Category Archives: Alumni News

ALUMNI FOCUS: Paul, Keith, Cassidy, Kylie, Sam, Andrew, Magen, Matt, Becky, & Matthew

Paul Asay

“Beautiful night at the ballpark.”

“Back to back to back home runs. Don’t see that everyday.”


Keith Beard

“More coffee please.”


Cassidy Demkov

“New post.” 😊

“Floral pattern I’m working on.”


Kylie Gillette

Snapdragon Handmade: “For my Orem, Provo Friends: Bijou Market is happening this weekend! Stop by if you’d like to see some awesome handmade creations.” 😊


Sam Loertscher

DS Creative: “Fun little project: Entry Lit Impact Logo – 3D Lettering On Frosted Panel, Door Signage, etc.”


Magen Mitchell

Obake Style: “We just got back from Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point and it seemed like a great time to share one of Magen’s garden fairies. We’ll be making prints soon.”

Obake Style: “Magen painted this sweet, toasted marshmallow floof!”


Andrew Malin

Velleity Studios: “WIP pencilsketch.”

“Velleity Studios: Cover sketch WIP.”


Matt Page

“If you ever go into the Paper Source store looking for washi tape, you might end up buying this set with my designs on it.”

“These puffy stickers I designed are also available at your local Paper Source store. Each sticker was illustrated on my iPad Pro, using the Procreate app. It was a fun line. I like working with bright colors like this.”


Becky Larsen Pease

“B&W of my life, day #262.” 😋🥒


Matthew Radcliffe

“It’s too hot outside.” 🥵

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ALUMNI FOCUS: Sharon, Ryan, Lacee, Natalee, Rosalba, Kylie, Ben & Norah

Sharon Armstrong

“A commission I did.”


Ryan Bangerter

Printing the MMR shirts today.


Lacee Siler Black

“One b&w comp done and another to go on this commission. Client wanted to emphasize diversity. So here’s NY street ball at its 1970’s loveliest. I’m excited to get onto the final piece.”

“….Aaaaaaaaannnd b&w comp number two. Finally moving onto color comps!!”


Natalee Cooper Chilton

“I am low key excited to finally launch my new website/portfolio.” designsbynat.com


Rosalba Dominguez

Running for office AND designing the promotional material!


Kylie Gillette

“You can now see our jewelry Monday through Saturday (until 9pm) at DownEast in Millcreek At Jenibee Marketplace: 3300 South 2300 East” 😊


Ben Heighton


Norah Strebel

“Designs for Bark Out Loud!”


 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Vince, Molly, Ruben, Melissa, Katrina, Jennifer, Peterson, Missy & Em

Vince Bayless

“2019 Day 168: Offspring” #draweveryday #sketcheveryday #randomwordoftheday #illustration #sketch #characterdesign #drawing #design #concept #cartoon #sketchbook #offspring #artistsoninstagram #cartoonistsoninstagram #illustratorsoninstagram


Molly Dallimore

My final project for my drawing class as well as the largest drawing I’ve ever made. Graphite on paper 38×50 inches.”


Ruben De La Torre

“A new photo to the album: Arte.”

Lettering Practice for Today.

I added the crown in between the L and C to fill the space. I like the idea of a broken crown might have to incorporate it into an illustration.
“Letter ‘S’ Study for a project I’m going to work on.”

Melissa Hurd

#centaurtruth


Katrina Flores Parkinson

“It’s a beautiful day here at the Tooele Arts Festival! Come by and check out what’s going on:) let me know if you are coming! I would love to see you ! Come get a Henna Tattoo!”


Jennifer Terry

“These are a couple of projects I’ve been working on lately. I think they are turning out pretty well.”


Peterson Timothy

“With today (June 19) being the day Moe of the Three Stooges was born, I felt in necessary to explore some portrait illustrations of all Three Stooges.”


Missy Van Wagoner

“Lookey Lookey! Guess what? I won another Award! Scroll down to see what space my “Love Wins” piece won! SO exciting! Thank you minted! woot woot. Happy Friday!”

Walls that Wow: Minted x Pottery Barn Kids x PBteen Round 3 Art Challenge: Special Prizes


Em Veylupek

#sketchbook


 

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


 

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