Under the Radar is a new lecture series featuring our local design badasses who are helping put Austin on the map. Come out to discover and celebrate killer design that is taking place in our own backyard. Admission includes one taco ticket and free beer comes with your purchase of a Under the Radar pint glass.

1312 E Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78702
Free for Members // $5 non-members
Tickets at the door. First come. First served

December 16 
Becky Simpson

BeckySimpsonBecky is an illustrator, author and graphic designer based in Austin, Texas. She’s both author and illustrator of the book I’d Rather Be Short and is currently finishing up her second book, The Roommate Book. Her work reflects her passions for connection, process and play. During her Adobe creative residency, she is focused on the creative process of designing a sustainable illustration business, and is excited to experience mentorship and growth as an artist by exploring new methods and mediums.

Follow Becky on:
Instagram  //  Behance.


February 10
Brad Woodard
BradBradWoodard is a designer, illustrator, husband and father of two little kids. Before settling in Austin, TX he and his wife Krystal moved all over the states looking for a place to set some roots, and start their own design and illustration studio, Brave the Woods. His path to starting his own business included sleepless nights working freelance, while still attending his full-time jobs at small startups, like Column Five Media, and large agencies, like Arnold Worldwide. As a result, he quickly gained an impressive breadth of experience.

Brave the Woods is a studio of friendly folks who love collaborating with friends and clients alike. With an emphasis on creating work that not only makes you feel good, but does good, they work on everything from children’s books to brand identities. The name Brave the Woods is a call to action to be curious and adventurous, and is the motto that drives the studio’s creativity.

When Brad isn’t creating, he is enjoying the great outdoors, playing basketball, or road tripping with his family. And he never turns down an opportunity to chat design with other creatives over lunch.

Follow Brad on:
Twitter  // Dribbble

April 27
Ryan Hamrick

RyanHamrickRyan is an independent lettering artist, designer, writer, and photographer based in Austin, TX. He lives on the North side of town with his lovely wife, two beautiful children, and a small stable of animals including two cats and two Shiba Inu brothers.

His career started quite spontaneously about five years ago when he decided to leave the world of tech news media behind and become a designer full time. With no design education, no contacts in the industry, and no clue where to even start, Ryan applied pressure to his implausible coal of a beginning, and turned it into a shining resume, having worked with companies like lululemon athletica, Miller Lite, Target, Samsung, Hershey’s, Capital One, Jameson Whiskey and more.

Ryan is still fairly new to Austin, but has felt more at home here since the very beginning than he has just about anywhere else he’s lived.

Follow Ryan on:
Instagram  //  Twitter

June 8
JP Boneyard

jp-boneyard-john-boilard-2JP Boneyard is the producer of The National Poster Retrospecticus based in Austin, Texas. The NPR is an internationally touring show that celebrates the radness of printmaking and design. JP got his start causing trouble and setting up DIY shows in his hometown of Palmer, Massachusetts. Since 1998 he has helped set up over 300 art and music events across the US. 100 of these events took place in a makeshift venue in his mother’s backyard shed. After graduating from The Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2011, JP went on to do web design and front-end development work in Boston. His job doing nerd stuff on the web helped support his vice: setting up shows like The NPR on nights and weekends. In 2014 a solid position at The IBM Mobile Innovation Lab brought JP to Austin. After their best year yet, JP has recently made the jump to full time poster carny with The NPR.

Follow JP on:
Twitter // Dribbble


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