Kerry Gonzáles / SLCC ePortfolio

 


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Welcome to Kerry’s Chronicles!

This blog is my ePortfolio submission for Salt Lake Community College as an Associate Professor in the Visual Art & Design Department.

I love to teach!

Who knew?

I got my first job in the graphic design industry just two weeks after graduating from high school in 1976. I knew nothing about the business other than I wanted to be a graphic designer. Many years later, my first boss admitted that he hired me because “you had guts.” Either that or I was extremely naïve! Maybe a little of both.

Regardless, I knew that I had to work hard. And I did. There were times as a single mom that I held three part-time jobs because I couldn’t find a full time job. However, I enjoyed a long and enjoyable career as a graphic designer and art director for over 21 years.

In 1997 I was invited to teach adjunct in the Visual Art & Design Department at SLCC. For five years, I taught beginning and advanced classes as well as wrote the curriculum for those classes.

In 2002 I was hired full time as a graphic design instructor. Fast-forward to today and here I am… Graphic Design Specialization Rep, Associate Professor, Tenured Faculty. But the titles I’m most proud?

Teacher and friend.

My students and alumni are the most important aspects of working here at SLCC. It is for them that I give my best.

One of the most memorable tributes given to me was from former student, April Hodges. She designed a BOOK! April called it a 34-page Thank You Card!

“Kerry Gonzales is one of those teachers that Hallmark movies are about: inspirational, challenging and compassionate, so when I completed my degree I wanted to show her how much I appreciated her guidance. The problem I ran into was every art book, every kitsch novelty I found didn’t quite seem like enough or didn’t have the intended message.

So I came up with the notion of creating a book that highlights select exercises from three of her classes and connects those exercises with lessons I learned while creating them. I then illustrate how her lessons have shaped my present real world design experience. No small undertaking. What has resulted is a 34 page book in which the layout and design have changed several times and the copy re-written to capture precisely what my message is.

This just might be the most time consuming thank you card ever created.” ~ April Hodges

The Kerry Factor Cover

See “The Kerry Factor.”

Please enjoy Kerry’s Chronicles by scrolling down. Click on “Older Posts” if prompted. There’s a lot!

My sincere thanks,
Kerry Gonzáles

PS – And if you still want more… check out this INK site surrounding my ePortfolio blog. Read about the Contributors, News, Opportunities, Projects and Resources. INK is my baby now! I’ve added examples of student projects. And I’m currently putting together a new Alumni page. I can’t wait!

Think about INK:

“What a great, informative website for our students and faculty!” ~ David Hubert, Assistant Provost, Learning Enhancement

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Teaching Excellence Award Nominee –
Kerry Gonzáles

Green Room

“Kerry has built a coherent scope and sequence to her courses so that her students learn and grow in a meaningful way. This alone is a strong indicator of Kerry’s ability as an educator. But what blew me away was her creation of a graphic learning progress map that fills most of an entire wall of her classroom.

This is an extremely powerful pedagogical tool for helping students remain on track and succeed. Most maps I have reviewed are focused on just one course or on the units or even courses that must be taken in sequence. Instead, Kerry’s map includes the underlying knowledge and skills that are needed along the road to success.

I have never seen this high a quality of learning progress map that fully integrated the knowledge and skills in this way. Students can very easily see where they are along the road to professional graphic design work. At any point in a class, students can see the sorts of work they are doing, and how that work fits into the larger whole.” ~ Thomas Zane PhD, SLCC Assessment Coordinator on his nomination of Kerry Gonzáles for the Teaching Excellence Award.

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And now we begin with the most recent posts first…


VAD Announcement Page!

VAD ANN art

CANVAS VAD PAGE
Launch date: August 15, 2016

For many more years than I can remember, I have been the VAD Adjunct Liaison. Having been an adjunct for five years before being hired as a full time faculty member, I know the problems adjuncts have.

When VAD was on the Redwood campus, our classes and faculty were in many different buildings. Although part of the faculty moved to South City Campus in the fall of 2010 as part of the Center for New Media, not everyone moved until the fall of 2013.

I would help adjuncts into their classrooms if a key were missing. I relayed information to their classes if an instructor was late or could not make it to class. I helped find supplies. Just a ton of everyday “stuff.”

I also compiled 20+ files with information about EVERYTHING and ANYTHING relating to SLCC, SACM, VAD, and emailed them to adjunct at the beginning of every semester!

This summer a fellow VAD instructor, Associate Professor Jessica Curran offered to create a Canvas page to compile all these files. She worked extremely hard putting all my content on Canvas. Associate Professor and VAD Coordinator Andrew Wilson helped with a few web issues as well.

VAD ANN Ann shot

I am now able to post Announcements for instructors to see. And, I can post Events on a calendar.

VAD ANN Calendar shot

And now, ta da! It’s up and running for Fall Semester 2016! Both Dean Richard Scott and Associate Dean Bryan Griggs have been impressed with the work. Dean Scott wants the entire school to follow our lead!

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Hearing Committee Member

Friday, June 17, 2016

Employee Relations art

HR CONFERENCE ROOM
Administration Building
Taylorsville Redwood Campus / SLC, UT

8:15 AM – 6 PM

I was asked to be a member of a Sitting Hearing Committee to review a grievance. This was a very interesting assignment. Although any and all information regarding the hearing is confidential, I can say that the committee heard from the Grievant and the Respondent, their respective counsels, and witnesses. After deliberation, recommendations were given to the Committee Chair. According to  Academic Freedom, Professional Responsibility and Tenure Document, we carried out our responsibilities in a timely manner.

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The Seeing Eye

Saturday, June 11, 2016

John Hess Art

THE CITY LIBRARY
210 East 400 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

http://www.slcpl.org

The City Library in downtown Salt Lake City is a wonderful place. I offered an exhibit “The Seeing Eye” for an extra credit project in my online ART 1010 Exploring Art class. I try to offer exhibits that are a little different, something that most non-art majors may have no experience. The Gallery at Library Square is a very small venue. Shows are very intimate and accessible.

This show featured pieces by John Hess. All of the pieces are textiles woven in a myriad of color schemes. Paint was added to some for another tactile feature. I was so glad to see the library filled with people of all ages! So many have predicted that libraries are no longer needed. I’m happy to say not only do I disagree with that statement, I believe libraries will become even more community pulse.

To see more of John Hess:

http://johnhessart.com

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SACM School Advisory Board Meeting

Friday, June 10, 2016

SACM art

PROGRAM ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Multipurpose Room / South City Campus

Dean Richard Scott called for a meeting to help continue building business and industry external relations. Numerous industry professionals were invited. VAD full time instructors teaching in the Summer 2016 Semester were asked to attend. I was very happy to be involved since this was the perfect forum to discuss our department and programs.

It was good to hear that the Graphic Design Program in doing exactly what is needed in industry. I try very hard to keep on top of things and maintain industry relationships. And I am in communication with 190+ Graphic Design alumni.

One industry member was somewhat surprised that Animation is a program within the Visual Art & Design Department. He related how most universities and colleges have Animation in Film Departments. Certainly observation is something to consider as to why this is so, and if it would make more sense to move Animation to the Film Department.

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2016 Veritiv Paper Show
“Paper – It’s Alive!”

Wednesday May 24, 2016

Its Alive copy

THE MAVERICK CENTER
3200 South Decker Lake Drive / West Valley City, UT

“Paper provides a world of possibilities: a world where your ideas can evolve and take shape. Veritiv wants to celebrate the transformative power of paper and invite you, the creator, to see all the potential we have to offer.” ~ Veritiv Paper

I was invited to the 2016 Veritiv Paper Show at the Maverick Center. There were over twenty suppliers/vendors of print, paper, packaging and design. It was wonderful to see all the newest eco responsible papers as well as mingle with design, print and paper industry peers.

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Keith Beard
Solo MFA Show

Friday, May 13, 2016

Keith show
MIRI GALLERY

3605 South West Temple / SLC, UT

Another of my former students, Keith Beard graduated from the University of Utah, first with a BFA and now a MFA in Graphic Design. This show was Keith’s solo senior show called “The Big Unknown.” Keith worked on various masks, sculptures and paintings exhibiting how everyone uses masks somehow in their lives.

It has been fun to witness Keith’s journey from my classes with him at SLCC to the University of Utah BFA and MFA programs. And now Keith has opened his own studio, Miri Branding along with the Miri Gallery:

http://miribranding.com/work-2/

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Congratulations 2016 SLCC / VAD
Graphic Design Graduates!

Friday, May 6, 2016

2016 GRAD Story

MAVERICK CENTER
3200 South Decker Lake Drive / West Valley City, UT

I’m always thrilled to watch my students graduate! Each one has been in four or five of my classes. Watching them progress in their skills is a treat. After all the blood, sweat and tears, they are now on their way to either a four-year institution or a career in graphic design or related field.

2016 Visual Art & Design Graduates
AAS Degree / Graphic Design

Anastasiya Bobrova*
James Todd Erickson
Melissa Nicole Gallegos
Whitney Perea Giron
Benjamin P. Heighton*
Kimberly A. Jeppson**
Laura Lee Landrum**
Ian J. Maxfield
Jordan Richards Meek
Gennifer Erin Mumford (Erin Salazar)
Ingrid Marlene Shoemaker*
Sandy Sumerix Tippetts**
Tiana Tippetts
Dianna Nicole Totland
Carla Mariam Vidal

*Silver Cord (Honors) / **Gold Cord (High Honors)

Top left: Kim Jeppson and family
Top middle: Erin Salazar
Right: Whitney Giron
Bottom middle: Ian Maxfield and family
Bottom left: Laurie Landrum and family

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Search / Hiring Committee Co-Chair

February – May 2016

HR Art

GRAPHIC DESIGN INSTRUCTOR
Visual Art & Design Department
South City Campus / SLC, Utah

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Associate Professor Brent Budd retired December 31, 2015 after many wonderful years as part of the VAD Faculty family. After extensive deliberation, the VAD Faculty decided that hiring a replacement Graphic Design Full-time Faculty was top priority. As Graphic Design Specialization Rep, I was asked to be the Search/Hiring Committee Co-Chair and performed all the duties required of this position. The Committee met initially to discuss job requirements. Once this was done, a job posting was placed.

After reviewing applications, conducting interviews, and observing teaching demonstrations, the Committee recommended an applicant to Associate Dean Bryan Griggs and Dean Richard Scott.

White, Virag new photo

Dean Scott offered the position to Virag White. Virag has been an adjunct in the Visual Art & Design Department for several years. She brings experience as an instructor, graphic designer, illustrator, photographer, and business owner to our faculty. We are very proud to have Virag join us.

The Search/Hiring Committee:

Associate Dean Bryan Griggs / Hiring Supervisor
Associate Professor Kerry Gonzáles / Co-Chair

Professor Lana Gruendell
Professor Whitney King Hyans
Assistant Professor Ed Rosenberger
Administrative Assistant Cindy Denos

UPDATE: Virag became an official member of the VAD Faculty on June 13, 2016.

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ART 2220 Advanced Design
Spring 2016 Review & Preview

April 30, 2016

Spr16Panorama

SACM Multipurpose Room
SLCC / South City Campus

I developed and coordinated a presentation involving current students from my ART 2220 Advanced Design class and VAD Design alumni. The format is similar to the AIGA Annual Student Portfolio Review in that each student had his or her own table in which to present their corporate identity collateral project created over the course of the semester. This culmination of work was then “reviewed” by alumni working in the industry in an interview/presentation setting.

KimKimCasey

Students were critiqued by at least 6 alumni during the presentation. After a refreshment break, alumni then gave a “preview” of their own portfolios and websites and also advised students on the industry and current trends. Networking is a large part of this presentation and several students have been given job opportunities through this.

Pictured: Student Kim Jeppson, Alumni Casey Kim & Nadya Bratt.

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45th Annual Historic Home Tour

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Home tour photo

2016 UTAH HERITAGE FOUNDATION
Historic Home Tour
University Neighborhood

This was one of the best tours UHF has had in many years. The east bench University Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places with over 80% of the buildings considered contributing to the overall historic character of the area. It was thrilling to see old photographs show the homes as they began over one hundred years ago. The architecture, interior design and artwork were well worth the time.

Homes toured:

Theodosia & Almon Andrew Covey Home
1211 East 100 South / 1909

May R. & Hyrum T. Covey Home
1229 East 100 South / 1912(?)

