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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!


 

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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



Congratulations 2019 Grads!

2019 Salt Lake Community College
Commencement Ceremony

Friday, May 3, 2019
Maverick Center
Salt Lake City, Utah

We are so very proud of all our Graphic Design & Communications graduates and wish them all the best! After working hard to get here… they deserve it!

Watch quickly below to spot some of our Visual Art & Design / Graphic Design & Communications graduates!

Visual Art & Design
Graphic Design & Communications

Associate of Applied Science /
Graphic Design
Breann Ashlie Ballif
Sierra M Daggett*
Sabrina Karilyn Dean-Perry
Allison Rose Lois Fisher*
Kayden Brian Groves**
Heleman Pratt Martinez*
Israel Alejandro Martinez
Lisa Hall Nord**
Alfonso Rivas
Jessi Nicole Sauer*
Albert Jason Vitale III

Associate of Science /
Graphic Communications
Chelsea Archuleta*
Sasha Marie Booker
Sandra Veronica Castaneda
Sierra M Daggett*
Nichole Ashley Day
Gabriella N Fletcher*
Kayden Brian Groves**
Heidi M Keyes*
Sarah Marie Mendez
Lisa Hall Nord**
Dione Catherine Rodriguez
Jessie Saver
Rebekka Louise Underwood*

Associate of Science /
Electronic Publishing
Jessi Nicole Sauer

Certificate of Completion /
Graphic Communications
Sandra Veronica Castaneda
Kaitlynn Marie Hatzidakis
Israel Alejandro Martinez
Alina N Osika
Kyrsten Nicole Shiflett

*Silver Cord (Honors)  **Gold Cord (High Honors)

Graduate of Excellence

Lisa Hall Nord
Representing:
School of Arts, Communications & Media
Visual Art & Design

Congratulations Lisa!

http://www.slcc.edu/commencement/honorees/graduates-of-excellence.aspx#nord

Congratulations EVERYONE!

ALUMNI Focus: Paul, Anna Marie, Nadia, Ben, Andrew, Magen, Matt, Katrina & Jen

Paul Asay

“Full day of baseball today! Check out the second pic to see how Coop Dogg watches 6 hours of Tre’ baseball.”


Anna Marie Coronado

“Lots of fun on Day 1 at #fanxspring19 in #MST3K #cosplay with my favorite dork Alex!”

“Day 2 at #fanxspring19 as #nursejoy #cosplay from #Pokémon ! #fangirl #nerdgirl #geekgirl #nerd #geek #cosplayer #comiccon #pikachu


Nadia Dolzhenko

Spring flowers!


Ben Heighton

At RAW Artist Showcase at The Depot

“Art, stickers, shirts, magnets and masks at the depot. With Kaid’s Kreative and Destroy Brand Graphics.”


Andrew Malin

“Check it out the Velleity Studio crew at Wasatch Comic Con!”


Magen Mitchell

“Our Skullberries are now an 8″ x 8″ print available in our web store. Remind your friends and houseguests that all things must die.”

“Does your love of death go beyond cute Skullberries and extend to the great works of English literature? Our necklace portrays Death as Milton described him in Paradise Lost, with a kingly crown and ready darts. Now available in our shop.”

http://www.etsy.com/shop/obakestyle


Matt Page

“I drew this drawing tonight. I hope you like it.”


Katrina Parkinson

“What a fun day we had at FanX today! We’ll be back again tomorrow!”

“Had a fun day at the Coulter House today with the Tooele county arts guild!”


Jen Terry

“I want a hamburger but I’m on a diet so drawing one will have to do for now.”

2019 AIGA Student Portfolio Review

The 2019 AIGA Salt Lake City Student Portfolio Review was held Saturday, April 27th at the Adobe Campus in Lehi. This was an opportunity for students to gain valuable advice, insight, and industry information from some local professional designers and agencies. Two guest speakers, Justin Mezzell and Rogie King from Super Team Deluxe gave an inspiring and insightful lecture on what it takes to be a success in the industry.

Thirteen students from Salt Lake Community College Visual Art & Design Department – Graphic Design & Communications Portfolio Development class presented their portfolios.

SLCC GD&C students presenting: Kristin Adams, Sabrina Dean-Perry, Allison Fisher, Kayden Groves, Lisa Hall, Maja Keefer, Alex Israel Martinez, Heleman Martinez, Blake Peterson, Jessi Sauer, Kesia Timoteo, Hali Vanderburg, and Jazz (Albert) Vitale.

Many other GD&C students attended as observers. This was especially important for beginning design students to see competition from students attending the University of Utah, Weber State University, Utah Valley University, and Utah State University.

Both Assistant Professor Virag White, instructor of the Portfolio Development class, and Associate Professor Kerry Gonzáles, GD&C Spec Rep, attended the event to give their support to these hardworking and talented students. Both were (and are always) extremely proud of their students and wish them the best of luck in their careers.

Wonderful work everyone!

Photos provided by Virag White.
Top left to right:
Sabrina Dean-Perry, Allison Fisher, Kayden Groves
Row 2 left to right:
Lisa Hall, Alex Martinez, Heleman Martinez
Row 3 left to right:
Kesia Timoteo, Jazz Vitale, Jessi Sauer
Bottom left to right:
Hali Vanderburg, Blake Peterson
Not pictured:
Kristin Adams & Maja Keefer because they were in interviews!