Create a certificate for new Mozillian status "Emeritus"

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6 years ago
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(Reporter: pfinette, Assigned: MT)

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6 years ago
We are working on a new Mozillian status (Emeritus) for community and staff members who were instrumental to Mozilla's success and have since left the project (or are in the process of transitioning).

We want to introduce this new status at MozCamp Asia Nov 17/18. Part of us celebrating our emeritus is to give them a high-quality custom token of appreciation.

We would like to have some form of a certificate with a graphic logo (e.g. the dino or something similar) and the words "Public Benefit Internet". Please note that the certificate will be signed by Mitchell - so we need some room either on the certificate itself or on the broader token to do so.

Timing: We need one initial token produced ready for someone to take with her/him to MozCamp in Asia (e.g. someone from the Toronto office).

Thank you!

Comment 1

6 years ago
Thanks Pascal. Good news...the very awesome Matt Ternoway is available and ready to help with this. 

We do have a few questions to help get things started, though...please let us know what you think:
- is there a specific size you're looking for here? Would you prefer the standard dimensions (roughly 8x11") for a certificate like this, or is it more open-ended? I could see something a little smaller working well, but it's up to you.

- about content, is there anything else that should be included besides what's mentioned above? That seems a little light, so my concern is that the whole thing will feel empty (which is one reason why I thought a smaller size could be good). Surely it would have some sort of wording recognizing the recipient for blah blah blah, right? Please let us know if you have any other content ideas...we'll need a little more direction here before Matt can begin.  

- can you give us a final due date here?
Assignee: tshahian → mternoway
(Reporter)

Comment 2

6 years ago
Hi John and Matt!

> Thanks Pascal. Good news...the very awesome Matt Ternoway is available and
> ready to help with this. 

Awesome! Thank you!

> - is there a specific size you're looking for here? Would you prefer the
> standard dimensions (roughly 8x11") for a certificate like this, or is it
> more open-ended? I could see something a little smaller working well, but
> it's up to you.

Completely up to you. What we want to convey is a sense of exclusivity, eminence and quality. It's more a plaque than a certificate - something someone would hang on their wall or put on their desk.

> - about content, is there anything else that should be included besides
> what's mentioned above? That seems a little light, so my concern is that the
> whole thing will feel empty (which is one reason why I thought a smaller
> size could be good). Surely it would have some sort of wording recognizing
> the recipient for blah blah blah, right? Please let us know if you have any
> other content ideas...we'll need a little more direction here before Matt
> can begin.  

For this first pass we would indeed just have the few words and a logo (originally the dino head). For a later version, once we have the Emeritus status properly communicated, etc we will add some language on the plaque.

> - can you give us a final due date here?

We would need to have one plaque produced and ready for hand-over for MozCamp in Singapore (Nov 17/18) - it's not a lot of time unfortunately. To save shipping time I would ask someone who attends MozCamp to carry the plaque with her/him.

Warmly,
P
(Assignee)

Comment 3

6 years ago
Thanks for clarifying Pascal. I am currently getting started on this...I want to clarify one other thing regarding the plaque idea.  I am not sure exactly how this would be produced and what design elements would be required. 

Will the plaque actually be a 3 dimensional plaque like that of an award, or would I be producing a faux replica of a 3 dimensional plaque that would be printed on paper or seen on screen? 

I first envisioned a certificate that could be designed and printed and then framed nicely. I think we're on the same page here, but I am be getting lost in the terminology of plaque vs certificate.  Hoping you can clarify this for me before I get too far.

Cheers,
Matt
(Reporter)

Comment 4

6 years ago
Hi Matt,

> Will the plaque actually be a 3 dimensional plaque like that of an award, or
> would I be producing a faux replica of a 3 dimensional plaque that would be
> printed on paper or seen on screen? 

Good point. My apologies for using inconsistent language. I would propose that we create something which we can simply get nicely printed and framed. I guess anything else would be off the table due to time constrains.

