EVENT: Tom Howard – Composing & Designing Space

24 Oct

San Fransisco Peaks

To view more about this event, please visit: www.ethomashoward.weebly.com

Composing & Designing Space

November 21 – 22, 2014
Workshop for Utah Watercolor Society
http://www.utahwatercolor.org

Sons of Pioneers Building
3301 East 2920 S.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84109

$125 for Members
$160 for Non Members
$125 for Students.
Sign up and more information at utahwatercolor.org

http://www.ethomashoward.weebly.com

EVENT: Ad Agency Shadow Day 2015

23 Oct

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To view this more details about this event, please visit: http://www.aafutah.com/#events

AAF Student Shadow Day
Wednesday – February 4th, 2014
Contact sbutler@leadgenix.com to participate

To learn more about Student Shadow Day go to http://www.aafutah.com/#events or follow AAF Utah on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AAFUtah

RESOURCES: Website for Fonts

22 Oct

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To use/view these fonts, please visit – http://www.fontshop.com/

Premium web fonts.

NEWS: Alumni Matt Page featured in BYU Exhibit “Mormons at Salt Lake Comic Con”

14 Oct

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Poster by Matt Page

To view more about this event, follow this link: http://exhibits.lib.byu.edu/mormons-slc-comiccon/

About the Exhibit

October 1–22, 2014, HBLL Level 1, Special Collections

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can be found all over the world and in every field, including comics, films, literature, and art. Since its inaugural convention in September 2013, the Salt Lake Comic Con has hosted thousands of artists, actors, filmmakers, and writers. This exhibit showcases the work of some of the Salt Lake Comic Con artists who are Mormon or whose art explores Mormon popular culture.

Curated by Trevor Alvord + Gerrit van Dyk

About Matt Page

Matt is a Utah native graphic designer and illustrator; his work as been included in several publications including Monsters & Mormons.

Matt’s postcards depict 20 different scenes of Mormon iconography mashed up with pop culture.

Also presented is Matt’s retro temple “Holiness to the Lord”

http://www.epluribusmormon.com/

http://store.mattpagedotcom.com

OPPORTUNITY: Photographer/Graphic Designer

13 Oct

To find out more about this position visit – http://www.higheredjobs.com/

Job Summary:

Using digital photographic equipment, studio lighting, professional photographic techniques and approaches is able to create photographic visuals of a wide and diversified variety of subject matter for use by the University Health Sciences in teaching, publications, record keeping, marketing, publicity, etc. There is a strong emphasis on portrait photography. Also provides photographic services in support of University of Utah functions and events which often require after hours attendance. Evaluates client needs, conceptualizes ideas, and creates visual designs using sophisticated computer equipment and software programs to produce artwork for marketing materials, scientific posters & abstracts for professional meetings, etc. within established budgets.

Responsibilities:

1. Creates photographic visuals of a wide and diversified variety of subject matter for use by the University Health Sciences Center and University of Utah (e.g., passport/portrait/ERAS photos, class composites, and art & photo portfolios).
2. Use Photoshop CS5/6, Photoshop Lightroom 3/4 and other tools to size photos, select colors and format the layout prior to customer review, selection and printing.
3. Maintains all photographic equipment, sends equipment for repair as needed.
4. Orders, inventories and stores necessary photographic equipment and supplies.
5. Coordinates special jobs for photo printing, framing, etc. with local vendors.
6. Meets with clients initially to determine needs, budget and deadlines; meets subsequently to discuss changes and finalize project.
7. Researches and studies ideas related to each project; conceptualizes original work to communicate intent of project.
8. Develops cost estimates for clients by balancing the needs of the project with the available budget.
9. Designs a wide range of artistic material, e.g. catalogs, posters (scientific & abstract), brochures, flyers, display signs, banners and billboards, etc. using sophisticated computer equipment and software programs.
10. Determines size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, selects style and size of type, chooses color/s and arranges layout based upon available space and aesthetic concepts.
11. Completes pre-press check by ensuring colors and saturation are exact, overlap properly and do not leave gaps, and ensures inks are solid and in the correct place.
12. Produces art for assigned project, prepares final layout, and finalizes in a manner that is ready for printing.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, Illustration, or a related area, or equivalency; three years of professional studio experience and a portfolio at the time of the interview; demonstrated effective communication skills; the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines; and a commitment to provide excellent customer service required. The incumbent must be familiar with Macintosh, Aldus Freehand, Adobe Photoshop and Quark XPress software programs.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

OPPORTUNITY: Graphic Artist

13 Oct

To find out more about this position visit – http://www.higheredjobs.com/

Job Summary:

Designs and executes graphic artwork by interpreting and transforming concepts and ideas into professional visual material for a variety of mediums, including (but not limited to): educational programs, web content, television broadcasts, distribution productions and publications or publicity and promotional activities.

Responsibilities:

1. Designs and produces graphics, specific promotional and print-oriented materials, scenery, educational classroom materials, television production illustrations and miscellaneous art-related materials.
2. Visualizes and executes most effective conceptual ideas within budgetary constraints and guidelines.
3. Interprets and transforms raw concepts and ideas developed by other personnel into descriptive visual materials in varying formats.
4. Works with clients to ascertain needs and explain possible options available.
5. Orders graphic art materials and supplies when needed.
6. Assists with the construction, installation and maintenance of art-related exhibits and displays.

*This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate’s degree in a related area or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education) required. Two years professional graphics experience (or equivalency) and demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills required. Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or Illustration or a related field preferred.

NEWS: SLCC Booth at 2014 Salt Lake Comic Con

13 Oct

OPPORTUNITY: South Salt Lake Urban Art Request

13 Oct

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The City of South Salt Lake invites local and area artists to submit proposals to create art for City utility boxes at various locations throughout South Salt Lake.

The goal of this project is to provide opportunities for artists to create works of art that contribute to the vitality and attractiveness of the streetscape.  This project is being implemented by the City of South Salt Lake Urban Livability Department with assistance from the South Salt Lake Arts Council.

Guidelines For Proposals

This project is designed to enhance the streetscape by adding works of art to surfaces that are often targets for vandalism.  Artwork on utility boxes functions as a form of communication to a moving audience with the goal of creating a vibrant, inclusive and interesting urban environment.  Successful proposals will foster community pride, discourage graffiti and contribute to a sense of identity for the citizens. 

The City will fund this project with donations received from Comcast Cares day of service.  Artwork will be scanned (digitized), the digital copy will then be sent out to be printed and then installed on the utility box.  Selected artwork originals will be returned to the artist.

To find out more about this project, please visit – http://www.southsaltlakecity.com/

OPPORTUNITY: Drama Logo Contest

1 Oct

The drama club needs a logo for marketing, branding, recognition etc, and it’s a brand new club so we are asking if any students would like to design one.  We have a $25 gift certificate to iTunes (or a vendor of their choice) to give up for the logo that is voted on and picked by the club members.  It should include SLCC Drama Club somewhere in the logo, and incorporate the classic drama masks for comedy and drama.

To enter this contest, send logos (by noon on October 7th) to julie.heaton@slcc.edu

VIDEO: The Making of John Mayer’s ‘Born & Raised’ Artwork

24 Sep

David A. Smith is a traditional sign-writer/designer specializing in high-quality ornamental hand-crafted reverse glass signs and decorative silvered and gilded mirrors. David recently produced a wonderful turn-of-the-century, trade-card styled album cover for popular American singer/songwriter John Mayer.

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