Agnes & Elias Price Home
1253 East 100 South / 1870

Sarah E. Karrick Home
150 South 1300 East / 1905

Rose & Samuel Samuels Home
270 South 1200 East / 1898

Abigail & Frederick W. Little Home
17 South 1200 East / 1893

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John Paul Brantly
Senior BFA Show

Friday, April 29, 2016

JPB and group

POST-MODEM GRAPHIC DESIGN BFA
Utah State University at Mandate Press
1077 South Main Street / SLC, UT

I was thrilled to be invited to my former student, John Paul Brantly’s Senior BFA Show. John was an exceptionally bright student who was passionate about learning more in the graphic design field. He continued his education at Utah State University in Logan, UT. I cannot believe how the past four years have flown by! John’s work and portfolio was stellar. I am so proud of him.

Here is a link to the show and all the participants:

http://post-modembfa.com/

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VAD Graphic Design Hiring Committee

April and May, 2016

HR Art

Bryan Griggs, Associate Dean, Supervisor Co-chair
Kerry Gonzáles, Faculty Co-chair

Lana Gruendell, VAD Faculty
Whitney King-Hyans, VAD Faculty
Ed Rosenberger, VAD Faculty
Trudy Richardson, VAD Concurrent Enrollment Liaison

“The selected candidate will work as a full-time, tenure-track faculty member in the Visual Art & Design Department-Graphic Design/Arts Specialization. A positive commitment to teaching excellence and responsibilities will include an ability to create and instruct in the following:
1) Traditional hands-on skills required in the preliminary design process, physical materials and presentation.
2) Computer software skills— InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.
3) Variety of delivery modalities and teaching technologies for classes in traditional, hybrid, online, internship, lab environments, etc.” ~ SLCC HR Job Posting

As the Graphic Design Specialization Representative, I was invited to be the Co-Chair for a hiring committee. Associate Professor Brent Budd retired at the end of December 2015. We are in the process of reviewing candidates to replace him. The Committee and I have worked very hard to write a cohesive job posting that will meet the needs of the VAD Department. The process will hopefully conclude with the choice of a wonderful team player for us and our students.

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Graphic Design Program

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

GD PAC Meet Photo

Bryan Griggs, Jill DeHaan, and Kerry Gonzales.

PAC REVIEW MEETING
South City Campus / Room 2-177

After the VAD Department PAC meeting on December 4, 2015, VAD Specialization Representatives were asked to meet with their respective PAC members. I met with the Graphic Design PAC representative Jill DeHaan and Associate Dean Bryan Griggs.

I invited both Jill and Bryan to visit my Advertising Workshop class. This class works in groups as “agencies” to solve an advertising problem. Jill and Bryan were able to view students in this capstone class utilizing everything they have learned in all of their classes.

After the class, Jill, Bryan and myself discussed what the Graphic Design program is doing well. And areas in which we could improve. After many years of not having an active PAC committee in VAD, it was nice to hear from Jill, a former student now graphic design professional, remark how well the GD program is doing!

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Visual Art & Design
Graphic Design Program Assessment

Spring 2016

2016 VAD Graphic Design Rubric

One of the responsibilities I have as Graphic Design Specialization Rep is to plan and provide program assessments. I am in the process right now of administering the rubric in the Graphic Design capstone class ART 2280 Advertising Workshop. That class will be tasked with evaluating the following areas in the TV Spot Project: 1) Analysis, 2) Evaluation, 3) Inference, 4) Explanation, and 5) Metacognition. Last year students evaluated the other groups for this presentation. This year students are evaluating their own groups.

I will also be assessing the ART 2070 Portfolio Development class. This class is a requirement of not only Graphic Design students but also Illustration students. This class has been taught by adjuncts for over two years. Previously under the stewardship of a now retired VAD faculty member, this class is in a state of flux.

This summer I will compile the results and prepare the 2016 Assessment Results as well as create a 2016-17 Assessment Plan.

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Take a Stroll With Dianna!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Diana photo

SLC GALLERY STROLL
Abyss Body Piercing, SLC, UT

“I’ve always wanted to have my art in Gallery Stroll, and I am really excited to finally have the opportunity to share my work.” ~ Dianna Totland

It was fun to visit my former student, Dianna Totland at her first exhibit with SLC Gallery Stroll. Dianna currently works as an in-house graphic designer for Silen6 Commercial Arts, Muster Media and freelances for SLUG Magazine. Dianna’s work consisted of watercolor and acrylic paintings. I purchased one of her typography prints. So proud of her.
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AIGA Student Portfolio Review

Saturday, April 9, 2016

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ADOBE CAMPUS
Lehi, UT

“The Annual AIGA Student Portfolio Review is designed to serve undergraduate students from Utah State University, Weber State, University of Utah, Salt Lake Community College, Utah Valley University, Brigham Young University and Southern Utah University.” ~ AIGA SLC

I require all my advanced students to attend as observers the annual AIGA Student Portfolio Review. Adobe hosts this event. It’s always a great place for students to gain advice, insight and industry information from SLC professional designers as well as design and illustration faculty from Utah colleges.

4 Showing

I was able to not only review students from other schools but cheer on my four Graphic Design students pictured above, Todd Erickson, Missy Healy, Erin Salazar and Anastasiya Bobrova. I am very proud!!!

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SACM Meeting

Friday, April 8, 2016

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RETIREMENT OPEN HOUSE
Room 1-181 / South City Campus

After a year end wrap up for the School of Arts, Communication & Media, Dean Richard Scott introduced faculty members who retired this year.

Associate Professor Brent Budd, a VAD faculty member and my friend retired. I first met Brent when I attended the University of Utah. He was a teacher of mine in the Art Department. At the time, Brent was working at KUED 7 as their designer. He taught a few of the advanced classes in graphic design. That was in the late 1970s.

Over the years, Brent remained a friend of mine. I would often see him at the Salt Lake Art Director’s Club as we were both members.

Fast forward to the summer of 1997. I contacted Brent to inquire about teaching at SLCC. I will always remember his answer, “You’ll need to work five to seven years as an adjunct. Then hope that someone retires!” Which I did! Brent was here to welcome me when I was hired as an adjunct and then 5 years later when I was hired as a full time instructor.

I’ve enjoyed working with Brent in the Graphic Design area. I feel honored to call him my friend.


2016 SLCC Teaching Excellence Nominee
Faculty Convention Dinner

Friday, April 8, 2016

4 Runnerups

Erin Salazar, Anastasiya Bobrova, Kim Jeppson, and Kerry Gonzales.

OAKROOM RECEPTION
Taylorsville Redwood Campus

I was very honored to be nominated for a second time in my career for the Teacher of Excellence Award given to a full-time faculty member. This was even more special since I was nominated by Tom Zane, SLCC Assessment Coordinator. I’ve been lucky enough to be recognized by my peers in the VAD Department and my students. But having someone outside the department recognize my teaching as extraordinary was indeed a surprise!

Nominees and guests were honored at the Faculty Convention Dinner on April 8th with a video biography of each.

Although I didn’t win this year, I will always have the distinction of winning the 2000 Teaching Excellence Award as an adjunct faculty member, making me the first to win this award in the Visual Art & Design Department.

It was an honor just to be nominated along with three of my advanced students, Erin Salazar, Anastasiya Bobrova, and Kim Jeppson. They were nominees for the Graduate of Excellence Award. We all lost, but we all won!

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SLCC Student Art Showcase
Opening Reception

Thursday, March 31, 2016

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I was so proud of my Graphic Design students this year!

Lauren Waters, won Best in Show at the 2016 SLCC Student Art Showcase on Thursday night, March 31st. Her winning piece was “Queen Bee,” a zine project Lauren produced in my Advanced Type & Layout class.

Missy Healy, who designed the winning 2016 Art Showcase poster used to advertise this show, won an Award of Excellence for her zine project, also from my Advanced Type & Layout class. And… an Award of Merit for her cookie bag project from my Package Design class. Both pieces were in the Design category.

And to round out “The Rule of Threes” for major awards to Graphic Design students, Karli Duisen, won the INK Award for her poster contest design entry “2016 Art Showcase Poster.”

Former student Jordan Gough, now an art director, was the judge for the Design category. My INK site manager, Julianie Spookie McCray chose the INK Award.

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SACM Spring 2016 Meetings

FULL TIME FACULTY MEETINGS
SACM Multipurpose Room
South City Campus / SLC, Utah

January 8, 2016

In this meeting, there was a general discussion on the School (academic progress, success stories, upcoming events), review points from the previous SACM meeting in November. Dean Richard Scott introduced new faculty and announced the position opened by Brent Budd’s retirement in VAD.

Josh Elstein reviewed the collaboration between SLCC and the Sundance Film Festival. He was able to get some passes to various movies in Park City as well as two offerings here at South City Campus.


February 26, 2016

SACM North End / South City Campus / Room 1-181

This meeting was primarily about safety in the workplace regarding gun violence. We watched a video “Run, Hide, Fight” about how to react if there was someone using a gun on campus. The two officers from the Utah Highway Patrol. Trooper Travis Williams answered questions after the video. We were encouraged to show the film to adjuncts and students. This was very informative. I believe it’s not “if” we will have an incident, but “when” unfortunately.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcnA_Cq_Csk

After the safety video, Dean Richard Scott commented on the faculty load. We were all asked to review our classes and categorize them into different types depending upon whether all faculty work could be done in class. And if not, how much time was required. All full time faculty should send their comments to their Associate Deans.


April 8, 2016

SACM North End / South City Campus / Room 1-181

Brent story Banner art

VAD Associate Professor Brent Budd was honored with a reception for his retirement. Brent has worked at SLCC for over twenty-five years. He was an instructor of mine at the University of Utah.

Dean Richard Scott introduced a speaker for BIT (Behavior Intervention Team) who then talked about various ways faculty can protect themselves and students in a variety of situations.

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TENURE REVIEW

February & March 2016

Jess&Maria

JESSICA CURRAN
Instructor, Graphic Communications
SLCC South City Campus

MARIA SKELTON
Assistant Professor, Fashion Design
SLCC Library Square Campus

It was my pleasure to be asked to serve on the Tenure Review Sitting Committee for two very fine individuals, Jessica Curran and Maria Skelton.

Jessica is the Graphic Communications Specialization Representative. She developed the curriculum and content for various classes: Photoshop, InDesign, Printing Fundamentals; Math for Graphic Design and eDesign & Publishing. Jessica is an exceptional teacher, providing the most up-to-date information in an organized and creative way.

Maria came from the fashion industry. Her students were involved in creating clothing in one class I visited. Maria challenges her students and gives interesting and thoughtful direction.

As part of the requirements for tenure review, I attended and reviewed classes, face-to-face and online, for each. I met with Associate Dean Bryan Griggs, Professor Rob Adamson and Associate Professor Terry Martin in the Visual Art & Design Department. We unanimously agreed that both Jessica and Maria be given Letters of Progress.

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ART 2240 Package Design
Utah Paper Box Tour

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

UPB PHOTO

UTAH PAPER BOX
1635 South 5070 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84104

“Do NOT use anything but Illustrator for package design!” ~ Todd Simmons, UPB Graphics Supervisor. 

http://www.upbslc.com

Since 2002 – and possibly earlier – I have developed a professional relationship with Steve Keyser, President of Utah Paper Box. For that many years Steve has graciously given tours of UPB to my ART 2240 Package Design class students. Over that time, UPB has grown tremendously. In the early years of our tours we visited not only the main location in downtown SLC, but also a rigid box building in North SL and a finishing plant in west SLC. Today, those three locations have been combined into one huge building on the property of the original finishing plant. Steve’s knowledge of the paper/packaging industry and the information gleaned from students is tremendous.

Todd Simmons, Graphics Supervisor, a former student of mine, is in charge of UPB’s pre-press department. It’s always fun to have Todd “lecture” my students on what is needed in the packaging industry, always mirroring what I teach in class!

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SLCC Professional Development Day

Friday, March 4, 2016

Pro Dev Day art

FULL TIME FACULTY
Grand Theater / Various Classrooms
South City Campus / SLC, Utah

President Huftalin greeted all faculty in the Grand Theater with a talk on five SLCC goals: Completion, Transfer, Workforce, Equity and Sustainability. Dr. Chuck Lepper, Dr. Clifton Sanders, Dr. Roderic Land and Barbara Grover also spoke.