Thank you! :)

Warmly,
P
(Assignee)

Comment 5

6 years ago
Hi guys,

Here is a link to what I have going for the plaque/certificate.  Overall I was trying to go for something that conveyed a prestigious and classic look, and also incorporated Mozilla brand elements. I have gone ahead with including supporting copy in the version to work out spacing.  If copy won't be ready for the first round, perhaps I can move the signature and mozilla logo to be stacked on each other to fill that space. Please let me know what you think of this direction.

http://cl.ly/image/1m1T0b0A050P

Thanks!
Matt

Comment 6

6 years ago
Wow. that's pretty awesome!

For me personally, I don't think the mark at the top even needs the "Mozilla" and "Foundation", just the "m" and laurels and flair do it since the wordmark is bottom left.

I wonder what the top mark + flair + ipsum text + bottom flair would look like all consistent mozilla charcoal swatch to bump up the readability/contrast? Leaving the rest as is of course.

Could I see that just to compare?

Great work!

Comment 7

6 years ago
Maybe even just the "m" + laurels + copy as the charcoal (http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/styleguide/identity/mozilla/color/) and the flair left gold.
(Assignee)

Comment 8

6 years ago
Hey Sean, I've tried some of your suggestions, let me know what you think of this.  I was also thinking maybe we lose the flairs all together or perhaps the bottom one. We could also play with various colour backgrounds like that of the lighter grey tones.

http://cl.ly/image/2E0P0C0O0o2S

Comment 9

6 years ago
I'm thinkin that's pretty snazzy as is. I'll wait and let others chime in, but I'd put that in a frame and point at it with pride. :)
(Reporter)

Comment 10

6 years ago
Wow! This looks awesome! I love the second iteration.

Let me ping Mitchell and see if we can get text ready in time - I'll let you know by tomorrow.

Thank you again for the super-quick turn around and the amazing quality!

Comment 11

6 years ago
Oh yes, this looks really nice. Thanks guys!

Comment 12

6 years ago
This looks very nice.  
I'm concerned it's overly general, and that the reason for this person receiving the certificate should be more central.  That's because there are many reasons we might give a certificate for great work supporting Public Benefit Internet.   Passing on module ownership is one, all sorts of other kinds of contributions come to mind.  

So, what to do, given the time we've got?  

1.  Let's make this certificate more personal to our first recipient, to thank him personally, and we give ourselves some more time to figure out the standard certificate for this and perhaps other statuses.  

2.  Can we make the recipient's name more prominent?  And then the text will be something that talks about his contribution to Mozilla? Where the text is something like "to [NAME] for sustained excellence in leadership, mentoring and community development in building the Open Internet."
[maybe the name becomes the promient feature rather than the banner for this cert]

3.  That may mean eliminating the "public benefit Internet" banner for this time. 
 
4.  I'd like a date as well as a signature

5.  cc'ing Mary Colvig

thanks!
(Assignee)

Comment 13

6 years ago
Thanks for the feedback! I've taken in the suggestions, and have come up with this version. Please let me know if you think this will work as an option.

http://cl.ly/image/0c0e1j2k3M0P
(Reporter)

Comment 14

6 years ago
I like this a lot! Thank you!

Mitchell - if this looks okay for you, I would get this produced now. :)

Comment 15

6 years ago
Agreed, I really like this too. Thanks Matt!
(Assignee)

Comment 16

6 years ago
One more variation! I've positioned the banner overlapping the laurels to tie the two elements together a bit more.

http://cl.ly/image/3x29052v1m2J

Comment 17

6 years ago
+1 on the latest. Love the combined imagery at the top.

<3
(Reporter)

Comment 18

6 years ago
Yes, awesome! +1 from my side as well.

Comment 19

6 years ago
Yes, this new version is really nice.  Ship it!  Many thanks.
(Reporter)

Comment 20

6 years ago
Perfect. Here's what we need to do:

- Mitchell or Mary: Can you provide Matt with the proper name to put on the certificate? I only know Channy as "Channy" - which might be enough... not sure.

- Matt or John: Can you get this printed in good quality and framed?

- Matt, John or Pascal: We need to get this to MozCamp, i.e. someone who attends needs to carry it in their luggage. Let's figure this out once we know where (in terms of physical location) we print this.

IMPORTANT: We need to get this done before people leave for MozCamp, i.e. ideally we get this printed and framed by Monday, ready for Tuesday latest Wednesday.

