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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/

Creative Mornings

Chris and Krissie Holifield

October 26, 8:30am – 10:00am MDT. Hosted at Industrious

Part of a series on Honesty

Free tickets available 
Nice! Tickets are available for this event.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Krissie and Chris Holifield are the co-hosts of the I am Salt Lake podcast. On top of her co-hosting duties Krissie is the designer for the podcast. After moving from Wisconsin and dabbling in stand up comedy, Krissie joined forces with Chris Holifield to showcase the inspiring people in Salt Lake City. Even though he was born and raised in California, Chris will always call Utah home. Self taught in the podcasting world, Chris produces the podcast, and believes everyone should have an opportunity to share their story. Together they live in Salt Lake City with their daughter Lucy.

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ALUMNI FOCUS: Alisa, Lacee, Christopher, Cassidy, Nadia, Melissa, Matt & Missy

Alisa Bishop Bradley

“I participated in this very cute recipe zine with some friends! I meant to share this earlier, but today is the last day to get the digital version! There’s 6 recipes with accompanying illustrations, mine included and it’s $5.

Proceeds will go toward Meals on Wheels America!”


Lacee Siler Black

“Sunday sketching. I guess I can’t wait for Halloween either.”


Christopher Clark

“In light of the fact I’m working on some music videos for the ‘Tab Choir’ and to celebrate their name change, I thought this mash-up was an appropriate kick-off to get things started right! Happy #LDSConf #GenConf weekend!”


Cassidy Demkov

So excited to finally share this project I worked on with the Crate Paper team. I loved the florals from this collection.” #cratepaper #journalstudio


Nadia Dolzhenko

“Bonneville Flats mystery”


Melissa Hurd – Art with Melissa

“Order a custom portrait of your best friend! The finished piece delivered to you is a high resolution jpeg file, which can be printed as an 8×10 photo. (For a painting of more than one animal, contact me for details and pricing.)”

melissahurdart@gmail.com


Matt Page

“Alt Press Fest at the Salt Lake Library today. Priya and I both have a piece in the free zine they’re giving away. Go check it out. There’s tons of cool stuff.”


Missy van Wagoner

“I may be bias but I’m so excited for my Merry & Bright Tag Bundle! This pack is more than worth it just for that ONE item! Click on my exclusive link and not only will you get this amazing bundle but when you use my link you get a extra special lil gift from me created by me for your eyes only! Click Click click it sounds like Santa or Rudolph is on their way!

https://pt175.isrefer.com/go/HBATC/LittleMissMissy/

THE MISTER MARROW CUSTOM SKULL SHOW ~ You are Invited!

THE MISTER MARROW CUSTOM SKULL SHOW RECEPTION

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 • 6 – 9 PM
Hosted by Obake Style & Sugar Skull Designs

Exhibit Dates
October 2 ~ November 4, 2018

URBAN ARTS GALLERY
Shadow Realms Show

116 South Rio Grande Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Pictured Skull by Magen Mitchell.

Obake Style and Sugar Skull Designs invite you to the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll reception of the Mr. Marrow Custom Skull Show on Friday, October 19th.

Two local toymakers, Josh and Michael Baldi of Sugar Skull Designs, have created a line of articulated plastic skulls. Local artists, including SLCC VAD alumni Magen Mitchell of Obake Style, and Derek & Brighton Ballard of Neuer Geist, have customized these Mr. Marrow toys and their pieces will be on display at the Urban Arts Gallery from October 2nd through November 4th and run in conjunction with their Shadow Realms gallery show.

Pictured Skull by Derek & Brighton Ballard of Neuer Geist.

Come see all the fun interpretations of Mr. Marrow on the 19th and stay to hang out and chat with local artists! 💀🎨

 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Derek, Brighton & Jill in SLUG Magazine

Derek & Brighton Ballard – Neuer Geist

“Thank you to @slugmag and @babyzai_ for the fantastic feature!

Pick up the new issue and check it out.

Also, how stunning is the cover illustrated by our friend @jill_dehaan ?”

FROM SLUG MAGAZINE:

“Since 2015, Neuer Geist has been creating and designing images and products that reflect their own brand aesthetic. And in addition to that, they help other businesses grow and form their own. Through screen-printing, watercolor, graphic design and the newly introduced techniques from highly coveted risograph machines, Brighton Ballard and Derek Ballard offer an array of services that can refresh any business’ look and create an impression on the community. By combining their two entities—Derek’s consisting of dark, industrial aesthetics and a background in design, and Brighton’s comprising watercolor, line drawing and portraiture—the two maintain their signature look as Neuer Geist.”

To read more:
https://www.slugmag.com/interviews-features/neuer-geist-breathing-new-life-existing-walls/

Photo: Colton Marsala

Jill DeHaan

FROM SLUG MAGAZINE:

“As a lifelong visually and artistically oriented person, she pursued an associate’s degree in visual art and design at Salt Lake Community College. The program was primarily rooted in graphic design, but she realized that she could “take letters to some place new, and they didn’t just have to be a font,” says De Haan. Under the watchful eye of Associate Professor Kerry Gonzales—her “design mother,”—she was exposed to stern design methodology while also being encouraged experiment and push the boundaries of art and design (essentially, learning the rules first then when and how to break them.)”

