Design a General Contributor Badge for Mozilla QA

John Slater


(crossposted from our QA blog)

Attention visual designers! Are you interested in contributing to Mozilla QA, being part of an awesome worldwide community and having your work seen by a lot of people? If so, read on because we’re looking for help with a very cool new project.

Mozilla’s Quality Assurance (QA) team relies on community volunteers for help with a variety of things and would like to create a badge to recognize these contributors for their work. The following actions represent a small sample of the many different ways a community contributor could earn a General QA Participation Badge:

  • Participating in a Test Day
  • Translating documentation
  • Filing or updating bugs in Bugzilla
  • Participating in product stability testing and crash investigation
  • Running tools (like link checkers against Mozilla websites, etc.)
  • Submitting a pull request on Github for test automation
  • Assuming responsibility for one round of manual testing in a project
  • Completing a round of exploratory testing

This General QA Participation Badge will serve as a guideline for other, more specific QA badges that will follow. The badge will also be part of the Open Badges Project ( – a wider network of badges that are interoperable, shareable and contain metadata so people can easily learn more about how they’re earned. The badge will go into a digital badge repository, and could be added to blogs using a WordPress plugin.

Mozilla QA needs a visual designer to create this badge. Interested? You need not be a professional designer – we’d love to have anyone try their hand at creativity and submit their design.

* To submit designs, please upload your images to Flickr and tag them with mozqabadges. (This part is very important – we won’t see your submission if it’s not tagged properly.)
* Designs are due on Friday, August 16 2013 8:00 PM PST.
* Deliverables include 90×90 PNGs for each badge, with a maximum size of 256kb.

Christopher Appleton of the Mozilla Foundation has already developed a visual system for other Mozilla-related badges, so we would need you to both follow his general style and put your own creative twist on this particular project.
• Avoid using existing branding
• Badge design should be predominantly illustrative (photography should be used sparingly or not at all)
• Text should be avoided on the badge itself
• Graphics should be legible at small sizes

If you have questions, please send an email to and we’ll respond as quickly as possible.

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  1. Gilad Nir wrote on :

    Hi John,

    Here’s a link to my submissions, let me know what you think:



  2. John Slater wrote on :

    Awesome, thanks Gilad! Be sure to bring these to the attention of the QA team, too, as they’re the ones driving this particular challenge.


    1. Gilad Nir wrote on :

      Thanks John! I emailed the link to


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