Category Archives: Alumni News

ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Vince, Alisa, Christopher, Karli, Ben, Patrick, Becky & Ingrid

Davin Abegg – Davin Abegg Design

“Look what I painted.” #overthegardenwall #oilpainting


Vince Bayless

“2018 Day 340:Tumble”


Alisa Bishop – Alisa Bishop Arts

🎨🌟Limited Commissions!”🌟🎨
Only a few spots available & limited time only, swipe to see options

❄️ 1-2 spots would be finished in time for holiday gifts. The rest > next year.
💌 email me!
Preferably animals, ladies, portraits, single characters.


Christopher Clark & Patrick Parker – Propel Pictures

“LATEST PROJECT COMPLETE!

This was an amazing project to write + direct with so many awesome and talented collaborators.

How many parallels to Christmas Eve Story can you find in this modern day tale off that special night?

We know of at least 10+ easter eggs that parallel the story of the Savior’s birth found in this video.

One that people may not catch is the LIGHT (Star) hanging down in the garage above the group.”

DIRECTORS: Christopher S. Clark, Patrick H. Parker
WRITERS: Christian Lambert, Christopher S. Clark

Karli Duisen – American Crafts

I was happy to get to design these drop caps for a fairy tale inspired paper collection. I’m really happy with how they turned out so I guess the hand cramps from drawing them were worth it?


Ben Heighton – Destroy Brand Graphics

“Burn it down.”
#destroydolls #destroybrandgraphics


Becky Larsen Pease

“All set up and ready to sell!!” 😁


Ingrid Shoemaker – Dahlia and Violet

“Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend, and staying warm! New faux leather chokers are now listed on Etsy! Featuring agate, wood, and rose quartz.”

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ALUMNI FOCUS: Derek, Molly, Alissa, Melissa, Matthew, & Dianna

Derek Ballard – Neuer Geist

“Spoke Art’s officially licensed ISLE OF DOGS pop-up gallery opens tonight in NYC! Here is my contribution. A 100% natural cotton bandana hand printed with Matsui water based ink and 2-color risograph packaging band.”

#wesanderson #isleofdogs #isleofdogsartshow #popculturegallery #popcultureart #spokeart #bandana #artcollectors #risograph #riso @ Parasol Projects – 213 Bowery


Molly Dallimore

“Photos of my sculpture during the dance recital Saturday night!”


Alissa Hicks – Stampin’ Up!

“I just got back from an incredible work trip to one of Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage events that are held for our demonstrators. It was amazing to see the stuff I worked on for months come to life and to create friendships with people I’ve seen around the office but never talked to. Thanks to everyone who worked this event! Here’s a couple of highlights of projects I was able to work on.”


Melissa Hurd – Art with Melissa

“Come visit me today at the art factory! I have prints, Christmas ornaments, and stickers oh my! I am also taking pet portrait commissions for the holiday season! What’s better than a personal handmade gift? Nothing!”


Matthew Radcliffe

“Life never gets easier, you just get better at living it.”


Dianna Totland

“Worked hard on SLUG Mag material for the fall event going on tomorrow! I’d say I’m not one to mix my drinks, but that would be a lie 🤫 so I’m happy to be apart of the SLUG fam and ready to taste some delicious local drinks. Hopefully there is plenty of whiskey to warm us up!”


 

2018 INK Show Reception

The 2018 INK ~ an Alumni ART & DESIGN Group Show reception on Friday, November 16th was a great success! Associate Professor Kerry Gonzáles wishes to thank all participating alumni:

Helen Cox
Shawn Growcock
Melissa Hurd
Amy MacDonald
Ian Maxfield
Katrina Parkinson
Tanja Rigby
Norah Strebel

To see their work and read more about each of our alumni:
https://inkslcc.wordpress.com/about-ink/ink-show/2018-ink-show/

Helen Cox

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Melissa Hurd

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Amy MacDonald

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Ian Maxfield

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Katrina Parkinson

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Tanja Rigby

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Amy MacDonald & Kerry Gonzáles

Thanks Everyone ~ Kerry Gonzáles

To see their work and read more about each of our alumni:
https://inkslcc.wordpress.com/about-ink/ink-show/2018-ink-show/

 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Anna Marie, Sam, Andrew & Katrina

Davin Abegg

I drew and designed this poster for the show next week. I can’t wait! I might have a few prints for sale too.”


Anna Marie Coronado

“My mom wanted me to draw her for a book she’s working on.” #Illustrator #illustration #drawing #procreate #applepencil #ipad #characterdesign #characterillustration #character #childrensbookillustration


Sam Loertscher – DS Creative

“Our latest project.”  #corporate #branding #wall #graphics #environmentdesign


Andrew Malin – Velleity Studios

Andrew is second from left.

“Release party at Dr. Volts for The Mighty Utahn #1 and Ruthless #2. Thanks everyone for coming by and showing your support.”


Katrina Parkinson – Karina Flores Art

“This is an oil portrait of my baby girl I did awhile ago.”


 

2018 INK SHOW ~ You are Invited!

THE INK SHOW RECEPTION

Friday, November 16 • 5:30 – 7 PM
Introductions at 6 PM

Exhibit Dates
October 30, 2018 ~ January 11, 2019

SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
South City Campus / Center for Arts & Media
Edna Runswick Taylor Foyer / East Entrance
1575 South State Street / SLC, UT 84115

In 2010, Salt Lake Community College Visual Art & Design Graphic Design students Nadya Bratt & Casey Kim created INK as a club for anyone interested in Graphic Design. After their graduation from SLCC, INK evolved into an online source for those passionate about the visual communication industry by offering access to news, resources, and networking.

VAD Associate Professor Kerry Gonzáles and caretaker for INK, is proud to share the talents and creative directions taken by Alumni & Friends of INK in this – the fourth annual – INK, an Alumni Art & Design Group Show.

Each piece showcases the design process from initial research and ideas to a completed product. And most importantly… how a good foundation in graphic design is used in a multitude of careers.

Graphic Designers Can Do Everything!

For more information contact Kerry Gonzáles:
kerry.gonzales@slcc.edu
(801) 957-3493

 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Lucas, Alisa, Cassidy, Amber, Ben, Magen, & Lacee

Lucas Ackley

“I had these pins made and am selling them exclusively at the Misplaced Showcase. It’s a symbol that means a lot to me along with a quote that means more. Please swing by and pick one up to help raise money for the Children’s Justice Center.”


Alisa Bishop Bradley

“Fall is my favorite time of year and it only took me my entire life to do an illustration that commemorates it!

“I’ll be at GeekGirlCon this weekend!
Come by if you’re around!


Cassidy Demkov

“Took a few days to relax for my birthday and it was just what I needed. Here are a few things I did for the Crate Paper, Inc. #cphooray collection. The birthday cake/treat pattern has me craving cake so bad.” 🙈💗

“I love it when I get to design something that truly speaks to me. Anything that combines birds and flowers is a win for me. Here is a peek at this pattern I did for #journalstudio The journal cover with this in gold foil is my favorite.”


Amber Giles

“A recent lettering project for one of my sister’s birthday presents. I loved pulling this one together!” 😁


Ben Heighton – Destroy Brand Graphics

“I wanna throw a ball
Gunna throw a ball tonight.”
#ska #puns #mustardplug #pug #mustard #destroybrandgraphics


Magen Mitchell – Obake Style

“We had such a great time at the Misplaced Showcase yesterday! Thank you so much to everyone who helped put this on, all the artists who participated, and everyone who came out to buy some art or just have fun!”


Lacee Siler Black

“Just found out ‘Precipice’ was selected to be a part of the 2018 SLCC President’s Art Show!”


 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Alisa, Lacee, Christopher, Cassidy, Nadia, Melissa, Matt & Missy

Alisa Bishop Bradley

“I participated in this very cute recipe zine with some friends! I meant to share this earlier, but today is the last day to get the digital version! There’s 6 recipes with accompanying illustrations, mine included and it’s $5.

Proceeds will go toward Meals on Wheels America!”


Lacee Siler Black

“Sunday sketching. I guess I can’t wait for Halloween either.”


