Tida Tep

Adjunct Instructor

Tida Tep is an independent creative director and designer. She works at the intersection of design, art, film, fashion, and culture and has collaborated with clients including Apple, The New York Times, MoMA, Uniqlo, LVMH, and Google Creative Lab. She is also the creative director of Tidal magazine, an independent bi-annual fashion and pop culture magazine. She received her BFA in Graphic Design from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Postgraduate Certificate in Typeface Design from Type@Cooper. 

Tida Tep's work

  • 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.