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Tallgrass Studios is a full-service creative studio offering branding, fulfillment, promotional material creation, social awareness marketing, and multi-media and website design and management. Clients include national hospice organizations, local and regional public schools, nonprofit agencies, medical practices, large corporations, retailers, manufacturers, small businesses, and professional services.
It’s our mission to create empowering messages, produce effective designs, and tailor appropriate solutions that boost responses and cultivate growth.
We believe in the power of combining creativity, communication, community, and commerce.
Tallgrass Studios values everything that makes living on the prairie an adventure!
Working with people who share our vision to strengthen communities, we blaze trails for a better way of life as a pioneering organization that drives businesses forward.
Carey Graber formed Tallgrass Studios in the year 2000, while working as an Adjunct Professor and Director of The Arts Group at the University of Kansas. The company grew quickly, creating brands and implementing social-marketing campaigns including safe drinking amongst college students; recognition and referrals for mental-health issues in public schools; parent education and encouragement for raising teens; and education about end-of-life care issues. In 2002 after a successful start to the business, Carey left KU to focus on Tallgrass Studios.
Tallgrass Studios is in the heart of the United States. We owe our name to the native Kansas grass Big Bluestem: Our first office was housed in an 1860s limestone building on a 160-acre farm which overlooked more than 46 acres of Native Prairie, loaded with Big Bluestem that grew six to ten feet tall. From just the right vantage point, the grass seemed to touch the sky.
Local clients enjoyed driving out to the prairie to enjoy the colors of the landscape, but as the company grew, so did the need for easier access, better internet service, and a bigger space. In 2007 Tallgrass moved into another stone building in downtown Lawrence, and in 2016 relocated to its current location in the Warehouse Arts District with 2,000 square feet of open creative space.