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2017 DIY Festival

9th Annual Craft Lake City

August 11th, 12th & 13th
Gallivan Center / Salt Lake City, UT

From Craft Lake City:

Craft Lake City’s DIY Festival is Utah’s largest local-centric, three-day arts festival, with over 250 local artisans, DIY engineers, vintage vendors, and craft food creators, the Google Fiber STEM Building, two stages of music and dance performances, local food trucks, and approximately 20,000 attendees.


E Pluribus Mormon

From Craft Lake City:

Matt Page is an award winning illustrator and graphic designer inspired by local Mormon culture and pop culture.

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


Jen on Fire

From Craft Lake City:

Jennifer Terry at Jenonfire Design is a graphic designer and illustrator ready to light the fire of creativity in the S.L.C!

To see more of Jen’s work:
http://www.jenonfire.com/


Neuergeist

From Craft Lake City:

Neuer Geist – Derek & Brighton Ballard – are brand specialists based in Salt Lake. We’re passionate about our craft, from fine art prints to enamel pins and embroidered patches, personal branding and design.

To see more of Brighton and Derek’s work:
http://neuergeist.com/


 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Keith, Jill, Katrina & Carol

Keith Beard

Keith’s latest sculptural piece was shown at Trolley Square for the “Tough Cookies Art Show.”

To see more of Keith’s work:
http://miribranding.com/info/


Jill DeHaan

From Jill:
“Yay for amazing pens! Thank you @sheafferpen for letting my work grace your packaging!” 🙏 #igniteyourcuriosity #sheafferpen

To see more by Jill:
http://www.jilldehaan.com/


Katrina Parkinson

Katrina created a ton of henna tattoos at her booth Black Rabbit Henna during the Annual Stansbury Days!

To see more of Katrina’s work:
http://blackrabbitarts.wixsite.com/blackrabbitarts


Carol Ross

Carol designed the 10 foot tall letters for the South City Campus. Just in time for the first day of school!!

Carol is the lead designer at SLCC.


 

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/


 

 

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: Nadia, Sara, Cassidy, Andrew, Matt, Jen & Melissa

Nadia Dolzhenko

Alumnus Nadia and her husband Alex Kravtsov recently showed their photography in the Mountain Valley Photographer’s Exhibit at the Midway Community Center.

To see more of Nadia’s work:
http://ndslc.weebly.com/


Sara Corrigan-Gibbs

Sara’s piece for the “heART is Oakland” Ghostship benefit show held in Oakland, California where she works as a graphic designer.

To see more of Sara’s work, follow her on Instagram:
@saraeileendraws


Cassidy Demkov

Some of Cassidy’s favorites designed for the Maggie Holmes Carousel line. Cassidy works for American Crafts.

To see more of Cassidy’s work, follow her on Instagram:
@cassidydemkov.art


Andrew Malin

Andrew at the Las Vegas Comic Con. Andrew will also be a guest at the Salt Lake Comic Con as a comic book historian.

To see more of Andrew’s work:
http://andrewmalindesign.com/


Matt Page

Matt’s show “Page on the Arts: Mormon Pop Art,” runs through the month of July in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections located on the BYU Campus.

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


Jennifer Terry

Part of Jen’s submission in SkillsUSA contest.

Jen recently returned from the 2017 SkillsUSA competition held in Louisville, Kentucky representing SLCC Visual Art & Design Department. Jen reports:

“It was fun, stressful and eye opening.”


KUDOS TO YOU JEN!

To see more of Jen’s work:
http://www.jenonfire.com/


Melissa Healy Turner

Some of Melissa’s designs for the Maggie Holmes Carousel line will be applied to paper, stickers, diecut ephemera, etc. Melissa works for American Crafts.

To see more of Melissa’s work:
http://missy-turner.squarespace.com


 

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.

ALUMNI FOCUS: Keith, Catherine, Peterson, & Missy

Keith Beard

Keith is the founder of Miri Gallery located at 3605 South West Temple, Stuite C in Salt Lake City.

For more information on Miri Gallery:
http://www.mirigallery.com/


Catherine Davis

“Updated the website design, including a link to my flickr stream where you can find my event photos!” ~ Catherine

To see more of Catherine’s work:
https://www.catherinedavisart.com/design


Peterson Timothy

From Saxton Horne:

“We’re thrilled to hear the work we did for Volunteers of America, Utah was selected as one of the pieces in the @aigaslc 100 show! (We’re definitely patting ourselves on the back.)”

Peterson was the graphic designer on this project which received a Merit Award at this year’s AIGA 100 Show.

To see more of Peterson’s work:
http://timothycd.com/

To see Volunteers of America Gala:
https://www.behance.net/gallery/43979211/Silver-Spurs-Gala-Volunteers-of-America-Utah


Missy Dial van Waggoner

“Happily designed art, paper + gift goodness by Missy.”

To see more of Missy’s work:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LittleMissMissy