The best way to always stay on top of the latest news from Ubuntu Design, find out about new projects and tasks and read about the work of the Design team, is by following the Ubuntu Design Blog, @ubuntudesigners on Twitter and ubuntudesigners on Pinterest. hosts guidelines for the brand, web and apps. Before you start any design work, make sure you read and are familiar with these. If you have questions, you can join and get help at #ubuntu-design on You might also want to sign up for the unity-design team and its mailing list.


We’re looking for participation in the following two cool projects:

Wallpaper contest

The wallpapers that ship with Ubuntu Desktop are designed and selected by you. Usually between 14 and 15 wallpapers are selected for each Ubuntu update, and the winners are picked by the winners of the previous release. Anyone can participate and it’s pretty simple: all you need to do is upload the image you created to the Flickr group. More details can be seen on the Ubuntu Design Blog’s announcement posts. As with all of our projects, keep an eye on the Design Blog — all announcements will be made there first. And here’s a tip: although every type of image is welcome, there is a significant shortage of abstract and illustrative images, so the judges might be paying special attention to those!

App design

The Canonical Design Team is designing and building apps for Ubuntu on phones and tablets in close collaboration with the community. To participate, visit the Design Blog, where you will find always the latest announcements, briefs, inspiration and key concepts. It’s also important that you read carefully the App Design Guidelines before you start any design work on this project, visit the Core Apps project section in the wiki and check the Go mobile section of the Ubuntu App Developer site if you’re building an app.

And to always be up-to-date, be sure to keep an eye on the following resources: