American Advertising Federation of Utah presents


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

50 West Cafe
50 West Broadway
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Noon – 1:30 pm
“AAF Utah is excited to welcome typography legend Kevin Cantrell. World renown for his type-driven branding and architectural design, come learn how to create a distinctive visual vocabulary and identity for your clients. Head of his eponymous studio, Kevin functions as the creative director and design lead for all KCD client projects. Kevin has a deep understanding and love of lettering and typographical aesthetics.

Earning a BFA in Graphic Design from Brigham Young University, 2008, he established his signature typographical aesthetics applying them to clients such as: Nike, M&RL, Nennah Paper, Fetcham Park (UK), Harvard University, Princeton University, Phillips Exeter Academy and Cottonhouse Hotel (Barcelona). His work has been recognized by Communication Arts Design and Typography Annuals, Graphis, Type Directors Club, Print Regional Design Annual, and The One Show.

Kevin was named one of Print Magazine’s 20 under 30 New Visual Artists 2014 and is an Art Director’s Club (ADC) Young Gun 12.”

For more information:

2016 SLCC President’s Art Show Highlights


From SLCC:
“The popular President’s Art Show is a celebration of local artists and the power of art to bring together people from across the community. Derived from more than 280 submissions this year, the latest exhibition showcases a wide range of talented and promising professional and amateur artists using their skills in a variety of mediums.”

INK would like to congratulate current Graphic Design/Illustration student Lacee Black and Friend of INK, Tiffany Huber. Tiffany’s husband Tyson Huber is a Graphic Design alumnus.

Many thanks to SLCC President Deneece Huftalin for presiding over this show.

Kudos to both Lacee and Tiffany!


“Self Illumination”mixed media


Lacee Black






“Snake Girl” – colored pencils


Tiffany Huber with husband, Tyson and daughter Ede. Do we see a future SLCC student here?



With SLCC VAD Grads & Friends:

Brighton & Derek Ballard
@iamconduit iamconduit.com

Magen Mitchell & Nick Burke
@obake_style obakestyle.etsy.com



Urban Arts Gallery
137 South Rio Grande Street
SLC, UT 84101

(801) 230-0820

10 AM – 5 PM

Look for:
@cainandcable cainandcable.com

@h.works hworks.etsy.com

@houseoftenebris houseoftenebris.com

@the_tarot_goddess divinelighttarot.com

@bisonbisoncandyshop bisonbison.bigcartel.com



@peachtreats peachtreats.etsy.com

@candacejean shop.candacejean.com

@motorave_slc motoraveslc.com

@taveen_ taveenjewelry.com


And more!

Esther’s World of Pattern Design

SLCC VAD Graphic Design Alumnus

estherworld-patternGraphic & Surface Pattern Designer Esther Longmore is constantly designing patterns. She has created the one above in honor of World Pattern Day. Shibume Home, a home décor company, actually spotted a few of Esther’s designs for WPD that she entered a few years ago and commissioned her to design a line for them. Beautiful work Esther!


For more of Esther’s designs:

For more information on World Pattern Day:


VAD Graphic Design alumnus, Missy Dial Van Wagoner joins her friend and founder of Community Christmas, Bonnie Randall, in hoping everyone will donate a book for a child this holiday season. Missy designed the promotional materials for this worthy endeavor.


From Missy:

“This year is my first year to be doing this book drive and I hope it can continue with your help. I love art. I love books. I love reading and teaching kids. I am dreaming of a white Christmas to give 300 kids their very own new book. I know I can’t do it on my own and hoping for you to help give a gift they can open again, and again, and again!

You can donate new books or donate money so I can hand pick books for each child, or donate art supplies, or coloring books too. I know the power that books have and how they allow us to dream big, they teach and educate, build confidence and create worlds to discover more. From the bottom of my heart thank you for helping me help others on a larger scale. We can accomplish greatness together!”


Donate thru PayPal to: booksforallthekids@gmail.com

For more information Community Christmas:


VAD Graphic Design Alumnus, Dianna Totland designed these screen printed posters for SLUG Magazine as promotion for the November “Localized” concert this coming Wednesday night at the Urban Lounge.


And… CONGRATULATIONS TO DIANNA on beginning a new chapter in her graphic design career at Epic Marketing! So proud of you!

For more information on Localized:

SLUG Localized: Johanna Johanna, Sarah Anne DeGraw, Michelle Moonshine

*Coming up with clever headlines is hard.


Derek & Brighton & “BAD DADS”

VAD Graphic Design alumnus Derek Ballard, and friend of INK Brighton Ballard are among the few artists chosen to produce work for The 7th Annual Wes Anderson Art Show.

Congratulations Derek & Brighton!


“Sea Oddity” by Derek Ballard


“Royal Tenebaums Tarot Set” by Brighton Ballard

From Spoke Art:
Wes Anderson Art Show – Limited Edition Prints

“Bad Dads” – An annual group art show tribute to the films of Wes Anderson. After 7 years, “Bad Dads” continues to grow and progress as a dynamic group exhibition. Dozens of artists are invited every year to contribute works, spanning from paintings to sculptures to limited edition screen prints, all in tribute to one the world’s most noteworthy filmmakers.

The 7th annual Wes Anderson Art Show is now online for purchase and viewing at:


Photos by Hill & Kel in The Knot Magazine!

Congratulations to VAD Graphic Design Alumnus Hillary Spillane and her wedding photography business partner, Kel Elwood!



“Ok, we are beyond THRILLED!!!!  The Knot reached out to us to feature a sweet engagement we photographed in the snow.  It was a beautiful surprise proposal that Matthew planned for months!  Congrats to Haley and Matthew on their engagement and almost wedding and Congrats to SEEDHOUSE Photography!!! We are honored to be featured in the #1 wedding magazine on the shelves!!!!  WOOT WOOT!!!!”

Hillary and Kel are Steamboat Springs Premier Wedding Photographers having joined forces creating Seedhouse Photography!

Hillary is also the owner/photographer of Spillane Creative, based in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Spillane Creative specializes in Newborn, Family and Portrait photograpy.