We are a design and illustration studio based out of Austin, Texas, who’s work also happens to be our passion, hobby, and gift (conveniently).

We are a design and illustration studio based out of Austin, Texas, whose work also happens to be our passion, hobby, and gift (conveniently).

Brave the Woods is not simply a name, it’s a call to action, to be adventurous and curious. It is what we believe and how we work. By doing so we make connections, experiment, collaborate, get inspired, and ultimately discover creative solutions. Executing those solutions is something we do with great pride and craft.

Brad Woodard, Brave the Woods Illustration and Design studio

Brad Woodard

Designer + Illustrator + Co-Founder

Brad’s passion for creating has led him to work from small startups, like Column Five Media, to large agencies, like Arnold Worldwide. As a result, he quickly gained an impressive breadth of experience. He has a wonderfully supportive wife, two little kids, and two puppies, with whom he likes to travel and spend time outdoors.

Brad Woodard, Brave the Woods Illustration and Design studio

Krystal Woodard

Strategy/Operations + Writer + Co-Founder

Krystal has always loved all things media and writing related. This has led her to an obsession with social media and blogging. Though not artistically inclined, she channels her creativity in strategic and written outlets. When not working, she spends her time chasing around her little kids and puppies, and cuddling with her husband.

What we Offer

  • Illustration
  • Branding
  • Art Direction
  • Iconography
  • Interactive
  • Book Design
  • Commissioned Art
  • Packaging
  • Editing
  • Writing
  • Media Strategy

Learn from Us

Lectures (SPEAKING)

Brad jumps at any opportunity he gets to teach. He is always available for speaking engagements, so please feel free to email us regarding any upcoming events.

He has had the opportunity to speak already at AIGA events and universities. If you would like more information, or video references, email us directly.

Online Courses

We like to share what we know, and we get to do a lot of that through teaching online courses on Skillshare. Take a look at what classes we are currently teaching:

Digital Illustration: Communicating with Color, Pattern and Texture

Fundamentals of Illustrator I: The First Steps to Becoming a Pro Illustrator

Learn the Ins and Outs of Illustrator

Lessons in Launching Your Creative Career: The Art of Self-Promotion

Articles

We tend to get a lot of FAQ here at Brave the Woods, so we like to take the time to write up our answers to common questions we get in the form of articles.

The Nitty Gritty of Art Representation

Select Clients

Target, Coca Cola, Old Navy, Honda, Simon & Schuster, Bicycling Magazine, State Farm, Microsoft, History Channel, Herb Lester, i’mME, Fifty Five Hi’s, HOW Magazine, A&E, Harley Davidson, Municipal Prints…

Let’s Connect

Email: hello@bravethewoods.com Phone: 208.360.8168