seeking illustrator/designer for yxyy005!

Yes & Yes Yes is a yearly gathering of 400+ nerds, weirdos, futurists and thinkers held in Palm Springs every summer. 

For the first three years, we had the honor of working with illustrator and artist Yiying Lu, of Twitter Fail Whale fame, among other incredible accomplishments. Last year we commissioned the ever-talented Allison Cole

Both of these artists have added volumes to the playful nature and explosive creativity we aimed to cultivate into our event! 

Here's some of Yiying's ILLUSTRATIONS FROM YXYY001-003

Allison Cole's illustration from YxYY004 (2016)

UPDATE: We have found our illustrator for 2017!

Thank you for your interest & we hope to see you in Palm Springs with us this summer!


saying yes to new ink 

As we approach our fifth(!) year, we’d like to give yet another talented designer to say YES to the opportunity of lending their creative skills! 


To visually communicate the spirit of Yes and Yes Yes (see video), which will serve as unique memorabilia of YxYY005 for years to come!  


Historically, our illustrator delivered a t-shirt design, which then informed all of the other swag and printed materials. However, we're open to having you lend your creative skills through more of the process, if you're excited to do so! 

At minimum we're seeking:

  • ONE illustration/design
  • Delivered print-ready (vector) 

This illustration/design will then be used - potentially in many ways, in good taste - across all of our materials:

  • On-site posters + signage: large posters, vinyl cutouts, cardboard cutouts, banners, etc.
  • Swag items: t-shirts, lip balm, sunglasses, beach balls, tote bags, lens cloths, etc. 
  • Printed goodies: survival guide, schedules, greeting cards, drink tickets, etc.
  • Any other fun ideas we say yes to this year!

We have a Designer who will help us play on your initial design/illustration, and prepare all the many files needed for the printers. However, if you fancy staying involved in the entire process, we're open to it!    


Beyond the fact that you're an incredibly passionate and talented illustrator/designer, you are:  

  • experienced in print and packaging design; specifically when it comes to all the nuances of print: color, bleeds, scale, etc.
  • proficient with Adobe Creative Suite applications like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Illustrator
  • able to follow style guides and design templates for our brand
  • a collaborative team player, who can also perform independently
  • someone who understands and embodies the spirit of Yes & Yes Yes


This is a temporary remote freelance contract with flexible hours, that starts as soon as possible. We're reviewing portfolios and speaking with interested illustrator/designers now, and aim to make a selection by April 12. 

We'd love to have the initial final artwork* completed no later than May 1st, so that we have time to design all the related materials by end of May.  (*See Deliverables) Depending on the extent of your involvement on the remaining graphic design, you may continue to be involved through May-June, in preparation for our event, July 7-10th, 2017.

A ticket to Yes & Yes Yes 2017, the opportunity to connect with the remarkable Yes& community, and money! The hourly or project rate will be commensurate with experience. 

Any questions? Email 

UPDATE: We have found our illustrator for 2017!

Thank you for your interest & we hope to see you in Palm Springs with us this summer!

let's get this pixel party started...

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