After this presentation, faculty were treated to lunch. Then everyone was asked to attend two one-hour workshops. I chose:

“Hiring For Diversity” led by Dr. Roderic Land. Dr. Land talked about how SLCC is actually very diverse in higher administration but that more diversity is needed in faculty. He explained ways to go about this. I specifically chose this workshop since I am the Co-Chair of the Graphic Design Hiring Committee. We are to interview and hopefully hire a full time instructor to begin in Fall 2016.

“What is the Future of Faculty Development at SLCC?” led by Jason Pickavance. This was a good workshop. Jason explained that we really needed more help rather than “events” for professional development. He talked and asked for suggestions. Many wanted more ½ hour presentations or online workshops that could better fit into faculty schedules.

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Illustrators Utah! at BDAC

February 26 – March 25, 2016

BDAC story art

Bountiful Davis Art Center
Bountiful, UT

As VAD Adjunct Liaison, I often promote adjunct ventures like this one in which both Rob McKay and Dennis Millard participated. I write up a story and include art for publication on INK.

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ART 2230 Advanced Type & Layout
Alumni Guest

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Esther art

ESTHER LONGMORE
SACM North End / South City Campus / Room 2-177

Esther Longmore, a former student of mine now has her own business online and works as a graphic and surface pattern designer. Esther has received accolades for her textile design “Sweet Adeline” collection available exclusively from Shibumi Home.

Esther spoke in my class about her schooling and career. She also provided a long list of resources, books and websites, for students. And… gave lots of “bling” in the form of cards, stickers, and tags!

http://estherlongmore.com/pages/about-us

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ART 1230 Type & Layout
Alumni Guests

Monday, February 22, 2016

Stowaway art

MAGEN MITCHELL & NICK BURKE
SACM North End / South City Campus / Room 2-177

“Q Pop’s YOKAI show opened last weekend and Magen’s piece sold on opening night! Huzzah!” ~ Q Pop

Magen Mitchell is a former student of mine. She and her husband, Nick Burke visit my beginning type & layout class each Fall and Spring Semester. They spoke about their college and career paths. Magen is an illustrator and creates prints, paintings on canvas and wood, jewelry and toys. Nick is a writer, filmmaker and occasionally sculpts. Together they formed their business, Obake Style.

Magen and Nick are wonderful. They focus on business and how to go about getting their work out to the right target market. They come with talking points and examples of their work. Of all the social media now available, Instagram seems to be their modality of choice.

http://www.obakestyle.com/about/

Photo: Magen’s piece “Stowaway” at the YOKAI show in Los Angeles.

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ART 2220 Advanced Design
Veritiv Tour 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

2-18 Veritiv photo

VERITIV
Salt Lake City, UT

Over the years I have developed relationships with many people in the Graphic Design industry. One of those connections was with Gina Girardi at Veritiv Corporation. Gina was so supportive in my classes. Gina has now left Verifiv to work with the Girl Scouts of America. I was so happy to hear that she is able to not only support, but now work with GSA!

Now I will be working with Tina Weber, Paper Specialist at Veritiv. Tina has in the past worked with my students while we order paper for a semester long project. Tina has agreed to teach the “Paper 101” class for my students. As always Tina provides my students with “graphic design bling” – bags of paper samples and promotional pieces. The sample room is like a candy store for me. This is an important tour. Students will start relationships here. Working in the industry, Tina will be a great resource.

Photo Left: Veritive Paper Sample Room.
Photo Right: Students Kiersten Lopez and Audrey Newhouse.

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AAF & The One Show

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

One Show art

CENTER FOR ARTS & MEDIA
Multipurpose Room / South City Campus

“The One Club exists to champion and promote excellence in advertising and design in all its forms. It is the world’s foremost non-profit organization devoted to elevating creative work in the industry. It seeks to celebrate the legacy of creative advertising and to use that legacy to inspire future generations. The One Club is the ‘keeper of the flame’ for advertising creatives.

The One Show remains the pinnacle of achievement by providing a showcase of the world’s best work, and by inviting collaboration among individuals who are actively developing outstanding work.” ~ The One Club

SLCC Center for Arts & Media hosted the 2016 AAF One Show Presentation. I was asked to represent the SLCC School of Arts, Communication & Media – VAD at this American Advertising Federation luncheon. Additionally, I was able to invite a limited number of VAD Graphic Design students! I chose some of my very top students from my Package Design and Advertising Workshop classes. These students will graduate in May. I was so happy to include them in this presentation.

AAF is dedicated to helping students enter the advertising and design community. Students from not only SLCC, but BYU, the University of Utah and others were in attendance.

Pictured Left to Right
Front: Anastasiya Bobrova, Lauren Waters, Missy Healy

Middle: Kori Thaxton, Julianie McCray, Kim Jeppson
Back: Todd Erekson, Erin Salazar

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2016 SLCC Student Art Showcase
Poster Design Contest

February 3, 2016

SLCC Art Show Poster

SUBMISSIONS ON DISPLAY
SLCC South City Campus / Room 2-177
Salt Lake City, UT

Each spring the Visual Art & Design Department hosts a student art showcase for Salt Lake Community College Students. I organize a poster design contest as part of my contribution to the Art Showcase production. The contest is advertised to SLCC students in January. Submissions are gathered and displayed. All VAD faculty are invited to vote on their top four favorites. This year Missy Healy won first place. Her winning design, “Art is an Adventure” will be used to advertise the Art Showcase in print, banners and online. I help art direct these projects for the Art Showcase. I’m so very proud of Missy and the work she has created in my classes. Congratulations Missy!

Poster contest submissions

Photo: 2016 Poster Contest entries.

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ART 2240 Package Design Tour

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

2-13-16 Veritiv tour art

VERITIV
Salt Lake City, UT

The ART 2240 Package Design class is a capstone class for Graphic Design students. The projects in this class are difficult. Students design packaging for tags, cylinders, bags, boxes, magnets and a final kitsch product. Jared Christofferson, a former student of mine, is now the graphic design for Veritiv. Veritiv Corporation (formerly Xpedx) is a paper distribution company offering solutions to packaging, print and paper, and publishing, etc. Jared, since he has gone through the Graphic Design program and is familiar with my projects, is able to give my students a tour geared specifically to them.

Photo: VAD Graphic Design Alumni Jared Christofferson, Package Designer at Veritiv.

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Communication Skills for Women

Friday, January 22, 2016

Women's Conference art

CAREER TRACK ONE DAY SEMINAR
Red Lion Hotel
Salt Lake City, UT

Communicating in the business or college environment is extremely important. Even in this day and age, it is critical that women feel confident about their presence in professional situations. I joined several women from the Visual Art & Design Department at this seminar. We learned many skills such as:

• Confronting others, delivering criticism
• Being more assertive
• Using confidence not uncertainty
• Dealing with the anger of others
• Improving presentation
• Controlling emotions
• Receiving constructive criticism
• Getting cooperation
• Taking charge

This was an enlightening experience. I’ve already used some of the techniques!

Women's Sem Photo

Photo: Smart Women! / Left to Right: Sheila Chambers, Whitney King-Hyans, Kerry Gonzales, Jessica Curran, Lana Gruendell.

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SACM Meet & Greet

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Meet&Greet photo

FIRST YEAR STUDENT INVITATION
SLCC South City Campus / Multipurpose Room
Salt Lake City, UT

Josh Elstein asked me to join the School of Arts, Communication & Media at a Meet & Greet for new students. First year students were invited to meet faculty in the Center for Arts & Media Multipurpose Room specifically for the purpose of introducing faculty. As the VAD Graphic Design Specialization Representative I was able to answer questions about the Graphic Design program. Matching a name with a face is important to students. I feel it helps them become a little more confident about discussing what it is they really want out of the program. Not only did I talk about Graphic Design but was able to direct students to Andrew Wilson, VAD Web Specialization Rep. I encourage our students to work towards two degrees or more. Because many of the classes are required in several areas, this makes sense. Graphic Design students often pursue an additional degree in Illustration or Web or Graphic Communications.

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ART 2230 Advanced Type & Layout
Alumni Guest

January 14, 2016

Malin Comics

ANDREW MALIN
SLCC South City Campus / Room 2-177
Salt Lake City, UT

“Zines – the word is taken from the term “fanzines” (which is itself a shortened version of “fan magazines) – have been around in one form or another for hundreds of years. Small chapbooks of Shakespeare’s work; Thomas Paine’s pamphlet, “Common Sense; and the myriad leaflets published during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries could all be considered precursors to the modern zine.” ~ Julie Bartel “From A to Zine”

As part of the requirements for the ART 2230 Advanced Type & Layout class, I require a semester long zine project. In an earlier post about the Alt Press Fest at the City Library, I mentioned that I had found a wonderful theme for this year’s classes. I had been listening to NPR and the Story Corps project and the recording of audio histories.

https://storycorps.org/about/

I always invite Andrew Malin, a former student to discuss the genre and history of comic books as one solution or style that can be used for the project. Andrew comes prepared with handouts, tons of actual comic books both general and rare, and beautiful books about comic book artists. Andrew is the Creative Director and Buyer at Dr. Volt’s Comic Connection in Salt Lake City. He is often asked to Comic Con as a panelist. Andrew is also the Executive Vice President at Olympus Media International. He co-wrote and directed “Dr. Bill’s Discount Psychiatry,” the winner of “Best Writing” in The 48 Hour Film Festival 2015. Students were able to ask questions about the comic book industry as well as the Salt Lake Comic Con. Andrew has been on panel discussion as Andrew is an expert on comic book history.

http://andrewmalindesign.com/

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ART 2230 Advanced Type & Layout
Zine Presentation

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Zine Story art

MISSY HEALY, KIM JEPPSON & LAUREN WATERS
SLCC South City Campus / Room 2-177
Salt Lake City, UT

In the Advanced Type & Layout class, I have students participate in a semester long project, the Zine Project. Students work on a zine, a self-published piece with a theme I provide. This semester I asked students to interview a person over the age of seventy. I got the idea while listening to NPR and StoryCorps. I thought this would be a great chance for students to connect with an older person and write about them. There were some layout and typography restrictions, as well as the zine needed to fold. But otherwise the topic was open. Three students in particular created spectacular zines. Well designed and well written. Just fun to read!

Missy

Missy Healy designed “Bremerhaven: Life in a Little Village.” The story was about her parents living in West Germany during the early 1980s. Missy’s father was a medical doctor for the United States Army. Her zine design style was very folk art inspired. A limited color palette made this piece stand out.

Kim

Kim Jeppson designed “Atoms of Excellence: The Nucleus of Robert Schluter” which covered the life of Mr. Schluter in nuclear physics, most notably as a member of the Manhattan Project during WWII. Mr. Schluter’s job included researching and testing shockwaves from explosions. Kim designed her zine to resemble the makeup of an atom with multiple fold-outs.

Lauren

Lauren Waters wrote about Donna Scharffs and how her life could be represented as one of the three types of bees – queen, worker or drone. Lauren chose Queen Bee to describe Donna’s life. Lauren’s clever design was based on the honeycomb. Each panel had six edges that opened up into a large circular piece. Besides a winning story, the colors and typography were wonderful.

All the zines from the class are donated to the City Library in downtown Salt Lake City for their

https://slcplaltpress.wordpress.com/about/

Alternative Press Zine collection.
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Talin Wadsworth & Adobe Project Comet

Fall 2015

Talin

“…to my favorite design professor from SLCC…

…SLCC was the beginning of my career in design. The design program, the classes it offered (and most importantly the faculty!) gave me the skills and the confidence to continue my education at California College of the Arts, where I received a BFA in Desgn, and prepared me for a career in the design and tech industry.” ~ Talin Wadsworth, UX Design Lead for Adobe Systems Inc.

How I love to keep in touch with my former students! Talin Wadsworth was a great student in the Graphic Design program and in all of my classes. I regularly show his student work to current students so that they may see where successful designers started!

Talin contacted me and let me know of his latest pursuit, the Adobe Project Comet. So proud of this guy!

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ART 2220 Advanced Design
Fall 2015 Review & Preview

Saturday, December 12, 2015

LANDEEN, Kevin Name TAg

SACM MULTIPURPOSE ROOM
SLCC South City Campus
Salt Lake City, UT

I developed and coordinated a presentation involving current students from my ART 2220 Advanced Design class and VAD Design alumni. The format is similar to the AIGA Annual Student Portfolio Review in that each student had his or her own table in which to present their corporate identity collateral project created over the course of the semester. This culmination of work was then “reviewed” by alumni working in the industry in an interview/presentation setting.

