What are FieldTrips?
FieldTrips are meetups to interact, learn and collaborate in an effort to level-up your creative life.
We’re limiting these events to only 25 people, they’re like an intimate dinner party. Your absence will be felt so please make sure that you can definitely attend if you sign up. Also, we’re in the prototyping phase, so come with an open mind and be prepared for anything.
Thanks for participating! We’re lucky to have you.
Talking Brand (& Beer) at Birds
May 3, 8:00am - 9:30am CDT. Hosted at Birds Barbershop
About this FieldTrip
Join us at the original Birds Barbershop on South Lamar for an interactive discussion with co-founder Michael Portman.
He’ll discuss the Birds origin story and how a sense of place has been intrinsic to the design of every Birds, why each one looks different within the brand language, and how that hurts and helps scalability.
Now at ten shops with one in Houston, Michael will host a candid conversation about franchising (they don’t), taking outside money (they haven’t), keeping marketing in-house, and failures and lessons learned over the past thirteen years Birds has been in operation.
Come armed with questions about this homegrown Austin brand!
Chameleon Cold-Brew is Austin’s original consciously-crafted, organic cold-brew coffee.
In 2006, childhood friends Michael Portman and Jayson Rapaport found themselves living in Austin, TX, with nowhere to get an affordable, high-quality haircut. Together, they created a salon for men and women, took out all the fuss, and added free Independence beer to the experience. An addiction to old school arcade games developed. Birds Barbershop has been named six consecutive times to ELLE Magazine’s list of the 100 best salons in America and by the Austin Chronicle as Best Haircut every year since opening. Today, Birds Barbershop serves upwards of 20,000 Austinites each month and employs more than 150 people in eight locations across Texas.
2110 South Lamar
Austin, Texas United States 78704
May 3, 2019
8:00am - 9:30am