Thank you all for the great work!

Comment 21

6 years ago
i should defer on the's exact name.  Gen may know, cc'ing him.

Comment 22

6 years ago
Thanks all - glad you like the way it turned out (I definitely agree).

Pascal, re: your next steps in comment #20, the printing & framing is not usually a service we provide (definitely out of scope for Matt in this particular case), but if you ping me tomorrow we can figure something out.

Do we only need the one certificate (for Channy) this time, then?

Comment 23

6 years ago
Kate should have his real name due to his travel to MozCamp. I suspect he'd enjoy his realname AND his Mozilla moniker on it!

Comment 24

6 years ago
Channy's formal name is:

Seokchan Yun

cite: http://www.creation.net/

Comment 25

6 years ago
(In reply to Mary from comment #23)
> Kate should have his real name due to his travel to MozCamp. I suspect he'd
> enjoy his realname AND his Mozilla moniker on it!

I agree. So that would be:

Seokchan "Channy" Yun
(Reporter)

Comment 26

6 years ago
Thank you for the input everyone.

- Matt: Would you be able to produce a final rendering (ready for print) of the certificate with the name Seokchan "Channy" Yun?

- Matt: Can you also provide a final version of the document which allows us to simply add a name at will later? i.e. an EPS file which we can open and edit in Adobe Illustrator?

- John: I will ping you this morning re production. Happy to help get this done. :)

Thanks!
P
(Assignee)

Comment 27

6 years ago
Hi Pascal, that's not a problem I can have version ready for print shortly. To go along with the name what date would be needed on this specific certificate, also the name or title of the person signing would be needed as well.  

Thanks!
Matt
(Reporter)

Comment 28

6 years ago
Fantastic Matt!

Let's put the following date on it: November 18th, 2012

Name and Title: Mitchell Baker, Chief Lizard Wrangler

Mitchell - please correct if you want to have a different title on the certificate. :) Thanks!
(Assignee)

Comment 29

6 years ago
Just want to confirm one more thing other than the Name and Title...will the signature be signed at the event? Or do we need to use a vector tracing of the signature that I can place before it's printed?
(Reporter)

Comment 30

6 years ago
Hi Matt - we'll have Mitchell sign this at the event. So no need to have a signature printed on the certificate. :)

Thank you!

Comment 31

6 years ago
Matt, thanks for all your help on this - great work. From reading the comments above and talking to Pascal, it sounds like we're ready for the final file at this point. I know Pascal needs to get it printed locally tomorrow morning, so can you post the assets sometime today?

Please let me know if you see any issues with that. Thanks!
(Assignee)

Comment 32

6 years ago
Hi Pascal and John

Sorry for the delay, I'm about to pass along the print ready PDF in a dropbox link to you guys. Will be coming your way shortly!

Thanks!
Matt

Comment 33

6 years ago
Hey Matt. Can we get that PSD ASAP?
(Reporter)

Comment 34

6 years ago
Awesome! Matt - thank you for the PDF. I got the document printed last night at Kinkos (John - you're right: They are indeed a customer service disaster) and will get it framed this morning.

Matt - would you be able to send us a version of the document where we can simply edit the name and date (i.e. as an Illustrator file)?

Thanks!!!
(Reporter)

Comment 35

6 years ago
The certificate is printed, framed and will be hand-carried to Singapore tomorrow. Yay!

You guys rock!

Check it out:
http://dl.gyshido.com/Krw5

Comment 36

6 years ago
Wow, that looks awesome! Thanks Matt.
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Comment 37

6 years ago
Thanks to everyone.  The certificate was perfect.  (I signed on top of the glass with a permanent marker.)  The recipient was moved, the room of people was very excited to participate in honoring someone in this way.  here's a facebook link, there may be more accessible ones as well:  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151154195843668&set=np.85363369.1488547317&type=1&permPage=1

Comment 38

6 years ago
+11111111  People (including myself) were taking pictures of Channy and the certificate.  Thanks again!
(Reporter)

Comment 39

6 years ago
Amazing! :)

We'll make sure that the next certificate is properly signed. ;)
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