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2017 INK Show This Friday!

The INK Show!
an Alumni ART & DESIGN
Group Show

Opening Reception
Friday, October 27, 2017 • 5:30 to 7 PM

Edna Runswick Taylor Foyer
SLCC South City Campus
1575 South State Street / SLC, UT

Exhibit Dates
October 25 through November 30, 2017

Hours
Monday – Friday • 7 AM to 10 PM

Associate Professor Kerry Gonzáles is very proud to showcase the many talents of nine alumni in this Third Annual INK Show:

Davin Abegg 2009

Lucas Ackley 2006

Sharon Armstrong 2007

Paul Asay 2011

Rosalba Dominguez 2014

Amber Giles 2011

Kevin Landeen 2014

Jorge Pille 2010

Peterson Timothy 2008

For more information contact Kerry Gonzáles:
kerry.gonzales@slcc.edu

And follow INK:
inkslcc.wordpress.com


 

 

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FREE GRAPHIC DESIGN RESOURCES & TOOLS

Sometimes having a few extra tools or resources in our utility belt is all the difference in spending hours or minutes on a project. Below are just a few of the free graphic design resources and tools I use that help me get the job done. I have left out a few of the obvious items such as Adobe Creative Cloud, Coda, Sketchbook, etc. in favor of more less known items. Take a look and feel free to let me know if you have other suggestions that are not on my list.

– See more at: timothycd.com

The Importance of Sketching in Creating a Successful Design Work

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With the rise of numerous gadgets and applications for vectoring, photo manipulations, 3D modelling and illustration, the old pencil and paper are least getting noticed, kept inside drawers and sometimes never used again. I remembered attending a graphic design convention where one of the speakers (from an animation studio) forgot what is that “writing instrument with graphite” called. Everyone laughed when the audience figured it out for him that he is referring to a “pencil”.

Every creative person and even those who are not into design work might have used a pencil or a pen and a paper at some point of their work process. But with the popularity of sketching applications on tablets and other devices, the traditional way of conceptualizing an idea on a piece of paper are replaced by virtual sketch pads and sticky notes.

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Top 5 Graphic Design Podcast

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On an average day at the office, I’m in from of my computer for hours, typically with my headphones on. Listening to anything helps the time fly as I’m pushing those pixels around. I’m always curious as to what other designers listen to that helps them pass the time. As for me it’s either catching up on my latest TV shows and movies, or listening to a few graphic design podcasts.

The following are my top 5 (in no specific order) podcast geared towards design. These are my go to graphic design podcasts that help me to stay current and in the know on the design industry.

– See more at: timothycd.com

Critiques in design

Critiques are hard!

One of the hardest things in the design world is the critique. Critiques are a vital part of designing, as it is a great way to get feedback on your work before it is sent off into the world. The difficult part about critiques, is emotion gets involved. I work in a place where critiques are brought up on a daily basis, sometimes we forget and let emotions become involved and it becomes more of a “I like this better…” or “I don’t like this…” while it’s good to know what people like and what they don’t like, it isn’t very helpful and can be detrimental to the project. Critiques need to be helpful, and without emotion, we can’t take critiques personally, just as much as we can’t critique personally, it’s way to easy to get upset and let our emotions ruin what we’ve worked so hard on. Early on in my design career, I was always reminding myself “Nick, you need to have thick skin” but it was so hard when I felt like everyone hated my work! How was I supposed to become a better designer if it feels like nobody likes what I’m doing? I have since realized that for the most part, people were giving me critiques on my design and illustrations, and they weren’t meaning to hurt my feelings, but more than anything, they were just trying to help.

– See more at: http://blog.nckjrvs.com/critiques-in-design/#sthash.RtrLRvYr.dpuf

IMPORTANCE OF BRANDING STANDARDS

Recently, while browsing designs on Dribbble, Hunie, & Bēhance I have noticed a trend that is begging for attention. This trend screams for notice from the design community as a war cry to become better and more informed. While browsing many designs on the web, I have noticed that designers are failing to use the correct, up to date, and brand approved logos for companies. Mainly, I have noticed our lack of attention to the correct twitter icon.

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