Christopher Clark

“In light of the fact I’m working on some music videos for the ‘Tab Choir’ and to celebrate their name change, I thought this mash-up was an appropriate kick-off to get things started right! Happy #LDSConf #GenConf weekend!”


Cassidy Demkov

So excited to finally share this project I worked on with the Crate Paper team. I loved the florals from this collection.” #cratepaper #journalstudio


Nadia Dolzhenko

“Bonneville Flats mystery”


Melissa Hurd – Art with Melissa

“Order a custom portrait of your best friend! The finished piece delivered to you is a high resolution jpeg file, which can be printed as an 8×10 photo. (For a painting of more than one animal, contact me for details and pricing.)”

melissahurdart@gmail.com


Matt Page

“Alt Press Fest at the Salt Lake Library today. Priya and I both have a piece in the free zine they’re giving away. Go check it out. There’s tons of cool stuff.”


Missy van Wagoner

“I may be bias but I’m so excited for my Merry & Bright Tag Bundle! This pack is more than worth it just for that ONE item! Click on my exclusive link and not only will you get this amazing bundle but when you use my link you get a extra special lil gift from me created by me for your eyes only! Click Click click it sounds like Santa or Rudolph is on their way!

https://pt175.isrefer.com/go/HBATC/LittleMissMissy/

THE MISTER MARROW CUSTOM SKULL SHOW ~ You are Invited!

THE MISTER MARROW CUSTOM SKULL SHOW RECEPTION

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 • 6 – 9 PM
Hosted by Obake Style & Sugar Skull Designs

Exhibit Dates
October 2 ~ November 4, 2018

URBAN ARTS GALLERY
Shadow Realms Show

116 South Rio Grande Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Pictured Skull by Magen Mitchell.

Obake Style and Sugar Skull Designs invite you to the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll reception of the Mr. Marrow Custom Skull Show on Friday, October 19th.

Two local toymakers, Josh and Michael Baldi of Sugar Skull Designs, have created a line of articulated plastic skulls. Local artists, including SLCC VAD alumni Magen Mitchell of Obake Style, and Derek & Brighton Ballard of Neuer Geist, have customized these Mr. Marrow toys and their pieces will be on display at the Urban Arts Gallery from October 2nd through November 4th and run in conjunction with their Shadow Realms gallery show.

Pictured Skull by Derek & Brighton Ballard of Neuer Geist.

Come see all the fun interpretations of Mr. Marrow on the 19th and stay to hang out and chat with local artists! 💀🎨

 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Derek, Brighton & Jill in SLUG Magazine

Derek & Brighton Ballard – Neuer Geist

“Thank you to @slugmag and @babyzai_ for the fantastic feature!

Pick up the new issue and check it out.

Also, how stunning is the cover illustrated by our friend @jill_dehaan ?”

FROM SLUG MAGAZINE:

“Since 2015, Neuer Geist has been creating and designing images and products that reflect their own brand aesthetic. And in addition to that, they help other businesses grow and form their own. Through screen-printing, watercolor, graphic design and the newly introduced techniques from highly coveted risograph machines, Brighton Ballard and Derek Ballard offer an array of services that can refresh any business’ look and create an impression on the community. By combining their two entities—Derek’s consisting of dark, industrial aesthetics and a background in design, and Brighton’s comprising watercolor, line drawing and portraiture—the two maintain their signature look as Neuer Geist.”

To read more:
https://www.slugmag.com/interviews-features/neuer-geist-breathing-new-life-existing-walls/

Photo: Colton Marsala

Jill DeHaan

FROM SLUG MAGAZINE:

“As a lifelong visually and artistically oriented person, she pursued an associate’s degree in visual art and design at Salt Lake Community College. The program was primarily rooted in graphic design, but she realized that she could “take letters to some place new, and they didn’t just have to be a font,” says De Haan. Under the watchful eye of Associate Professor Kerry Gonzales—her “design mother,”—she was exposed to stern design methodology while also being encouraged experiment and push the boundaries of art and design (essentially, learning the rules first then when and how to break them.)”

To read more:
https://www.slugmag.com/art-fashion/jill-went-hill-draw-nature/

Photo: John Barkiple