“It was a great opportunity to take Art 235 (Graphic Design) with Brother Carpenter. Brother Carpenter is dedicated to his students and his creativity is a good inspiration for students. I remember that I was having a hard time on designing logos, and the dedication and the support of Brother Carpenter helped me to understand how to design good aesthetics and meaningful logos. I would recommend to any students who want to have a good start in the graphic design career.”
Fiorald Ismaili
Graphic Designer, UI Designer, Front-end Developer, Artist
Tirana, Albania

“About 2 years ago I took an online Advanced Graphic Design class from Tony. This was the absolute best class I ever took while studying on campus at BYU-Idaho. He was so attentive to his students and offered many different critique and office hour opportunities to help us succeed in his class and further develop our skills in not only the adobe programs but seeing things with a designers eye. He often took the time to hold 2-3 live critique sessions per week where he had all the students avtively engaged in seeing what makes the design work and what doesn't. How it can be improved and showing us how to navigate through the adobe programs to make the design process easier and faster. I am still very good friends with several students from that class because he did a great job helping us learn from each other and give each other great feedback. He was always friendly and approachable through email, online office hours, and online class discussions. I felt that he really cared about my success in his class as I'm sure the other students felt the exact same way. Tony is a great professor and has already had a huge impact on my success at my current job as a full time graphic designer for Hobby Lobby Corporate offices.”
Jalene Stradling
Graphic Designer at Hobby Lobby

“I took an online design class from Tony several years ago while I was studying to earn a bachelor's in design. I'll admit that I've alway been one of those obnoxious students who is quite disenchanted with formal eduction, but I totally came alive in Tony's class as he did an amazing job and instructing, motivating, and guiding me into being a better designer. In Tony's class I became super engaged and poured everything I had into the projects. It was obvious that he truly cared about my work and about my success as a designer. He offered genuine critiques and pushed me beyond my comfort zone. Being an online instructor has it's challenges, but Tony did an incredible job and will always be one of my favorite design mentors. Now, years after that class, Tony and I keep in touch and he still offers valuable career guidance and opportunities. It's clear that educating the next generation of creatives isn't just a job, but a passion and a responsibility that he takes very seriously. I'd highly recommend him to any institution that values top notch design education!”
Kyson Dana
Art Director at Boosted

“Great graphic design mentors come far and few between. It's a gift to balance encouragement and constructive criticism. Tony has that gift. In his online ART 235 class even though I didn't see him in person, he gave me more one on one helpful critique of my work than some of my classes on campus! He manages to provide a safe atmosphere for students to learn and ask questions. I really feel like my talent as a designer has improved since taking his class.”
Bethany Hall
IT Art Lead at Brigham Young University-Idaho

“Tony was an excellent professor who both pushed us to make better work, while inspiring us to come up with new and innovative concepts by incorporating play into the design process.”
Adrian Walsh
Graphic Designer / Art Director at BYU Broadcasting

“Although the class I took from Tony Carpenter was online, he was proactive in making sure I was on track and would reach out to make sure I didn't have questions or fall behind. In times I did fall behind, he was fair but forgiving. He allowed and encouraged creativity and thinking outside the box. Because of this I was able to grow as an individual and as an artist.”
Hayley Ward
Freelance Designer

“Encouraging, motivating and prompt. When I felt like I had no more creative juice left in my system, Brother Carpenter knew how to encourage and motivate me to dig a little deeper, push harder, and to think outside the box. He was my cheerleader. He was quick to give feedback that allowed the creative process to flourish. So grateful to have been taught by him.”  
Jaclyn Stephens
BYU-Idaho Student 

“Brother Tony Carpenter was my professor for Art 235 Graphic Design in the Fall 2015 semester. He challenged and encouraged us as students to excel rather than settle for mediocrity. He consistently provided us with quality feedback and we benefited from his skills and knowledge. He demonstrated that he was truly invested in helping his students. I highly recommend him as a teacher.”
Launa Romrell
BYU-Idaho Student

“Brother Carpenter is an excellent teacher who provides honest critiques, pushes you to improve, encourages when it’s tough, and praises for exceptional work. He is always happy to answer my questions and even created a tutorial for me when I asked how to draw a logo when I’m not an artist.  I highly value the skills and perspective Brother Carpenter helped me develop in ART 235, and I consider him one of the best instructors I have had.”
Jocelyn Tucker
Recent BYUI graduate

