Tad Carpenter is an illustrator, designer and teacher living in sunny, snowy and forever changing Kansas City, Missouri.
Tad has illustrated and designed several children's books, spot illustrations and national campaigns in the current market place. He has been featured in Communication Arts, Print, How, Graphis, Grain Edit, Drawn!, Grain Edit, Illustration Mundo and dozens of publications in regards to design and illustration. Tad also teaches graphic design and illustration at the University of Kansas. Rock, Chalk.
Carpenter along with my good friend Dan Padavic joined forces in 2006 to create the screen printing studio Vahalla Studios. A place that specialize in silkscreen goods specifically gig posters, invites, and other silkscreen goods. Vahalla Studios has done work for Myspace, Rayban, Polo, John Mayer, The Shins, Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Dashboard Confessional and Neil Young to name a few.
Tad would love to work with you. So, pick up the phone, hop on the interweb, write a letter, send a telegram, or mail me a message in a bottle—just do whatever it takes to give me a shout!
I promise, it will be tons of fun!
Macy’s, Chronicle Books, Target, Atlantic Records, MTV, Sunrise Greetings, Adobe, The Corcoran Museum, Simon & Schuster, Sterling, Anorak, Hallmark Cards, Kidrobot, Family Circle, Little Brown, Dave & Busters, Random House, Late July Snacks, Nick Jr, Poketo, Zion, Land of Nod
WEAPONS OF MASS CREATION FEST | CLEVELAND
Speaking: LIVE TO MAKE, MAKE TO LIVE | JUNE 2012
Speaking & Portfolio review | APRIL 2012
AIGA ST LOUIS: STUDENT CONFERENCE
Speaking: LOVE IT, OR LEAVE IT | February 2012
C3 CREATIVE RETREAT
Speaking: BEING SELF INITIATED | August 2011
AIGA KANSAS CITY
AMERICA NOW & HERE
Speaking: ART VS DESIGN | May 2011
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI KANSAS CITY
Speaking: I DO THIS | May 2011
IOWA ART DIRECTORS CLUB
Speaking + Judging | March 2011
KANSAS CITY ART INSTITUE
Speaking: BRAND TALK | January 2011
UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
Speaking: BUILDING YOUR BOOK | May 2010
Poetry Book Coming Soon!