"Yeah! Burger brand identity, in multiple locations in Atlanta, Georgia." Tad Carpenter, art director/designer; Yeah! Burger, client.
"Gift Coin Critters is a fun concept for creating five distinct gift coins in one package." Sara Lintner, art director; Tad Carpenter, designer; Target, client.
"Sad Santa is a 32-page children's picture book I wrote and illustrated." Sterling Publishing, client.
"A series of posters illustrating MTV's core values as a company." Nick Gamma, art director; Tad Carpenter, designer; MTV, client.
For Zion Snowboards's 2011 Woah! Man series. Tad Carpenter, designer; Zion Snowboards, client.
"A series of four journals that include illustrated quotes, patterns and lined pages for writing." Sarah Forster, art director; Tad Carpenter, designer; Compendium, client.
Yummo Yogurt + Smoothies brand identity. Tad Carpenter, designer; Yummo Yogurt + Smoothies, client.
"A fun, playful series of hangtags for Snow Dragons, a youth-driven apparel line." Tad Carpenter, designer; Snow Dragon, client.
Duration: Professionally working as a designer since 2004. I opened my own shop in 2009.
Staff: Myself. I also have two very hardworking interns.
Education: I grew up the son of an illustrator which taught me a lot. Formally, a BFA in graphic design and illustration from the University of Kansas.
Cultural Influences: I get inspired by a lot of things. Ultimately, I love to collect old books, signage, toys, globes, maps, anything... I also find a lot of inspiration in artists from the past as well, such as Abner Graboff, Aurelius Battaglia, Tom Eckersley, Daphne Padden and Alexander Girard to name a few.
Environment: My studio is a shared live/work loft space in Kansas City's Rivermarket.
Philosophy: To never forget that what we all do is fun and we are lucky to take part in it.