Better Business with Brave the Woods

This new series is designed for designers of every level recent grads, newly established freelancers, small business owners, or those just looking to gain new skills. Our workshop-style sessions offer insights from industry leaders through small group and one-on-one interactions in an intimate studio setting. Our collection of experts will help navigate the scary yet important business topics we all need to enhance our career such as presentation, self promotion, decoding tax law, managing finances and understanding legal jargon to list a few. AIGA Austin's Better Business series is all about creating the space to ask the burning questions, exchange ideas and set yourself up for success!

Coffee and lunch will be provided. Bring your laptop, questions, and ideas to each session.


Whether you are a creative just starting out, trying to land your dream job, or you are ready to make the big leap and go solo, knowing what you want and how to get there is key.

We are Brad and Krystal Woodard of Brave the Woods, a design and illustration studio we created after working in the corporate world as creatives for a few years. We have worked together to create our dream job: working with awesome clients, publishing children’s books, and doing projects that we are passionate about.

After a few years of experimenting with self-promotion, we found a formula for launching our brand successfully. Brad’s background in design and illustration, paired with Krystal's background in social media and professional writing, created the perfect storm, allowing us to start and run a successful design and illustration studio of our own. We’ll walk you through some of the key things we learned along the way.

In this workshop, we will go through the process of deciding what you want out of your career, setting goals, and making a plan of action to succeed. This workshop will be a step-by-step guide to selling your brand and doing the work you love. This means finding your passion, getting your work seen, gaining followers, connecting with the creative community, using social media to your advantage and creating a stronger portfolio and personal brand.

Saturday, February13
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

$100 for members
$125 for non-members
When & Where
Sat, Feb 13, 2016 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM CST
The Bakery
507 Calles St, Suite 107
Austin, TX 78702