FALL15 Review art

Students were critiqued by at least 6 alumni during the presentation. After a refreshment break, alumni then gave a “preview” of their own portfolios and websites and also advised students on the industry and current trends. Networking is a large part of this presentation and several students have been given job opportunities through this.

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ART 2240 Package Design
Videos for Sundance

Thursday, December 9, 2015

INSTITUTIONAL MARKETING FILMING
SLCC South City Campus Room / 2-177

Quinn Smith of Institutional Marketing asked to visit my ART 2240 Package Design class to film Graphic Design students at work. This class is a capstone class and as such some of my best students are in it. Anastasiya Bobrova, Donovan Burns, Nick Faulkner, Whitney Giron, Laurie Landrum and Erin Salazar – were good sports posing with their work. It’s important to show students in the preliminary stages of design rather than always with finished work. Designing is hard. It takes time. Students need to rework their ideas over and over. It was nice to hear Anastasiya and Nick talk about the School of Arts, Communication & Media.

Sundance art

These videos were used during the Sundance Film Festival events here at SLCC. What a great way to show off the Visual Art & Design Department, the Graphic Design Program, SACM and SLCC!

Video: “Why We Attend Salt Lake Community College’s School of Arts, Communication & Media

Top Photo: Visual Art & Design Department Graphic Design Lab

Bottom Photo: Left to right, Whitney Giron, Nick Faulkner, and Anastasiya Bobrova.

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VAD PAC Meeting

Friday, December 4, 2015

GD PAC Photo

ALUMNI ROOM
SLCC South City Campus
Salt Lake City, Utah

The Visual Art & Design Department has not conducted a PAC meeting in several years. It was fun to finally get back in the swing of things and invite industry professionals to participate in our programs. A working luncheon was planned. New PAC members were introduced to the full time faculty.

I asked VAD alumnus, Jill DeHaan to be the Graphic Design PAC member. Graphic Design Professor Lana Gruendell and I discussed the Graphic Design program with Jill. Lana explained what changes she has been making in the beginning Design class. I covered all the advanced graphic design classes and what changes have been made in those areas.

It was really nice to have Jill, now a successful professional in the graphic design industry, having gone through our program tell us that the Graphic Design program is doing well. And that our graduates are getting jobs. Jill will be studying the program further and will make future recommendations.

Photo: 3 Smart Women! / Lana Gruendell, Jill DeHaan, Kerry Gonzáles

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SACM Meeting

Friday, November 20, 2015

SACM B&W Logo

SACM NORTH END
SLCC South City Campus / Room 1-183
Salt Lake City, Utah

In this meeting, there was a general discussion on the School (academic progress, success stories, upcoming events), review points from President Huftalin’s recent strategic planning forum, and talk about curriculum development.

Dean Richard Scott asked the attendees to gather in smaller groups and discuss the idea of making a pathway to either more education as in 4-year institution and / or pathways to employment. Most concluded that the Visual Art & Design Department is set up to prepare our students for employment. However, there were some ideas shared concerning the possibility of sharing classes with other departments.

Stackable credentials, certificates of completion, certificates of proficiency and other ideas promoting accomplishment recognition were also discussed.

I was asked to talk about the upcoming INK Show and share some stories of successful alumni.

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ART 2240 Package Design Tour
American Label

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

AM Label art

AMERICAN LABEL
Salt Lake City, UT

American Label is dedicated to your success. We endeavor individually and as a company to meet your packaging needs. We print custom adhesive labels and flexible packaging for consumer products using flexographic and digital presses. Some of the industries we serve are food & beverage, household & chemical, health & beauty, nutritional supplements and scrapbook/craft supplies.” ~ American Label

http://www.american-label.com/Default.aspx

American Label is a full service production company specializing in thermography printing. I’ve been bringing my Package Design students here since 2002. Over the years I’ve seen American Label expand their services (labels, wrappers, pouches) to include digital short run printing. American Label is a leader in specialty printing with the foresight to embrace the scrapbooking wave but also plan for its demise by including bottle shrink-wrap labels. Once a viable industry, scrapbooking labels and stickers are not almost entirely produced in China. Thor Rasmussen, Director of Sales & Marketing, has always been a gracious host and gives my students a thorough explanation of this packaging company.

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SACM Workshop Day

Friday, November 13, 2015

HS Day art

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT INVITATION
Grand Theater / SLCC South City Campus
Salt Lake City, UT

As VAD Graphic Design Specialization Rep, I was asked by Josh Elstein, CFAM Coordinator to speak at the SACM Workshop Day and promote our program. This event was for visiting High School students. To start off their visit several VAD faculty spoke to the large group of students in the Grand Theater.

I spoke about the Graphic Design Program and showed the INK site. I encourage these SLCC student hopefuls to follow INK and take advantage of the information sources, blog and Graphic Design class projects. After this introduction, students then broke up into smaller groups to attend “classes” in the different SACM departments.

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Photo: Kerry Gonzáles in Grand Theater.

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Bruin Fitness Center Planning
Finalist Selection

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

3 Artists art

UTAH DIVISION of ARTS & MUSEUMS /
UTAH PUBLIC ART PROGRAM
Gunderson Facilities Building
SLCC Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Salt Lake City, UT

The Bruin Fitness Center Art Committee was asked to view the work of the final three artists: Lenka Konopasek, Chris Coleman, and Tracey O’Very in order to make a final selection. It was very difficult to choose one over the other since all three presentations were very different. The finalist will produce artwork for the soon to be constructed Bruin Fitness Center.

Lenka Konopasek brought models of a pattern that would be embedded during the concrete wall construction.

Chris Coleman showed examples of work using various metals and enamels depicting abstract forms.

Tracey O’Very presented a window treatment, similar to stained glass, that would depict various meditation, exercise and dance situations.

I can’t say who was chosen until the official announcement. But I can say that it was a fun and rewarding experience to work with various members of the SLCC and SLC community in choosing the finalist.

Jim Glenn of the Utah Government Collections, Design, Visual & Public Art presided over all meetings.

Committee Members: Bob Askerlund, Chandra Carlson, Kerry Gonzales, Libby Haslam, Roderic Land, Soni Adams, Taylor Maxfield and Tom Alder.

Photo Left to Right: Lenka Konopasek, Chris Coleman, and Tracey O’Very

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2015 K.E.E.P. Yalecrest
Oldest Homes Walking Tour

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Douglas Platt Marker

DOUGLAS PARK
Eight Homes of the First Platted Subdivision, 1911
Beginning at 900 South & 1400 East
Salt Lake City, UT

The mission of K.E.E.P. Yalecrest (Keep Educating and Encouraging Preservation of Yalecrest) is to help preserve and protect the Yalecrest neighborhood, designated on the National Register of Historic Places, by providing advocacy, education and recognition of its community, history, landscapes and historic architecture.” ~ K.E.E.P. Yalecrest Mission Statement, 

http://keepyalecrest.org

I participated in this self-guided walking tour on a beautiful fall Saturday to learn about the first homes built in the Yalecrest National Historic District. The area’s first subdivision was platted in 1911, with homes constructed as early as 1912 and 1913.

UT Hist Soc photo

It was so interesting to learn about the earliest residents, architects and builders of these homes. And especially interesting was to speak with the current owners. Many of whom grew up in these houses and/or were ancestors of the first owners. I had no idea there had been a trolley turn-around at the intersection of 900 South and 1500 East. I know now to look for odd triangular plots of land attached to homes in the area. The turn-arounds were sold to home owners.

Or that there were “sunken gardens” in the back yards of homes along Red Butte Creek. One home owner allowed us to go into her backyard and see the terracing of property in the ravine.

Old home today

Second home built in Yalecrest (1912) as it is today.
851 South 1400 East / Salt Lake City

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VAD Faculty Art Show

Thursday, October 21, 2015

FAC Art Show art

OPENING RECEPTION
George S. & Dolores Doré Eccles Art Gallery
Center for Art & Media / SLCC South City Campus
Salt Lake City, UT

“It’s about time we had a show!” ~ Associate Professor Whitney King Hyans

The Opening Reception of Visual Art & Design Department Faculty Art Show was a grand success! Associate Professor Whitney King Hyans was the curator for the show. This was her first time as a curator and plans are already being made for next year.

I’m very proud that I designed all the promotional artwork for the entire event. I also helped install signage on the windows of the gallery.

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INK / an ART & DESIGN Group Show

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Long shot with people

OPENING RECEPTION
Edna Runswick Foyer / Center for Art & Media
SLCC South City Campus
Salt Lake City, UT

“I saw it yesterday and you’re right, it is fantastic. I was so impressed with the diversity of artists and loved seeing our faculty and alums showcased. Thank you for the work and leadership you provided in producing it.” ~ SLCC President Deneece G. Huftalin PhD

Magen's Mom

The Opening Reception of the INK Show was a tremendous success! I was so very happy to see not only the alumni participating in my show but their family, friends, current students and other alumni just wanting to support me and INK!

Nick&Magen

Provost Clifton Sanders, Dean Richard Scott, and Associate Dean Bryan Griggs were among the guests. I worked with Josh Elstein, CAM Coordinator and Carolyne Chronister, Eccles Art & Gallery Coordinator in scheduling and logistics.

INK Banner

I was approached by the Megan McDowell, SLCC Events & Alumni Coordinator and asked to meet for possible future collaborations.

I’m very proud that I designed not only all the promotional artwork, but organized the entire event, from contacting alumni, to hanging their work and arranging for pink and chocolate cookies as refreshments. I wanted this to be fun and casual. And it was!

Ian

Now to start thinking about next year!

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ART 2240 Package Design Tour
Utah Paper Box

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Todd & Steve

UTAH PAPER BOX
Salt Lake City, UT

“Always ask if you have questions about creating a file. We are more than happy to help. And listen to Kerry!” ~ Todd Simmons, UPB Graphics Supervisor. 

http://www.upbslc.com

Since 2002 – and possibly earlier – I have developed a professional relationship with Steve Keyser, President of Utah Paper Box. For that many years Steve has graciously given tours of UPB to my ART 2240 Package Design class students. Over that time, UPB has grown tremendously. In the early years of our tours we visited not only the main location in downtown SLC, but also a rigid box building in North SL and a finishing plant in west SLC.

Foil press

Today, those three locations have been combined into one huge building on the property of the original finishing plant. Steve’s knowledge of the paper/packaging industry and the information gleaned from students is tremendous.

Todd Simmons, Graphics Supervisor, a former student of mine, is in charge of UPB’s pre-press department. It’s always fun to have Todd “lecture” my students on what is needed in the packaging industry, always mirroring what I teach in class!

Top photo: Todd Simmons explaining project envelopes. Steve Keyser is standing behind Todd.

Photo of new foil press.

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2015 VAD Guest Artist Series

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Guest Artist Art

MRM/McCANN
A Marketing & Media Creative Collective
SLCC South City Campus / Multipurpose Room
Salt Lake City, UT

Andrew Burt (Motion Graphics), Patrick Campbell (Creative Director), Abigail Fein (Associate Creative Director), Steve Hansen (Associate Creative Director) and Josh Wood (Photographer) from the MRM/McCANN agency made up the panel of guests for the VAD Guest Artist Series.

This panel was a departure from the usual single guest speaker. Questions from students were sent to Sheila Chambers, the moderator, prior to the lecture in order to best structure the limited time available. The series began with a video showing work from the agency and the individuals. Each gave their stories and opinions relating to the questions from students. The panel’s answers were genuine and meant to give “real-world” advice.

My work as a committee member was to put together the posters and banners as well as art for electronic signage used on various campuses.

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ART 2230 Advanced Typography & Layout Class Alumni Guests

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

C&E art

CASSIDY DEMKOV & ESTHER LONGMORE
SLCC South City Campus / Room 2-177
Salt Lake City, UT

Cassidy Demkov and Esther Longmore are former students of mine. Each are SLCC VAD Graphic Design graduates. Each gravitated to typography and illustration and used their strong background in graphic design to enter the industry with a bang!

Esther&Cassidy talking

Cassidy now works as a graphic designer / illustrator at American Crafts. Her latest creations of patterns and ephemera pieces are designed for the Maggie Holmes Shine line.

Esther has her own business online and works as a graphic and surface pattern designer. Esther has received accolades for her textile design “Sweet Adeline” collection available exclusively from Shibumi Home.