To read more:
https://www.slugmag.com/art-fashion/jill-went-hill-draw-nature/

Photo: John Barkiple

 

Brittani & Sarah Win!

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2018 • 3:00 – 7:30 PM
The Falls Event Center at Trolley Square
580 South 600 East / Salt Lake City, UT

As part of Design Week SLC, a national event, Spicers Paper & Kelly Paper hosted a unique design competition for local makers, printers, artists and designers. Multiple submissions from individuals, design agencies, colleges and universities showcased craftsmanship and the innovative ideas that take shape with paper. Wall hangings, formal art, sculpture, environmental structure and an element of fashion were displayed.

First Place winners were our very own Brittani Hodgkinson and Sarah Landeen, Graphic Design students in the Visual Art & Design Department at Salt Lake Community College.

Their piece depicted people riding a working(!) ferris wheel, a ticket booth, a cotton candy stand, all amid a woven quilt-like sea of green grass dotted with pine trees of many colors and patterns. A paper moon and paper sun adorned each side of the center of the wheel.

The amount of detail spent on each part of this sculpture is difficult to see in photos. Contest rules restricted each sculpture to at least 70% paper. Brittani’s and Sarah’s piece was at least 95% paper! Well done!

Congratulations Brittani and Sarah!

 

 

Misplaced Showcase ~ You are Invited!

MISPLACED SHOWCASE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 • 2 – 7 PM
Hosted by Misplaced Showcase & Big Shiny Robot!

SUPER TOP SECRET
244 South Edison Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Misplaced Showcase is an interactive exhibit, art market, and free event.

http://misplacedshowcase.com/

Misplaced Showcase was created by a group of local artists to connect creative people, embrace the process of making art and promote the local scene. In addition, to raise money for the Children’s Justice Center.

Experience a behind-the-scenes look at illustration, urban art, comic books, prop building, and toy creation. Attend hands-on workshops and lectures. Meet the guest artists and build connections in the local scene. Enjoy local food trucks. Buy rad art or donate to the cause.

ARTISTS:

Ashley Fairbourne – Illustrator
Ashley Fairbourne Illustration

http://ashleyfairbourne.com/

Bill Galvan – Comic Books
The Artwork of Bill Galvan

https://billgalvan.wordpress.com/

Charles Bogus – Tattoo Artist
Ironclad Electric Tattooing

http://www.ironcladtattooslc.com/

David Habben – Illustrator
Habbenink Drawmaste.
https://habbenink.com/

Issac Hastings – Illustrator
IHSquared

http://www.ihsquared.com/

JJ Harrison – Comic Books
Braintreehouse

http://jjwharrison.com/

Magen Mitchell* – Illustrator
Nick Burke – Writer & Filmmaker
Obake Style

https://www.obakestyle.com/

Derek* & Brighton Ballard* – Design
Neuer Geist

https://neuergeist.com/

Katie Mansfield – Illustrator
Tragic Girl Art
https://www.etsy.com/market/tragic_girl_art

*SLCC VAD Alumnus

2018 Guest Artist Series ~ You are Invited!

JJ HARRISON

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16 • 1 – 3 PM

SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
South City Campus / Center for Arts & Media
School of Arts, Communication & Media
Multipurpose Room 1-030
1575 South State Street / SLC, UT 84115

The Visual Art & Design Department is proud to present the 2018 Guest Artist Series.

JJ HARRISON is an illustrator and author of children’s books, comics, and games. He graduated summa cum laude from Utah Valley University with a bachelor’s degree in Multimedia Communications.

While in his senior year, JJ started his own company, BAM POP!, aimed at designing arts and crafts products for children, and was quickly featured in international design books and publications. He went on to become a prolific freelance illustrator and illustrated many bestselling and award winning titles including Adventure Time: Playing with Fire, A Die Hard Christmas: The Illustrated Holiday Classic, and Llama Llama and Friends.

His art has been sold in some of the world’s most popular art galleries including Gallery 1988, Nucleus, Mondo Gallery, and Hero Complex. He’s also worked for top entertainment and publishing companies like Cartoon Network, Penguin Random House, Disney, and Nickelodeon.

JJ is a co-founder of a game studio, Braintreehouse. Based in Lindon, Utah, Braintreehouse creates cheerful games of all kinds.

Presentation:

Success is Not Just Doing What You Love, But Loving What You Do
Having a job in the field you love doesn’t mean youll always love it. Set against the backdrop of his own colorful career working for some of the biggest entertainment companies in the world, artist JJ Harrison explores how to find joy and success as a creative even when it can be a total drag.

