Category Archives: Alumni News

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



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.”

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

 

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”

ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Derek, Anna Marie, Ben, Kim, Heleman, Matt & Chris

Davin Abegg – Secret Abilities

Davin’s Band


Derek Ballard – Neur Geist

“‘Strife Elevated’ risograph print series available at God Hates Robots”


Anna Marie Coronado

“Designing some new brochures for work #graphicdesign #graphicdesigner #layout #brochure #indesign #owl


Ben Heighton – Destroy Brand Graphics

“The Pandemics are making limited edition hoodies with art I created for them. Presale ends March 9th. They won’t be available for purchase after presale ends. Get one while you can!”


Kim Jeppson

“I’ve added some new designs to Red Bubble. I’ve got some spirit animals and some fun jellyfish and narwhals, too. Check them out!”


Heleman Martinez

“Wine bottle package design proposal featuring minimalistic logo and gradient inspired by the color of dark Malbec wine.”

#graphicdesign #packagedesign #logodesigns #logo #winebottle #winebottles #branding


Matt Page

“Here are some roosters I drew for a project in 2017 that didn’t end up going anywhere.”


Chris van Soolen

18 x 24 charcoal

ALUMNI FOCUS: Vince, Helen, Nadia, Magen, Erin, Jen, Peterson & Em

Vince Bayless

2019 46/365″

Helen Cox

“An informational postcard I designed for my volunteer gig at Voterise made it onto the House floor in the Utah State Legislative Session, woah! They unanimously voted to designate February 14th “Utah Women’s Voter Registration Day” and Rep. Stephen Handy (R) held up the Voterise 2020 Challenge card and spoke about our upcoming campaign to get more Utah women registered to vote. My heart is full!”


Nadia Dolzhenko

“Love off-season”


Magen Mitchell – Obake Style

“We’re using this latest round of #artvsartist to consider how Magen’s style has changed over the last few years.”


Erin Salazar

“Happy lil giraffe.”
#utahartist #ipadpro #adobesketch #ipadproart #adobe #applepen #sketch #draw #creativelife #digitalart #erinsalazar #babyanimals #giraffe #babygiraffe


Jen Terry – Jen on Fire

“Hey you guys! These are of a couple of my new illustrations turned into super awesome stickers! These beauties will be up in my Etsy shop in a couple of days so don’t miss out on something you never knew you always needed.”

“Mascot, badge, and animation options for one of our dealerships in New Mexico.”


Em Veylupek



 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Joel, Alisa, Natalee, Anna Marie, Melissa, Katrina, Matthew & Jen

Davin Abegg

“I deleted my Night Time Sketches blog. Here are my two favorite sketches I had on it.”


Joel Bender

“Super pumped about this collab with my dudes over at Faction Skis.” #vivalemono #monoski #pitviper


Alisa Bishop Bradley – Alisa Bishop Arts

“I’m February’s featured artist at Friday Afternoon ! My art will be up in the (tea) shop for the whole month, with some of my prints and *new* Valentine’s Day cards available for purchase!” 💖

“There’s an art walk this Friday [Feb 1st] at 6pm, I’ll see you there!🍵


Natalee Cooper Chilton

“Working on updating my portfolio and doing some personal projects. This is an idea for a women’s fly fishing group and now I’m kind of excited about it. Would anyone be interested if I really did start this?” 🐟


Anna Marie Coronado

“Fighting cucco!” #penandink #inkdrawing #illustrationartists #illustratorsoninstagram #illustration #illustrator #cucco #legendofzelda #loz #nerd #nerdgirl #fanart #artist #geek #geekgirl


Melissa Hurd

“Hey friends! Remember how I’m a graphic designer? Check out some websites I designed!”


Heleman Martinez

“For all you chicken fans out there. Another monotype print. Full color.” #monotype #printmaking #illustration #inkdrawing #chickens #slcc @ Salt Lake City, Utah


Katrina Parkinson – Red Rabbit Henna

“Winter is sort of an off season for Henna Tattoos,but luckily I have a sister who is willing to let me tattoo her all year long! Thanks Victoria Flores!”


Matthew Radcliffe

“The Great Salt Lake.”


Jen Terry – Jen on Fire

“Happy Lunar New Year! 2019 is the year of the pig and to start it off the right way I spent my day yesterday Googling cute little pigs I could draw and came up with this. I really am in love with how this turned out and I hope ya’ll like it as well.”