Maker Week, another internal event at Figma, is kind of like a creative hacker week. Except, it’s all-inclusive, so you can make literally anything. Cookies, posters, tie-dye shirts, dog collars, bracelets, presentations, you name it. You can make anything, as long as it relates to the company or benefits Figma (or its community) in some way.
So obviously the brand team made the posters. And I absolutely love designing for Maker Week because it’s the only time we can completely break out of the company brand style and create the most insane graphics to plaster all over the walls at Figma.
Occasionally, we have themes for Maker Week. This direction was birthed from one of Tori’s concepts “Make Anything”, and leaned into the element of complete, craft freedom. I Frankenstein'ed an i-D magazine and scanned them together into a cluster-collage and overlayed it with type to capture the essence and chaos of creative collaboration.
I wanted it to be messy because working with people often always is a clustercuss.