Category Archives: Informative

SLCC at 2017 Pride Parade

From SLCC:

“Dozens of Salt Lake Community College staff, faculty, students and their family members donned t-shirts with #IAMSLCC printed in a rainbow of colors across the front for the 2017 Pride Parade in Salt Lake City.”

To see the rest of the story:
http://saltlakecommunitycollege.blogspot.com/2017/06/iamslcc-makes-splash-at-pride-parade.html

 

 

 

2017 Alt Press Fest

SLC Main Library

Saturday, July 8, 2017
Noon to 4 PM

From the SL Library:

“The City Library’s ninth annual Alt Press Fest will celebrate zines, all forms of alternative press, and the awesome people who create it in Salt Lake City. Visit with local artists and see their wares, watch prints be made with a steam roller, create origami and sumi ink illustrations, and take part in bookbinding and zine-making workshops.

Before the Fest, be sure to meet with zinester and DIYer Alex Wrekk on July 6 at 7pm at the Main Library’s Level 4 Conference Room. Wrekk will discuss her zine series Brainscan, which she has been creating for the last 20 years.”

Location: Main Library Urban Room
Phone: 801-524-8200
Website: http://www.slcpl.org/events/view/6582/

 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Keith, Catherine, Peterson, & Missy

Keith Beard

Keith is the founder of Miri Gallery located at 3605 South West Temple, Stuite C in Salt Lake City.

For more information on Miri Gallery:
http://www.mirigallery.com/


Catherine Davis

“Updated the website design, including a link to my flickr stream where you can find my event photos!” ~ Catherine

To see more of Catherine’s work:
https://www.catherinedavisart.com/design


Peterson Timothy

From Saxton Horne:

“We’re thrilled to hear the work we did for Volunteers of America, Utah was selected as one of the pieces in the @aigaslc 100 show! (We’re definitely patting ourselves on the back.)”

Peterson was the graphic designer on this project which received a Merit Award at this year’s AIGA 100 Show.

To see more of Peterson’s work:
http://timothycd.com/

To see Volunteers of America Gala:
https://www.behance.net/gallery/43979211/Silver-Spurs-Gala-Volunteers-of-America-Utah


Missy Dial van Waggoner

“Happily designed art, paper + gift goodness by Missy.”

To see more of Missy’s work:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LittleMissMissy


 

SLCC Hosts 2017 AIGA Student Portfolio Review

2016 AIGA Student Portfolio Review
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Salt Lake Community College
South City Campus Atrium
1575 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84115

“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 Gonzales and Assistant Professor Virag White, both in the Graphic Design program, joined their advanced students at this year’s event. Both said they were very proud of the nine VAD Graphic Design students who showed their portfolios and were reviewed by creative directors and faculty from other institutions.

Anastasiya Bobrova

Jordan Bautista

Lacee Black

Donovan Burns

Karli Duisen

Isabella Morillo

Christopher Quick

Jennifer Terry

Lauren Waters

Many of our Graphic Design students are already working as interns or graphic designers in various companies throughout the Wasatch Front. We thank them for their wonderful work and wish them the very best in the future!

Kudos to Anastasiya, Jordan, Lacee, Donovan, Karli, Isabella, Chris, Jennifer and Lauren!

Just Move!

From Creative Bloq Newsletter

Designer boot camp starts now – put paid to poor posture and ensure you remain in top form.

Desk exercises infographic:
10 essential routines for designers

“Whether you’re working from home or in a studio, as designers and artists, we often spend long hours sat at a desk and staring intently at a monitor screen. You know about taking regular screen breaks when creating that new logo design, right? But workplace wellness involves more than having a rest.

With that in mind, we’ve put together an infographic containing 10 simple desk exercises so that you can make sure you remain limber in your studio. Click on the image to see the full-sized graphic, and feel free to share it with your colleagues on Pinterest!”

