Lookout: Hack the Culture

DESIGNING THE INTERNAL LOOKOUT BRAND

 

ROLE

Senior Communications Designer

TEAM

Multi-team effort involving design, sales, and executive teams 

DELIVERABLES

Internal company hackathon experience, Lookout brand swag

OVERVIEW

Lookout is a cybersecurity company that makes it possible to keep your data secure. As data goes mobile, Lookout closes the security gap for both individuals and enterprises. Lookout is based in San Francisco with over 7 offices worldwide. 

As the sole communications designer on the team, I was responsible for maintaining both the internal and external brand. Notable internally-focused projects include designing the company handbook, internal presentation templates, and all-hands presentation decks.

My team was also responsible for creating the employee experience for the yearly companywide hackathons and designing the product swag.


COMPANY HACKATHONS

Break things to make them better.

Company hackathons are an essential ingredient in Lookout's culture. Lookout Hackathons take place once a year and last for several days during which employees collaborate cross-functionally on projects. Many of the projects launched during the hackathons become actual features in the product. 

As a design team, we were responsible for:

  • Determining the themes for the hackathons, which are voted on by the hackathon teams and approved by the executive team
  • Designing internal posters and promotional materials for the hackathon 
  • Designing and sourcing the winning teams trophies, badges, and swag 
Winner trophies created for the 2015 hackathon event, "Making Magic Happen." 

Winner trophies created for the 2015 hackathon event, "Making Magic Happen." 

Below are samples of the artwork I created for the event from 2015. The theme was "Making Magic Happen." I wanted the artwork to be very detailed and feel mysterious. I drew inspiration from many sources including vintage circus and magician posters to modern day geometric, contemporary art.  

Theme: "Making Magic Happen." 2015.  Sample of one of several posters that I illustrated for the event. These were printed and displayed around the office during the week leading up to the event. Second place winners were given a poster and wooden trophy.

Theme: "Making Magic Happen." 2015. 

Sample of one of several posters that I illustrated for the event. These were printed and displayed around the office during the week leading up to the event. Second place winners were given a poster and wooden trophy.

Left: Sample hoodie that was printed with one of my illustrations. Hoodies were given out to first-place winners.  Top right: Laptop stickers (left sticker) given out to all participants.  Bottom right: Working on a temporary mural wall of the hackathon art.

Left: Sample hoodie that was printed with one of my illustrations. Hoodies were given out to first-place winners. 

Top right: Laptop stickers (left sticker) given out to all participants. 

Bottom right: Working on a temporary mural wall of the hackathon art.


PRODUCT LAUNCHES

Celebrating team wins.

Left: Snapshot of hoodie produced with my sticker illustration. Right: Stickers our team produced and handed our during product launches.