Tida Tep

Instructor, Continuing Education and Summer Art Intensive

Tida Tep is an independent designer and art director based in NYC. She specializes in identity systems, art direction, packaging and web design. She has done work for Apple, The New York Times, Google Creative Lab, MoMA and Uniqlo. She is an alumni of the Type@Cooper Extended Program and she teaches graphic design to high school students for Cooper Union’s outreach programs 

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.