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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


 

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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!

Spring 2019 Advanced Design Review & Preview

Advanced Design Review & Preview
SLCC South City Campus
Multipurpose Room
Saturday, April 27, 2019
8 – 11:30 am

👏👏👏 Saturday’s Review & Preview was a great success. Students from Associate Professor Kerry Gonzáles’ ART 2220 Advanced Design class presented their work for review by SLCC VAD alumni.

The branding collateral created by students Sandra Castaneda, Sara Correa, Rebecca Funes, Mekel Muy, Pablo Pinet, Layla Fiod Pitauluga, Amanda Osbourne, Kyrsten Shiflett, Alexis Smith (see photo above), and Brice Roundy was created over the course of this Spring Semester. The project included designs for a logo, letterhead/envelope/business card, kit cover, brochure, magazine ad and annual report cover/spreads.

Thanks to alumni for generously volunteering their time and expertise: Karli Duisen, Melyssa Ferguson, Amber Giles, Ben Heighton, Christine Hunsaker, Kevin Landeen, Jorge Pille, Austin Record, Kristy Sabey, Em Veylupek and Lauren Donna Waters.

Thanks also to Alex Gonzáles for sharing his printing industry expertise. Next Review & Preview… the first week in December! 😊😄😁

ALUMNI FOCUS: Christopher, Sam, Ian, Matt, Patrick, Matthew, Erin, & Missy

Christopher Clark and Patrick Parker – Propel Studios

CINEMATOGRAPHY and EDITING:
Christopher Clark and Patrick Parker

From Christopher:
“I struggled on “how” to tell this story. . .

Amidst the normal chaos of other projects and daily living, this tragic and triumphant story has permeated my life for the better part of a year—weighing on me to try and get it right.

Not only was the subject matter difficult to tackle, but there were so many facets to the account that required deeper faith and humility—sincere emotional commitment. More than I possessed.”

Check out our latest short flick starring the incredible Aaron “Wheelz”. Buckle up. As Wheelz always says “Safety third!” #wheelz #aaronwheelz


Sam Loertscher – DS Creative

#salesoffice #design for local #homebuilder#environmentaldesign #graphicdesign #typography


Ian Maxfield

“Getting ready for FanX and the first of the new prints of the year is Captain Marvel.”

“This was one of my favorite movies of 2018. The art and animation style had me drooling. I had a lot of fun making this.”


Matt & Priya Page

It (Grid Zine Fest) was fun. Thanks to my friends who came by and especially those who supported Priya’s comic. She’s super excited that people bought her book.

“Thanks to my friend Naima Nawabi for another great photo of Priya and I. Just three more hours to go at the zine fest.”


Matthew Radcliffe

“It was all just a brick in the wall.”


Erin Salazar

“I love feathers so so much. #feathers


Missy Van Wagoner

Little Miss Missy

 

2019 SLCC Student Art Showcase Winners

Best of Show Award “My First Drag Bag” by Hali Araneo.

Opening Reception
& Awards Presentation

Thursday, April 4, 2019
Center for Art & Media / Multipurpose Room
Exhibit runs through April 17

Another wonderful Student Art Showcase! We would like to thank all who participated. Without you, there would be no show!

Student Hali Araneo and Associate Professor Kerry Gonzáles.

Best of Show (above) was awarded to Hali Araneo / Design.

The President’s Award chosen by SLCC President Deneece Huftalin was awarded to Alex Martinez / Multimedia.

The Provost’s Award chosen by Provost Clifton Sanders was awarded to Sarah Baum / Fine Art.

The Dean’s Award chosen by SACM Dean Richard Scott was awarded to Daniel Sandoval / Illustration.

Art Show Poster Design winner was chosen by VAD Faculty and given to Maja Keefer.

Students’ Choice Award (below) went to Adam Berman / Photography.


INK Group Award
(below) was given to Hali Araneo / Design.

Art Showcase Chair Associate Professor Ed Rosenberger and Co-Chair Assistant Professor Virag White.Student Alex Martinez and Professor Whitney King Hyans.

