Hack@Brown is a yearly hackathon that encourages creativity and collaboration instead of a competitive coding competition. Hackers during the hackathon always surprise me in what they make, from machine learning wikipedia poems to made-from-scratch record players.
Every year, we redesign the whole brand of the Hack@Brown. In 2020, I co-lead a team of 7 people to design the overall look and feel of the Hackathon. The theme we chose this year was “Garage” to acknowledge the Silicon Valley myth of starting in a garage.
The first steps were to understand and collaborate on what type of assets we wanted built. We drew up and talked about what a “Garage” meant to us and implemented different ideas from these beginning sketches. We chose our typeface, Covik Sans based on its countershapes. Our colors were based upon the “Garage” myth so we chose retro inspired, yet still contemporary feeling colors.
Making a website was a constant back and forth between the development team and our design team. We used Figma for collaborative design. Below are examples of our collaborative work.