HackIllinois is a 3-day open source hackathon hosted at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. It sees over 1,000 attendees from all over the country. Event staff, a team of around 50 people from all different majors, is divided into four sub-teams — Experience, Outreach, Systems, and Design, and we work together to create the event from gathering funding to planning seminars and workshops to creating the event branding and designing the overall look and feel. For HackIllinois 2020, I was a member of that design team along with Charlotte Peloquin, Hayley Peterson, Ali Nitti, Joanna Byrne, and Aspen Tng. My role was to create the event swag — the shirts for attendees, staff, judges, mentors and volunteers to wear during the event, stickers and buttons to put in the "swag bags" for all attendees, the patch for the staff jackets, and trophies for those who win various competitions; the tote was designed by Joanna Byrne. I also had to work within brand guidelines to ensure a cohesive look and feel for the event.
The trophies included 3D printed cities that were modeled after the city used on the website and a 3D printed HackIllinois logo that were all done by Aspen Tng. They also included custom cut confetti that I created using a Cricut vinyl cutter. They were hand assembled by the whole design team and given to the first, second, and third place teams.