After the great success of the 2011 Yuri’s Night party, Dennis Bonilla, Tim Bailey and I teamed up again to make the 2012 event into more of a DC citywide celebration. In order to make this happen we knew we needed an events “home base” to coordinate and promote all across the city. I designed the Yuri’s Night DC website on the WordPress platform so we could get it up quickly and begin promoting all of the great 2012 events.
The website provided an events calendar of where to celebrate and served as a location for promoting our sponsors. Each event had links to all of the locations, information about those events, and maps. I also designed the Yuri’s Nigh DC t-shirts which we sold on-site and through eventbrite leading up to the event. Finally, I designed the Yuri’s Night DC Postcards which we handed out at all venues to get people asking “What is Yuri’s Night?”
In addition to featuring our own events, we helped to promote other Yuri’s Night celebrations happening throughout the area on our website. By featuring these other events, we wanted to bring everyone together for one great night of celebrating human spaceflight.