me
Hello there! I'm Hylke Bons and
I design pretty and usable digital things
about — hylkebons@gmail.com — @hbons

about

People who haven’t met me in person sometimes wonder if this is a guy’s or a girl’s name. It can be used for either, but I’m a guy. Originally I’m from The Netherlands (but partly of Asian blood). More specifically the northern city of Groningen. There I studied Information Science at the local university.

At the moment I live in London, England, where I work as an Interaction and Graphic Designer at Red Hat’s User Experience team. I like creating (digital) things that aim to make people’s lives easier, and make these things look pretty at the same time. I try to document my experiences in these areas in the Journal section of this site. Right now, SparkleShare and GNOME get most of my attention, but you may know me from my earlier icon work on Pidgin and MeeGo.

In my free time I like to do fun things (surprise!), like doing photography, playing games, and cycling on my trusty Brompton. I like to travel to places to just wander around and see the world, although I should do that more often.

I take design jobs for food, simply send me an email. You can also find me on Twitter, Flickr and Github. If you are in need of an illustrator, consider hiring my sister (because she's awesome).

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Moblin/MeeGo Icon Set

Icon set for the MeeGo (formerly Moblin) mobile operating system for netbooks.

The MeeGo project provides a Linux-based, open source software platform for the next generation of computing devices.

The set has a few hundred icons in total, ranging from applications to actions to devices.

The MeeGo project has been discontinued, but the icon style and elements have been used as inspiration for GNOME’s symbolic icon set.

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