Jill Creates Art for Therapy


“What makes me happier than drawing botanical coloring book pages is being able to contribute them to a beautiful cause like @humaniteos. Each person who donates will receive 6 coloring book pages as a thank you.” ~ Jill De Haan

Jill De Haan, SLCC VAD Graphic Design alumnus, is well known for her hand lettering and illustration. Her work has appeared in national magazines and on international book covers. This project – 6 coloring book pages to be used as art therapy and as a donation thank you gift – was commissioned by HumanitEOS, a humanitarian service organization inspired by victims of human trafficking.

Flower closeup

From HumanitEOS:
“To better serve the broken-hearted, wounded and weary victims of sex trafficking who come to the drop-in center, we need what you feel to give. Your donation helps us with the SMALL THINGS: hygiene kit items, essential oils, CO2’s, folded oils and hydrosols, the MEDIUM THINGS: Heart rate variability monitors, and the BIG THINGS: The purchase of, and renovation of a building for the HumanitEOS healing and employment center, starting with a food truck/job van that allows me to go where they are to do piece work and provide them with nourishing food.”

For more information and to donate:


8th Annual Petaluma International Film Festival

Petaluma art

Deadline: August 15, 2016

From the Festival:

“Petaluma International Film Festival – a non-profit organization – is inviting the artists in any field to participate in creating a poster for its 7th annual festival in October 2016.

The design theme is open to the artist’s imagination, with just keeping in mind the film festival being international, size: 11.25 wide x 17.25 high [inches], and the following information incorporated in the design:

• 8th Annual Petaluma International Film Festival®

• October 28-29-30, 2016


Other than these, the rest is up to the artist imagination to create a dynamic poster.

Winner will receive a full acknowledgement, and a VIP pass to the festival, along with a worldwide recognition, and posting of your photo and bio online for one year for thousands to see and get to know you.

There is no limit to submit. You can submit multiple entries.”

Petaluma International Film Festival
120 Fourth Street, 122 / Petaluma, CA 94953 USA
Phone: (415) 251-8433 / Fax: (636) 444-8433

info@PetalumaFilmFestival.org / http://www.PetalumaFilmFestival.org


Live Model Night – July

Kendali art

1700 East 11049 South
Sandy, UT

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
6 – 9 PM
$15 per person

From Katrina Angelina Parkinson:

“Hey Everyone. We will be having a Live Model Night at Kendali Studios featuring Hudson Parkinson who will be Modeling an Assassins Creed Costume for us… take advantage of this time to draw or paint this Model, Medium is up to you!”

For more information:


ART before the ART: A Sketchbook Exhibition

Miri Art Before Art

Miri Gallery / Salt Lake Gallery Stroll
3605 South West Temple, Suite C / SLC, UT
Friday, July 15, 2016 / 6 – 9 PM

From Miri Gallery:

“Miri is thrilled to be part of the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll starting in July! Our first Gallery Stroll Exhibit will be ‘ART before the ART: A Sketchbook Exhibition’ which will feature sketchbooks and sketches from a variety of artists.

Come get some refreshments, mingle with artists, and see all types of sketch formats. Art will also be available for purchase.”

Some of the artists:

Keith Beard – Curator of Miri Gallery / SLCC VAD Alumnus
Eric Birkin
Oliver Chipping
Holly Cobb
Tommy Costello
Scott Gwynn
David Habben
Phillip Q Hudson
Magen Mitchell – SLCC VAD Alumnus
Matt Page – SLCC VAD Alumnus
Nathanael Read
Eden Sanders
Cheryl Sandoval

For more information:


Gallery Stroll After Party


Metro Bar / After the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll
615 West 100 South / SLC, UT
Friday, July 15, 2016 / 9 PM – 2 AM

$15 General Admission // Artist
$10 Student (w/school ID)

Pre-Sale tickets available 24 hrs until event
Limited discount tickets available $10

SLCC VAD alumnus Alana McDonald is among those showing drawings!

From Rebel Circus:

Sketch Cabaret events are welcoming to all age groups (21+) and backgrounds – come as you are and dress up as you wish – we celebrate your individuality!

• Performance • Visual Art • SERIOUS Sound • Live Entertainment • Dance Floor • Installation • Eccentric SLC • 21+ • Full Bar • Open to the Public

Sketch Cabaret events are transformational; welcome change and authentic experience. Every SC show is different • Come as you are.

