Category Archives: Inspiration

Lucas Explains All!

I am Salt Lake!

Article and photo from I am Salt Lake podcast:

“New episode is up and available! On this episode of the podcast we sit down and chat with Lucas Ackley, co-founder of Big Shiny Robot! We find out his story. We find out how Big Shiny Robot started, we find out about the blog, we find out about the podcast, and Lucas shares with us how Nerd Swap meet started. We also find out about his obsession of making Ghostbusters movie props, his 1960 Hearse, and some of his favorite local Salt Lake City eating spots.”

To read more about Lucas:
http://www.iamsaltlake.com/episode-290-lucas-ackley-big-shiny-robot/

To read more about I am Salt Lake:
http://www.iamsaltlake.com/about/


 

Derek & Brighton in Slug Magazine!

Neuer Geist Creative Studio

Brighton and Derek Ballard. Photo: John Barkiple
From SLUG Magazine:

Neuer Geist: CLC Artisan
By Zaina Abujebarah

Structured and playful all at once, Neuer Geist’s mission is to innovate and create without losing the “glory of the past.” Brighton and Derek Ballard both bring their artistic abilities to the table and join creative forces to create pieces like prints and patches, as well as menus and other graphic design gems, tailored for local businesses. All are showcased on their website.

“We’re lucky to have found each other,” Brighton says. “Derek would painstakingly reproduce the logos of favorite bands and save bits of packaging or product tags that he thought were interesting, and I drew and painted constantly.” Their creative roots led to the inception of their brand. “Derek’s aesthetic is very clean, precise and calculated, while mine is more loose and suggestive,” says Brighton. “We help each other through the process of creating. We’re constantly talking about the business, giving each other feedback, helping each other with a sketch or an idea.”

To read the entire article:
http://www.slugmag.com/art-fashion/neuer-geist-clc-artisan/

To see Neuer Geist:
http://neuergeist.com/


 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Natalee, Matt, Katrina, Tanja & Colleen

Natalee Cooper

Natalee (in the middle):

“I had the great opportunity to not only work on an awesome team, but was able to design the logo for Coca-Cola’s new app. Best believe I will be wearing this shirt proudly as soon as it cools down a bit.”

To see more of Natalee’s work:
https://www.instagram.com/nat_a_ree/


Matt Page

Matt Page Sunstone Postmortem:

“It was great to see old friends, make new friends, meet friends for the first time in real life, glare at old enemies, and accidentally make new enemies by saying the wrong thing to someone. I Saw lots of awesome new art and became a fan of new artists.”

To see more of Matt’s work:
http://mattpagedotcom.com/

To read more about the Sunstone Symposium:
https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/upcoming-symposiums-and-events/


Katrina Angelina Parkinson

Because designers cannot sit still,
“My repurposed concrete project this weekend.” ~ Katrina

Katrina teaches art at Kendali Studios:
kendalistudios.com


Tanja Rapson

From Tanja: “It was a privilege to be able to create such a fun logo for @storeygirldesigns Looking forward to all the wonderful things in store for them this year!”

To see more of Tanja’s work:
https://www.behance.net/trigby
https://www.instagram.com/tanjarigby/


Colleen Sanders Reynolds

Colleen has been on a road trip all summer photographing people, places and things for her business, Colleen Marie Creative.

To see more of Colleen’s work:
https://colleenmarie.myportfolio.com/


 

 

PRINT MAGAZINE FOCUS

Why you should make time for creative side projects

New Comics Anthologies!

A Visual Sampling

Highlight Below: Marc Bell

From Print Magazine:

Best New Comics Anthologies: A Visual Sampling
By: Michael Dooley | July 20, 2017

So many outstanding comics anthologies, so little quality eyeball time. But worry not: Print’s come to your rescue. Last year we surveyed “wonder women artists” nominated for San Diego Comic-Con’s Eisner Awards, located here. And on Tuesday we provided you with a visual sampling of this year’s top nominees, and you’ll find that here. And today we’ll wrap up with a design-based survey that highlights some of the more graphically striking and skillfully adventuresome artists within the “Best Anthologies” book category. The winner will be announced at tomorrow’s presentation ceremony.

To read more:
Best New Comics Anthologies


 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Paul, Jill, Andrew, & Ingrid

Paul Asay

Paul is the photographer for the Salt Lake Bee’s. He also works at Bikewagon as their Creative Director.

http://www.bikewagon.com

Salt Lake Bees:
http://www.milb.com/content/page.jsp?ymd=20081120&content_id=41403142&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_t561&sid=t561


Jill De Haan

From Jill: “What a hoot to see my lettering in cake topper form! Thanks @houselarsbuilt for the fun project! All beautiful photos and styling by @houselarsbuilt

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


Andrew Malin

Andrew co-wrote, inked, and lettered the new comic “Ruthless” the latest crowdfunding campaign by Velleity Studios.

To see more Velleity Studios comics:
http://velleitystudios.com/


Ingrid Shoemaker

From Ingrid about new items on her Etsy site, DahliaAndViolet:
“Finally got these two pieces listed on Etsy!”

To see more of Ingrid’s work:

#aventurinegreen

dahliaandviolet.etsy.com/

ALUMNI FOCUS: Alisa, Christopher, Jen, Missy, & Lauren

Alisa Bishop Bradley

Alisa says, “If you’re into anime, specifically of the Trigger variety, I contributed to a fanzine! I illustrated two characters from Little Witch Academia, one of my favorites.”

Preorders are open now at:
https://t.co/Xp3MRMkd2v

To see more of Alisa’s work:
http://alzuna.tumblr.com/


Christopher Clark

Stories from the Book of Mormon are being produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

For his part, Christopher says: “Grateful to be a part of this big endeavor. Fortunate enough to get to direct one of the episodes. Great cast and crew! Here’s to some late nights in the desert!”

To see more of Christopher’s work:
http://www.csclark.net/

Image from MORMONNEWSROOM.ORG


Jennifer Terry

Be sure to visit Craft Lake City! Jen says, This is for a poster and possibly a patch I’m going to be selling at Craft Lake City this year – August 11th to 13th.

To see more of Jen’s work:
@jenonfiredesign


Missy Dial van Wagoner

Missy is busy: “Here’s a little collection (fabric, gift, room, stationery) I am working on at this very moment and adding to it. It has been fun and sweet…If you want to follow me and my crazy ideas with my art and dreams… take a look and follow on Instagram”

@missyvanwagoner


Lauren Waters

From Lauren:
“Recent logo commission completed for a youth swim league. Had lots of fun with this guy!”

To see more of Lauren’s work:
http://laurenwatersdesign.com/site/DefaultController


 

 

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