10 years into a successful career as a self-employed graphic designer, KC’s Tad Carpenter found himself questioning his creative abilities and worth. He found a solution to his insecurities in setting aside a specific time each week to play. He began creating a sun each Sunday. The removal of boundaries typically associated with design work, such as a brief, budget restrictions, type of media, etc. opened new avenues of self-expression that motivate Tad to see the world through a sunny perspective.
During this workshop, Tad will discuss the evolution of Sunday Suns, including the publication of a book dedicated to the project. He will then lead participants through the development of their own sun using hands-on materials. Be prepared to see the world as a brighter place following this engaging and inspiring event.
Tad Carpenter is a designer, illustrator, author and teacher based in Kansas City, Missouri. Tad grew up the son of two artists smack dab in the Midwest. His father was an illustrator and a creative director for Hallmark Cards for over 40 years and his mother is a talented fiber artist. Tad has illustrated over twenty children’s books on the market today as well as designing over 200 gig posters for musicians, bands and tours. Tad is passionate about personal projects such as his weekly SUNday Suns and Made in the Middle. Since 2009, Tad has also been teaching Graphic Design at his alma mater, The University of Kansas and was named a Graphic Designer to watch by GDUSA in 2017.