Tamara Kae

Tamara Kae

Creating visual cultural experiences through graphic art.

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Sometimes I need help deciding on final colors, symbols and patterns for an upcoming collection. Help me make your shopping experience worth your while!
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Sometimes as parents, educators and/or budding entrepreneurs, we need access to resources to help us through the day! Sometimes I can’t find the right culturally responsive resources for my son, so I have to create them myself.

Help me to create meaningful, enriching content and products for BIPOC youth! You will have FULL ACCESS to all educational resources you helped to conceptualize each month!
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Help me to create something beautiful for you!
Every month I will be adding new products to the site, celebrating historical figures, black educators, and African symbology and culture, BUT I will need your help!

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  • A Look Inside: Tribal Immunity Digital ebook
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Custom Work (Digital Commissions)

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$48
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Great from small business owners & educators!

See something you like in my shop but want it customized for your wardrobe, office or even classroom? Don't have the time or energy to do it yourself?

Each month we will meet 1-on1 to brainstorm up to 5 special products including:

  • Worksheets
  • Posters
  • Lesson Plans
  • Flyers
  • Banners
  • T-shirts
  • Tote bags
  • and more!

This is for graphics only. Physical products fulfillment will be an additional cost.

  • Exclusive voting power
  • Work-in-progress updates (digital)
  • Commissions (digital)
  • A Look Inside: Tribal Immunity Digital ebook
  • Patron shout-out
  • Exclusive Merch
  • Complete post archive
Exclusive Merch
Fulfilled by Patreon
Includes
  • Exclusive Sticker - You'll love these exclusive designs you won't find anywhere!
  • Exclusive Mug - You'll love these exclusive designs you won't find anywhere!
  • Exclusive Poster - You'll love these exclusive designs you won't find anywhere!
  • Exclusive T-shirt - You'll love these exclusive designs you won't find anywhere!

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About Tamara Kae

Gain access to design help & resources starting at just $18!

Greetings, welcome to my Patreon page! I consider myself a cultural storyteller, creating educational experiences through my design. For over 10 years I have been creating African-centered products and resources. My dream is to use my love of design and traditional art forms to assist other artists & entrepreneurs with their graphic design and other creative business projects!

Join my monthly membership here on Patreon to access my designs and exclusive products that you can’t get anywhere else on the internet. Once you choose a tier, you will continue to gain access to rewards & benefits for as long as you are subscribed. Cancel anytime!

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Here is a bit more about my story...

I’ve spent much of my life around patterns, artwork, and crafts. In the spirit of sankofa, my own mother's story has in many ways become my own. While I did not inherit my mother’s master sewing and pattern-making skills, I did inherit a fascination for vibrant colors, patterns, symbology, and making something out of nothing.

As a teenager I spent most of my summers in Jamaica, where I quickly learned the importance of African history through the teachings of Marcus Garvey and Rastafari. Subsequently, I came to learn that many of the symbols in the ironwork and masonry in homes across the island were adinkra symbols. In an attempt to reconnect to my African roots, I began to question my own existence, with the help of Adinkra symbols and African existential style.

As a young adult attending Howard University I began to hand paint t-shirts in my dorm room I was an African Studies major just trying to figure life out when my mother gave me a small collection of Adinkra stamps that were made in Ghana. I began to incorporate the traditional technique of adinkra block printing into my work. This is when Tribal Immunity was truly born.
I have since transferred my talents to block printing and painting bold and colorful handbags, as well as designing bold prints for textiles, home decor and collectible prints. I have also worked on finding effective ways to maintain a small business.

At times I let fear keep me from doing what I love, but as I matured, honed in on my craft and created balance between my art and life, success has gotten closer and clearer. One thing my mother has told me throughout my life is to never say “I can’t”. So when being an educator, mother, wife, and artist seems to be too much, I am always finding new ways to work effectively and efficiently.
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