New Style for User Groups

Since we’ve launched the Kotlin community support program at the beginning of 2017, the number of user groups has grown to 45+ and 2-4 new user groups are joining us every month. To find one at your location, please, check the full list at the community section of kotlinlang.org.

Today we present the Kotlin user groups logo and a profile picture.

Kotlin User Group Logo

There are 2 main reasons why we are doing it. Firstly, we received numerous requests from the community asking for a special style and branded materials. Secondly, we wanted to provide a distinct style for user groups and community content, so that it’s clear which Kotlin-related materials are official and which are created by the community (and we’re really happy that you guys share so many great articles and presentations!)

The logo and the profile picture are the first steps. We are planning to design slide templates, banners, and swag items with a new Kotlin community identity in the future.

Create the logo of your user group

  1. Make a copy of the Kotlin user group logo file to your Google drive (you have to be signed into your Google account)
  2. Replace the ‘Groupname’ text with the name of your user group
  3. Download the picture and use it for the user group’s materials

Feel free to create your unique style basing on it or add any fine tuning but we prefer that you don’t change the colour and general shape radically, since it’s an official symbol of the Kotlin community program.

Here you can download a set of pictures including vector graphics and samples of cover pictures for social networks.

Create your group’s profile picture


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Belarusian Kotlin User Group Profile Picture sample

  1. To create your group’s profile picture, make a copy of the Kotlin user group profile picture file to your Google Drive (you have to be signed into your Google account)
  2. Add a shortened name of the user group’s location (up to 4 capital symbols according to our default sample)
  3. Download a picture and use it for your profiles on Facebook, Twitter, meetup.com or any other platform

Kotlin London User Group meetup.com page sample:

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the color palette at meetup.com: Banner #221f3a, Background #ebedf2, Links #25a4f2

About Alina Dolgikh

Kotlin Community Manager
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7 Responses to New Style for User Groups

  1. Alex Martsinovich says:

    Thanks Guys!

  2. Pavel Sikun says:

    Feel free to create your unique style basing on it or add any fine tuning but we prefer that you don’t change the colour and general shape radically, since it’s an official symbol of the Kotlin community program.

    Agree regarding to shape, but I think colors are the best way to set identity of a user group. So like country-specific user groups can color logo into colors of their country’s flag. Simple text line below standard blue logo is really boring and uninspiring.

    P.S. When can we expect to see kotlin survey results? It’s been almost a month since previously announced date :(

    • Alina Dolgikh says:

      Hello, Pavel! Your concern is totally reasonable. We were puzzled with almost the same question and I will explain why. On the one hand the logo should stay static and recognizable for different groups and situations; on the other hand, specific groups might want to add some adornments and change something in its style. So we are asking not to change it radically: the logo should still stay recognizable after the changes. So please add your fine tuning but let the logo stay recognizable.

      Regarding the survey results. I’m very sorry for the delay with the publication of the results. We are still working on it. The report will be prepared by Andrey Breslav and at the moment he has a few urgent tasks that are mandatory. Sorry for this one more time.

  3. Guy Heylens says:

    Nice style! Finished adjusting the website http://www.kotlin.be and our meetup group. https://www.meetup.com/Kotlin-user-group-belgium/#

  4. Abdellah SELASSI says:

    Good job Alina I was wondering something similar … and you just did it !

  5. Andy Bowes says:

    Thanks, that looks great.

    So that I can keep our UG logo consistent, what font have you used on the User Group Logo?

  6. Thanks for the new design. Which is the font or typography?

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