Congratulations to VAD Graphic Design alumnus Dotti Durtschi!

SALT LAKE CITY / Channel 13

The holidays often bring smiles and excitement, but they can also bring tears, and emotions. An artist living in St. George is hoping her work will result in a combination of all of those.

“They’ve told me that these photos help heal their families,” said Dorothy Durtschi, artist for Your Portraits to Remember.

Durtschi draws portraits of people who have passed away standing in the arms of Jesus. The people are the mothers, the fathers, the loved ones of customers.

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What Designers Want Copywriters to Know

Copywriting art
HOW Design

Bay Area designers and art directors share their thoughts on what makes a great copywriter-designer duo and offer copywriting tips from a design perspective.

By Laura Vrcek

“If storytelling is the essential job of the copywriter, design is the starting point of the story; design can inform how a story plays out and how a brand touches people at every stage in their interaction with it.”

See more at:


FAC Art Show art for INKVAD Faculty Art Show
November 19, 2015 – January 29, 2016
Open Monday through Friday, 7 AM – 10 PM
George S. & Dolores Doré Eccles Gallery
Located on the east side of Salt Lake Community College
South City Campus / 1575 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Whitney King Hyans, Associate Professor in the Visual Art & Design Department would like to invite you to visit the works of full time and adjunct faculty. Some pieces are available for purchase.

For more information, contact the VAD office at:
(801) 957-3042


INK Show Followup

Extended through January 15, 2016
South City Campus / Center for Arts & Media
Edna Runswick Taylor Foyer / East Entrance
1575 South State Street / SLC, UT 84115

If you haven’t visited the INK Show yet, be sure to check it out. We’re happy and proud to show the work of eighteen Alumni & Friends of INK.

Nadya Bratt • Brighton Ballard • Derek Ballard • Keith Beard • Alisa Bishop • Isaac Christensen • Jill DeHaan • Ruben De La Torre • Casey Kim • Esther Longmore • Josh Madden • Chris Manfre • Magen Mitchell • Matt Page • Hillary Spillane • Jynette Tigner • Virag White

For more information:

BDAC 41st Annual Holiday Show & Sale!


BDAC Show (1)Bountiful Davis Art Center
90 N Main Street in Bountiful, UT 84010
November 20 – December 23
Opening Reception: November 20, 7 – 9 pm
First Look for BDAC Members starts at 6 pm
Free to the public / Refreshments

VAD Adjuncts Rob McKay and Alicia Finlayson are among the many artists exhibiting work at the Bountiful Davis Art Center. Rob’s painting “Firelight” was chosen for promotional pieces.

“BDAC invites the public to the 41st Annual Holiday Show and Sale! The Annual Holiday Show is a highly celebrated seasonal tradition of BDAC. Come and enjoy this festive exhibit, featuring select works from many of Utah’s finest artists. This exhibit is a great opportunity for artists to sell their art and patrons to buy affordable, one of a kind gifts for Holiday giving (or keeping).”

Participating Holiday Show Artists:
Anthony R. Barbano • Robert Barberio • Carol Berrey • Namon Bills • Jon Bouwhuis • Linnie Brown • Laurel Casjens • Wendy Dimick • Tiffany Daines • Susan Darger • Douglas Fonnesbeck • Kindra Fehr • Alicia Finlayson • Joni Flint • Carma Hart Fuller • Kathleen Gardner • Willamarie Huelskamp • Cynthia Heath • Trevor Howard • Ed Hansen • Jerry Hardesty • Holly Juengling • Susan A. Johnson • Denise Jones • Kay Secrist Jones • Cara Koolmees • Lester B. Lee • Randy Laub • Elva Malin • Mike Manfull • Beverly Mangum • Paul Mann • Judith Mehr • Sherry Meidell • Cheryl H. Merkley • Jane Carlston Myers • Robert McKay • Steve McGinty • Stephanie Carter-Nielsen • Sandi Olson • Michal Onyon • Theresa Otteson • Ondre Pettingill • Irene Rampton • Jan Richins • Steve D. Stones • Bessann Swanson • Diane E. Turner • Mary Wells • Don Prys • Kazuko Hill • Todd Young • Cheryl Barlow • Yong Hui No

For more information call 801.295.3618

or visit us online at

Hillary Westover / 801.295.3618 or

100 Days of Career Exploration


100 Days artAustin Record, VAD Graphic Design alumnus, and now SLCC Academic Advising Graphic Design, invites you to visit the “Button Bar” which is part of the “100 Days of Career Exploration” campaign. Austin is the head designer for this project.

Get your Chinese Zodiac animal button, postcard with career information, more major and career exploration information, and fill out the 75-Day Benchmark application to receive a prize and a chance to win a tuition waiver or $300 bookstore gift card!

MONDAY, November 16 / Noon – 2 PM
Taylorsville Campus / Student Center Hallway

TUESDAY, November 17 / Noon – 2 PM
Taylorsville Campus / AAB Foyer

WEDNESDAY, November 18 / Noon – 2 PM
South City Campus / Near Information Desk

For more information:

Graphic Design Intern / Paramount Acceptance

Paramount Acceptance is an established software and finance company in the health and fitness industry. We provide software packages and member management services to fitness centers all across the country.

We are looking for a local intern to aid in our software design efforts. Exposure or experience with web apps is desired. This position will also help conduct research of how the software should function from the users’ perspective.

• Design graphics, user interface, and other elements for software apps
• Participate in brainstorming and content development
• Be a user experience advocate

Required Skills
• Adobe Photoshop Suite of products
• Any Javascript or AngularJS is a bonus

Paramount Acceptance is an established software and finance company in the health and fitness industry. We provide software packages and member management services to fitness centers all across the country.

This is a paid internship; it is anticipated it will last for a period of three months.

Salt Lake City, UT
4725 S. Holladay Blvd.
Holladay, UT 84117

Please email resumes to or call Human Resources Department at 888.242.3636 ext. 191 for more information.

Utah/Southern Idaho SCBWI Illustration Conference 2016

Illustration Conf artFebruary 27, 2016

This is a great opportunity for students who may be interested in children’s book illustration to learn more about the business. This year we have Giuseppe Castellano, the Senior Art Director at Penguin Random House as well as renowned illustrators Will Terry, and Jake Parker coming as speakers.

Registration for the conference will open November 16, 2015.

More information can be found at

Thank you,
Manelle Oliphant


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