Upcoming Events
Thursday, March 12, 2015 / Austin
TypeFight Live: Lucha de Letras
An epic alphabetic competition where only one can emerge victorious. 
Just as SXSW rumbles back into town, AIGA Austin brings back their typography smackdown with "TypeFight Live: Lucha de Letras!" TypeFight is an epic alphabetic competition where only one can emerge victorious. Two designers face off in a full-scale wrestling ring as the crowd cheers and jeers, fighting for typographical glory in the Letter-Ring. Join us in the grandstands as Austin’s best keep it (mostly) above the belt, stay on the ropes, go down for the count, and block/duck/dodge to create the single best letterform as VOTED ON BY YOU, the audience. Come get a seat if you can, enjoy a few drinks, and egg on your favorite TypeFighter amidst all the howling excitement of hand-lettering, trash-talking, and luchadoresque pageantry. 
Limited capacity—advance tickets recommended. The fight will take place from 7:30 to 9:30, with voting beginning at 8:30. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Folding chairs may not be thrown but you can shake them in the air. AIGA Austin is the area chapter of the professional organization for graphic design nationally.
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. We define global standards and ethical practices, guide design education, enhance professional development, and make powerful tools and resources accessible to all. Join now. @AIGAaustin
$15 non-members
$10 members
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 / Austin

Do you find yourself wondering what incredible talent is right here in
your city—innovating and blowing minds nationally? Now you can discover,
learn from, and celebrate killer designers in your own backyard! AIGA
Austin's new every-other-month lecture series, UNDER THE RADAR features
local design bad-asses that are helping put Austin on the map.


Austin-based designer and illustrator Ty Wilkins is sought after for his powerful approach to branding, illustration, icon design and custom lettering. He has worked solo as TY Design & Illustration since 2010, collaborating directly with clients, design firms and advertising agencies across the U.S. and internationally. He is perhaps best known for his bold and colorful work for brands including Target, Cheerios, Odwalla, Pepsi, IBM, UPS, Dropbox, Facebook, The North Face, Cisco and GE. Additionally, he has branded several tech start-ups that were later acquired including Orchestra (makers of Mailbox, acquired by Dropbox), Grand St. (acquired by Etsy) and CloudUp (acquired by Automattic, makers of WordPress). His experience as a logo designer has informed his illustration work. His editorial illustration work can be seen in numerous publications including Monocle, ESPN Magazine, Wired, Anorak, Uppercase and Bloomberg. Ty is a native Texan though he’s a relative newcomer to Austin. He graduated from high school in Buenos Aires, Argentina and then attended Auburn University where he received a BFA in Graphic Design. Just prior to starting his own company, Ty worked for Gardner Design where he honed his interest in logo design and had the opportunity to redesign His work has been recognized by the Type Director's Club, AIGA and Communication Arts.

Admission for each event includes one taco ticket, and enjoy free beer with your purchase of an Under the Radar pint glass. Limited edition posters will be sold for $5.

March 25
1312 E Cesar Chavez
Free for Members $5 non-members tickets at the door.
first come, first served.

Presenting Sponsor:
Liaison Resources
Thanks to our sponsors:
OK Paper
Industry Print Shop
Thursday, April 2, 2015 / Austin

Thursday, April 2, 2015 | 7-10p 

Brodie Homestead 
5211 Brodie Lane
Sunset Valley, TX 78745 

On April 2, 2015, two distinguished design professionals will receive the AIGA Fellow Award. Join us as we recognize and commemorate the achievements of our 2015 Fellow Award recipients. The evening will include a full course meal, drinks, and the best of Austin’s design community adorned in their finest “after 5 attire.” 

The Fellow Award program is a means of recognizing design professionals who have made a significant contribution to raising the standards of excellence in practice and conduct within their local or regional design community as well as in their local AIGA chapter. The areas of education, writing, leadership and reputation, as well as the practice of design are given equal consideration in measuring significant contribution. The chapter nominated two honorees and will be hosting the awards on a biennial basis to reflect the growing chapter, now over 600 members.
Members $75
Nonmembers $100
Monday, March 16, 2015 / Austin

All communications relies on type and typography, irrespective of language or culture. Bruno Maag discusses the how the rapid changes in digital technologies have affected type and its uses, and explains the challenges we face today and what we can do to help our clients to use type that performs well in as many environments as possible. The talk uses recent case studies explaining processes and functionality to illustrate the problems and solutions.

Monday, March 16
Presentation 6:30PM

IBM Design Studio
11501 Burnet Road
Bldg. 903, 7th Floor
Austin, TX 78758


FREE for members
$10 for Non-members

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - Friday, April 10, 2015 / Chicago
Gain confidence to lead internal and external problem-solving workshops and learn how to address important issues like managing team dynamics and navigating community problems. Attendees will return to work with tools, techniques and resources to help run more effective meetings, foster collaboration and effect social outcomes. For more information, visit: