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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: Alisa, Lacee, Nadia, Ben, Sam, Andrew, Ian, Becky, Erin & Clayton

Alisa Bishop

“Going to try to do at least a couple #MaySketchaDay posts this month, starting with a goal of 3 that is hopefully attainable, haha. It was nice to just draw something that wasn’t overly preplanned like most of my current projects have been.”


Lacee Black

“30 Pattern Challenge prompt: Icarus and the Sun.”


Nadia Dolzhenko

Beautiful photos from photographer Nadia!


Ben Heighton

Destroy Brand Graphics at The Bat Cave Presents: Goth Swap & Bat Cave Fundraiser Bake Sale.


Sam Loertscher

“Cool catz”


Andrew Malin

“This will likely be my only entry for MerMay. I didn’t see much representation of fresh water mermaids and so we have… Kitten, who sits on her perch in the white water rapids. Meow!” #mermay #sweetheart


Ian Maxfield

“Named must be your fear before banish it can.” – Yoda
“Happy May the 4th”


Becky Larsen Pease

“B&W of my life, day 140.”


Erin Salazar

Thought you’d be interested in the professional photos from my conference. I was lead designer this year – so all the artwork, lanyards, signage, flags, brochures etc were all me. Even the foam letters were my grand idea! So much fun!”  😊


Clayton Whitehead

“No explanation needed. Peter Berdmun.”

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2018 Graphic Design Graduates!

Congratulations Grads!

We’re so very proud of our Salt Lake Community / Visual Art & Design Graphic Design graduates. They recently participated in the annual AIGA Student Portfolio Review. And now, they are starting their careers in graphic design.

Anna Marie Coronado
Ariel Hofman
Matthew Radcliffe
Julianie Spookie McCray
Katie Steckler

Left to right: Julianie Spookie McCray, Anna Marie Coronado, Matthew Radcliffe and Katie Steckler.

And our VAD Graphic Design Grads who have gone on to receive BFAs!

VAD Graphic Design Alumnus Alissa Hicks just added a Weber State University BFA to her resume! Congratulations Alissa!

“Had my senior BFA thesis show tonight! I’m so proud of my fellow design graduates for collaborating on our contribution!
I was also surprised by being recognized as one of two outstanding graduates in Graphic Design!”

Alissa with Evan Crawford

“I finally did it! 5 years later and you’re looking at a BFA grad in Graphic Design! Even better is that on Monday, I start my first full-time career as a designer. Thank you to all my friends and family that supported me through school and pushed me to do the best I could!”


 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Sharon, Vince, Molly, Amber, Sam, Matt, Ingrid, & Missy

Sharon Armstrong

“Here is the finished drawing. It’s about a woman that is attacked by life but she has developed an armor and protects her worth.”


Vince Bayless

“Day 22-Bongo the Bouncer from Who Framed Roger Rabbit.”


Molly Dallimore

“Also wanted to share some concepts I’ve been messing with and wanted some opinions. I’m trying to go with a cute creepy kind of vibe but not sure what kind of applications to use it for…. stickers, children’s book, product marketing? Still in the concept stage.”


Amber Giles

“Unplug to recharge. Definitely can be difficult in a world where everything is at your fingertips, but consider walking farther with your feet than your thumbs for a day or two and see how much more you can accomplish.” 😉


Sam Loertscher

DS Creative:

“Some recent #logo and branding work/color studies for a #dentist and local #slc biz that sells bulk #chocolate and baking supplies #typography #design #branding #brandingdesign


Matt Page

“Bangs.”


Ingrid Shoemaker

“One of my five new necklace designs.” 😍🌸 dahliaandviolet.etsy.com/

💕🌸dahliaandviolet.etsy.com/


Missy Van Wagoner

“I can’t not think of my amazing class I took from the amazing @lillarogers and Zoe Tucker! Illustrating children’s Books class @makeartthatsells.”


 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Lacee, Karli, Becky, Andrew, Matt, Missy, Em, & Talin

Lacee Black

“After some trying screen printing adventures we ended up simplifying our T-shirt design. Still pleased with how it turned out. “


Karli Duisen

“My very first Linocut.”


Becky Larsen Pease

“B&W of my life, day 126”
#IChooChooChooseYou


Andrew Malin

“Meet the Gull and Trev Stephen (on left) at Wasatch Comic Con!”

Andrew at Wasatch Comic Con. “Gull” written by Chris Hoffman and Andrew Malin.


Matt Page

“Sketchbook doodles.”


Missy Van Wagoner

“I love wild flowers! I love being surrounded by nature even though I kill almost all of my live plants! Negatory Green thumb am I! Does that make sense? Either way I’m going with it hahaha. Any who, there are many wild sayings that pretty much feel like they are lil reminders to tell me from up above that I am the way i am on purpose. This is me! Broken. Not perfect but ridiculously a wild dreamer. So to you wild ones follow your wild heart and remember wild hearts can’t be broken!” ❤️


Em Veylupek

“Red white blue and silver resin paintings. 10×8 canvas boards 3 for $50 or 1 for $20.”


Talin Wadsworth

“Trying something new on the Designing Adobe XD live-stream this week. Tune in tomorrow at 12 PST on http://be.net/live for a case study in how we designed the Layers feature for @AdobeXD ! I’ll share design stories, research findings, early prototypes and memes! #uxdesign


 

Congratulations Jorge!

Jorge Alberto Pille Ambriz

April 23, 2018

“After putting it off for all these years, my mom, Ofelia Pille and I finally decided to become U.S. Citizens. We applied in March 2017, passed our interviews in March 2018, and today we finally took our Oath! It’s official!!”

Congratulations to VAD Graphic Design alumnus Jorge and his mother. We are all so very proud of you!


 

SLCC Students at the 2018 AIGA Student Portfolio Review

2018 AIGA Student Portfolio Review
Saturday, April 7, 2018

ADOBE Campus
3900 Adobe Way
Lehi, UT 84043

“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

AIGA Salt Lake City’s Student Portfolio Review is always a great event for students to gain advice, insight and industry information from SLC professional designers as well as design and illustration faculty from Utah colleges.

SLCC Visual Art & Design Department Associate Professor Kerry Gonzáles and Assistant Professor Virag White, both in the Graphic Design specialization, joined their advanced students at this year’s event. Both said they were very proud of the six VAD Graphic Design students who showed their portfolios and were reviewed by creative directors and faculty from other institutions.

VAD Graphic Design Students shown above left to right:
Matthew Radcliffe
Brock DeHart
Ariel Hofman
Anna Marie Coronado
Katie Steckler
Julianie Spooky McCray

And VAD Graphic Design Alumnus Alissa Hicks presenting her portfolio from Weber State University. Alissa will receive her BFA!

And finally a bunch of VAD Graphic Design students who just happened to attend and cheer on our six presenters!

Left to right: Sarah Landeen, Hali Aranedo, Kayden Groves, Sierra Daggett and Breann Ballif.


 

 

2018 SLCC Student Art Showcase Winners & More!

Best of Show “She” by Carlissa Shaw

Opening Reception
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Center for Art & Media
Atrium Awards / Multipurpose Room
Exhibit through April 19.

Another wonderful Student Art Showcase has come and gone. We would like to thank all who participated. Without you, there would be no show!

Best of Show was awarded to Carlissa Shaw / Printmaking.

The President’s Award chosen by SLCC President Deneece Huftalin was awarded to Jennifer Knight / Photography.

The Provost’s Award chosen by Provost Clifton Sanders was awarded to Guillermo Avila Paz / Photography.

The Dean’s Award chosen by SACM Dean Richard Scott was awarded to Alexis Smith / Mixed Media.

Art Show Poster Design was given to Maja Keefer / Graphic Design

INK Group Award was given to Anna Marie Coronado / Graphic Design.

Students’ Choice Award went to Peter Hines / Photography.

Over 250 pieces were accepted into the show. More awards given:

FINE ARTS (9 ) – 1 Award of Excellence, 5 Awards of Merit, and 3 Honorable Mentions

PHOTOGRAPHY (8) – 1 Award of Excellence, 5 Awards of Merit, and 2 Honorable Mention

ILLUSTRATION (5) – 2 Award of Excellence  and 3 Honorable Mention

ANIMATION (2) – 1 Award of Excellence and 1 Honorable Mention

3D DESIGN (2) – 1 Award of Merit and 1 Honorable Mention

PRINTMAKING (2) – 1 Award of Merit and 1 Honorable Mention

GRAPHIC DESIGN (1) – 1 Award of Excellence

MULTIMEDIA (1) – 1 Award of Merit

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The esteemed judges for whom we thank their time and expertise:

