Category Archives: Inspiration

ALUMNI FOCUS: Jared, Derek, Lacee, Anna Marie, Melissa, Ian, Magen & Dianna

Jared Adams

Jared is driving the white truck!

“Get a double dose of yours truly in this new weBoost video. Artwork and Acting! This was a fun shoot, glad I was able to help out.”


Derek Ballard

“Introducing “Angel Bowie”, risograph print inspired by Tim and Eric’s Bedtime Stories and David Bowie! My submission to @galleries1988 “Idiot Box” group show celebrating the golden era of television. Opening reception is this Friday 7 – 9pm in LA”


Lacee Black

“Aaaaaaaaand….done!”


Anna Marie Coronado

“I did it! I added a new page to our website and got it into the drop down menu.. now for a cookie.” 🍪

Jjs.utah.gov/about-us/strategic-plan


Melissa Hurd

“What’s your spirit animal? I’ve always thought the doe is mine.”


Ian Maxfield

“Loved the new God of War Game and I made a poster design for it.”
@corybarlog @SonySantaMonica #GodofWar https://t.co/sh5uihnv4n


Magen Mitchell / Obake Style

“Magen’s playing around with harpy designs and the idea of reclaiming symbols of wild, irrational women.”

#obakestyle #penandink #penandinkdrawing #harpy #emu #mythology

“Magen doesn’t have a convention this month so she’s excited to get back to drawing! Here’s Magen’s rendition of @cassiexkelly”  #blackrabbitclub for #drawthisinyourstyle @creatorcollab #obakestyle #penandink #acrylicpainting #creatorcollab


Dianna Totland

That moment when you run into your design project from months back, live, inaction, flourishing, in the wild!!”
👉🏻👉🏻👉🏻😎👈🏻👈🏻👈🏻
“Pretty cool.”
#graphicdesign #designwrap #designer
#theeyeinstituteofutah #epicmarketing


 

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ALUMNI FOCUS: Keith, Nadya, Molly, Cassidy, Mel, Matt & Clayton

Keith Beard

Luna Merica. #keekeesart #dailysketch #dailydoodle #illustration #spacealien #merica Happy 4th of July!


Nadya Bratt

down and out together
soaked and tired, whatever.”


Molly Dallimore

Calligraphy practice for the day. I don’t know whose quote this is but i really like it. I also used purple ink cuz I am fancy like that.”
#calligraphy #gothiclettering #dippenandink #handlettering


Cassidy Demkov

“Trying to figure out how to illustrate an embroidered floral was a challenge and took quite some time to do but I love how this one turned out.”

The little folk art butterflies were one of my favorite icons I illustrated for #mhwillowlane.

I originally did this design for a laser cut paper but it ended up being gold foiled on printed card stock.


Mel Maldonado

Work in progress for upcoming animation for @evenstevenssandwiches.”
#animation #animated #characterdesign #characterart #charactersketch #conceptart #visualdevelopment #illustration #veggies #thuglife
— at Even Stevens.


Matt Page

“And here they are. All 6 of my prayer candles. I will be selling them at the Sunstone Symposium next month and possibly at a few local galleries.”

“6 inch stencil ruler I designed for an upcoming scrapbook line.”


Clayton Whitehead

“The Good Girl – digital painting done in Adobe Photoshop.”

SLCC VAD WINS BIG AT SKILLSUSA!

Left to right: Hali Araneo, Anna Marie Coronado, Virag White, Troy Koltemann, Sandra Casteneda in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

From Assistant Professor Virag White, VAD SkillsUSA Advisor:
“It’s been HOT in Louisville. Not just the weather, but it was sizzling for the SLCC VAD Department at the awards ceremony. We had 4 students competing: 2 gold medals, a silver, and a 4th place. They all did awesome!!!”

GOLD MEDAL
Photography
Troy Koltemann

GOLD MEDAL
Graphic Imaging – Sublimation
Sandra Casteneda

SILVER
Graphic Communications
Anna Marie Coronado

4th PLACE
Advertising Design
Hali Araneo

From INK:
“Congratulations Everyone! And kudos to Virag White for being the SLCC Visual Art & Design Department Advisor.”


