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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/

2019 GUEST ARTIST SERIES ~ You are invited!

KELTON CRAM

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9 • 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 2019 Guest Artist Series.

KELTON CRAM earned a BFA in Sculpture and Painting from Northwest College of Art in Seattle, WA, and then completed his education at Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood, CA.

Kelton started his career as an illustrator, then moved into digital art and became a conceptual designer in the film industry for costume, creature and environment.

His work has been featured in more than 50 Hollywood titles, including many of the Marvel and DC superhero films such as “The Amazing Spiderman”, “Batman vs. Superman”, “Deadpool 2”, as well as “Lord of the Rings” and Stephen King’s “It.”

Alongside his career as a concept designer, Kelton also teaches Advanced Character and Creature Design courses at Chicago University and Gnomon School of Visual Effects.

ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Derek, Brighton, Alisa, Jacqueline, Ben, Ian, Matt & Erin

Davin Abegg

So this is happening!


Derek & Brighton Ballard

“Took a last minute trip to NY to attend the @spoke_art “Apartment 5A” , a tribute to the show about nothing, Seinfeld. First time I’ve been able to attend a show Brighton and I were in. Such a fun and creative tribute to the best TV show ever made. Honored to be a part of it.” @ Parasol Projects – 213 Bowery


Alisa Bishop Bradley

“I’m tabling at FanX Salt Lake! Come say hi! I’ve got enamel pins this year! 👀Artist Alley 10-6!”


Jacqueline Campbell-Michels

I’ve been land locked in a place without much opportunity to work in my chosen field but art still calls to me. I’ve decided to create things just because I feel the need to create.


Ben Heighton

“Poison. First in a new batch of Destroy Dolls designs.”
#destroydolls #destroybrandgraphics #poison #pinup #art


Ian Maxfield

I’m taking a break from fan art and this is my first original in a long while. ‘Attractions’.


Matt Page

“Freelance poster I did this week for the City Library.

‘But Matt, I thought you didn’t do freelance.’

“That’s true. I agreed to this one in a moment of madness.”


Erin Salazar

Just this.

ALUMNI FOCUS: Paul, Keith, Cassidy, Kylie, Sam, Andrew, Magen, Matt, Becky, & Matthew

Paul Asay

“Beautiful night at the ballpark.”

“Back to back to back home runs. Don’t see that everyday.”


Keith Beard

“More coffee please.”


Cassidy Demkov

“New post.” 😊

“Floral pattern I’m working on.”


Kylie Gillette

Snapdragon Handmade: “For my Orem, Provo Friends: Bijou Market is happening this weekend! Stop by if you’d like to see some awesome handmade creations.” 😊


Sam Loertscher

DS Creative: “Fun little project: Entry Lit Impact Logo – 3D Lettering On Frosted Panel, Door Signage, etc.”


Magen Mitchell

Obake Style: “We just got back from Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point and it seemed like a great time to share one of Magen’s garden fairies. We’ll be making prints soon.”

Obake Style: “Magen painted this sweet, toasted marshmallow floof!”


Andrew Malin

Velleity Studios: “WIP pencilsketch.”

“Velleity Studios: Cover sketch WIP.”


Matt Page

“If you ever go into the Paper Source store looking for washi tape, you might end up buying this set with my designs on it.”

“These puffy stickers I designed are also available at your local Paper Source store. Each sticker was illustrated on my iPad Pro, using the Procreate app. It was a fun line. I like working with bright colors like this.”


Becky Larsen Pease

“B&W of my life, day #262.” 😋🥒


Matthew Radcliffe

“It’s too hot outside.” 🥵

GD&C Students at Skills USA

2019 SkillsUSA Competition

From SkillsUSA:

SkillsUSA’s 55th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference — including the SkillsUSA Championships, a showcase of career and technical education students — was held in Louisville, Kentucky, June 24 – 28, 2019. More than 15,000 people, including students, teachers and business partners, participated in the week-long event.

SLCC Visual Art & Design Department Assistant Professor Virag White accompanied three very talented Graphic Design & Communications students to this year’s competition. Sandra Castaneda, Maja Keefer, and Allen Muy took part in the week-long contest. All three placed!

Sandra was awarded Bronze in Graphic Imaging – Sublimation, and can be seen in the closing ceremony photo above.

Maja received 4th place in Advertising Design. And Allen received 4th place in Screen Printing.

L to R: Assistant Professor Virag White, Allen Muy, Maja Keefer, and Sandra Castaneda.

Below: Sandra Castaneda ready for Graphic Imaging – Sublimation competition.

Below: Maja Keefer ready for Advertising Design competition.

