All posts by INK

INK is an online source for students interested in Graphic Design started by two talented Salt Lake Community College Visual Art & Design alumni, Casey Kim and Nadya Bratt. INK is now totally supported by volunteer Visual Art & Design Graphic Design students and alumni. We strive to help members get off on the right foot in their design and art careers. INK encourages creative and professional growth by providing access to job information, resources, advice, critiques, portfolio reviews, activities and an environment to create genuine connections with other visual art students and creative professionals. Kerry Gonzales, Associate Professor & Graphic Design Specialization Representative at Salt Lake Community College is the mentor for INK and will continue to work with current and alumni VAD Graphic Design students to promote and support this group. Bryan Holbrook, SLCC VAD Graphic Design student, is the current site manager and all around go to guy! INK supports student and professional membership in AIGA (national) as well as AIGA/SLC. Founded in 1914 as the American Institute of Graphic Arts, AIGA remains the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design and is now known simply as “AIGA, the professional association for design.” INK membership is free. https://inkslcc.wordpress.com/

ALUMNI FOCUS: Derek, Brighton, Molly, Becky, Magen, Tanja & Jennifer

Derek & Brighton Ballard / Neuer Geist

“We made a sizable dent in the wall. Overwhelmed by the support received. Thank you all for coming out!”

DISARM: The Systems of Oppression
Urban Arts Gallery / Gateway
12 – 8 PM / Through September 2nd

SL Gallery Stroll
Friday, August 17 at 6 PM – 9 PM

Read more:
Juxtapoz Magazine


Molly Dallimore

“My most recent quilling project.”


Becky Larsen Pease

“B&W of my life, day #203.”


Magen Mitchell / Obake Style

Obake Style added a new photo.”


Tanja Rapson

“Got to finish up some custom orders today.” #ssdgm #myfavoritemurder #slcmurderinos #murderino #designlife


Jennifer Terry

“Hey! This is about me. I dressed up as Mother Goose back in May and I have to say that I love this picture of me in my costume. (At Discovery Gateway)”

https://www.discoverygateway.org/discovery-gateway-employee-highlight/

 


 

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ALUMNI FOCUS: Brien, Nadya, Anna Marie, Cassidy, Amber, Ben, Matt & Talin

Brien Arnold

The task started ‘I am looking for an HTML to send out saying SuperCuts seeking sites in Utah’ with other copy that was to be included… I made the choice to make it mainly visual with the information being prominent, but like it was part of the image itself. This is what I came up with and the client loved it.”


Nadya Bratt

“You ask me how to cure your headache, use a gun
If you think you’re doing something special, it’s been done”


Anna Marie Coronado

“Got the labels designed and printed for my Dads honey business! So exciting!”


Cassidy Demkov

“Prize ribbons and paper pattern I designed.”


Amber Giles

Here’s a photo of one of my billboards! This is in Indianapolis, Indiana. So honored to be a part of this Happy Billboards campaign. Thank you @goodtype and @adamsfairway for the opportunity!


Ben Heighton – Destroy Brand Graphics

“The latest in my Destroy Doll Series. Timid.”


Matt Page

“Sunstone Symposium is this weekend at the Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy, next to Jordan Commons.”


Talin Wadsworth

“IJoin me today on Designing Adobe XD for a live Q & A with the #AdobeXD design team! Come ask us about our process, our favorite features, and how we design XD with… XD “⚡️

ALUMNI FOCUS: Jared, Derek, Lacee, Anna Marie, Melissa, Ian, Magen & Dianna

Jared Adams

Jared is driving the white truck!

“Get a double dose of yours truly in this new weBoost video. Artwork and Acting! This was a fun shoot, glad I was able to help out.”


Derek Ballard

“Introducing “Angel Bowie”, risograph print inspired by Tim and Eric’s Bedtime Stories and David Bowie! My submission to @galleries1988 “Idiot Box” group show celebrating the golden era of television. Opening reception is this Friday 7 – 9pm in LA”


Lacee Black

“Aaaaaaaaand….done!”


Anna Marie Coronado

“I did it! I added a new page to our website and got it into the drop down menu.. now for a cookie.” 🍪

Jjs.utah.gov/about-us/strategic-plan


Melissa Hurd

“What’s your spirit animal? I’ve always thought the doe is mine.”


Ian Maxfield

“Loved the new God of War Game and I made a poster design for it.”
@corybarlog @SonySantaMonica #GodofWar https://t.co/sh5uihnv4n


Magen Mitchell / Obake Style

“Magen’s playing around with harpy designs and the idea of reclaiming symbols of wild, irrational women.”

#obakestyle #penandink #penandinkdrawing #harpy #emu #mythology

“Magen doesn’t have a convention this month so she’s excited to get back to drawing! Here’s Magen’s rendition of @cassiexkelly”  #blackrabbitclub for #drawthisinyourstyle @creatorcollab #obakestyle #penandink #acrylicpainting #creatorcollab


Dianna Totland

That moment when you run into your design project from months back, live, inaction, flourishing, in the wild!!”
👉🏻👉🏻👉🏻😎👈🏻👈🏻👈🏻
“Pretty cool.”
#graphicdesign #designwrap #designer
#theeyeinstituteofutah #epicmarketing


 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Keith, Nadya, Molly, Cassidy, Mel, Matt & Clayton

Keith Beard

Luna Merica. #keekeesart #dailysketch #dailydoodle #illustration #spacealien #merica Happy 4th of July!


Nadya Bratt

down and out together
soaked and tired, whatever.”


Molly Dallimore

Calligraphy practice for the day. I don’t know whose quote this is but i really like it. I also used purple ink cuz I am fancy like that.”
#calligraphy #gothiclettering #dippenandink #handlettering


Cassidy Demkov

“Trying to figure out how to illustrate an embroidered floral was a challenge and took quite some time to do but I love how this one turned out.”

The little folk art butterflies were one of my favorite icons I illustrated for #mhwillowlane.

I originally did this design for a laser cut paper but it ended up being gold foiled on printed card stock.


Mel Maldonado

Work in progress for upcoming animation for @evenstevenssandwiches.”
#animation #animated #characterdesign #characterart #charactersketch #conceptart #visualdevelopment #illustration #veggies #thuglife
— at Even Stevens.


Matt Page

“And here they are. All 6 of my prayer candles. I will be selling them at the Sunstone Symposium next month and possibly at a few local galleries.”

“6 inch stencil ruler I designed for an upcoming scrapbook line.”


Clayton Whitehead

“The Good Girl – digital painting done in Adobe Photoshop.”

SLCC VAD WINS BIG AT SKILLSUSA!

Left to right: Hali Araneo, Anna Marie Coronado, Virag White, Troy Koltemann, Sandra Casteneda in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

From Assistant Professor Virag White, VAD SkillsUSA Advisor:
“It’s been HOT in Louisville. Not just the weather, but it was sizzling for the SLCC VAD Department at the awards ceremony. We had 4 students competing: 2 gold medals, a silver, and a 4th place. They all did awesome!!!”

GOLD MEDAL
Photography
Troy Koltemann

GOLD MEDAL
Graphic Imaging – Sublimation
Sandra Casteneda

SILVER
Graphic Communications
Anna Marie Coronado

4th PLACE
Advertising Design
Hali Araneo

From INK:
“Congratulations Everyone! And kudos to Virag White for being the SLCC Visual Art & Design Department Advisor.”


 

ALUMNI & ALMOST ALUMNI FOCUS: Vince, Ben, Keith, Amber, Heleman, Magen & Missy

Derek Ballard – Despite Despair

“Here is a teaser we made when “G E I S T” was first released. Take a peek for a closer look at the packaging. We have recently assembled more USB packages and now have them available for order at our bandcamp!”


Vince Bayless

“Illustration Friday-‘Squirrel'” #illustrationfriday #illustration #design #painting #acrylic #acrylicpainting #squirrel #artistsoninstagram #cartoonistsoninstagram #illustratorsoninstagram


Keith Beard

“Young Women Camp T-shirt illustration. I like to create T-shirts that you might like to wear again.” #keekeeart #keekeecoco #tshirt #youngwomens #girlscamp


Amber Giles

“Food for thought.” 🙂
#energizeyourbeliefs #handlettering #lettering #illustrator #energize #beliefs #cursive #freehand #pencil #process #RememberingWholeness #book #quote


Ben Heighton

“Jump Up Records 25th Anniversary logo I got to design. Will be on some cool retro messenger bags and slipmats.” #ska #reggae #rocksteady #graphicdesign #jumpuprecords #destroybrandgraphics https://t.co/t6OC1FCXB7

“Some new music coming out from a friend of mine. She asked me to create this piece of art for her album. It was a wonderful challenge and I’m excited to hear it.”


Magen Mitchell – Obake Style

“Magen’s experimenting with new ways to paint some of our older ornaments.”
#obakestyle #lasercut #laserengraved #woodornaments #lasercutornament #handmade #etsyshop #etsyseller


Heleman Martinez – Class of 2019

“Colored pencil drawing of an amaryllis flower.” 2006 #tbt #coloredpencil #colorpencil #drawing #fineart


Missy Van Wagoner

Missy updates her profile!

AIGA / SLGD Tad Carpenter Presentation

Summer Speaker Series – Tad Carpenter

Thursday, July 26, 2018
6 – 9 PM
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

From AIGA SLC & Salt Lake Graphic Designers:
Tad Carpenter is a designer, illustrator, author and educator, who, along with his wife Jessica Carpenter, runs the design and branding studio, Carpenter Collective. Tad celebrates the power of play and embraces the idea that the harder he works the luckier he gets. Tad will share his story about growing from a solo designer in the Midwest to design studio, how he builds illustrative brand experiences, and plenty of good ol’ dad jokes.

For more information:
https://mailchi.mp/saltlakecity/heres-whats-coming-up-june-event-newsletter