We created a dynamic, interactive website with custom motion graphics at www.wedcfest.com
Moya Design Partners’ visual design team is proud to present the WeDC Fest website! WeDC Fest is where technology, innovation, makers, creatives, and social impact converge. The three-day event will feature unique networking opportunities and showcase technology and collaboration in the District from Wednesday, September 26 at 10:00 A.M. to Friday, September 28 at 11:00 P.M.
Innovators, entrepreneurs, government leaders, and investors are making Washington, D.C. the nation’s capital for inclusive innovation. At WeDC Fest, startups and established companies will display their products and showcase their talent — all while making valuable connections.
With over 1,200 expected attendees, WeDC Fest is the brainchild of the Washington DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP). WDCEP is a nonprofit, public-private organization whose core purpose is to position, promote, and support economic development and business opportunities in the District. WDCEP attracts and retains businesses, provides business assistance, and sponsors research and data on issues important to D.C. entrepreneurs.
WDCEP is the host of this year’s WeDC Fest along with the Office of the Mayor and the Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development.
WeDC Fest is a multi-venue conference with tours, sessions, a pitch competition, and more!
At the WeDC Fest Pitch Competition, startups will meet one-on-one with venture capitalists in a private deal-making environment. They’ll pitch their ideas to a panel of judges and compete for cash and prizes to enhance the development of their businesses.
The WeDC Innovation Marketplace at the National Building Museum will showcase and celebrate the region’s most innovative companies and their products. Don’t miss special interactive demonstrations from the tech, creative, and social enterprise communities on Wednesday, September 26 from 10:00 M. to 3:00 P.M.
WeDC Fest will take you on a tour of some of the city’s top innovation hubs in their Innovation Hub Crawl! D.C. entrepreneurs love to meet with the public to show off new technologies that solve today’s important issues. At the Innovation Hub Crawl, WeDC Fest participants will meet with entrepreneurs to see ground-breaking work up close.
WeDC Fest offers Sessions, Talks, and Podcast Interviews with thought leaders in tech, creative, and social enterprises. From panels and workshops to fireside chats, participants will meet and learn from industry leaders.
The WeDC Closing Party on Friday, September 28 will feature exciting live music, food, and drinks. See how the District became the nation’s most cutting-edge city and why creative professionals and entrepreneurs choose to live and work here.
WeDC Fest takes place at four neighboring venues: WeDC House (the NATIONAL UNION BUILDING) at 918 F Street NW; the NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM at 401 F St NW; TERRELL PLACE at 650 F Street NW; and PEPCO EDISON GALLERY at 702 8th St NW.
The full schedule will be released on Wednesday, September 5!
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An innovative website
Moya Design Partners’ visual design team created the WeDC Fest website. When designing for a large event, it’s important to convey the client’s information and brand values in an all-inclusive and easy-to-read format. WeDC Fest’s stated values are innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity. We designed a vibrant and dynamic site to meet their goals and convey the event’s animated atmosphere and theme.
Starting with a fresh, cool color palette of greens, blues, yellows, and mauves, we aligned the design with WDCEP’s branding and created a sense of energy. Some of the images are duotone — two halftones applied to an image. This brings out the highlights and middle tones. It’s a popular trend in web design that works well with bright colors like these.
Another leading-edge trend we used is gradient overlay. WeDC Fest provided several great dynamic images with people, colors, and visual elements. Gradient overlay helped us bring a variety of visuals together to look both active and harmonious. The result is a design that’s cohesive while providing all the diverse and important information.
What we love most about this web design is the video background on the home page. Motion graphics highlight the most exciting moments of an event and give participants a sense of being there even before they arrive! Moya Design Partners offers complete motion graphics packages for branding, advertising, and PR purposes. Websites like the one we created for WeDC Fest are responsive to all platforms. We enjoyed using our skills to promote WeDC Fest!
There’s still time to get involved in WeDC Fest. Here’s how:
Become a partner: Support the District’s creative community while promoting your company or organization.
Submit your original programming ideas. Idea submissions are open until Friday, August 24.
Exhibit: Showcase your company to over 1,200 attendees at the WeDC Fest Innovation Marketplace at the National Building Museum.
Attend! Tickets to attend all WeDC Fest events, including the WeDC Innovation Marketplace (9/26) and all sessions at the WeDC House (Thursday 9/27 & Friday 9/28) are already available.