Below: Allen Muy’s entries in the Screen Printing Competition.

It wasn’t all work though! Virag, Maja, Allen, and Sandra took some time off to enjoy a Louisville Bats baseball game!

Many thanks to Virag for her time spent as an expert advisor!

We’re so very proud of Sandra, Maja, and Allen, and the exceptional skill they demonstrated at this competition. It’s a major coup that these three all placed in this prestigious national event.

Congratulations to all!


 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Sharon, Ryan, Lacee, Natalee, Rosalba, Kylie, Ben & Norah

Sharon Armstrong

“A commission I did.”


Ryan Bangerter

Printing the MMR shirts today.


Lacee Siler Black

“One b&w comp done and another to go on this commission. Client wanted to emphasize diversity. So here’s NY street ball at its 1970’s loveliest. I’m excited to get onto the final piece.”

“….Aaaaaaaaannnd b&w comp number two. Finally moving onto color comps!!”


Natalee Cooper Chilton

“I am low key excited to finally launch my new website/portfolio.” designsbynat.com


Rosalba Dominguez

Running for office AND designing the promotional material!


Kylie Gillette

“You can now see our jewelry Monday through Saturday (until 9pm) at DownEast in Millcreek At Jenibee Marketplace: 3300 South 2300 East” 😊


Ben Heighton


Norah Strebel

“Designs for Bark Out Loud!”


 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Vince, Molly, Ruben, Melissa, Katrina, Jennifer, Peterson, Missy & Em

Vince Bayless

“2019 Day 168: Offspring” #draweveryday #sketcheveryday #randomwordoftheday #illustration #sketch #characterdesign #drawing #design #concept #cartoon #sketchbook #offspring #artistsoninstagram #cartoonistsoninstagram #illustratorsoninstagram


Molly Dallimore

My final project for my drawing class as well as the largest drawing I’ve ever made. Graphite on paper 38×50 inches.”


Ruben De La Torre

“A new photo to the album: Arte.”

Lettering Practice for Today.

I added the crown in between the L and C to fill the space. I like the idea of a broken crown might have to incorporate it into an illustration.
“Letter ‘S’ Study for a project I’m going to work on.”

Melissa Hurd

#centaurtruth


Katrina Flores Parkinson

“It’s a beautiful day here at the Tooele Arts Festival! Come by and check out what’s going on:) let me know if you are coming! I would love to see you ! Come get a Henna Tattoo!”


Jennifer Terry

“These are a couple of projects I’ve been working on lately. I think they are turning out pretty well.”


Peterson Timothy

“With today (June 19) being the day Moe of the Three Stooges was born, I felt in necessary to explore some portrait illustrations of all Three Stooges.”


Missy Van Wagoner

“Lookey Lookey! Guess what? I won another Award! Scroll down to see what space my “Love Wins” piece won! SO exciting! Thank you minted! woot woot. Happy Friday!”

Walls that Wow: Minted x Pottery Barn Kids x PBteen Round 3 Art Challenge: Special Prizes


Em Veylupek

#sketchbook


 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Lacee, Anna Marie, Cassidy, Becky, Esther, Ian, Katrina, Matthew & Katie

Davin Abegg

Made some new stickers. Want one?


Lacee Siler Black

“My coworkers decided to start a weekly oil painting night. So of course I had to join. I haven’t painted with oils since my figure painting class in college. Had to admit for a first attempt I feel pretty good. Looking forward to to next week already!! “ @ Lindon, Utah


Anna Marie Coronado

“Idea sketches for an Operational Excellence graphic at work.” #graphicdesign #graphicdesigner #illustrator #illustration #sketch #roughs #doodles #graphic #roughdraft


Cassidy Demkov

Instagram post


Becky Larsen Pease

“B&W of my life, day #257.”
#PoolsideSaturday


Esther Longmore

“Just a little stamp set I designed. I did this a year ago and it’s finally live!”


Ian Maxfield

“‘The truth is… I am Iron Man.’ I first had a more elaborate design and composition in mind, but while I was making it I thought something simple and bold would be more effective.

“I worked through and scrapped 3 different ideas until I landed on this. I’m really happy with how it turned out.”


Katrina Flores Parkinson

“I had the opportunity to do this portrait commission for a friend of mine. This is a portrait of her brother Ryan who passed away. I really enjoyed creating this painting for her!”


Matthew Radcliffe

“Is this love that I’m feeling.”
#photography #photography_love #lightroom #adobelightroom #ig_photography #macro #macrophotography #macrophoto
#closeup #closeupphotography #yellow #yellowflower #wildflower #flower #flowersofsummer #summer #flowersofinstagram


Katie Steckler

“I designed my first magazine from scratch. Client very pleased and happy with how much cleaner it was from the last publisher. Whew! Hard work pays off!!”

