Featured Alumni


Born in Los Angeles in 1978, Tristan Eaton started pursuing street art as a teenager, painting everything from billboards to dumpsters in the urban landscapes of the cities where he lived, be it London, Detroit, or New York. He made his first toy for Fisher-Price at 18 years old and was soon dubbed a driving force in the world of designer toys. Eaton’s work for Kidrobot, including the famous Dunny and Munny art toys, helped him achieve international renown and an ever-growing fan base. After forming his creative agency, Thunderdog Studios, in New York City, Eaton became a leader in the advertising and commercial-art spheres, and is regularly commissioned by a roster of clients that includes Nike, Hasbro, Versace, and even Barack Obama.
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These days, Eaton is one of the most prominent street artists working today. Eaton now focuses on his fine art and mural work full-time, which can be found in over 18 countries across the globe. Eaton’s work can also be seen in the Cooper-Hewitt Museum and (MoMA) New York Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection.

Tristan Eaton

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Date of Birth: 5/26/78
Education: Bachelor of Arts, School of Visual Arts, New York
Major jobs in last ten years:
Creative Director of Kidrobot, Inc., Founder and Creative Director of Thunderdog Studios Inc., Freelance Creative Director for Nike, Hasbro, RedBull, Barack Obama. Currently a full-time muralist and painter.

Connection to KidsArt*:
“I first attended KidsArt* classes in 1985. I was seven years old and would take classes every weekend! Ed Warren has been my art teacher, mentor and close friend ever since. His lessons did not stop at KidsArt*. He helped push me along and discover inspirations all the way through to my adult life. The work I did at KidsArt* as a child gave me confidence for the rest of my life. It was proof that I had something worth pursuing and a talent worth developing and caring for.”
-T. Eaton
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