 

ALUMNI & ALMOST ALUMNI FOCUS: Vince, Ben, Keith, Amber, Heleman, Magen & Missy

Derek Ballard – Despite Despair

“Here is a teaser we made when “G E I S T” was first released. Take a peek for a closer look at the packaging. We have recently assembled more USB packages and now have them available for order at our bandcamp!”


Vince Bayless

“Illustration Friday-‘Squirrel'” #illustrationfriday #illustration #design #painting #acrylic #acrylicpainting #squirrel #artistsoninstagram #cartoonistsoninstagram #illustratorsoninstagram


Keith Beard

“Young Women Camp T-shirt illustration. I like to create T-shirts that you might like to wear again.” #keekeeart #keekeecoco #tshirt #youngwomens #girlscamp


Amber Giles

“Food for thought.” 🙂
#energizeyourbeliefs #handlettering #lettering #illustrator #energize #beliefs #cursive #freehand #pencil #process #RememberingWholeness #book #quote


Ben Heighton

“Jump Up Records 25th Anniversary logo I got to design. Will be on some cool retro messenger bags and slipmats.” #ska #reggae #rocksteady #graphicdesign #jumpuprecords #destroybrandgraphics https://t.co/t6OC1FCXB7

“Some new music coming out from a friend of mine. She asked me to create this piece of art for her album. It was a wonderful challenge and I’m excited to hear it.”


Magen Mitchell – Obake Style

“Magen’s experimenting with new ways to paint some of our older ornaments.”
#obakestyle #lasercut #laserengraved #woodornaments #lasercutornament #handmade #etsyshop #etsyseller


Heleman Martinez – Class of 2019

“Colored pencil drawing of an amaryllis flower.” 2006 #tbt #coloredpencil #colorpencil #drawing #fineart


Missy Van Wagoner

Missy updates her profile!

ALUMNI FOCUS: Paul, Lacee, Nadya, Jill, Becky, Erin & Missy

Paul Asay

“You should go see who took that photo…”


Lacee Black

“I’ve been busy lately with some branding work, I can finally post. The client wanted a traditional feeling logo using letters. “


Nadya Bratt

O hai, facebook. It’s been a while.
Here’s a quick one for all my homies who struggle with patience and slow results.


Jill De Haan

From AIGA SLC:
“The 100 Show, Salt Lake City’s most prestigious juried competition, honors and showcases the years’ best design. Eligible projects are judged for craft, concept, and aesthetic achievement as determined by our nationally-recognized panel of judges.”

From Jill:
“Guys! I won a Copper Ingot at the AIGA SLC 100 Show this year and am just pleased as punch. It’s a real honor to have my work judged alongside the stellar work of SLC designers and illustrators. Thanks so much to the awesome judges this year for picking up what I put down and for @artistsforeducation for letting me work on such a fun project!”

Becky Larsen Pease

Lisbon, Portugal – B&W of my life, day 178″

Erin Salazar

“My job is so much fun! I work with the best team EVER!! They allow me to bring out the best in myself as a designer. Don’t get me wrong, there is definitely stress doing projects like this but watching it come to life is so rewarding!” #environmentaldesigner #buildingwraps #twofloorsdowntoday💪 #fivemoretogo #corevaluesatwork


Missy Turner

I got an Illustration/Children’s Illustration/Licensing rep! They’re a UK based company called the Bright Agency. These are some of the development illustrations they had me do before signing me on.”


ALUMNI FOCUS: Anna Marie, Jill, Melissa, Amy, Magen & Nick, Becky, Jen & Em

Anna Marie Coronado

“Charts and Graphs for work! And all I hear in my head is Kerry saying ‘more charts and graphs’ during Ad Workshop class.”


Jill De Haan

Lettering is such a beautiful way to express yourself. Exploring the depths of your style, creativity and voice is something I think every person can benefit from. I crack up when I see my work from a few years ago. There were times when I thought I’d just find a new hobby and others when I felt I’d really created something special and both experiences always pushed me to evolve and do better. I’m so grateful for the art of lettering and for the career that I’ve built from it. One of the unexpected benefits I’ve gotten from lettering is the wonderful community. Everyone is so positive and encouraging and I’m endlessly inspired by their beautiful work. It is for that reason that I would love to enter @homsweethom ‘s #letterwest scholarship challenge. I know there will be a ton of incredible entries but I figured I’d give it a shot! Here’s hoping I get to spend some quality time with my fellow lettering folk!” ❤️❤️

“Holy smokes, first mural done! And have a leg up on the next two thanks to help from my amaze sisters! Thanks @missyhealyturner and @libbykleyn 😇😇 for staying up late with me!”

