MAJOR shoutout to everyone who showed up to our very first #TDKTuesdays! Any fellow lettering people in the house? @letterpeopleatx are hosting their monthly meetup - bring some pens and come draw. Make sure to check out our calendar of events- there's lots! On the job side, got some fresh postings from Blackboard (Sr. Designer, Content Designer) and @girlscouts of TX (Graphic Designer). Stay cool, friends.
— Isa D'Aniello
Get the low down on your fav Austin creatives, how they started out and if they’re hiring!
It's so refreshing to chat to someone like IBM Designer Collin Vaughn about the ins and outs of working within a big corporation. His role is so varied; he's worked on building the IBM Design experience at SXSW, he facilitates Design Thinking workshops with clients, plus he's a creative co-lead for their internal print magazine. It really is a little bit of everything!
"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 Kramer tells 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!
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