Over the summer and during the Fall 2020 quarter, I have been working as one of the two members been on the Design team on the Pickhacks team to design the upcoming virtual Hackathon, Picklehack.
The vibe of Picklehack is fun and silly to contrast the mood of the pandemic. We decided that we wanted to approach the way we designed this Hackathon as unconventional and goofy. We created a solution to this by coming up with the idea of taking a photorealistic pickle and adding a "poorly-drawn" illustration style on it to give it a funny face and a hat (because why not?). The font we chose for the logo strikes a balance of quirky and modern, and the color palette uses a nice blend of fresh-looking greens and bright purples to balance out the murky pickle colors.
To view the event website, go to www.picklehack.io