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Get the low down on your fav Austin creatives, how they started out and if they’re hiring!
"Stay curious. Try a lot of things and be okay with being bad at them"- wise words from Illustrator, author and founder of Chipper Things - Becky Simpson, who tells us about her Creative Residency with Adobe and a simple, but great idea 'The Brag list', which we should all be doing!
"Develop a broad range of influences, especially outside of the industry you’re interested in, and constantly be experimenting" - Wise words from Art Director Will Bryant. He tells us about interesting projects going on, talks and murals coming up. Along with some great advice for new grads!
Red Rider Studios
Norma Jeanne from Red Rider Studios. My favourite fact about NJ is that she used to be a truck driver! We chat all thing about writing a memoir and working on plans for a school in Kentucky, and how there is no shame in any job if your end goal is to do your own thing and follow your passion!
DJ Stout / Pentagram
DJ Stout is a sixth generation Texan, born in the small West Texas town of Alpine. His new book reflects on his long career of 35 years, including 17 years at Pentagram! We sit down to chat about making school papers as a kid, why Dallas is awesome, and why his gut reaction is a big decider on hiring you.
Joshua Kramertells us about the rise of UX and UI in Austin, Texas. To slow down and plan out what you want from being a designer and don’t be afraid to pick up the phone and call your design hero.
We were stoked to meet with Armin Vit in Austin, and get to know more about Brand New, owning (and making a living from) someone calling you an asshole, being somewhat prepared for the surprises of graduation and execution, execution, execution. Be sure to check out the Austin Initiative for Graphic Awesomeness too!
Check out the industry standard of work in Austin - how it is shot, what do they present?
Our top picks for recommended articles, blogs and companies in Austin.
A free online weekly video series for creatives of all creeds who’ve lost their spark and are searching for soulfire.
Sagmeister & Walsh
Sagmeister & Walsh is a NYC based full service design firm that creates identities, commercials, websites, apps, films, books and objects for clients, audiences and ourselves.
TSH is a career resource for student designers and young creatives looking for insider insight, honest answers and solid solutions to go pro.
Friends of Type
Friends of Type features original typographic design and lettering – fresh visual content – practically every day, by the four primary contributors. Posts are meant to log ideas, express ourselves, and inspire each other and our readers. The last week of every month we feature a guest designer, someone we admire and think will elevate our work and the site through their contribution.
On The Grid Austin
On the Grid is a user-friendly guide curated by talented local designers who want to share exceptional places in their neighborhood with the rest of the world. On the Grid was created by Hyperakt, a design agency based in Brooklyn.
Creative Mornings / ATX
CreativeMornings is a free monthly breakfast series that features inspiring 20-minute lectures by local speakers in cities all over the world.
AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. As the largest community of design advocates, we bring together practitioners, enthusiasts, and patrons to amplify the voice of design and create the vision for a collective future.
Can We Design a More Pe…
This article originally ran in Eye on Design magazine issue #01. It’s being published online as part of a larger…
Salt Lake City
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