5 Design Jobs That Won’t Exist In The Future
And seven jobs that will grow, according to design leaders at Frog, Ideo, Artefact, Teague, and more.


“Organ designers, chief drone experience designers, cybernetic director. Those are some of the fanciful new roles that could be created by the global design industry in the next few years.

But what about current design roles? How will they favor over the next 15 years? Will every company by 2030 have a chief design officer, or will they all go extinct? Should a generation of creatives who grew up worshipping Apple’s Jonathan Ive put all their eggs in the industrial design basket?”

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KEITH PERFORMS at the City Library!


Friday, September 30 &
Saturday, October 1, 2016
9 AM to 5 PM

From the City Library:

“Experience live performance art suitable for all ages and interests. Curator Kristina Lenzi, an internationally respected Utah performance artist, will bring together 12 other local and out-of-state artists to fill one of Salt Lake City’s most remarkable buildings with thought-provoking pieces that should be experienced live and in-person.”

Beard, Keith new photo

VAD Graphic Design alumnus Keith Beard will be one of the artists contributing to this event. Keith will be performing by the Elevators on both days 2 – 4 PM.

Visit for full details.

Casey Makes a Commercial!


INK is so proud how VAD Graphic Design graduates can do EVERYTHING! Here is a new video created by alumnus and INK co-founder Casey Kim, with help from another talented alumnus, Kevin Hole. Kudos!

From Casey Kim:

“The video was created for a partnership between Control4 and Amazon Alexa to showcase how the voice command capability of Alexa can integrate with an automated home, in a practical scenarios.

The focus was very much on the product for this video, so it’s an intentional choice as to why you never really see the people come into focus. I shot it on a Sony A7SII Mirrorless DSLR, using mainly natural light. We used a small hand-held light to generate some highlights in the darker shots. A lot of the house was staged for the shoot, so many of the accent articles and lights you see, we staged. It’s pretty crazy how much of a difference some simple staging can make.

Kevin Hole was my production assistant that day; we were only a crew of two.

It broadcasted at a live event this afternoon for an audience of about 5K. Afterwards, my boss called me to congratulate the response, and said Amazon loved it.”

GD Alumnus recommends this job!

POSITION – Vinyl Wraps and Decals Production Specialist

VAD Graphic Design alumnus Kim Jeppson, “This is a great place to work!”


Job Description:
Salary Range $20,000 to $30,000

“We are positive, high-energy, and customer-focused people with a team mentality that are looking for individuals with a similar passion and attitude towards life and business! If you exhibit these traits, and are looking for an opportunity to grow with an organization, then we would love to hear from you.

Visibility Signs & Graphics specializes in digital graphics like vehicle wraps, wall wraps, window wraps, and other wraps and decals. We design, manufacture, install, maintain, and repair all types ofsigns and graphics for clients along the Wasatch Front, and have the latest equipment and technology. The company is an equal opportunity employer, and is currently hiring in the Salt Lake City area.”

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John Haymore, a VAD Graphic Design alumnus works for HireVue. He recently visited Associate Professor Kerry Gonzales’ ART 1230 Type & Layout class to discuss the newest way to apply for jobs and recruit potential employees! Watch this video. Check out HireVue! Be ahead of the game!

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USANA – Photographer Needed

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH – eLearning Developer

CBRE – Client Services Specialist (InDesign/Creative Cloud)

MERIT MEDICAL – Layout Specialist/Production Artist

ALLENCOMM – Senior Graphic Designer

Senior Graphic Design

AIGA Shape of Now Conference

Countdown to the “Shape of Now” conference

Three reasons to attend:

And for a little fun:

For the original email click here. Only 39 days till the conference. To register click here.


Thursday, September 1
Friday, September 2
Saturday, September 3

CC Alumni art

Clockwise from top left: Magen Mitchell, Andrew Malin, Alisa Bishop, Lucas Ackley, Matt Page, Tyson Huber, Ian Maxfield, Davin Abegg, and Nick Burke presenting Obake Style.

Salt Palace Convention Center
Salt Lake City, UT

A few of our VAD Graphic Design Alumni – now professionals in a variety of fields – will be presenting at Salt Lake Comic Con this year! Go! Have fun! And say hello to:

DAVIN ABEGG – Panel Discussion So Wrong It’s Right: The World of Magnificently Awful Film Effects” • Sept. 1st at 6 PM • 151A

LUCAS ACKLEY – #1 Panel Discussion “Ghostbusters: Past, Present & Future” • Sept. 1st at 6 PM • 150G
#2 Panel Discussion “High End Geek Collecting” • Sept. 2nd at 6 PM • 150G
#3 Panel Discussion “Back to the Future – The Cultural Impact” • Sept. 3rd at 2 PM • 151G

ALISA BISHOPAlisa Bishop Arts • Fushia #16 • All 3 Days

TYSON HUBER – #1 Panel Discussion “The Future of Doctor Who” • Sept. 1st at 3 PM • 251A
#2 Panel Discussion “Star Trek: Who’s Your Captain?” • Sept 1st at 5 PM • 150G
#3 Panel Discussion “Star Trek: The New Series” • Sept. 3rd at 1 PM • 255B

IAN MAXFIELDIan Maxfield Design • Mauve #9 • All 3 Days

MAGEN MITCHELL and NICK BURKEObake Style • Blue #37 • All 3 Days

MATT PAGEThe Art of Matt Page • Mauve #18 • All 3 Days

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From SL Comic Con:

“What is Salt Lake Comic Con?

Salt Lake Comic Con is a world-class pop culture phenomenon that brings the best in entertainment to the Intermountain West. With celebrity guest Panels, Autograph signings, Photo ops, gaming competitions, cosplay contests, special events, KidCon, and the Film Festival, there is something for everyone.”

For more information on 2016 Salt Lake Comic Con:

For more information on Lucas Ackley:

For more information on Magen Mitchell & Nick Burke of Obake Style:

For more information on Andrew Malin:

For more information on Ian Maxfield:


New Polar Bear

The Adaptation of Alaska Bears
Center for Arts, Communication & Media
SLCC South City Campus / East Foyer
1575 South State Street / SLC, UT

August 30 – September 15, 2016

Opening Reception
Tuesday, August 30
6 – 7:30 PM

From April Zane, Western Governor’s University:
Thomas W. Zane will hold a gallery exhibit entitled “The Adaptation of Alaska Bears” showcasing his recent photographs of Coastal Brown Bears and Polar Bears, highlighting changes in behavior due mainly to global warming and interaction with humans.”

Tom Zane is the SLCC Assessment Coordinator. Congratulations Tom!