Category Archives: Alumni News

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


 

2016 INK SHOW – Now Online!

It’s taken awhile to gather photos and such, but we now have the 2016 INK Show here on the INK site. Take a look at the accomplishments of our SLCC Visual Art & Design Department Graphic Design Alumni.

Stay tuned for more information on the 2017 INK Show scheduled for October.

EDNA RUNSWICK TAYLOR FOYER
Center for Arts & Media East Entrance
South City Campus / Salt Lake Community College

Opening Reception Friday, October 21, 2016


COURTNEY COLVIN

SLCC VAD / Graphic Design 2004

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Courtney Colvin, a native of Park City, UT, jump started her career with a degree in Visual Art & Design from SLCC. Upon graduation she worked for a SLC-based health care company. It was there that Courtney refined her design and project management skills for seven years, progressing from Marketing Intern to Art &Production Manager.
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Now a full-time Graphic Designer for Huntsman Cancer Institute, Courtney combines design skills with a passion for science and learning. Courtney is part of a communications team specializing in health literacy and information design for patients, caregivers, and researchers. Medical illustrations like these are just one example of the collaboration between designer and researcher.

What’s Courtney been up to since the show? Check this out:

www.courtneycolvin.com

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CASSIDY DEMKOV

SLCC VAD / Graphic Design 2013

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Cassidy Demkov began working in the Interior Design field but always had a desire to study graphic design. When the opportunity arose, she didn’t think twice about attending SLCC for Graphic Design. Cassidy lives in Sugarhouse, UT with her husband, daughter, two cats and two Boston Terriers.
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Cassidy works for American Crafts under the Crate Paper Brand as an Illustrator/Product Designer. Cassidy loves being able to use her creativity and design skills to create patterns and illustrations that are used for paper, stickers and embellishments. Pretty floral designs are her favorite. Cassidy loves seeing the creative ways people use the products she designs.

What’s Cassidy been up to since the show? Check this out:

@cassidydemkov.art

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NADIA DOLZHENKO

SLCC VAD / Graphic Design 2013

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Nadia Dolzhenko immigrated to the US from Russia in 2006. She switched from a background in civil engineering to graphic design. Residing in Heber City, Nadia and her husband share a passion for travel photography which she has exhibited in Salt Lake City art galleries.
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Nadia worked as a layout designer for the Globe Newspaper at SLCC. After graduation she was hired by The Park Record, a bi-weekly newspaper, in Park City, UT. Nadia’s responsibilities include layout/design/photography for the Park Record, themed pages, special sections, and magazines. Here Nadia uses her skill as a photographer to find just the right photo for the cover of Mile Post, an annual Park City magazine.

What’s Nadia been up to since the show? Check this out:

ndslc.weebly.com/photo-gallery

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ANNA FLORIN

SLCC VAD / Graphic Design 2010

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Anna Florin is a native of Cottonwood Heights, Utah. She has worked as a Graphic Designer and Artist for the last five years with Whole Foods Market, as well as participated in many of her own freelance projects. Anna is most excited about work that impacts the look and feel of environments through design, whether they be retail spaces, public places or cafés.
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Anna recently returned from a travel sabbatical with plans to continue both freelance work and as a designer for Whole Foods Market. Anna’s latest project was an opportunity to contribute her expertise to the local Red Butte Cafe, assisting them with her skills in art, design and in-store marketing.

What’s Anna been up to since the show? Check this out:

http://annaflorin13.wixsite.com/mysite

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COLIN HILL

SLCC VAD / Graphic Design 2006

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Colin Hill began his career as a Graphic Designer with a magazine publisher in Bethel, Connecticut. While living in New England he began his transition from print design to online design and development. Returning to Utah via Phoenix, AZ Colin currently works as the Lead Designer for Starfall Education Foundation, a non-profit company specializing in early childhood education.
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As Lead Designer & Project Manager, Colin has overseen and contributed to the creation of a new Starfall website geared toward supporting early education teachers. A small preexisting Flash based website was re-imagined as a full HTML/CSS/JS based site for use across all major browsers & devices.

What’s Colin been up to since the show? Check this out:

starfall.com/info/parents

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CLINT LOERTSCHER

SLCC VAD / Graphic Design 2001

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Clint Loertscher was willing to do whatever it took to get in the door of a creative agency and this meant selling ad space for a magazine in the role of a Sales Executive in the morning and producing those same ad layouts in the afternoon as a Graphic Designer. The rest is history – working on a variety of projects from branding development to installing graphics in elevators and on semi-trailers.
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Today Clint is the Co-owner of DS Creative which specializes in branding and environmental design. Clint and his partner Susy Huang take pride in seeing projects through the concept stages, production and final installation. Clint’s interest in spacial design inspires him to keep his company moving forward.

