The goal was simply to create a warm and fun design, that is very different from the usual rather cold and technical associations that come to mind when thinking of a program language.
Together with lovely @kriesse who inspired me and gave me the most precious sparing, we went on to re-design what was there before:
The discovery journey included a lot of tryouts, all inspired by memphis design patterns. We knew one thing for sure: we did not like straight lines of any kind.
Creating memphis random patterns
Creating these patterns with illustrator took some practice and the magic powers of the brilliant sprayer tool. Check out the short video on how that works:
Briefing for humans/developers
Since the day I learnt enough CSS and HTML to build the design I had so easily put together in Photoshop (back in the pre-sketch days), I understood how hard it is to fill the gaps as a developer, of all the things the designer has not thought of. This is strong motivation to give a good brief, in case you're only in a designer role.
We want everybody to be approachable. That is why we love creating beautiful badges, that the attendees like wearing and some even collect them as they are specially made for JSConf EU out of quality material.
We only create the motifs. T-Shirts are live printed on site on demand.
The intro animation