Welcome to the wonderful world of Tad Carpenter! This guy’s work is off the charts awesome and so is he. We became a captive audience listening to Tad share his story with such energy and excitement—it was contagious, really. Born into a world where creating was the norm, Tad grew up with a unique perspective on work and life as he followed in his dad’s footsteps to become an illustrator. Tad told us about growing up in the halls of Hallmark, the people he met there, why he chose the non-art school route, what it’s like being married to another creative, and how his city—and the Midwest—has shaped him (he also bragged a bit about Kansas City BBQ, which made us really hungry). This designer, illustrator, and most recently, teacher, has a lot to say and it’s all worth hearing—well, reading. So get to it. You won’t be disappointed.
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