By Antony Kimaiyo
Most coworking spaces provide members with shared resources, cheap office space, a place to collaborate, and a sense of community. But if you’re a designer or a creative looking for shared office space, you might require a few other resources such as a space to arrange flowers, a CNC router for fabricating designs or a carpentry workshop for making theatre seats.
Here are 4 customized coworking spaces fit for designers and creatives in Austin:
Capital Factory advertises itself as a home to hundreds of startups focusing on hardware, software, and innovation. Through its vast network of investors, mentors, and resources, they offer startups in all stages with tools that help their companies grow and thrive. It offers shared resources like a Virtual Reality (VR) lab, a stocked kitchen, and an onsite gym. Capital Factory members have access to over 81,000 square feet of coworking space, 150+ top tech mentors and 900 tech-focused events.
Situated east of downtown Austin on East Cesar Chavez Street, Craft offers tools and materials you’ll require to unleash your creativity. This coworking hub provides DIY crafting, events and workshops. At $40 per month inclusive of tax, its unlimited crafting membership plan gives you access to unlimited crafting during craft hours, snacks and drinks. You can also bring your friends to work and enjoy a glass of wine or beer while creating something new or learning a new skill. Because Craft serves mature beverages, only grown-ups are allowed.
Centrally located at Cesar Chavez and Levander Loop in East Austin, Journey boasts proximity to the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. This coworking space features world-class amenities such as onsite parking, sleeping pods and spacious conference rooms. The office spaces are also incorporated with local artist murals and workshops, skylights and green landscaping. Through four different membership plans (shared desk, social memberships, dedicated desk, and private office), creatives and designers get to innovate and network at various social and professional events hosted throughout the month.
With a goal to ignite authentic connections and drive Austin’s female community, The Refinery is not your usual coworking space. It is built on the foundation of creativity to inspire collaboration and nurture community connections. If you are looking to spark your productivity with style and natural lighting, The Refinery member-exclusive benefits give you access to a photography studio and podcast studio. From craft workshops, morning meditation to evening yoga, their workspaces serve as a go-to stop point between work and home.