What’s Clint been up to since the show? Check this out:

www.dscreative.co

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ANGIE K. MILLGATE

SLCC VAD / Graphic Design 2013

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Angie K. Millgate thrives in an atmosphere of creative expression. Being easily bored, she refused to narrow her focus to one outlet. Her business, Phoenix Touch, embraces that multi-role concept. As a writer, energy healer, event facilitator, graphic designer,
and multi-media artist, everything Angie does is designed to transform and heal humanity through Love.
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Angie has an inborn ability to help people dismantle archaic beliefs and sabotaging behavioral patterns, so they can live fulfilling lives. Angie has developed the Shit Suit™ processes, which she facilitates at her REVELution events as an opportunity for transformation through play.

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Angie finds joy in the process of identifying a book’s end-goal, researching, developing characters, writing, editing, and rewriting. Since 2013 Angie has completed  eight 350-page manuscripts for Book Development Resources. At any given moment Angie is writing or thinking about writing.

What’s Angie been up to since the show? Check this out:

angiemillgate.com

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CAROL ROSS

SLCC VAD / Graphic Design 2001

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Carol Ross enjoys the creative
process of minimalistic, user-centered designs. Her interests revolve around art, fashion, history, architecture, travel and film. She has been designing aesthetic layouts for print and digital publishing for over 16 years, and is drawn to abstract art and expressionism. Carol enjoys updating and improving brands by creating entire conceptualizations.
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Carol created an updated look in this branding project for the Community Writing Center at SLCC. The project began with a new logo and expanded to other designs, including print and digital ads, merchandise and banners.

What’s Carol been up to since the show? Check this out:

carolrosscreative.com

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KRISTY SABEY

SLCC VAD / Graphic Design 2012

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Kristy Sabey discovered a love for print as well as type and layout while working as a design editor for Folio, the college art & literary magazine. After graduating from SLCC, she worked in print production specializing in large format. Kristy’s experience with visual communication sparked an interest in business & maketing and has inspired her to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Kristy now works in digital marketing.
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Kristy is the Layout Designer for New York based Vellum Magazine, which is published twice yearly. The magazine has been featured in both Switzerland & Hong Kong Art Basil Shows which are known as a premier international platforms showcasing the newest developments in visual arts.

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CAMI THURBER

SLCC VAD / Graphic Design 2009

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Cami Thurber grew up without a hometown but settled in Salt Lake City where she continued her career and started a family. After years of in-house design, Cami started her own freelance
business – Silen6 Commercial Arts. Silen6 quickly turned into something larger than a solo-preneur company with a variety of clients and projects keeping Cami and her team busy.

What’s Cami been up to since the show? Check this out:

www.silen6.com

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Both Cami Thurber and Dianna Totland worked on the project below for Silen6.

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Both Cami Thurber and Dianna Totland worked on the project above for Silen6.

Sego Automation is a business focused on machinery, efficiency and automated processes. They requested from Silen6 a new logo, business card, and website.  Research began with similar
companies and a few rounds of logo options offered to the client. Once a logo was chosen, it was then applied to company collateral.

DIANNA TOTLAND

SLCC VAD / Graphic Design 2015

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Dianna Totland grew up in the heart of Salt Lake City and enrolled in SLCC in 2010 where she began her path into graphic design. Upon graduation Dianna worked at Silen6 Commercial Arts as a graphic design alongside Cami Thurber, Silen6’s Founder and Lead Designer.  Now, Dianna is working as a graphic designer at Epic Marketing. Dianna also works freelance for Muster Media and SLUG Magazine.

What’s Dianna been up to since the show? Check this out:

www.diannadesign.com

www.marketingepic.com

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TEAKO WARFIELD-GRAHAM

SLCC VAD / Graphic Design 2006

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Teako Warfield-Graham began work in finance as a Graphic Designer creating high-level campaigns earning multiple national CUNA Diamond Marketing Awards. Teako studied print-making in
London, Vienna & Prague and later worked for an ad firm in London. After completing another degree in Mass Communication & PR, working with tech venture capitalists added to Teako’s role as Vice President of Marketing at First National Bank. Teako and her husband filmmaker & pro snowboard instructor Blake, launched Flowing Freeride Online Snowboard School this past year.
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“Outdoor Core™” is a system Teako branded for FFR to guide students and provide structure to course planning, video production, and UI/X.

What’s Teako been up to since the show? Check this out:

flowingfreeride.com

snowboardclass.com

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To read more about The INK Show:
INK Show

To see the 2015 INK Show:
2015 INK Show

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ALUMNI FOCUS: Paul, Natalee, Molly, Nadia, Amber & Matt

Paul Asay

Salt Lake’s Sherman Johnson (3) and Matt Williams (7) walk to the dugout during a game on May 6. (Paul Asay/Salt Lake Bees)

From Paul:
“Stoked to have a few more shots in this weeks MiLB photos of the week. “

https://www.milb.com/milb/news/minor-league-photos-of-the-week-may-4-10/c-229436736/t-185364810

When Paul isn’t taking photos for the Bees, he is the creative director at Bikewagon.

http://www.bikewagon.com


Natalee Cooper

From Natalee:
“I believe the best way for a child to learn is by having fun, so I designed this poster for just that reason. What kid doesn’t love animals and fun colors? Not to mention it makes the perfect accent in your favorite little ones bedroom.”