Bring your art supplies! There will be live costumed models to paint and draw all evening.

For more information and ticket purchase:


ALT PRESS FEST artThe City Library
210 East 400 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Saturday, July 16, 2016 – Noon to 4 PM

From TCL:

“The City Library’s eighth annual Alt Press Fest will celebrate zines, all forms of alternative press, and the awesome people who create it in Salt Lake City. Visit with local artists and see their wares, watch prints be made with a steam roller, create origami and sumi ink illustrations, and see bookbinding in action. An activity from Frame Work Arts will also take place.”

For more information:


ALT Press Fest Facebook:



2016 SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference
Louisville, Kentucky / June 20 – 24, 2016


Congratulations to Graphic Design student, Anastasiya Bobrova!

Salt Lake Community College Visual Art & Design students participated in the 52nd Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), a showcase of career and technical education students. SkillsUSA was expecting more than 16,000 people — including students, teachers and business partners — to participate in the weeklong event.

Congratulations to all who participated AND WON!:

Morgan Hofheins – Screen-printing Technologies / Silver

Sienna Scheid and Adam Hill – Web Design / Silver

Anastasiya Bobrova – Advertising Design / 4th Place

Eduardo Rojas and Jonathan Oblad – 3D Visualization & Animation / 4th Place

From Chad Erekson, VAD Animation Specialization Rep and VAD Skills USA Advisor:

“The accomplishment is all theirs, but their advisors and instructors did a good job helping them prepare. What a great friendly group. They aren’t just skilled competitors, but happy people and a pleasure to be around. Proud to have witnessed their accomplishments here. Thanks for letting me tag along. Also, thanks to Mark Kranendonk and John Kunkel. Their preparations and work made for a smooth operation.”


From Derek Ballard, VAD Graphic Design alumnus:

“I love cycling and I love print! I feel so lucky that I had the opportunity to contribute a cover illustration to BONESHAKER MAGAZINE. I just stumbled upon this well executed video about the magazine, that has some nice shots of Issue 16, with the cover I illustrated.”

Ballard Slug Mag art

The SLUG MAG Bike Issue hit the streets today. I had the privilege of designing the cover. Snatch one up to get the lowdown on Salt Lake City bicycle happenings.”

Congratulations Derek on your striking yellow cover illustration. BTW, that’s Derek’s wife, Brighton, on the bike! And… another one on SLUG!

Broadcast Motion Graphic Designer opening KSL

Job Description

1) Design a variety of graphics for: daily news including over-the-shoulder keys, on set graphics, production graphics and animations.
2) Design graphics for: special series, documentaries, promotional, sales, and community events needs, i.e., on-air package graphics, logos, and print ads.


1) Concept, design and create compelling graphics & animations for daily news shows: over-the-shoulder keys, on-set graphics, opens, lower thirds, wipes and package animations (2D/3D camera tracking and compositing).
2) Design graphics & animations for: special series, documentaries, promos, sales, community events, on-air package graphics, logos and print ads. Shift hours 3:00 am- 11:30 am M-F (must be willing to work any shift needed and holidays).

For More Information or to Apply: http://www.ksl.com/jobs/listing/673490?ad_cid=1

Alumni This Week!

4 alumni art

(Photos clockwise from top left)


Salt Lake Community College VAD Graphic Design alumni are always busy. What’s new?

Jill De Haan designed the cover of Daphne du Maurier’s book “My Cousin Rachel.” Her cover was chosen by Communication Arts to be featured on their website. CA is the premier international magazine for visual communications.



Matt Page announced that “B is for Brains – ABCs for the Zombie Apocalypse” has been shipped! The author, Ellie Sutton, contacted Matt after she saw his illustrative work online. If you didn’t pre-order, the book will be available soon for all you zombie parents!



Derek Ballard created the design and branding for Blue Poblano, a Mexican restaurant in Salt Lake City. Derek is not only a designer, but also an illustrator, musician, and avid cyclist.




Keith Beard hosted the first Miri Gallery “Arty.” Keith owns Miri Gallery and has hosted several shows both for himself and others. The “Arty” was open to friends and artists for an evening of color book group painting.



Nice work everyone!



Art & Design Group


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