“Brother Carpenter was an excellent online instructor. I am usually skeptical of taking my design classes online because I feel like I miss out on important one-on-one feedback and critique and it feels hard to connect to my teachers when I don't meet them face to face. Brother Carpenter did a great job at providing meaningful and specific critique that helped me to improve my design and become better by the end of the class. I felt like I could reach out to him for help and he provided it willingly and quickly.”
Merik Nielson
BYU-Idaho Student

“Tony is one of the best instructors I have had while studying design. He seemed really tuned in to what my projects needed, and what potential I could tap into in order to be successful, and learn the design concepts taught in the class. He coaches, mentors and teaches like an art director in a professional setting which was a great experience. I highly recommend him!”
Boyd Lake
3D Graphic Artist

“Tony Carpenter was a very supportive and interactive teacher. He always gave honest and helpful feedback during our projects. I especially appreciated his advice on how to build my business and continue growing in my craft after I graduated.”
Amy Standage
BYU-Idaho Student

“I really liked having Brother Carpenter as an instructor. I felt like his critiques were specific enough to where I had a good idea on how to revise. He was straightforward and honest but also encouraging. He showed us his take on our designs… which triggered even more ideas for us (the students). It was a rigorous course but fun and positive. Good environment for learning and pushing creativity.”
Alexis Manning
BYU-Idaho Graduate

“Tony Carpenter was my instructor for ART 235 at BYUI. I had a wonderful experience in his class. His style of instruction and feedback both encouraged and pushed me on my assignments, which helped me to become a better designer. Because I had such a positive experience in his class, I chose him as my mentor for my final capstone project where his same passion for teaching and design once again helped me gain confidence and skill as a designer.”
Sarah Garner
Freelance Designer

“Brother Carpenter was an instructor who gave us the best, most helpful comments. I was a bit afraid to take an online class because it's really hard to get in touch with the professor and receive an instant feedback, but he was really good at making comments and replying to my emails as quickly as possible. I always liked his video links that answered my questions — it's always better to watch how to do it than read how to do it.”
Soyoung Park
BYU-Idaho Student

“Brother Carpenter (or Professor Carpenter) strikes a perfect balance between professor and professional. In our class I particularly appreciated how he would draw on his "real-world" experiences to provide insight into the design process. I found his critiques useful and constructive. I learned a lot in his class.”
Gemma Nielsen
Freelance Graphic Designer

“I really appreciated how Brother Carpenter was quick to respond to our questions. He was very interactive teacher, which was very helpful for being in an online class. He gave great feedback and gave me a lot of helpful tips that were beneficial for my learning and growth as a graphic designer. I liked how He was understanding and cooperative when it came to technical difficulties. Brother Carpenter did a great job at connecting with each of us individually, making me feel valued as a student.”
Brooke Holmes
BYU-Idaho Student

“Tony Carpenter was a knowledgeable instructor of the subject. He had high expectations from the students. He always provided many good examples of the work expected. He always gave helpful and well-detailed feedback.”
Debbie Brown
BYU-Idaho Student

Anonymous Comments
“Bro. Carpenter's class is one of the best classes that I have taken. I found his class a turning point for me that helped me to see the potential of design in a completely different way. He is extremely knowledgeable both in the craft and history of design. He challenges his students. If you truly want to grow in design, this is an excellent class.”
“Bro. Carpenter has got to be the best online teacher I have ever had the pleasure of taking a class from. There is a good amount of work, as any design class, but Bro. Carpenter was super helpful. He doesn't want to give you the answer but still gives help. He has great office hours that can be a great asset to you. Great professor!”
“Brother Carpenter has high, but realistic expectations. He showed a strong desire to see his students succeed. If you attend office hours, he will provide excellent feedback and information that is pertinent to the design field. He provides more knowledge than what the course offers. I would jump at the opportunity to take another class with him.”
“Brother Carpenter is the first real glimpse I had into the design world. He gives you helpful and honest feedback, and pushes you to be better. Work hard and don't turn in subpar work — he'll help you become a better designer.”
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