To see more:

http://www.creativebloq.com/design/desk-exercises-111133?utm_content=buffer99ebb&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer_ifxtw#

2016 Design Trends

From graphicstock
http://blog.graphicstock.com/

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5 Hottest Graphic Design Trends of 2016 So Far

by Caroline Mercurio

“Some trends last for ages while others are cyclical, but whether classic or fleeting, design trends are both inspiring and incredibly useful when it comes to your graphics work. So what’s been hot in 2016? The five styles that have dominated the year so far are outlined here to help you develop eye-catching and relevant concepts, while still staying true your unique creative vision.”

To read more of this article:

http://blog.graphicstock.com/graphic-design-trends/5-hottest-graphic-design-trends-of-2016-so-far/?utm_campaign=FBGS-LinkFeed-US-N-GFX-Blog1-201610-Web-99utm_source%3DFBGS-LinkFeed-US-N-GFX-Blog1-201610-Web-99utm_medium%3Dsocial

 

 

Derek Designs Album Cover!

FROM BIRDWATCH:
“Excited to announce our album cover for our new record OLD SCIENCE. This design was created by the amazing Derek Ballard. Along with the artwork he gave a detailed explanation of the design. The meanings he attached to this idea, and the thoughtfulness he put into it mean the world to us. Better than anything we could have hoped for. Here is his description for his work. Thank you to everyone for the support. Album out Friday.”

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FROM DEREK BALLARD, VAD Graphic Design Alumnus:
“Everything in the gold overlay is represented in an art deco style, with confident lines, clean type, and strong iconography. I created a symbol based on the sextant, a dynamic tool used by explorers, and a personal point of interest. Travelers, sailors and explorers found an invaluable advantage through celestial navigation. Looking to the stars with the use of reflections, angles and the horizon replaced their dependency on the fickle method of dead-reckoning and gave them a better understanding of their current position and desired destination. I feel the functionality of this ancient tool (looking forward through use of reflection) can be strikingly emblematic to the emotional themes woven throughout the album.

The background image is a hand, subtly illustrated. At first glance, it looks as though the fingers have dipped into the water below, implying purification. However, on closer inspection, it’s clear that each fingertip has been lacerated for the purpose of bloodletting – and the pool below is the consequence of which. This OLD SCIENCE was chosen as a poignant way to suggest pain, tribulation, and release. It connects with the physical discomfort most musicians feel after spilling their souls into the writing of music, playing until their fingers erupt. It’s my hope that this synthesis of imagery will visually echo the themes of hurt, reconciliation, and growth revealed through the audible and lyrical content of this album.”

CONGRATULATIONS DEREK!

THE FUTURE IN DESIGN JOBS

From FASTCODESIGN.COM

5 Design Jobs That Won’t Exist In The Future
And seven jobs that will grow, according to design leaders at Frog, Ideo, Artefact, Teague, and more.

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“Organ designers, chief drone experience designers, cybernetic director. Those are some of the fanciful new roles that could be created by the global design industry in the next few years.

But what about current design roles? How will they favor over the next 15 years? Will every company by 2030 have a chief design officer, or will they all go extinct? Should a generation of creatives who grew up worshipping Apple’s Jonathan Ive put all their eggs in the industrial design basket?”

To read more:
https://www.fastcodesign.com/3063318/5-design-jobs-that-wont-exist-in-the-future?cid=ps002ros&utm_source=ps+facebook&utm_medium=paidcm&utm_campaign=ps002ros

KEITH PERFORMS at the City Library!

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Friday, September 30 &
Saturday, October 1, 2016
9 AM to 5 PM

From the City Library:

“Experience live performance art suitable for all ages and interests. Curator Kristina Lenzi, an internationally respected Utah performance artist, will bring together 12 other local and out-of-state artists to fill one of Salt Lake City’s most remarkable buildings with thought-provoking pieces that should be experienced live and in-person.”

Beard, Keith new photo

VAD Graphic Design alumnus Keith Beard will be one of the artists contributing to this event. Keith will be performing by the Elevators on both days 2 – 4 PM.

Visit slcpl.org/slcpaf for full details.