to creating vector artwork. While our designers here have all been using sketch more lately, particularly for UI design, for me, when working on a project that is very illustrative or heavily focused on vectors, you can’t go past good old Adobe Illustrator.
Let us know what you think about the badges and which badge you like most of all in the comments below!