“My first cover is printed and now available to the public!! Thank you Kerry Gonzáles for all your help and inspiration in school.” #bestteacherever


 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Brighton, Derek, Natalee, Amber, Magen, Matthew, Ingrid & Dianna

Derek & Brighton Ballard

“Hey y’all! We’re so grateful to have had a wonderful #renegadecraftfair weekend in Austin, all thanks to many of you new friends and fellow artists! A little bit about us, if we haven’t met yet – Neuer Geist is a creative collective headed by us, Derek and Brighton Ballard. We’re Utah’s only risograph studio, and specialize in branding, design, and print media. We love tiny details and art related to pop culture, constantly reference Seinfeld and Tim & Eric, and are the proud parents of the world’s least welcoming cat.

“Four tarot card mini-print sets down, many more to come. We’ve chatted with so many folks about expanding these into a whole deck, with #risograph it might be possible sooner rather than later! For now, you can grab any set on our shop at ng15.co!” 📦❤️


Natalee Cooper Chilton

“LGB.”

#nhl #stanleycup #stlouisblues #blues #lgb #hockey #illustration #design #illustator #adobe #stl


Amber Giles

“@goodtype hit a milestone of 1 Million followers!! An amazing accomplishment! To celebrate, I wanted to give a shoutout to three artists in the #Goodtype community: @annlettering @jill_dehaan and @typeaffiliated! Your work and experiences inspire me to continue lettering, illustrating and improving on my talents. Thank you for sharing your talents with the world! You are amazing.” 😁

#lettering #handlettering #flourish #freehand #pencil #Goodtype1million #GoodtypeTuesday #illustrator #dots #sketch


Magen Mitchell

“This clumsy Celtic Jesus has a head wound.”

#penandink #acrylicpainting #headstudy


Matthew Radcliffe

“Baby Mouth Cave. All who enter never return.”
#myfavoritecharacter #oldiebutgoodie #mouth #cave #illustration #blackline #lineart #mouthcave

“Finding some inspiration in old drawings.”


Ingrid Shoemaker

“Follow Dahlia & Violet so you don’t miss any of my posts or announcements.” 💙

Dahliaandviolet.etsy.com/

🌲💚another flash sale💚🌲

https://etsy.me/2wosSsp


Dianna Totland

From SLUG Magazine:
Dianna Totland has designed ads, promotional materials and event flyers for SLUG Mag since March 2015. With each layout, Totland has designed her way to our hearts as she’s taken on each assignment.

To read more: https://www.slugmag.com/contributor-limelight-slug/contributor-limelight-diana-totland/


 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Sharon, Keith, Maaike, Alisa, John Paul, Courtney, Amber, & Andrew

Sharon Armstrong

“Here is my latest demo for guash paint”

Keith Beard

“Responding, reusing community art projects from the past. I thinks this is what they were trying to communicate.”

#artistkeif #repurposed #acrylicpainting


Maaike Bennett

“May the Fourth Be With You!!!”


Alisa Bishop Bradley

“A preview of my Nausicaa piece for SPIRIT: A Studio Ghibli Zine! I had a lot of fun working on this one, especially those foreground flowers. Proceeds go to environmental charities, The Conservation Fund and the Rainforest Action Network!”

“I suppose I can share this now!
The Golden Spike Foundation commissioned me to create a piece commemorating the 150th anniversary of the US transcontinental railroad completion.” 🚂🚂

“It was available on merchandise at the celebration at Promontory Point, Utah this past weekend!” https://shop.spike150.org


John Paul Brantly

“One of the first projects I worked on at The Many.”

To read more:
https://themany.com/celebrating-bolthouse-farms-farming-heritage/?fbclid=IwAR1IPntiS2HgLxUpb_BYRmHC19gjZjw9jrR2MtJiR5wm0SXTWZH2_y2cgn0


Courtney Colvin

“A *tiny* plug for something I’ve been working hard on the past few months.

May is #CancerResearch Month. Read about what UI Cancer Center members have been up to in “Seeing Beyond the Gene,” our annual report of 2018.”


Amber Giles

“Just a quick design to celebrate 150 years since the Golden Spike was driven at Promontory Point in 1869.” 😉🚂
. . .
#ironwheelsarollin #train #celebration #150years #promontorypoint #utah #handlettering #lettering #sketch #pencil #illustrator


Andrew Malin

Cosmic Kitty Commission”

#flerken #captainmarvel #sketchcover #comicbook #marvelcomics #velleitystudios #indiecomic #catdrawing