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2018 Graphic Design Graduates!

Congratulations Grads!

We’re so very proud of our Salt Lake Community / Visual Art & Design Graphic Design graduates. They recently participated in the annual AIGA Student Portfolio Review. And now, they are starting their careers in graphic design.

Anna Marie Coronado
Ariel Hofman
Matthew Radcliffe
Julianie Spookie McCray
Katie Steckler

Left to right: Julianie Spookie McCray, Anna Marie Coronado, Matthew Radcliffe and Katie Steckler.

And our VAD Graphic Design Grads who have gone on to receive BFAs!

VAD Graphic Design Alumnus Alissa Hicks just added a Weber State University BFA to her resume! Congratulations Alissa!

“Had my senior BFA thesis show tonight! I’m so proud of my fellow design graduates for collaborating on our contribution!
I was also surprised by being recognized as one of two outstanding graduates in Graphic Design!”

Alissa with Evan Crawford

“I finally did it! 5 years later and you’re looking at a BFA grad in Graphic Design! Even better is that on Monday, I start my first full-time career as a designer. Thank you to all my friends and family that supported me through school and pushed me to do the best I could!”


 

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ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Alisa, Nadia, Amber, Ben, Ian & Melissa

Davin Abegg

#artvsartist


Alisa Bishop Bradley

“artvsartist hashtag going around twitter & instagram! :D what is consistency…what is my life….”


Nadia Dolzhenko

“Tiny ones…
Waiting for them to return and spend another summer with us.”


Amber Giles

“Been thinking on this word recently and thought I’d try my hand at different lettering look than normal.” 👍🏼

Quick sketch for a Friday.” 😱😉


Ben Heighton

“My first set of stickers is now online! DBG Stickers Vol. 1 Limited quantities. Most priced at $3 w/ a discount on groups of 4.


Ian Maxfield

“Because art bandwagons are fun!”
#artvsartist


Melissa Healy Turner

“Worked on a really fun project recently illustrating stickers, business cards, and wrapping paper for @annabellechildrenswear based in Salt Lake City (their classic European children’s clothes are the sweetest.” 😭😍💝

ALUMNI FOCUS: Paul, Derek & Brighton, Alissa, Melissa, Andrew, Missy, & Clayton

Paul Asay

“First Salt Lake Bees game of the season is in the books!”


Derek & Brighton Ballard

“”Not Forgotten” my contribution for tonight’s ’30 Years Later’ group show at @galleries1988 in LA. All pieces are inspired by films from 1988. I have already seen so many stunning pieces. Really thrilled to be included in this.”

“We were exceedingly lucky to work with Bryan at Paper Obscura on last month’s subscription box, and he asked us a few questions about our work and inspiration. Click through if you’d like to learn more about us and what we have coming up this year.

Paper Obscura, by the way, is a super cool literary subscription box, perfect for any fan of thrilling tales, twisty turns, and oddities of all shapes and sizes. April boxes are sold out, but May sign ups are around the corner!”

📸: John Carlisle


Alissa Hicks

“They are finally in! This is the WSU Student art journal for 2018. I’ve been working on this project since September and it is so great to finally see it finished!”

“Here’s another project I redid recently. This packaging design is from a few years ago, but it needed some updating.”


Melissa Hurd

Art with Melissa.


Andrew Malin

Velleity Studios is in San Jose, California at the 2018 Silicon Valley Comic Con.

“Comic Con Velleity Studios is on for biznass! @svcomiccon artist alley annex table z”


Clayton Whitehead

New profile picture.


Missy van Wagoner

“Something about me…I LOVE the smell of rain. I love that rain makes the colors vibrant! I love thunderstorms! I love white Flowers. I can’t sleep and started playing around and this li’l beauty happened!”

ALUMNI FOCUS: Derek, Brighton, Vince, Melissa, Becky, Mel, Matt, Tanja & Melissa

Derek & Brighton Ballard

“Some detailed shots of a 2 color poster I designed for @ibasedbod ‘s upcoming short film. Showing at Brewvies this Friday. Brighton and I printed this on our in-house Risograph printer. @ Urban Lounge.”