Both Cassidy and Esther spoke in class about their schooling and careers.

http://cassidy-demkov.squarespace.com/about/

http://estherlongmore.com/pages/about-us

Photo Left to Right: Kim Jeppson (student), Esther Longmore and Cassidy Demkov.

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2015 Salt Lake Modern Tour

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Churches art

LET THERE BE LIGHT
Six Mid-Century Modern Churches
Salt Lake City, UT

Traditionally churches have been the home to some of the greatest works of art. From intricate murals and statues, to amazing woodwork and stained glass. Mid-century churches, while considered by some to be less ornate, are an accurate reflection of contemporary architecture in the post-war era while still sharing fine craftsmanship in its form and details.” ~ Salt Lake Modern

I had never thought about mid-century modern architectural style being applied to churches. This tour was a great education! There were six churches on the tour.

Community of Christ / W. Harold Ammerman: Home to the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was my hands down favorite. The exterior stonework was local sandstone. The interior focal point was in the chapel. Behind the baptismal font, a starburst in gold explodes on teal mosaic tile. Both the east and west sides held tall stained glass of abstract design.

LDS Olympus Stake Center / Lynn Pinegar: Commonly known as the “Pagoda Church” this design strays widely from most LDS buildings. It has a very strong Japanese influence with an A-frame glulam. This term refers to glued laminated timber beams. The roof is covered in copper sheeting which has produced a green patina over the years.

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church / Cecil Holland: With Vatican II changes were made that affected building design. Priests were encouraged to face the congregation rather than stand behind a screen facing the altar. The open sanctuary uses natural lighting and some unusual stained glass windows. These windows were made with chunks of broken glass, which was popular in Scandinavia at the time.

Holladay United Church of Christ / William Rowe Smith: The most beautiful part of this sanctuary are the stained glass windows in the shapes of crosses on both the north and south side. Several prints by artist Sadao Watanabe, a Japanese printmaker, were an unexpected surprise in the entrance of this church. Watanabe became famous for using mingei or folk art style in biblical settings.

Church drawings

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church / Cannon, Mullen & Wright: This church was the smallest of the five. The center original circular room is what makes this church unusual, especially in Utah. This round room was considered a mid-century basic but not standard locally. Built on a very large lot, this church has had many additions over the years. A new sanctuary was built on the west side and has a large stained glass window which lets light from the east shine in.

Christ United Methodist Church: This church was one of the first in the valley to have a slate roof. The sanctuary has an extremely steep pitch roof with exposed timbers. The original west wall was enclosed during additions. A reproduction of Michelangelo’s “Pietá” and a collection of hundreds of crosses from around the world donated by one of the parishioners.

The tour included a coloring book of the churches. A nice touch!

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Institutional Marketing Hiring Committee

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Employment art

HIRING INITIAL MEETING
Academic & Administration Building
HR Offices / Room AAB 201
SLCC Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Salt Lake City, UT

“I’d like to ask you, at Vice President Alison McFarlane’s suggestion, to be on the hiring committee and also to spread the word of the job opportunity to your friends and former students working in the design industry.” ~ Sharlee Smith, Creative Services Manager, SLCC Institutional Marketing & Communications

I was asked to be on the hiring committee for a new graphic design position in Institutional Marketing & Communications. A former student, Carol Acevedo worked as IMC’s graphic designer for several years. Sharlee Smith related how Carol had “advanced her career to an Art Director position at an ad agency in Utah County… and IMC is in the process of looking for another FABULOUS designer… it’s going to be tough to find someone with Carol’s level of talent and creativity.”

This first meeting was spent deciding what questions would best show the qualifications of each candidate. Several days were spent reviewing online applications and narrowing down the number of applicants. I suggested that computer output proofs be added to the second portion of the hiring process. The output would clearly show an applicant’s understanding of file creation and print information.

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ART 1230 Typography & Layout Class
Alumni Guests

Monday, October 5, 2015

M&N&Obake

Magen Mitchell and Nick Burke
SLCC South City Campus / Room 2-177
Salt Lake City, UT

Magen Mitchell is a former student of mine. She and her husband, Nick Burke visited my beginning type & layout class and spoke about their college and career paths. Magen is an illustrator and creates prints, paintings on canvas and wood, jewelry and toys. Nick is a writer, filmmaker and occasionally sculpts. Together they formed their business, Obake Style.

Magen & Nick speaking

Students were impressed with their skill and knowledge of business relating to not only design but online marketing. Both encouraged students to use at least one kind of social media and recommended using Twitter and Instagram. They explained how and why to best use these types of communication for self-promotion. Magen and Nick routinely exhibit work at Comic Con, Fantasy Con, and various galleries.

http://www.obakestyle.com/about/

Magen & Nick explaining

“I loved having those two come in and talk. Thanks for having them. It was really insightful and they had some great advice. 
Also, a lot of the things we’ve been learning in this class has actually been really helpful at this internship. It’s really putting into perspective the importance of text and what we learn.
Thanks again!” ~ Audrey Newhouse, ART 1230 Student

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SACM Meeting

Friday, October 2, 2015

SACM B&W Logo

 

SACM NORTH END
SLCC South City Campus / Room 1-183
Salt Lake City, UT

In this meeting, there was a general discussion on the School (academic progress, success stories, upcoming events), review points from President Huftalin’s recent strategic planning forum, and talk about curriculum development.

Dean Richard Scott asked the attendees to gather in smaller groups and discuss the idea of making a pathway to either more education as in 4-year institution and / or pathways to employment. Most concluded that the Visual Art & Design Department is set up to prepare our students for employment. However, there were some ideas shared concerning the possibility of sharing classes with other departments.

Stackable credentials, certificates of completion, certificates of proficiency and other ideas promoting accomplishment recognition were also discussed.

I was asked to talk about the upcoming INK Show and share some stories of successful alumni.

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Sneak Peek!
2015 VAD: the Faculty Art Show

September / October 2015

FAC Call for Entries sm

IN PROGRESS
Promotional Pieces

When it rains, it pours! I am in the midst of preparing promotional pieces for three events: the Guest Artist Lecture Series, INK the ART & DESIGN Group Show and now the VAD Faculty Art Show.

On November 19th, the Faculty Art Show opens! VAD Associate Professor Whitney King Hyans decided to take charge and put it together. As the Graphic Design Specialization Rep, my contribution won’t be in the form of a painting, sculpture or photo… but in the design of all the promotional pieces. I have already begun to design a Call for Entries invite, a banner, post card and poster. This show is open to VAD full time faculty and adjunct faculty. It’s going to be great!

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Sneak Peek!
INK / an ART & DESIGN Group Show

September / October 2015

INK Show poster art

IN PROGRESS
Promotional Pieces

“INK is an online source for Graphic Design students and professionals started in 2010 by two talented Salt Lake Community College Visual Art & Design alumni, Casey Kim and Nadya Bratt.” ~ About INK

This past summer I starting thinking about putting together an alumni show, specifically related to the INK Group. I have been the mentor and caretaker of INK since the beginning. And have also managed the website each year with the help of a volunteer Graphic Design student. I met with Dean Richard Scott earlier this past summer and discussed the need for more art in the older north building on the South City Campus in which I teach. It has always felt, at least to me, that the older building doesn’t feel as belonging to the Center for Arts & Media although we are all within the School of Arts, Communication & Media.

Because of that disconnection and the idea of an INK show, I pushed ahead. With Dean Scott’s help I am in the process of planning for “INK / an ART & DESIGN Group Show scheduled to open October 21, 2015. I’ve designed banners, posters and invites as part of the promotional material. I’ve invited several INK Alumni & Friends to be a part of the show. We met as a group and decided to do something different. Rather than a photo or painting as a submission, participants are going to show the process of what they do in one 20×30 inch frame. There will be work from illustrators, photographers, tattoo artists, surface designers, graphic designers, and more. It will be exciting to see how it all comes together.

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Sneak Peek!
2015 Guest Artist Series

September / October 2015

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IN PROGRESS
Promotional Pieces

“MRM // McCANN is a global customer experience-marketing agency, part of the Interpublic Group (IPG.) We simplify the complex – helping our clients navigate, transform and gain competitive advantage within today’s multidimensional, digitally-driven world.” ~ MRM // McCANN

Each fall, the Visual Art & Design Department hosts a Guest Artist Lecture Series. As a member of the GALS Committee, it is my job to provide the promotional pieces for VAD. Many years ago, a student of mine, Chad Clark designed the very first poster. Since then, every Fall Semester, I have been tasked with redesigning that original poster into several posters and banners. Depending on the speaker(s) I collect photos, biographies and company statements to create the new work. I then make sure that the promotional pieces are made into posters, banners and electronic art and distributed throughout SLCC. The event is planned for October 21, 2015.

BTW, Chad now resides in Somerville, Massachusetts. Although he graduated from SLCC in 2005 with a Graphic Design Degree, Chad is now a Web Designer & Developer. I’ve been lucky to visit with him when he comes home to SLC.

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Visual Art & Design
Graphic Design Program Assessment

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

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ASSESSMENT RESULTS
Report Submitted

“Given: Faculty have been assessing student learning and providing their students with helpful feedback for thousands of years. Faculties have always adjusted what they do in an effort to improve learning. Therefore: Assessment must matter to student learning and program performance. Assessment is an organic, normal, and regular part of the teaching and learning cycle. Assessment is NOT an add-on activity aimed at accountability reporting.” ~ SLCC Assessment Philosophy

One of the responsibilities I have as Graphic Design Specialization Rep is to plan and provide program assessments. I submitted Assessment Results after compiling information from the Graphic Design capstone class ART 2280 Advertising Workshop. That class was tasked with evaluating the following areas in the TV Spot Project: 1) Analysis, 2) Evaluation, 3) Inference, 4) Explanation, and 5) Metacognition. It was determined that the class as a whole, succeeded in all areas. Two areas however, suggested a more concentrated effort: Analysis and Evaluation.

ART 2070 Portfolio Development was another class reviewed. This class is a requirement of not only Graphic Design students but also Illustration students. Ninety-three percent of the class received an A minus or higher on their final portfolio presentation. However, a problem was identified. It was determined that Illustration students needed to take the ART 1230 Type & Layout class before taking this capstone class. Without taking this beginning type & layout class, Illustration students found it more difficult to design and layout their portfolio pages.

I met with Tom Zane, SLCC Assessment Coordinator recently. Tom oversees SLCC VI-Learning outcomes and helped me devise a course of action for next year. We will be meeting after the Fall Semester to plan a capstone class rubric for a Signature Project. This will then be used for the 2016 Assessment.

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WICHE Meeting

Friday, September 25, 2015

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EXAMPLE PROFICIENCY CRITERIA
SLCC South City Campus / Room 1-183
Salt Lake City, UT

“WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education) is a regional, nonprofit organization. Membership includes the 15 western states and the U.S. Pacific Islands and Freely Associated States. WICHE and its 15 member states work to improve access to higher education and ensure student success. Our student exchange programs, regional initiatives, and our research and policy work allow us to assist constituents throughout the West and beyond.” ~ WICHE

I was one of several VAD and School of Arts, Communication & Media faculty members invited to meet with Jessica Curran, Graphic Communications Specialization Rep, to discuss learning outcomes for the WICHE organization. Jessica asked us to identify how we have used projects to meet these outcomes: 1) Basic Knowledge, 2) History and Culture, 3) Ethics, 4) Creative Process and 5) Aesthetics and Analysis.

From Jessica: “The example proficiency criteria provided above was developed by the (following) Salt Lake Community College faculty on Friday, September 25th and is intended to be a rough or working draft destined for revision by the participating faculty, members of the USHE Creative Expression Passport team, and/or members of the WICHE Creative Expression Passport team.”

September 30, 2015
WICHE Response

“To Passport Faculty and Passport State Facilitators,

I have attached the crosswalk of proficiency criteria for CREATIVE EXPRESSION for our negotiation meeting that starts on Thursday. Thank you all very much for your hard work in putting together the state sets of PC (especially you folks in Hawaii and Utah!) Good stuff.” ~ Cathy Walker, Passport Project Manager

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ART 2220 Advanced Design
Veritiv Paper 101

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Erin

VERITIV
Salt Lake City, UT

Veritiv is North America’s largest distributor of printing paper, graphic supplies and equipment, serving customers across the United States, Canada and Mexico. We maintain relationships with top global suppliers ensuring you access to leading brands and abundant inventory in your market.” ~ Paper & Print Solutions Veritiv

http://www.veritivcorp.com/en/solutions/Pages/paper-and-print.aspx

I’ve know Gina Girardi for many years. Gina is the Business Development Manager at Veritiv (formerly Xpedx) Paper. Gina’s business summary reads:

Business Development and Marketing professional with experience in product and brand management, strategic marketing and integrated marketing communication. Extensive knowledge of advertising, print and packaging industries. Expertise in planning, executing, managing and reporting of events, trade shows and promotions.”

