Human-Con Website & Identity Design

In March 2020, my senior year of at KCAI, a group of students decided to host design conference entirely organized by student volunteers, sponsored by AIGA and held at the Kansas City Art Institute. My primary role was conceptualizing and developing the event’s website. Human-Con, a full-day affair featuring speakers and workshops, took shape through a unique identity creation process. We conducted a workshop where participants used a fat-tip marker to sketch as many eyes, noses, mouths, and ears as possible on brightly colored paper, and these drawings became integral to all promotional material.

The website began with brainstorming sessions and wireframing discussions to determine its content. Functioning as a microsite, it included a registration link, a downloadable PDF guide with a map and schedule, and a direct link to the event’s Instagram. Using these wireframes as a guide, I developed and rigorously tested the site. The experience of contributing my skills to bring Human-Con to life was profoundly memorable. This student-led initiative, from proposal to execution, underscored the collective effort, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to have played a role in making it happen.