About

Hi, I'm Alex Austin. I am a designer and illustrator based in Austin, Texas. Originally from the land of kickflips and microchips: San Jose, California, my art school days were spent in San Francisco where I attended the San Francisco Art Institute and the Academy of Art University. I have also lived, loved, and worked in Los Angeles, New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

By day I am Art Director for the über hip startup software company People Pattern located on the East side of Austin. Independent from People Pattern, I design experiences, brands and visual solutions for only awesome clients through Spectacle Creative Co., a creative dynamic venture owned by myself and my wonderful creative partner and wife, Jayme Austin.

Prior to People Pattern and Spectacle Creative Co., I was an award winning graphic artist for Whole Foods Market for seven years and the lead graphic designer for the flagship location / global headquarters leading a team of seven artists for three years. Throughout my career I have worked with many clients creating brands, digital illustrations, web design, chalk art, apparel print design, editorial print design and fine art paintings. I am strongly influenced by modern design trends, pop art, film, music and comic books.

When I'm not on the job, you can find me skateboarding, hiking and having art time with my kids, Ruby and Elvis.