AIGA AUSTIN PRESENTS: Raise Up: A Show and Tell from a Badassery of Women
Feat. Rachel Wyatt
A show and tell from 'a badassery of women’, Raise Up is a three part fall series from AIGA Austin that lets you in the lives and careers of three phenomenally, bad ass women in the advertising industry. They will each share their story of how the got to where they are—partners and CEOs—in and what they do to remain there while continuously growing. They will each open their agency to us and marvel us with their secrets to succeed in a field predominantly ran by men. Come out, get comfortable and enjoy fantastic tales. Refreshments and edibles provided.
Third up is Creative Director and Co-founder of Wyatt Brand, Inc.—a boutique design and public relations agency—Rachel Wyatt is a leader and role model in the fields of entrepreneurship and design as well as a volunteer in mixed martial arts, various boards, and a presenter to aspiring young designers in the state. Born in Galveston and raised on the island and in Houston, she earned a B.A. in Journalism at The University of Texas at Austin in 2000 then an M.A. in Visual Communications in 2004 before going into publication design. She served as art director at the Texas Society of Architects (designing Texas Architect magazine), worked in production design at fd2s, inc. (as a part of projects including The Shops at La Cantera, MD Anderson Cancer Center, FlightSafety International), and was Associate Art Director at Texas Monthly magazine. In 2006, she and her husband/partner David started Wyatt Brand—an Austin-based agency that has since served over 300 clients local, nationally, and internationally—employing a team of eight including six women (three in leadership positions).
Rachel has 15 years of experience in branding, art direction, graphic design and production. She has designed for Texas Monthly magazine; Texas Bound magazine; Texas Architect magazine; the University of Texas College of Communication Fresh Thoughts and Ideas@Work magazines; Ride Texas magazine; and My H-E-B Texas Life magazine. She has a decade of branding, creative direction, and design campaigns for clients including H-E-B (for which she won an ADDY Award), American College of Physicians—Texas Chapter, University of Texas College of Communication, Vida Capital, Youens & Duchicela Clinic, and The SIMS Foundations’ “I’m with the Band” campaign.
Rachel has sat on the AIGA Austin and JDRF Austin boards and has volunteered with Meals on Wheels, H-E-B Feast of Sharing, MindPop Austin, and The Lighthouse for the Blind. She regularly speaks to design students in various Texas universities and offers her time to aspiring designers for portfolio reviews and informational interviews.
Rachel is an outspoken advocate for type 1 diabetes research, a cause she took up in 2009 when her son was diagnosed before the age of two. Her many hobbies include fitness, painting and collage art, banjo playing, golf, and screenwriting.
We started this company in 2006 to serve a predominantly creative, cultural, and entrepreneurial client base—an emphasis that remains true today. The team has had the honor of building brands and awareness for over 200 clients including campaigns locally, nationally, and globally.
6:30pm – 7:00pm Mingling and refreshments.
6:45pm Member tickets released if they haven't been claimed by this time.
7:00pm Talk Starts.
Free for Members // $10 non-members
There will be a limited amount of tickets at the door, arrive early to get in.
Members, please claim your ticket by 6:45pm.