“My incredible Oma turned 100 on March 8th. Brighton and I designed and hand printed handkerchiefs as a party favor for her celebration that weekend. The design is based on some of Oma’s favorite things: ladybugs, humming birds, Las Vegas, Spring, and 4711 perfume. I based some of the typography off the stunning 4711 bottle label I would always see Oma with. Also the fragrance is unmistakably connected to her- so we spritzed all the handkerchiefs with 4711 before giving them to guests at the party.”


Vince Bayless

“2018 Day 90:Soak #draweveryday #randomwordo ftheday #illustration #design #inkdrawing #drawing #sketch #cartoon #sketchbook #soak #artistsoninstagram #cartoonistsoninstagram #illustratorsoninstagram


Melissa Hurd

“I really enjoy listening to shows while drawing. Tonight I’ve been catching up on Doctor Who – the Twelfth Doctor and Bill in Scotland! (That’s vague enough it’s not a spoiler… right?)”


Becky Larsen Pease

“B&W of my life, day 103”


Mel Maldonado

Sketching sammies @visualdraft #sketchbook #illustration #erasershavings #sandwich #sketch 🎨👨‍🎨 — in Salt Lake City, Utah.”


Matt Page

#emmagonzalez #hero #hope #neveragain #marchforourlives #ibelievethatchildrenareourfuture #letthemleadtheway

“Sketchbook doodles.”


Tanja Rapson

“The enamel pins I designed for Riley Blake Designs are coming soon! Who doesn’t want a seam ripper that says “too ligit to quit” or a roller blade that says “rollin’ with my homies” I also did the illustration for the backer card. I’m just so excited.”


Melissa Healy Turner

“Some posters I illustrated for a fly youth. Hope she makes it!” 🤞🏽

Finally finished the book cover (our last assignment ) for the Illustrating Children’s Books class I’ve been taking. I’ve learned so much from this class, can’t wait to apply this to my own books now 😊!


 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Amber, Tanja, Carol, Norah, Peterson & Melissa

Amber Giles

A quick sketch for a Wednesday afternoon.


Tanja Rapson

So excited to see my logo design on upcoming products. I am beyond excited.”


Carol Ross

“Very happy! The branding I designed for South City Campus won Gold today at the NCMPR 2018 Paragon Awards in Las Vegas! In the Wild Card category.”


Norah Strebel

“Most recent custom dog mosaic photo frame. This was made for Dale Mahoney of his dog Sky.”


Peterson Timothy

“Had a blast at the Addys last night. @saxtonhorne walked away with 3 silvers for the work we did on @utopiafiber @thetourofutah and for @saxtonhorne. Great work to the teams involved. @ The Falls Event Center”


Melissa Healy Turner

“Week 4 of Lilla Roger’s Illustrating Children’s Books class was Environments. For our assignment this week, we had to illustrate a double-page spread of one of the scenes in the story we chose. I decided to illustrate Squirrel after she got lost in the snow and was dreaming of her cozy home.” 🐿❄️


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ALUMNI FOCUS: Paul, Nadia, Ben, Becky, Angie, Patrick, Tanja & Jen

Paul Asay

“Stars win.”


Nadia Dolzhenko

“Bryce National Park.”


Ben Heighton

“Follow Destroy Brand Graphics or my Instagram to stay up to date on my art.”

#art #destroybrandgraphics #alive @ Salt Lake City, Utah


Becky Larsen Pease

“B&W of my life, day 81.”


Angie Millgate

“One of the the things I am passionate about is supporting others in the production of their book. Whether it is through copywriting, editing, layout, cover design, or illustration, being entrusted with a part – or all – of their process is such an honor.

“The Spirited Human,” by Morrighan Lynne is my most recent endeavor and I was blessed with the opportunity to create 8 original illustrations for this wonderful book. It was such a joyful, peaceful, and magical process!”


Patrick Parker

“Here’s a fun animation we made about family history and dynamite. Thanks to creatives Heather Dixon, Bryan Lefler, Eric Oliver, Kristin Yee, and the super talented artists who made it happen. And of course amazing sound design by Jeff Meacham, and amazing voice Christopher Robin Miller Enjoy!”


