Isaac Sixtus Chizaram


March 2021

Isaac makes FOSS and takes our Twitter mic from March 4th to 10th. Thank you, Isaac!

Please tell us about yourself

My name is Isaac Sixtus Chizaram popularly known as Zara. I’m a Nigerian. I’m a visual & Brand designer. I’m enthusiastic about contributing to FOSS & solving brand communication problems.

What are you working on right now?

I’m working on brand identity for the Python Package Installer (pip install).

What is most interesting about that?

Flexibility, I learnt a lot about the Python community while I was making research.

How did you first discover FOSS?

I attended an Open Source Festival last year, learnt a lot from the speakers as they gave me enlightenment on how FOSS works & how I can contribute.

What prompted you to start contributing to FOSS?

I was inspired by Samson Goddy’s Open Source Evangelism last two years & I later got deep insight after I attended OSCAFEST in 2020. For FOSS, I saw some inconsistencies in the design aspect especially the brand Identities of some of these. I had to sign up on Open Source Design so that I can help contribute when I see any job openings.

Why should others get involved with FOSS?

FOSS solves our every day problems. It would be great if more contributors join hands in making it sustainable & better for use.

How should they get started?

  • Read articles
  • Join OS communities
  • Mentorship
  • Ask Questions

What difficulties and limitations do you see with FOSS?

  • Less hands on deck
  • Lack of inclusion & accessibility

How can they be solved?

Building with a sustainable mindset.

Where do you see difficulties in contributing?

  • Research
  • User Interface and Experience Design

What does a perfect day off look like?

  • Hiking
  • Spending time with family at the waterfront

Do you want to tell us something else we didn’t ask?

I speak Chinese.