The Austin Design and Visual Arts Network (ADVAnet) is a group for designers and visual artists of all types, including professionals, job seekers, students, and those curious about getting into the field. We usually meet once a week, with two meetings a month during the day, and two or three meetings in the evening. We were formerly known as Austin Texas Design and Media (ATXDM) from July 2009 to July 2012, and before that it was founded in 2003, called simply Austin Designer Meetup. We're Meetup.com's second oldest continuously active graphic design group. (We're watching you St. Louis!)

We try to meet every week, almost always on Wednesdays, alternating between lunches and evenings. The daytime meetups usually focus more on the arts community in Austin, and as an official "clublet" of the Launchpad Job Club, are oriented to be helpful to job seekers. The evening meetups consist of a presentation, demo, or tutorial, or discuss and share ideas, questions, projects, resources, etc. When we meet at a restaurant or bar, the meetings tend to be more casual and social, to give everyone in the group a chance to network and mingle.

We're inclusive of design and visual arts from all disciplines, so no matter you're background or interest, we'd love to have you join us.

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Network & Job Club for Austin designers and visual artists

Recent Meetups

  • 3 days ago · 6:30 PM

    The LAST Happy Hour Mixer at Dog & Duck

    3 designers/artists

    I *just* learned that our favorite hang-out place for beer and pub food, The Dog and Duck, is closing this week. So I’m putting out this meetup at the last minute to see... Learn more
  • October 14 · 6:00 PM

    ADVAnet Goes to Creative Mass

    10 designers/artists

    Every second Tuesday, AIGA Austin holds a monthly social event Creative Mass. It's when and where Austin creatives meet, mingle, and throw back a cocktail or two. ... Learn more
  • October 10 · 1:15 PM

    ADVAnet with Austin Adobe User Group

    4 designers/artists

    On the second Friday afternoon of each month, ADVAnet joins in with the Austin Adobe User Group (AAUG) for their free presentation. To help the New Horizons Computer... Learn more
  • September 24 · 7:00 PM

    2014 Logo Design Trends

    17 designers/artists

    Join us Wednesday September 24th for our "Fourth Wednesday" meetup at Mangia Pizza. The discussion topic for this meeting will be current trends in logo design,... Learn more
  • September 12 · 1:15 PM

    ADVAnet with Austin Adobe User Group

    5 designers/artists

    On the second Friday afternoon of each month, ADVAnet joins in with the Austin Adobe User Group (AAUG) for their presentation. To help the New Horizons Computer Learning... Learn more
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    Thanks to Austin Free-Net for loaning us their digital projector!

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