~ And introducing ~

Misplaced Showcase Year 01
“Misplaced Showcase” was created by a group of local artists to connect creative people, embrace the process of making art and promote the local scene. This free event will feature a variety of art forms, including illustration, urban art, comic books, prop making, toy building and more. Local enthusiasts and aspiring artists can attend hands-on workshops, lectures and build connections in the professional art scene.

This Event is Free & Open to SLCC Students & Our Guests of the Community.

For more information contact Virag White:
virag.white@slcc.edu
(801) 957-3316

Maja & Jessica Win!

2018 PrintROCKS! Awards

PPI – The NW Visual Communications Industries Association

From PPI:

“We are a thriving non-profit membership based trade association serving members that design and produce print, visual and graphic products.”

“Our geographic reach is broad and includes the states of Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah and Washington.”

“We believe that some of the BEST PRINT in the WORLD comes from the six states PPI serves! Our regional firms deserved a venue to showcase their talents to the buying world, and that’s where PrintROCKS! was born. Every spring we invite those who produce, create, design, print, finish, mail and in any way work with visual communications to enter our annual competition.

“PPI is committed to marketing the winning participants in both competitions throughout the year to their current and potential buyers, as well as community members near and far. When you participate in PrintROCKS! you’ve gained a powerful marketing tool!”


On September 21, 2018, Salt Lake Community College Associate Professor Jessica Curran accompanied VAD Graphic Design & Communications student Maja Keefer to Portland, Oregon for the 2018 PrintROCKS! – The Best of the West awards presentation.

Maja entered her design from the 2018 SLCC Student Art Showcase poster/banner and an infographic banner. She won Best of Graphic Design – Student.

Jessica was surprised with an award honoring her extensive work in education – promoting and teaching print production in the SLCC Visual Art & Design Department – the 2018 Printastic Educator!

 Congratulations Maja and Jessica!


 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Alisa, Nadya, Christy, Melissa, Ian, Magen, Matt & Stephanie

Alisa Bishop Bradley

“A little sketch inspired by a cute video of a cat in the rain, did this during lunch + a bit today. I had plans to clean it up later but I like how rough it is tbh!”


Nadya Bratt

“She needs you like she needs needs her pills
To tell her that the world’s okay
To promise her a definition
Tell her where the rain will fall”


Christy Hadiwinata

“Well, it only took 6 years for me to feel worthy enough to use my Copics 😂 loved how this turned out. Thanks again @digitaldead for giving thems holy grail to me a long ass time ago (and yes, they still work perfectly.)” 🤣

Copics, pens, markers, makeup, nail polish, on 11×14″ 100# Bristol

Melissa Hurd

“October 5th from 6 to 9pm! Be there or a spooky scary skeleton may send shivers down your spine.” 💀


Ian Maxfield

“This was originally made in conjunction with an overwatch symmetra piece I made a while back, but i like it so much i decided to post it by itself.”


Magen Mitchell – Obake Style

“We made a run of Majora’s Mask necklaces for this year’s convention circuit, but con season’s over and it’s time to take our wares to the digital market. 👩‍🌾🌾🤠🐄
These masks were surprisingly difficult to make so the supply is limited and once we run out, that’s it. You can find them listed in our Etsy shop.”

#obakestyle #lasercut #lasercutjewellery #lasercutjewelry #laserengraved #zelda #legendofzelda #majorasmask #majora


Matt Page

“I’m posting this again in case you missed it last time. If you want these Day of the Dead pumpkin sticker kits I designed, you can grab yourself a kit (about $7 and makes 3 pumpkins) at your local Paper Source store or online at this link: https://www.americancrafts.com/p…/dayofdead-foam-sticke-kit/


Stephanie Smith – Stephanie Smith Photography

“I was out scouting new locations tonight and snapped this priceless little gem. Oh, my ❤️!”

Creative Mornings – CHAOS

September 28, 8:30am – 10:00am MDT. Hosted at Industrious
Part of a series on Chaos

Free tickets available! Register here. 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Mindy Gledhill’s relentless search for meaning through music has led her all over the map—from recording wildly successful indie albums with award winning producers to being a guest artist on multiple acclaimed albums including a Grammy-nominated album (Kaskade’s Fire & Ice). She ventured further down the rabbit hole of music, chasing the allure of music in film where she caught spots on primetime TV (So You Think You Can Dance, Bones, 20/20, The Good Wife, Dancing with the Stars), and in commercials (Fruit of the Loom’s Olympic ad campaign, State Farm Insurance Super Bowl Campaign, and LG Phones to name a few). Her hunger to wander also led her to sing and dance with women in the jungle on a humanitarian trip to Kenya, to lead an artists’ retreat to Morocco, to guest-star with orchestras, rock bands and bluegrass revivalists. Suddenly, she found herself with a #1 single in Korea, sold-out tours in Japan, and sold out shows peppering the U.S. The trails she has blazed, complete with unexpected forks, twists and turns, have brought her to the destination of an upcoming new album on her musical map, appropriately titled, ‘Rabbit Hole.’