Promotional Poster for 2018 U.S.CoffeeChamps Seattle Preliminary event. I used a nautical theme to represent the host, La Marzocco USA, located next to a dock and shipyard in Ballard, Seattle.
Nautical flags are alphanumeric. The above flags spell "L.M.U.S.A." (for La Marzocco USA), and the below triangular flags spell 2-0-1-8.
I used the nautical flag, wave, and seagull assets in 9x16 images, formatted for Instagram Stories. The triangular flags below represent the numbers 1-2-3 (for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners and sponsors).