2023 Austin Business Journal “Best Places to Work” + Door No. 3 adds a new VP, Growth

Birds Identity
Birds online 2016 collage
Door Number3 Birds Barbershop Website Redesign Advertising
Birds Posters


As a “Heretical Challenger,” Birds is a brand that redefines perspective by looking over the horizon and bringing people what they didn’t know they needed. We worked with Birds to structure an ethos – a neighborhood barbershop where you can sip a Shiner and get your split ends trimmed while listening to Pavement or Johnny Cash. The graphic system created by Door No. 3 reflected the spirit of a born legend and has allowed Birds to go forth and create an authentic, sustainable story – online and offline.

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Birds is a thriving, iconic Austin brand with nine locations and a national fan base. It has been recognized as:

“Best Salon” | Elle

One of “America’s Best Barbershops” | Maxim


“We sat down with Door No. 3 when Birds was just an idea: take the chore out of getting a quality haircut. They took our passion for music, fashion, beer and Austin fun and made it all fit cohesively into a smart package. We’ve been able to carve a new category that is an alternative to discount giants and high-dollar salons, develop a fanbase beyond our hometown and grow by a shop a year every year since we first opened. If you’re up against Goliaths, talk to these guys. Their strategy is unparalleled, but the cherry on top is that it all comes from a storyteller’s heart. As we’ve learned from Door No. 3, behind every great brand is a great story.”


  • Michael Portman, Co-Founder, Birds Barbershop

Birds Barbershop