I like to add that Gina is the Paper 101 Guru. Gina has condensed a daylong seminar into two hours for my ART 2220 Advanced Design class. In that time she discusses the paper industry and all that it involves: history, making, sustainability, trends, chain of custody, certification, etc. After this class, Gina takes the students on a tour of the paper sample room. This is like a candy store. Thousands of paper samples in all kinds of colors and surfaces.

We are introduced to Tina Weber, the paper-room person and she discusses the process of ordering paper. This is very important to this class because students are required to order paper from Veritiv as part of the requirements to a semester long project. Gina ends the class with a “bling” bag full of paper samples and promotional items not always available to students.

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ART 2240 Package Design Tour
Veritiv

Monday, September 21, 2015

Veritiv

VERITIV
Salt Lake City, UT

“Our packaging solutions combine extensive industry knowledge and technical expertise to improve operations – transforming every day challenges into dramatic cost savings.” Veritiv (Xpedx) Packaging Solutions 

https://xpedx.com/packaging-solutions/default.aspx

The ART 2240 Package Design class is a capstone class for Graphic Design students. The projects in this class are difficult. Students design packaging for tags, cylinders, bags, boxes, magnets and a final kitsch product. On one tour a few years ago the art director pulled me aside and asked for my recommendation for a student intern. I didn’t hesitate… Jared Christofferson. Jared interviewed and was hired immediately. After spending a few months as an intern, Jared was hired full time. Now he is the person giving the tour! It was so nice to see Jared and point to him as an example of a hard worker and talented designer. Another new member of the Veritiv Package Design group is Tyler Slade.

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ART 2220 Advanced Design Class
Alumni Guests

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Chris's Portfolio

CHRIS MANFRE
SLCC South City Campus / Room 2-177
Salt Lake City, UT

Chris Manfre is a former student of mine. He has often reviewed at the ART 2220 Advanced Design Review & Preview. He was kind enough to be a guest in this class. I had asked Chris to talk about his path after graduating from SLCC. Chris talked about how graphic design is a foundation that he has used in all aspects of his life. He was an audio engineer before becoming a graphic designer. He also studied interactive media. Currently Chris teaches game design at Spy Hop. He is also their in-house graphic designer. Chris continues to develop his illustration and web skills as a freelance designer. Students were impressed with not only his graphic design skills but also the amount of time he continues to put into learning new things.

http://chrismanfre.com

 

Austin's work

AUSTIN RECORD
SLCC South City Campus / Room 2-177
Salt Lake City, UT

Austin Record is a more recent graduate of SLCC. I asked Austin to not only show his portfolio but also discuss what he has done to create a portfolio and job hunt. Austin graduated in May 2014 with an AAS in Graphic Design and certificates in Mobile Publishing and Web Graphic Design. In May 2015, Austin received an AS Degree in Graphic Communications. With all this schooling, Austin chose to talk not only about job hunting – he works in SLCC Academic Advising as a Graphic Designer – but the process of applying for scholarships and transferring to other colleges. Austin showed the students his applications and multiple portfolio applications to Savannah College of Art & Design. Austin was accepted and will begin the next step in his education soon. I think it important that students understand why today BFAs are in demand in the graphic design field.

http://arecord77.wix.com/record-graphics

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UPB Fall Intern
Anastasiya Bobrova

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

UPB

UTAH PAPER BOX
Salt Lake City, UT

http://www.upbslc.com

When it comes to sustaining our physical environment and saving for future generations, UPB is conscientious and a good citizen. Being sustainable and providing sustainable packaging requires a multi-pronged approach. Our efforts are ever evolving and include energy usage, efficiency in production, managing our buildings properly, streamlining our supply chain, utilizing materials effectively and treating our employees with care.” ~ Utah Paper Box

Steve Keyser, President of Utah Paper Box contacted me before the start of Fall 2015 semester. Since he was so impressed with my student intern last semester – the first at UPB – Steve wanted to know if I had another student in mind. I did! I recommended Anastasiya Bobrova, one of my best second-year students.

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Anastasiya interviewed with Steve and was hired! She started on September 2, 2015. And based on the recommendations and suggestions of the previous intern, Steve increased the number of days per week that Anastasiya would work from one to three. Already Anastasiya has shared many things she as has learned in the package design industry. I know she will be an asset to Utah Paper Box.

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ART 2230 Advanced Type & Layout
Alumni Guests

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Andrew & Jordan

ANDREW MALIN and JORDAN JONES
SLCC South City Campus / Room 2-177
Salt Lake City, UT

“Zines – the word is taken from the term “fanzines” (which is itself a shortened version of “fan magazines) – have been around in one form or another for hundreds of years. Small chapbooks of Shakespeare’s work; Thomas Paine’s pamphlet, “Common Sense; and the myriad leaflets published during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries could all be considered precursors to the modern zine.” ~ Julie Bartel “From A to Zine”

As part of the requirements for the ART 2230 Advanced Type & Layout class, I require a semester long zine project. In an earlier post about the Alt Press Fest at the City Library, I mentioned that I had found a wonderful theme for this year’s classes. I had been listening to NPR and the Story Corps project and the recording of audio histories.

https://storycorps.org/about/

I always invite Andrew Malin, a former student to discuss the genre and history of comic books as one solution or style that can be used for the project. Andrew comes prepared with handouts, tons of actual comic books both general and rare, and beautiful books about comic book artists. Andrew is the Creative Director and Buyer at Dr. Volt’s Comic Connection in Salt Lake City. Andrew is also the Executive Vice President at Olympus Media International. He co-wrote and directed “Dr. Bill’s Discount Psychiatry,” the winner of “Best Writing” in The 48 Hour Film Festival 2015. Students were able to ask questions about the comic book industry as well as the Salt Lake Comic Con. Andrew has been on panel discussion as Andrew is an expert on comic book history.

http://andrewmalindesign.com/

Jordan Jones is another graduate of mine. He now works at 3 Key Elements, a company that teaches skills to help individuals in finances, careers and relationships. He worked as a Customer Service Rep before being given a graphic design position. I asked Jordan to come and talk about his career as well as the zine he created for this class in 2008. Jordan’s zine was one of the few that were designed in a rolling fold. A few semesters ago, I changed the assignment to include folding. Students in the past were starting to all fall into the easier saddle stitch or spiral bound. Jordan’s zine was about life spans. Starting with the lifespan of a mosquito on the smallest panel, Jordan designed and wrote about the lifespans of a mouse, eagle, elephant, human, swan, and turtle. Students found his solution very interesting.

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Bruin Fitness Center Planning

Monday, August 31, 2015

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COMMITTEE PLANNING MEETING
Utah Division of Arts & Museums / Utah Public Art Program
Bruin Fitness Center, SLCC / South City Campus
Salt Lake City, UT

The Bruin Fitness Center Committee was asked to view the submissions of 15 artists online. It was interesting looking at each of these since the styles were so varied. This took some time. Considerations included style, feasibility and cost. After everyone voted online a meeting was scheduled. In this meeting, the fifteen submitting artists were narrowed down to three. These three artists were then contacted. They will present their proposals to the Committee in October. From those three, one person will be chosen to complete the artwork for the Bruin Fitness Center in the Fall of 2016.

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Utah Heritage Foundation Tour & Lecture

Saturday, August 15, 2015

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SALT LAKE CITY CEMETERY
200 N Street
Salt Lake City, UT

Keep the past alive, not only for preservation, but to inspire and provoke a more creative present and sustainable future.” ~ The Utah Heritage Foundation

http://www.utahheritagefoundation.com

I had always wanted to go on a cemetery tour. I’ve been fascinated since a child with cemeteries. At one point my family lived across the street from one. I spent hours checking out as many headstones as I could. This summer the Utah Heritage Foundation cemetery tour took place at the Salt Lake City Cemetery. The tour consisted of descriptions of not only high society members but also little known people. The designs and typography on these headstones was beautiful.

I remember when I was in high school I worked for our neighbor, Gail Bock. Gail was a teacher and collector of art. I will always remember some rubbings made from castles in England. When I was older I did have a rubbing kit, now lost in the house somewhere. Imagine my surprise when I saw that Gail was one of the tour guides! We caught up with our lives from the last 40 years. This chance meeting encouraged me to look for that rubbing kit and make some prints of my own of headstones.

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Alumni at 2015 DIY Festival!

Friday, August 7, 2015

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2015 CRAFT LAKE CITY DIY FESTIVAL
Gallivan Center
Salt Lake City, UT

“The Craft Lake City DIY Festival was formed in 2009 by Angela H. Brown, editor and publisher of SLUG Magazine as a way to showcase local DIY culture. Since then, Craft Lake City has expanded the DIY Festival to become the state’s largest, local-centric, two-day arts festival, with over 200 local artisans, a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Building, two stages for musical and dance performances, local food vendors, food trucks and hosting over 40,000 festival attendees.” ~ CLC

I attended the DIY Festival for the first time this summer. I came to support seven alumni and friends and decided this festival was by far the best art festival in the state. I loved the individuality of all the participants. And… prices for products were not out of reach for most people.

I’m always so proud of these former students and can see how their schooling helped them get where they are today.

Natalee Cooper
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Magen Mitchell & Nick Burke
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Katrina (Flores) Parkinson
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Derek Ballard & Brighton Metz
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Esther Longmore
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Photos Top Row: Natalee Cooper, Magen Mitchell & Nick Burke, Katrina Parkinson, Derek Ballard & Brighton Metz, Esther Longmore

Middle Row: Natalee Cooper Artisan, Obake Style, Esther Longmore Paper Goods

Bottom Row: Neuer Geist, Black Rabbit Arts

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Julianie Spookie McCray
New INK Site Manager

July 2015

Jill & Julianie

“INK is an online source for Graphic Design students and professionals started in 2010 by two talented Salt Lake Community College Visual Art & Design alumni, Casey Kim and Nadya Bratt.

INK is now totally supported by volunteer SLCC Visual Art & Design Graphic Design students and alumni. We strive to help aspiring graphic designers get off on the right foot in their design and art careers. INK encourages creative and professional growth by providing access to job information, design news, scholarships, resources, advice, critiques, portfolio reviews and activities in an environment to create genuine connections with other visual art students and creative professionals.” ~ About INK

https://inkslcc.wordpress.com/about-ink/

I love teaching. And I love to keep in touch with students who have graduated. I work very hard to support my alumni in any way I can. One way to honor these grads, now friends, is to carry on INK. Each year I ask for a graphic design student to volunteer as site manager. Throughout the year, the site manager and I meet often, both in person and online. I generally supply stories, articles, photos, etc. to the site manager to post.

Jill Sullivan the 2014 – 2015 site manager (pictured above left,) redesigned the original wordpress site. This summer she turned the reins over to Julianie Spookie McCray (pictured above right.) I asked Julianie to become the site manager because I saw in her an energetic and enterprising, problem-solving student. Julianie has been instrumental in helping me keep INK going!

Julianie joins this list of site managers:

2015 – 2916 / Julianie McCray
2014 – 2015 / Jill Sullivan
2013 – 2014 / Bryan Holbrook
2012 – 2013 / Kevin Hole
2010 – 2012 / Casey Kim & Nadya Bratt

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Alt Press Fest

Saturday, July 18, 2015

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THE CITY LIBRARY
Salt Lake City, UT

“The City Library’s seventh annual Alt Press Fest celebrates zines, all forms of alternative press, and the awesome people who create it in Salt Lake City. An exhibition featuring originals from the Library’s Zine Collection and past Alt Press Fest memorabilia will also be on display. Don’t miss it!” ~ The City Library

http://www.slcpl.org

This festival featured local artists and writers of zines, books, music, film and printmaking. This was especially interesting to me because of my close association with The City Library and my ART 2230 Advanced Type & Layout class’s zine project. The festival was well attended. I was able to speak to many representatives from small boutique and independent presses. Samples of zines, letterpress books and cards as well as demonstrations on small letter presses were all available. The most unusual exhibit was steamroller printmaking. A real, yes real steamroller was used to press images on oversized sheets of paper. Amazing!