Robby Barr Animation, Multimedia & Web
Meish Frampton Photography
Susan Jarvis Fine Art & Illustration
Randy RoyterGraphic Design
Julianie Spookie McCrayINK Award

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And the Art Showcase Committee who made it all possible:

Neal ReilandArt Showcase Chair
Ed Rosenberger Art Showcase Co-Chair/Past & Present Video
Jessica Curran Banners & Signage
Chad Erekson Animated Video
Kerry GonzálesPoster Contest
Lana Gruendell Awards & Prizes
Andrew WilsonWebsite Submissions
Trudy RichardsonShow Name Tags

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In addition to the above, these behind-the-scenes hardworking VAD Faculty and Staff also helped gather submissions and hang the show. And… provided security, tore down the show and returned artwork:

Rick Graham, Whitney King Hyans, Terry Martin, Jasmine Meza, Robinson Valenzuela, Virag White,  and Cindy Denos.

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And last but not least we would like to thank the School of Arts, Communication & Media Dean Richard Scott, VAD Associate Dean Bryan Griggs, Center for Arts & Media Coordinator Josh Elstein, and Art Gallery & Event Coordinator Danielle Suzi.

GREAT SHOW EVERYONE!


 

2018 Skills USA State Competition

SLCC Wins Big!

Left to right: Hali Araneo, Anna Marie Coronado, Maja Keefer

 

Congratulations to all participants of this year’s state competition! The winners:

3D ANIMATION & VISUALIZATION
GOLD: Ian Free & Raymond Rivers

ADVERTISING & DESIGN
GOLD: Hali Araneo
BRONZE: Maja Keefer

GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS
GOLD: Anna Marie Coronado

GRAPHIC IMAGING
GOLD: Sandra Castaneda

PHOTOGRAPHY
GOLD: Troy Koltermann

SCREEN PRINTING
SILVER: Kayden Groves

WEB DESIGN
SILVER: Suzanne Nikolaisen & Lauren Pandolfi

And now all Gold winners will move on to Nationals in June! Good luck everyone!


 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Lacee, Cassidy, Katrina, Dianna, Melissa & Talin

Lacee Black

“Art vs artist. I thought this might be a good way to show transition from student to professional.”


Cassidy Demkov

“I had a dream that I had a pink cockatoo named Rosie so I was convinced I needed a pet bird. Not as convinced, my husband told me I could get another dog instead, so now I have a Boston Terrier named Rosie. This is the first bird that came to mind when I was illustrating tropical birds for #cpwildheart


Katrina Parkinson

I got lucky with a little Sunday night inspiration:) It has been a productive Sunday!


Dianna Totland

“This video is dear to my heart. My last big project with Epic, and I’m really happy with it and thankful to the people that helped out. If your looking to nominate a parent, friend or family member for a chance to win free LASIK, do it!”


Melissa Healy Turner

Hi there! I’m Missy Turner, an illustrator and aspiring children’s book author/artist. I enjoy Harry Potter trivia (go Hufflepuff!), British miniseries, baking, and being a goon with my family. Thanks for following!” #meettheartist #artvsartist


Talin Wadsworth

From Adobe Creative Cloud

“Join @MrTalin, lead Designer on #AdobeXD, to learn more about user research & user testing. Plus, find out how he approaches designing one of our newest prototyping apps.”

ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Alisa, Nadia, Amber, Ben, Ian & Melissa

Davin Abegg

#artvsartist


Alisa Bishop Bradley

“artvsartist hashtag going around twitter & instagram! :D what is consistency…what is my life….”


Nadia Dolzhenko

“Tiny ones…
Waiting for them to return and spend another summer with us.”


Amber Giles

“Been thinking on this word recently and thought I’d try my hand at different lettering look than normal.” 👍🏼

Quick sketch for a Friday.” 😱😉


Ben Heighton

“My first set of stickers is now online! DBG Stickers Vol. 1 Limited quantities. Most priced at $3 w/ a discount on groups of 4.


Ian Maxfield

“Because art bandwagons are fun!”
#artvsartist


Melissa Healy Turner

“Worked on a really fun project recently illustrating stickers, business cards, and wrapping paper for @annabellechildrenswear based in Salt Lake City (their classic European children’s clothes are the sweetest.” 😭😍💝