“I could flower-doodle absolutely all day. Or all night in this case.” #6hourslater #hallofbreakfast @ Hall of Breakfast


Melissa Hurd

“This is Mushka. She is @musiceater7 ‘s baby.”
#artwithmelissa #catsofinstagram #artistsofinstagram #ipadproart #procreate #applepencil #petportrait #art #artistforhire


Amy McDonald

“Great night at Monster Drawing Rally at Kimball Art Center with Park City Summit County Arts Council. Fun to participate as one of the artists and have our work go to great causes! Artwork was hung in plastic and taped to the wall for people to buy.”


Magen Mitchell & Nick Burke

“The Helikon Gallery & Studios Nerd Out! show opens today! We have a couple of plaques and a bunch of jewelry in the show so be sure to swing by if you’re in Denver.”

#obakestyle #lasercut #laserengraved #fanart #ghibli #ジブリ #princessmononoke #mononoke #もののけ姫 #helikongallery #denverart


Becky Larsen Pease

“B&W of my life, day 166”
#GoToTheLibarryTooLurnHow2ReidGud


Jennifer Terry

“This is a corresponding surface pattern to my cover photo. I’m planning on doing several more mostly because I feel like I’ve hit on a color palette I really like.”


Em Veylupek

“All finished!!”


 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Paul, Molly, Amber, Ben, Becky, Matt, Tanja, & Em

Paul Asay

“Baseball Sky.”


Molly Dallimore

“Some calligraphy practice using limericks.”


Amber Giles

“Advice often shared with me by my mother.” 🙂❤️


Ben Heighton

“A set of logos I created yesterday for What do you know about ska punk? Really happy with them.” #destroybrandgraphics #wdykasp #ska #skapunk @ Salt Lake City, Utah


Becky Larsen Pease

“B&W of my life, day 150.”
🐝🐝


Matt Page

“On Sunday I posted a couple of process pics of this drawing, but this is the finished piece.”

See more at: mattpagedotcom.com


Tanja Rapson

I’m so excited! The pins I designed for Riley Blake are finally having a debut party at this springs Quilt Market.” #designlife #enamelpins #rileyblakedesigns #toocutetonotshare #idesignedthis


Em Veylupek

“I’ve been experimenting with resin and glass pieces to create geode style paintings. This is my second attempt and has already sold. I start out with drawing on the different contour lines with a pencil. Once I have a good idea of the shape I use clear epoxy resin to glue down the glass pieces. Once the glass pieces are dry and set I move on to adding colors. This has gold, metallic purple, red plum, dark violet and white.”


 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Alisa, Lacee, Nadia, Ben, Sam, Andrew, Ian, Becky, Erin & Clayton

Alisa Bishop

“Going to try to do at least a couple #MaySketchaDay posts this month, starting with a goal of 3 that is hopefully attainable, haha. It was nice to just draw something that wasn’t overly preplanned like most of my current projects have been.”


Lacee Black

“30 Pattern Challenge prompt: Icarus and the Sun.”


Nadia Dolzhenko

Beautiful photos from photographer Nadia!


Ben Heighton

Destroy Brand Graphics at The Bat Cave Presents: Goth Swap & Bat Cave Fundraiser Bake Sale.


Sam Loertscher

“Cool catz”


Andrew Malin

“This will likely be my only entry for MerMay. I didn’t see much representation of fresh water mermaids and so we have… Kitten, who sits on her perch in the white water rapids. Meow!” #mermay #sweetheart


Ian Maxfield

“Named must be your fear before banish it can.” – Yoda
“Happy May the 4th”


Becky Larsen Pease

“B&W of my life, day 140.”


Erin Salazar

Thought you’d be interested in the professional photos from my conference. I was lead designer this year – so all the artwork, lanyards, signage, flags, brochures etc were all me. Even the foam letters were my grand idea! So much fun!”  😊


Clayton Whitehead

“No explanation needed. Peter Berdmun.”