The theme for the 2015 – 2016 classes will be telling the story of an elderly person. I first heard NPR’s Story Corps earlier this summer. I thought it would be a great idea for the zine project.

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Kerry’s Classes are all Online!

Summer 2015

Online class pages

I think all Artists are two-headed calves. Being an artist separates you from things in general. One’s mind is working at a faster, more sensitive, more rapid, eye-batting level than most people’s.” ~ Truman Capote

I love this quote! That is why I chose it to accompany my design for the homepages of all my classes. I had taught an online class, ART 1010 Exploring Art for several years. But it was this summer that I decided to put all my classes online using Canvas, which is the platform used by SLCC.

“What I did on my summer vacation” became a lot of hours spent designing the homepage and syllabus art, implementing and updating the entire curriculum that I have polished for over 15 years: syllabi, calendars, projects, supply lists, project samples, grade sheets, attendance, etc. Everything! I know I will continue to improve and add to my classes in this new modality.

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Bruin Fitness Center Planning

Monday, June 22, 2015

Call for art

COMMITTEE PLANNING MEETING
Utah Division of Arts & Museums / Utah Public Art Program
Bruin Fitness Center, SLCC

Multipurpose Room / SLCC South City Campus
Salt Lake City, UT

“Healthy bodies, healthy minds – This new fitness center is designed to become a cool, clean, exciting space not only for exercise but will also act as a catalyst for students to foster relationships… and feel proud to be a Bruin.” ~ BFC Committee

I volunteered to be on the planning committee for the artwork to be placed on (or inside) the new Bruin Fitness Center at SLCC South City Campus. Our first planning meeting consisted of reviewing the architectural plans for the new building. Libby Haslam of GSBS Architects showed the floor plans and elevation views. We talked about different areas where art installations could work. Jim Glenn, showed art installations at other colleges, business and government buildings. We discussed a time frame for submissions.

An initial call detail was emailed to all the committee members. I edited the copy and corrected the formatting. This was used for the final online Call Detail.

Those in attendance:

Soni Adams / SLCC – Associate Dean Health & Lifetime Activities

Tom Alder / Utah Arts Council Board of Directors

Chandra Carlson / SLCC – Central Region VP / Student Association

Kerry Gonzales / SLCC – Associate Professor / Graphic Design Specialization Rep

Libby Haslam / GSBS Architects

Roderic Land / SLCC – Special Assistant to the President

Taylor Maxfield / DFCM Project Manager

Jim Glenn / Collections, Design, Visual and Public Art

Not in attendance:
Bob Askerlund / SLCC Assistant VP for Facilities Services

SCHEDULE
August 14, 2015 – Deadline for receipt of preliminary materials
August 31, 2015 – Committee Review
November 4, 2015 – Finalists interviews
September 2016 – Project substantial completion

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Spy Hop Digital Pathways Planning Session

Friday, June 19, 2015

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SLCC SOUTH CITY CAMPUS
Multipurpose Room
Salt Lake City, UT

“We believe the next generation has a lot to say. And, we believe that when armed with awareness and knowledge, youth can speak more articulately and with greater impact.

Spy Hop’s mission is to mentor young people in the digital media arts to help them find their voice, tell their stories, and be empowered to affect positive change in their lives, their communities, and the world.” ~ Spy Hop

This invitation-only planning session was organized by Spy Hop to strategize and build their Digital Pathways program. Attendees were from industry and education. This was a very interesting group. We all were asked to identify the various needs that high school students require when planning their college and careers. Since Chris Manfre, In-house Graphic Designer at Spy Hop, and also a former student of mine, I was delighted to have been invited. Chris and I help each other’s students. Chris comes to my Review & Preview and I have been to his student portfolio review. Matt Mateus, Program Director, was responsible for setting up this meeting and the survey in which I participated. I’m hoping to be involved in more Spy Hop planning sessions.

Photos: Top – Matt Mateus / Bottom – Chris Manfre

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Sweet’s Candy Comes Calling

May & June, 2015

Christy box

SWEET’S CANDY
Salt Lake City, UT

“Sweet Candy Company is still a family-owned and operated American company. The third, fourth and fifth generations of the family are actively involved in the daily operations of the business. Sweet’s distributes more than 250 quality candy items nationally and internationally — in bulk, bags, and boxes. Sweet’s is still known for its quality candy and world-class customer service. We look forward to supplying you with your favorite Sweet’s for another 100 years.” ~ Sweet’s Candy Company

http://www.sweetcandy.com/onlinetour

Rachel Sweet, VP Marketing, Sweet Candy Company contacted me at the recommendation of Steve Keyser at Utah Paper Box. UPB creates and prints boxes for the Sweet Candy Company. Rachel was interested in having a few students work on some ideas for new box designs. Specifically, the boxes would be for their orange stick candies. I met with Rachel and three students a few times during May and June of 2015. Three students – Laurie Landrum, Christy Hadiwinata and Jessi Mills – all stepped up and designed various boxes. I’m very proud of these students and that Sweet’s contacted us! The design decision has not been made yet but we hope to hear from Rachel Sweet very soon.

The photo above is one of Christy’s designs. In all of my classes I stress not only creative layout and typography but computer files created correctly and professionally.

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Lettering to Letterpress Lecture

Thursday, June 4, 2015

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WHY BOOKS? BY STEVE MILLER
Book Arts Program & Red Butte Press
Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

We hope you’ll join us on Thursday, June 4 for a free lecture by Steve Miller, College Book Art Association (CBAA) Distinguished Career Award recipient.” ~ Dave Wolske, Creative Director, BAP and Red Butte Press

http://www.lib.utah.edu/collections/book-arts/

Steve Miller teaches letterpress printing, hand papermaking and coordinates the MFA in BAC at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

This lecture focused on Steve’s work as director of the UofA Center for Cuba Collaboration and Scholarship. Steve described the background of the program – “established to develop significant academic and scientific exchanges between the university and its counterparts in Cuba.” And then went on to show the most recent workshop in Cuba. Steve’s students with Cuban students and artists worked to produce a collaborative book of art and writing.

It was especially poignant to be listening to this lecture in the 4th floor of the Marriott Library. This floor houses the Book Arts Program and is filled with original letterpress printing presses and the metal/wood type used in them. It also has a small gallery for a display of hand made books. Not only did I visit the gallery, I was able to talk with Marnie Powers-Torrey, Managing Director of BAP and Red Butte Press. Marnie was a speaker for VAD’s Guest Artist Lecture Series a few years ago.

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Murray City Historic Home Tour & Lecture

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Murray home shot

MURRAY, UT

“Hillside Historic District tour will highlight our most recent historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places on Saturday, May 30 from 10:30 am – noon. Meet at the corner of Alpine Drive and Knollcrest.” ~ Murray Art Beat Newsletter Spring 2015

I’ve been attending historic home tours in SLC for over 35 years. I feel it is important to be aware of Salt Lake’s design history. And architecture is an art form that incorporates graphic design. This particular tour was in Murray City. Murray City is often overlooked in regard to architectural achievement. But this walking tour certainly dispelled that notion.

What on the surface appeared to be an older neighborhood quickly yielded home designs from the 1930s, ’40s, 50’s and early ‘60s. Most of the homes on the tour were in original condition or true to style.

Home built during the 1930s were very small and boxlike. The size reflected the limited income of the Depression Era. During the late 1940s, after WWII, these homes began to expand into the ranch-like designs most commonly identified with the more affluent 1950s. These houses spread out, not up, as incomes rose and the Baby Boom began.

A few homes in the area were strictly mid-century modern in design. This has quickly become a favorite style of young people in their late twenties and thirties!

Of interest was seeing an actual Home Owners Requirement List supplied by the tour guide. It included the phrase “… homes would be sold only to those of the Caucasian Race.” I was more than disappointed in the tour guides comment in regard to that statement as, “They weren’t racist, that’s just the way they did things back then.” It reminded my husband of the 1940s when his father was denied home ownership in Sugarhouse. As a decorated WWII veteran, Mexican Americans were not welcome in SLC’s east side. They eventually resided in Rose Park. Rose Park and the Glendale area of SLC are still home to many Hispanic Americans.

Photo: 1946 Vine Street, Murray Park Grocery Home, Murray, UT – Carol, Fred, Joe Anderson

Digital Image© 2007 Murray City Corporation.

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Keith Beard MFA Show

Friday, May 15, 2015

Keith montage

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
College of Fine Art – MFA Art Candidates

The Gateway
Salt Lake City, UT

Come check out our MFA artwork next week at the Gateway. I’ll most likely be wearing a few of my masks at the show.” ~ Keith Beard

Keith Beard is just one of my former students with whom I have a lasting friendship. After graduating from SLCC in Graphic Design, Keith (who was also working full time as an art director/graphic designer with a family) decided to continue with his schooling in the bachelor’s program at the University of Utah. He was accepted! And later went on to graduate.

During that time, I had asked Keith to come back to SLCC as an adjunct instructor in some of the graphic design classes. Which he did! Keith was a very popular instructor. Wanting more, Keith applied to the Master’s Program at the UofU. He was accepted and credited his acceptance in part to being an instructor here in the Visual Art & Design Department.

Fast-forward to Keith’s MFA show this past spring. I was proud to attend the opening night reception. Keith’s work, at the show and in general, is so creative! He has a fantastic imagination.

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2015 Veritiv Paper Show & Presentation

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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THE LEONARDO MUSEUM
Salt Lake City, UT

“Paper provides a world of possibilities: a world where your ideas can evolve and take shape. Veritiv wants to celebrate the transformative power of paper and invite you, the creator, to see all the potential we have to offer.” ~ Veritiv Paper

I was invited to the 2015 Veritiv Paper Show at the Leonardo. There were over twenty suppliers/vendors of print, paper, packaging and design. It was wonderful to see all the newest eco responsible papers. As part of the show, there was a “collaborative paper sculpture.” All guests were encouraged to add their own folded paper shapes to the sculpture which evolved throughout the afternoon. Brian Dougherty of Celery Design Collaborative was the guest speaker. As an author of “Green Graphic Design” and creator of “Rakafuki Friends” and “Charlie Cart Project,” Dougherty promotes sustainability in graphic design.

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SLCC
Graduation Ceremony 2015

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Girls Grad 15

MAVERICK CENTER
West Valley City, UT

“In addition to my own and that of family, I have attended seventeen SLCC graduation ceremonies. Including 2000 when I was presented with a Teaching Excellence Award. Not only was I the first instructor in Visual Art & Design to receive this award, I received it as an Adjunct! I enjoyed my first career as a graphic designer tremendously, but my second career as a teacher is even better!” ~ Kerry Gonzales

I truly enjoy attending graduation. I scan the audience for my students and am delighted to hear their names as they accept their diplomas. The guest speakers are usually informative and if lucky, some are entertaining in what can be a very long program. I stay until the very end just to see the caps and the confetti fly. The ceremony is bittersweet. I am so proud of my students and the relationships they have made over the years. But I know I will miss those students whom I’ve enjoyed in several classes over several years. I will stay in touch with some. Others will disappear into life elsewhere.

Photos Left to right: Katrina Flores, Jessi Mills, Alisa Hicks, Dianna Totland, Jacqueline Campbell-Michels, Christy Hadiwinata.

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Silen6 Launch Party

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Launch party montage

WESTMINSTER COLLEGE / JEWETT CENTER
Salt Lake City, UT

“Ready for action. Silen6 is a full-service design agency and we are here to take your design up a notch. Light a fire. Start a revolution. Incite passion. But before all that, we’d like to celebrate our amazing clients and introduce ourselves to some new ones over hors d’oeuvres, drinks and desserts. Please join us for a Launch Party, Tuesday, May 5.” ~ Cami Thurber

Camilla Thurber is a former student who has gone on to create her own agency. Earlier this spring I visited with her at her new office in Sugarhouse. Impressive to say the least! Camilla is one of those rare individuals who possess talent in both design and business. With many years of experience behind her and the world in front of her, Camilla’s Launch Party was a wonderful way to celebrate. The Jewett Center was a perfect setting for clients and friends to meet and greet. I was happy to see former students also in attendance. What better networking outlet than one’s own school peers.

Photo from Top Left: Camilla Thurber, Edgar & Alana McDonald, Kerry & Alex Gonzales, Launch Party Invite.

