WordCamp Miami 2015 has come and gone. Next year is already in mind. This post should have been written a while ago.
One thing that has always stuck in my mind, was to get more involved in the WordPress community here in South Florida. Last year as a volunteer I saw the WCMIA from another vantage point. This year I volunteered again and got to design the main logo, alternate logo and attendee t-shirt designs for this year’s conference. I did not do the Wapuu stickers or the speaker’s t-shirt. They were designed by other talented designers that did a great job on those.
Designing for WordCamp was a great experience. The immediate take away is design for social media first. Since my background is print design I have the tendency to think of social media last. Based on this project it should have been the reverse. The logo would have transitioned well to print because the medium is more flexible. My design process has since been tweaked to accommodate for future projects.
Another good thing was the desire to create and go beyond what was done in previous years. It became my goal to surpass those before me and any other WordCamp to come. I kinda think I did. If not, there is always next year. 🙂
Several logos were created to use on as much swag as possible. Everybody loves swag, right! David Bisset had this saying that went sort of like this “We use several logos every year so make as many as you can.” So I did. It’s not ideal but it’s the WCMIA conference style.
The swag list for the year is bananas. Yeah, I said it. Really it is. Of all the swag I really liked the attendee t-shirt design which came to fruition by direction from my friend Jean Felisime. That is another story for another post. Also, be on the look out for this year’s post from a WCMIA volunteer perspective part two. For now enjoy the images below taken by JZ @. The remainder of the WCMIA gallery can be found on Flickr, check it out.