About Tad Carpenter


Tad was lucky enough to grow up the son of two artists smack dab in the middle of the midwest. His father is an illustrator and has been a creative director for Hallmark Cards for nearly 40 years. His mother is a talented fiber artist. Surrounding himself with creatives, Tad also married a designer, Jessica.

Hailing from the Mid-west, designer, illustrator and teacher Tad Carpenter loves the Mid-West and how it has shaped the way he makes and thinks. Tad has been lucky enough to work with the great people at Target, Macy's, Chronicle Books, Conan O'Brien, Adobe, Land of Nod, Nick Jr, Rayban, Abrams, New York Magazine and MTV to name a few. Tad has also written and illustrated several children's books in the current market place including his most recent book Sad Santa. Carpenter runs his studio Tad Carpenter Creative in Kansas City, MO and also teaches graphic design at the University of Kansas.



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