Category Archives: Inspiration

ALUMNI FOCUS: Lacee, Jill, Malorie, & Lauren

Lacee Siler Black

A recent collage created by Lacee for a freelance client.

To see more of Lacee’s work:
http://laurendonna.blogspot.com/
http://the-illustrated-me.blogspot.com/
https://www.instagram.com/sakurasenshi/


Jill De Haan

Jill speaking about her record cover illustration for musical artist Emily Brown:

“Thank you so much @emilybrownmusic for the super fun opportunity. And @kylewaynebenson for recommending me and creating the gorgeous type!”

To see more of Jill’s work:
http://www.jilldehaan.com/


Malorie Murphy

Malorie is currently designing unique wedding invitations:

“If you need wedding announcements check out Utah Announcements and ask for me


Lauren Waters

Lauren designed a delightful logo for the Jewish Community Center Sea Monsters Swim Team.

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

 

 

 

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!

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!