We start our art directors young around these parts. #aroundtheoffice #outsidethecreativedirectorsdoor #notsosubtlehints #redesign (at Texas Monthly)

That one time Ted Cruz stopped by the office to get interviewed and photographed for out Chat page in the October issue. #throwbackthursday #tedcruz #politics #republican #aroundtheoffice (at Texas Monthly)

Allow me to introduce the unofficial TM Art Dept mascot, The Banana. Don’t question how he got here, only question why you haven’t met him yet. #aestheticappeal #seewhatididthere (Taken with Instagram at Texas Monthly)

Marketing brilliance on display for Bum Steers, Best and Worst Legislators and our BBQ Festival. #aroundtheoffice #promostuff #nooneonthecornergotswaglikeus (Taken with Instagram at Texas Monthly)

#flashbackfriday That one time I sent out an office wide email looking for whiskey, pills, beer, rolling papers and shot glasses for a photo shoot and got everything but the rolling papers in 10 minutes. (Taken with Instagram at Texas Monthly)

Associate Art Director Brian Johnson, hailing from the Land of 10,000 Lakes, found a bullet on his walk to the office this morning. Welcome to Texas buddy! #aroundtheoffice #dontmesswithtexas (Taken with Instagram at Texas Monthly)

Jake, Brian, Burka and Courtney burning the midnight oil last night. You ain’t ready for this October issue. #deadline #latergram #aroundtheoffice (Taken with Instagram at Texas Monthly)

We’re putting the labor into today for sure, just so our October issue can be most excellent for you gentle reader. Eat a hot dog and drink a beer for us! #laborday #aroundtheoffice #holidayweekendwhere (Taken with Instagram at Texas Monthly)

Sometimes our editors just have to hug it out. #aroundtheoffice #bromance #coolerthanyou (Taken with Instagram at Texas Monthly)

Editorial armadillo isn’t satisfied with just one hat. #aroundtheoffice #armadillo #texana (Taken with Instagram at Texas Monthly)

What happens when a normally highly responsive out of state Art Director goes MIA for nearly 72 hours and a prank loving Creative Director asks the Art Assistant who grew up watching skateboarding videos to make a MISSING flyer for said Art Director. No need to worry, shortly after sending this flyer out as a joke we finally got a response saying that not even his wife was this worried. WE MAKE FUN BECAUSE WE CARE FOLKS. 

In other news, Animal Chin is still out there somewhere. 

Friday morning editorial meeting, September issue in the bag. Jake usually doesn’t look so serious. #noreally #septemberissue #aroundtheoffice (Taken with Instagram at Texas Monthly)

While you’re at home getting ready to watch the Daily Show, we’re here putting together the finest September issue we can. Hold on to your hats ladies and gents, this is gonna be a good one! #septemberissue #aroundtheoffice #deadline (Taken with Instagram at Texas Monthly)