Under the Radar with Phi and Rick from Awake°
Under the Radar is a 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.
Rick Messer is a digital product designer from Denver where he started his first business and eventually followed the product work down to Austin. He found an affinity for design accidentally by trying to earn a living while pursuing music in the indie post-rock scene in the early 2000’s. Design took over and he began designing experiences for digital products with a focus on native mobile and emerging platforms.
Most recently Rick started Awake Studios with his colleague Phi Hoang in Austin where they started as a design agency, but grew into an experimental creative studio.
He lives in University Hills with his wife Jenny and son Caleb. Life outside of work looks like roasting coffee, playing music, and tinkering with the elusive side project.
Phi is a Texas-raised digital designer that gets stoked about designing interfaces for screens big and small. Before design, you could always find him behind the viewfinder of a camera. Diving head first into photography forced him to pay attention to every detail. He has a few years of design agency experience in making digital products for a variety of clients ranging from enterprise-level companies to scrappy startups. When he’s not designing, you can catch him running out of breath on a bike, Cooking and eating food like it’s his last meal, and constantly trying to wrangle his dogs to come back into the house.
Wed, March 8
6:30–7:30 Socialize with tacos & beer
7:30 Presentation begins
Free for members
$5 for nonmembers
*REMINDER* If you are a Under the Radar regular, bring back your UTR pint glass for continued beer consumption.
Liaison Creative + Marketing
Tacos Provide By:
Thanks to our sponsors:
Olmsted-Kirk Paper Company
Industry Print Shop