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ART 2220 Advanced Design
Spring 2015 Review & Preview

Saturday, May 2, 2015

review day copy

SLCC South City Campus / Multipurpose Room
Salt Lake City, UT

I developed and coordinated a presentation involving current students from my ART 2220 Advanced Design class and VAD Design alumni. The format is similar to the AIGA Annual Student Portfolio Review in that each student had his or her own table in which to present their corporate identity collateral project created over the course of the semester. This culmination of work was then “reviewed” by alumni working in the industry in an interview/presentation setting. Students were critiqued by at least 6 alumni during the presentation. After a refreshment break, alumni then gave a “preview” of their own portfolios and websites and also advised students on the industry and current trends. Networking is a large part of this presentation and several students have been given job opportunities through this.

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2015 AAF Utah
Student Expo & Portfolio Review

Thursday, March 26, 2015

AAF 2015 Student Expo copy

THE BYU SALT LAKE CENTER
Salt Lake City, UT

“ The Annual Student Expo and Portfolio Review by AAF Utah provides an opportunity for students interested in working at ad agencies to meet with and have their creative work reviewed by experts in the industry.” ~ AAF of Utah

http://www.aafutah.com/#top

This was my first visit to the American Advertising Federation of Utah’s Student Expo. Three of my students and I observed. This expo was quite different from the AIGA Student Portfolio Review. The students reviewing were primarily business, public relation and marketing students, not graphic design students. As such, we saw no portfolios of creative visual work but lots of marketing proposals and advertising campaigns. It was interesting to see the difference between these students and my own graphic design students.

I’m happy to say that my Advertising Workshop class helps prepare Graphic Design students for writing proposals, research, and working in an agency situation. Not only are their proposals chalk full of information, research, budgets and more… but also visually they blow business student proposals out of the water!

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2015 Historic Homes Tour & Lecture

Saturday, April 25, 2015Hometour

44th ANNUAL HISTORIC HOMES TOUR
Harvard – Princeton Areas of Yalecrest
Salt Lake City, UT

“Keep the past alive, not only for preservation, but to inspire and provoke a more creative present and sustainable future.” ~ The Utah Heritage Foundation

http://www.utahheritagefoundation.com

I love architecture, especially house design. Had I not convinced myself that I did not know enough math, I would have become an architect. Because I like to build things, graphic design was a natural for me. Putting pieces together whether type and photos or drawing floor plans was my calling. That is why I always attend the Historic Home Tour.

This year 5 homes in the Harvard and Princeton areas of the Yalecrest neighborhood were on display. This older neighborhood has a surprising amount of diverse style among the tree-lined streets. In an age where many new neighborhoods are cookie-cutter designs, these homes were so fun to see. Interior design, furniture design, paintings, prints and sculpture were all well represented. It is about a 4-hour tour but well worth it.

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Innovate Open House & Presentation

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Innovate photo

VERITIV
Salt Lake City, UT

Cutting-edge Products, Equipment Demonstrations, Samples, Training, Trends & Creative Applications.” ~ Veritiv

http://www.veritivcorp.com/en/about-us/Pages/who-we-are.aspx

I have been working with paper companies in Salt Lake City for almost 40 years. Because of that connection I have continued to be involved in the industry as an instructor. As such, I am often invited to attend workshops, seminars and exhibits provided by these companies.

Veritiv (formerly Xpedx) has annual presentations showcasing the latest and greatest innovations in paper. This year, the Innovate Wide Format Open House covered:

1) Hyper Customization – Engaging Consumers with Personalized Brand Experiences via Wide Format Print

2) Quantifying Design’s ROI – On Wide Format Projects and Enterprise Levels: Real World Case Studies, Industry-wide Research, Methodologies

It was very informative to be able to talk with vendors personally.

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2015 AIGA Student Portfolio Review

Saturday, March 11, 2015

AIGA banner student port

ADOBE CAMPUS
Lehi, UT

This year Adobe’s Lehi Campus will host the AIGA Annual Student Portfolio Review, Saturday, April 11th, 2015. We welcome students from colleges and universities from across Utah. AIGA is honored to have design professionals from Utah to review portfolios this year.” ~ AIGA SLC

http://saltlakecity.aiga.org/student-portfolio-review-2015-the-deets/

After being a professional reviewer for over 8 years, I was very happy to take on the role of faculty mentor at the 2015 Student Portfolio Review. Held at the magnificent Adobe Campus in Lehi, the review was not only educational but also fun! Several of my students showed their portfolios and were given feedback from professional designers and art directors.

It was nice to see former student, Keith Beard attending as a professional. Keith is now completing his Master’s Degree in Graphic Design at the University of Utah and has worked an art director in SLC.

On the INK site I posted this for my students:

“No excuses… this is the best and ONLY time you will be able to see this many students (your competition) in one room with their portfolios. Go see what to do… and what NOT to do. Be sure to pick up business cards and resumes. HAVE FUN!”

My students showing portfolios: Christy Hadiwinata, Laurie Landrum, Brien Arnold, Corbin Olson, Jessi Mills and Victor Moctezuma.

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Jacqueline Campbell-Michels and Christy Hadiwinata at the Adobe Campus.

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2015 SLCC Student Art Showcase

April 10 – 22, 2015

2015 ARTShow

CENTER FOR ARTS & MEDIA
SLCC South City Campus / Multipurpose Room
Salt Lake City, UT

http://www.slcc.edu/visualart/2015-art-showcase.aspx

Each year in addition to working on the Art Showcase Poster Contest, I help with the show. Lana Gruendell was the committee chair this year. Lana is fantastic. She was able to coordinate faculty and students into a hard working group able to pull off a wonderful show.

I invited a former student, Jill De Haan to act as a judge for the Graphic Design area. It felt like deja vu because I had judged the SLCC Art Show 32 years previously as an industry newbie. Jill was about to become a new mom, as I was when I judged!

Lana was kind enough to suggest that INK give an award. I asked Jill Sullivan, the amazing INK site manager at the time, to take on the role. In addition to lunching and meeting with the other judges and faculty, I took great pleasure in seeing both Jills. I’m so very proud of them. Jill De Hann is a graphic designer/calligraphy expert here in SLC. Jill Sullivan is on her way to work in web design in Portland.

Jill&Jill

The Jills: Jill De Haan & Jill Sullivan

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Board of Regents Tour

Monday, April 6, 2015

Regent's tour

SLCC South City Campus / Room 2-177
Salt Lake City, UT

The Utah State Board of Regents toured the South City Campus and dropped in on a few select classes. One was mine. Dean Richard Scott introduced me. As Graphic Design Specialization Representative, I explained the Graphic Design program and the various aspects available to students. I also explained the job opportunities available to those students with a graphic design degree.

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Geek Themed Group Show

Friday, May 15, 2015

Geek Show photo

MOD-A-GO-GO
Salt Lake City, UT

Since opening Mod a-go-go, we’ve had a LOYAL following of geeks, cosplayers and pop art fans.  From Star Wars to comic books, and super heroes to horror films, Mod a-go-go is the best place in Salt Lake City to geek out and find artwork that delights your inner nerd.

Join us for our opening reception of our Geek Themed, Group Art Show on May 15, 2015, from 6pm to 9pm.  Come in costume, bring the kids, and experience a FUN night of art!”  ~ Mod A-Go-Go

http://www.modagogo.com/event/geek-themed-group-show/

Mod A-Go-Go is part modern century furniture store and part art gallery. This store has really supported local artists since opening. Mod has special art showing many times during the year. This particular show was of interest to me because my former students – Heather & Lucas Ackley and Matt Page – displayed work. And Lucas, along with another former student, Tyson Huber broadcast a live podcast during the show. Lucas and Tyson created Big Shiny Robot “a website that was founded in Salt Lake City, Utah and has expanded to international coverage of Nerd News, Reviews, and More!”

All four of these former students graduated in Graphic Design. It has been interesting following their careers and how they have all gone in different directions but still work and support each other. I have been honored to have been invited to attend the exhibits of alumni.

http://www.heatherackleyart.com

http://ackleydesign.com

http://mattpagedotcom.com/art/

http://www.bigshinyrobot.com/about/

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2015 SLCC Student Art Showcase
Poster Design Contest

February 2015

2015 Poster winner

SUBMISSION DISPLAY
SLCC South City Campus / Room 2-177
Salt Lake City, UT

“This contest is open to all currently enrolled SLCC and SLCC Concurrent Enrollment students. The winning poster design will be used to promote the 2015 SLCC Student Art Showcase on campus as well as other venues and media.” ~ Kerry Gonzáles

2015 Winner:

http://www.slcc.edu/visualart/2013-art-show-poster-contest.aspx

Previous winners:

http://artshowcase.weebly.com

For over 10 years I have acted as the “person in charge” of the Art Showcase Poster Contest. I love this! I am able to get students charged up to design a creative poster using the design and typography skills I teach. Also, because most wait until the last minute(!) students are designing under pressure of time and a deadline. This is actually great practice for working in the “real” world.

From the 28 submissions displayed in 2-177, VAD Faculty chose the winning poster designed by Karli Duesen. I worked with Karli to produce the poster for the upcoming Art Showcase.

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2015 AFF Student Shadow Day

Thursday, February 13, 2015

Totland, Diana photo

SAXTON HORNE
Sandy, UT

“At Saxton Horne, we offer a variety of brand-related, advertising-based, and marketing-focused services…” ~ Saxton Horne

http://www.saxtonhorne.com

Dianna Totland, VAD Graphic Design student of mine, was able to participate in the AAF of Utah Annual Student Shadow Day. Dianna spent several hours shadowing at Saxton Horne. Dianna was able to get an up-close experience in a high paced advertising agency. She was observed the Saxton Horne specialization teams consisting of: Leadership, Account, Creative, Digital and Media. VAD GD Alumnus, Peterson Timothy is now a part of the Creative Team. Peterson designed the INK logo. And as part of INK, we encourage students to participate.

http://www.aafutah.com

“AAF-Utah is an organization of advertising and marketing professionals working to advance the industry in Utah. We provide networking and educational opportunities to help you move forward in your current career or to get started in the industry. ~ American Advertising Federation (AAF) – Utah

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UPB Tour ART 2240 Package Design

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

UPB old presses

UTAH PAPER BOX
Salt Lake City, UT

http://www.upbslc.com

“When it comes to sustaining our physical environment and saving for future generations, UPB is conscientious and a good citizen. Being sustainable and providing sustainable packaging requires a multi-pronged approach. Our efforts are ever evolving and include energy usage, efficiency in production, managing our buildings properly, streamlining our supply chain, utilizing materials effectively and treating our employees with care.” Utah Paper Box

Since 2002 – and possibly earlier – I have developed a professional relationship with Steve Keyser, President of Utah Paper Box. For that many years Steve has graciously given tours of UPB to my ART 2240 Package Design class students. Over that time, UPB has grown tremendously. In the early years of our tours we visited not only the main location in downtown SLC, but a rigid box building in North SL and a finishing plant in west SLC. Today, those three locations have been combined into one huge building on the property of the original finishing plant. Steve’s knowledge of the paper/packaging industry and the information gleaned from students is tremendous.

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UPB Intern Christy Hadiwinata

Monday, January 12, 2015

HADIWINATA, Christy photo

UTAH PAPER BOX
Salt Lake City, UT

http://www.upbslc.com

“Since 1914 at UPB, the emphasis has always been on family.  Chairman and CEO, Paul B. Keyser, is the third generation of his family to be in the box business. His son, Stephen J. Keyser, is President. There are two other fourth generation employees at UPB. We also have many father/son, mother/daughter, father/daughter, and brother/sister combinations working here.  We are very proud that an employee would want his or her family to join them in a career at Utah Paperbox.” ~ Utah Paper Box

I was very flattered when Steve Keyser, President of UPB, contacted me at the beginning of Spring Semester 2015. Steve and I had known each other for years and I was always impressed with the friendly atmosphere of UPB. Steve wanted to know if any of my students would be interested in becoming an intern for his company. Steve didn’t just want a beginner. He wanted a student who was reliable, talented and possessed problem solving skills. I was happy to suggest Christy Hadiwinata as a candidate and she was hired. Since this was the first time Steve had hired an intern for the company, there was a learning curve. I’m happy to report that Steve was delighted with Christy. And between the two of them, suggestions for a future intern were discussed!

Photo by Whitney King Hyans.

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