Over 250 pieces were accepted into the show. More awards given:

ANIMATION (2)
Award of Excellence – Sam Martinez
Honorable Mention – Lauren Yancey

DESIGN (2)
Award of Excellence – Jessi Sauer
Honorable Mention – Victor Acosta Rodriguez

3D DESIGN (1)
Award of Excellence – Sarena Boyd

FINE ARTS (2)
Award of Excellence – Eileen Johnson
Award of Merit – Hailey Paine

ILLUSTRATION (4)
Award of Excellence – Gabrielle Teaford
Award of Merit – Mason Hall
Award of Merit – Daniel Sandoval
Honorable Mention – Alex Martinez

MIXED MEDIA (3)
Award of Excellence – Christina Stanley
Award of Merit – Daniel Sandoval
Honorable Mention – Kati Nilson

MULTIMEDIA (1)
Award of Excellence – Jessi Sauer

PHOTOGRAPHY (3)
Award of Excellence – Miguel Sanchez
Award of Merit – Adam Berman
Honorable Mention – Daniel Tanner

PRINTMAKING (1)
Award of Excellence – Marla Duggins

Student Maja Keefer with her Art Showcase promotional designs.

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The esteemed judges for whom we thank their time and expertise:

Stewart Craig – Imagine Learning / Illustration & 2D Animation

Chad Kirkland – Photographer & SLCC alumnus / Photography

Susan Makov – Weber State University Professor, retired / Design, Painting, Illustration, Printmaking, Bookmaking, Photography.

Chuck Penna – Creative Director & Owner Penna Powers, SLCC alumnus / Design, Web, Illustration, Photography

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And the Art Showcase Committee who made it all possible:

Ed Rosenberger Art Showcase Chair

Virag WhiteArt Showcase Co-Chair and Awards

Jessica Curran Signage

Chad Erekson Animated Video

Kerry GonzálesPoster Contest

Lana Gruendell Prizes

Trudy RichardsonShow Name Tags

Andrew WilsonWebsite Submissions

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In addition to the above, these behind-the-scenes hardworking VAD Faculty and Staff also helped gather submissions and hang the show. And… will provide security, tear down the show and return artwork:

Rob Adamson, Rick Graham, Whitney King Hyans, Terry Martin, Neal Reiland, Don Seegmiller, Robinson Valenzuela, Cindy Denos, and Alexa Jones.

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And last but not least we would like to thank the School of Arts, Communication & Media Dean Richard Scott, VAD Associate Dean Bryan Griggs, Center for Arts & Media Coordinator Josh Elstein, and Art Gallery & Event Coordinator Danielle Susi-Dittmore.

Photos provided by Alexa Jones.

GREAT SHOW EVERYONE!


 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Alisa, Nadya, Katrina, Tanja, Ingrid, Stephanie, Jen & Missy

Alisa Bishop – Alisa Bishop Art

“All set up for Emerald City Comic Con tomorrow!! Booth 512!! I have a bunch of fun stuff for sale and also compliments free of charge. Swipe to see the map of where I am!”
#emeraldcitycomiccon #eccc #eccc2019 #artistalleynetwork #emeraldcitycomicon #emeraldcitycomiccon2019


Nadya Bratt

“Feels good to do some branding again. It’s been a while.”  ^__^


Katrina Parkinson – Black Rabbit Arts

“Black Rabbit Arts is getting a makeover! I have been exploring some new art mediums and I will be adding some new products to my Etsy shop! And for those of you who follow my Red Rabbit Henna FB page, just a heads up that I am going to be merging that page into my Black Rabbit Arts business. I’ll just be keeping all of the creativity in one easy to find place!”


Tanja Rigby

“Had to share one of my favorite design projects.” #internationalwomensday #graphicdesigner #ovariesbeforebrovaries


Ingrid Shoemaker – Dahlia and Violet

“New! 💕🖤 a jewelry set made just for yoga, relaxation, or light exercise. Diffuse essential oils on both the bracelet and earrings, while color coordinated hair ties keep your hair back!


Stephanie Smith – Stephanie Smith Photography

“OMGEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!! My new and improved website (with my own legit domain) is FINALLY finished!!!!! I feel like I just crossed the biggest finish line of my life! LOL, not really but let’s just say I’m probably going to sleep pretty good tonight and my brain is officially mush!”


Jennifer Terry – Jen on Fire

“Haven’t had too much time to work on my own projects lately because of all the work I’m doing for my work. Here are just a few projects thats I’ve completed. Now I’m working on designing instruction manuals for furniture and cookware.”


Missy Van Wagoner

“wooohooo! I have to share some exciting news! I won I won! Twice Baby! It was for a Minted/Pottery Barn Kids contest. Woot woot. It has been a looooong time since I have won anything art related, submitted lots of submissions over the last 6 years and I won a lil somthin somthin. So excited! Here are the 2 winning pieces! WOOT WOOT”