Photo by Wesley Werhoeve, for One of Many

Hi! I’m Sam Kapila. I’m a designer, educator, and person living in Austin, TX with two cats and a lot of coffee. I’m the Director of Instruction at The Iron Yard, an immersive code and design school with over 20 locations around the US. I am constantly tinkering with responsive web design, web typography, podcasting, writing, speaking about design, and cooking. I grew up on the Dutch island of Curaçao, and have lived in India, Florida, Greece, and South Carolina.

Status Update

Currently Eating: Tikka veggies and rice from Clay Pit

Currently Reading: My shampoo label

I speak and write about design and design education. Here’s some of that:


Press & other publications

  • Coding Boot Camps Aim To Help Solve Diversity Problem In Tech Sector,, March 31st, 2017.
  • Questions for three awesome leaders at the Iron Yard,
  • MFAs in Graphic Design (Under Southwest), Alumni list, Print Magazine
  • “You've got this”, The Pastry Box Project, December 2015
  • “Choosing Nothing: Be Kind, Please Unwind”, The Pastry Box Project, October 2015
  • 25 Hottest Web Design Techniques, The Iron Yard Design student work featured in article
  • “Design, Dinner, and A Show”, The Pastry Box Project, August 2015
  • “Like fruit flies to a ripe mango”, The Pastry Box Project, June 2015
  • “The World Wide Vulnerability”, The Pastry Box Project, April 2015
  • “Thinking in Systems”, net Magazine, June 2014
  • “5 Lessons from the RWD Classroom”, net Magazine, online
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