Tanja Rapson

I loved designing this and today I can celebrate #internationalwomensday and #tbt #ovariesbeforebrovaries”


Jennifer Terry

“Happy Pi Day! This is the project I’m doing with the kids in the curiosity shop today and they seem to be enjoying it.”


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2018 AIGA Student Portfolio Review

FROM AIGA SLC:

Calling all higher education Utah students! AIGA Salt Lake City’s annual Student Portfolio Review is right around the corner. This is your opportunity to gain valuable advice, insight, and industry information from some of the crème de la crème of our local professional designers and agencies.

This event allows students to make connections which can lead to internships and (potentially) jobs. As the date approaches we will be releasing the day-of itinerary, so stay tuned!

No tickets will be sold at the door, so please plan ahead.

Student Portfolio Attendees
AIGA Member Admission: $20.00
Non-Member Admission: $40.00

Observer Attendees
AIGA Member Observer: FREE
Non-Member Observer: $10.00

For more information:
https://saltlakecity.aiga.org/event/2018-student-portfolio-review/


 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Derek, Alisa, Jill, Becky, Melissa & Missy

Derek Ballard

Branding system for @northridgecoffee

“Neuer Geist Studio has been lucky to work with several entities in the coffee industry so early in the year and intends to remain engaged in similar projects. If this interests you pop over to @neuergeist and smash that follow button.”


Alisa Bishop

“…here’s my table at ECCC! I also found out my art for Monsters and Dames was used for the back cover!! I felt prettyyy cool when I found that out.”


Jill De Haan

Here’s another mural concept I’ll be painting in my house! Going to be a big one and I’m so excited. Utah flora and fauna themed.” ❤️


Melissa Hurd

“I’ve got some designs on Society6.”


Becky Larsen Pease

“B&W of my life, day 76”


Missy Dial van Wagoner

“This Lil Miss is having a very very important meeting with their dance recital coming up! What would your lil girl be telling her animals! I may or may not of had meetings with my stuffed animals and barbies! “


 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Keith, Alisa, Nadya, Cassidy, Melissa, Melissa

Keith Beard

“I have a piece at the Finch Lane Gallery in March. You should come. “

Opening Reception
Friday, March 16, 6 – 9 pm
Gallery Talks with the Artist 5 – 6 pm

Exhibit
March 2 – April 13


Alisa Bishop Bradley

“Only a few days until ECCC and I don’t feel ready but heeeeeeey I’ll be at Booth 512 with friends!! If any of my cool friends here are going or tabling or w/e let me know!”


Nadya Bratt

“A little snippet from a recent project. Had tons of fun working on this one!”


Cassidy Demkov

“Here’s a little hand drawn floral I did for work. I especially love it in rose gold foil. Also… only 20 days left until the first day of Spring!”


Melissa Hurd

“Hey, remember my Saint Eleven painting? WELL, the 5×7 prints are available in my Etsy shop!! Link in first comment.”


Melissa Healy Turner

“Squirrel! My first assignment for the Illustrating Children’s Books class was to read the text we’d been given and illustrate the main character. And this is how mine turned out!” 🐿🍄


 

2018 SLCC Student Art Showcase – Call for Entries

2018 SLCC Student Art Showcase

Online Submissions: March 7 – 13

Each year the Visual Art & Design Department hosts an art show for Salt Lake Community College students. Maja Keefer, VAD Graphic Design student, designed this year’s poster. Her artwork can be seen on posters, banners and digital screens throughout the SLCC campuses.

VAD encourages all SLCC students to enter in the following categories:

• Fine Art: studio drawing, painting, various traditional and digital media

• Illustration: traditional and digital

• Photography: traditional and digital

• Design: print, screen printing, package design, type and calligraphy

• Mixed Media: includes artwork made with several different mediums combining the various categories

• Multimedia: web design and video

• Animation: 2D and 3D video

• 3D Design: jewelry, sculpture, pottery, ceramics and metalwork

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For more information:

http://www.slcc.edu/visualart

Opening Reception: April 5 / 6 – 7:30 PM / SLCC South City Campus / Atrium

Show Dates: April 6 – 19* / Monday – Friday Noon to 6 PM

Location: Center for Arts & Media / SLCC South City Campus / Multipurpose Room

*Exhibit closes at 4 PM on April 19.