To see this print:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/485388544/animal-alphabet?ref=shop_home_active_2


Molly Dallimore

Molly recently exhibited several pieces at Main Stream Coffee & Desserts in Pocatello, Idaho.

To see more of Molly’s work:
mollysdallimore.weebly.com


Nadia Dolzhenko

Nadia works as a designer for the Park Record….

“Feel free to check my latest “Special” @ The Park Record:
http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/launch.aspx…


Amber Giles

Just another of Amber’s great typography designs.

To see more of Amber’s work:

behance.net/ambergilesart


Matt Page

Matt recently was accepted into Comic Con SLC, Sunstone Symposium and Craft Lake City. He is going to be busy this year! Here is Matt’s third and final set of novelty cards coming out soon.

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

ALUMNI FOCUS: Ryan, Alisa, Christopher & Sara

Ryan Bangerter

From Ryan Bangerter:

“Exciting news! Ink Formation has launched a Kickstarter campaign. This campaign will help me get these one-of-a-kind t-shirts into your hands. How can you help? By liking and/or sharing this post with your friends, family, etc. You can also become part of the process and get an inside look into how the designs are made by donating! Just follow this link below.”

From Alisa Bishop:

“Since the zines are shipping soon, I figured I could post the art I did for the #biowarefanzine ! It’s a less armored version of Naara, my double sword wielding city elf badass warden from Dragon Age Origins, and her mabari, returning to Ostagar, visiting some old friends.”

To see more of Alissa’s work:

http://alzuna.tumblr.com

http://instagram.com/alzuna


Christopher Clark

From Christopher Clark:

“Latest project is finally done!

MUSIC OF THE GOSPEL: https://youtu.be/ju8S2vswhjY

We shot this short film in 4k RAW – Anamorphic 2:35:1 – but ended up finishing it a little less wide, but the lenses brought a great texture! We literally went through 20+ editorial timeline revisions! Lots of work! We had an amazing team.”

To see more of Christopher’s work:

http://www.csclark.net/


Sara Corrigan-Gibbs

Sara has done some wonderful work! She works as a graphic designer in Oakland, California.

Follow Sara:
@saraeileendraws


 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Carol, Jynette, Ben, Ian, Norah & Missy

Carol Ross

“The SLCC Magazine that I design won bronze in the national 2016 Paragon Awards this year! Check out all the winners!” ~ Carol Ross

“NCMPR’s prestigious Paragon Awards recognize outstanding achievement in design and communication at community and technical colleges. It’s the only national competition of its kind that honors excellence exclusively among marketing and PR professionals at two-year colleges.” ~ National Council for Marketing & Public Relations

To see Carol’s winning design:
https://www.ncmpr.org/cp/uploads/8Magazine_3bronze-SaltLakeCC.pdf


Ben Heighton & Ian Maxfield

Both Ben & Ian had booths at the Opposition Gallery Series.

Ben Heighton

To see more of Ben’s work:
http://www.destroybrandgraphics.com/
http://maliceinplunderland.deviantart.com/
http://benheighton.daportfolio.com/
https://www.behance.net/BHeighton

Ian Maxfield

To see more of Ian’s work:
http://ianjmax.tumblr.com/

From Opposition Gallery:

“OGS is a startup collective devoted to the elevation within our creative community. They’re unifying like-minds while simultaneously connecting with the outside. Opposition gallery series is based on the idea that change of any kind can stimulate progression within our craft as well as within our perception and personal advancement.”

“Their mission is to inspire, connect, channel and ultimately continue creating amidst the difficulty of our day-to-day experiences. They encourage our community to find that silver lining within their own challenges. Elevation – definition – through and by Opposition.”


Jynette Tigner

Jynette designed flyers and brochures for the Islamic Society of Greater Salt Lake.

From the Islamic Society of Greater Salt Lake:

“The first in a three part series: Meet & Greet to open a dialogue between Muslims and non-muslims. We seek to build bridges in our community.”

To learn more about Utah Muslims:
www.utislamiccenter.org
www.mccutah.org

To see more of Jynette’s work:
http://www.jynettetigner.com/
http://jynettetigner.deviantart.com/
http://jynettetigner-illustration.blogspot.com/


Missy Healy Turner

Missy’s new business card. She had a booth at SLC’s Salt & Honey Market!

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


Norah Strebel

Norah designed this “Be Awesome” t-shirt and logo for Las Vegas Barn Hunt Shirts.

To see more of Norah’s work:
https://www.behance.net/nstrebel810a

ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Andrew & Colleen

Davin Abegg

“A set of sugar skulls I did for a recent freelance job” ~ Davin

To see more of Davin’s work:
https://swoodyrecords.bandcamp.com
http://secretabilities.bandcamp.com
http://davinabegg.tumblr.com/


Andrew Malin

“Here is our latest Kickstarter. We took golden age comics and rewrote them to be hilarious. We blanked-out the words of some out-of-copyright 1950s comics, and filled them with the mad ravings of our deranged minds!” ~ Andrew

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


Colleen Sanders Reynolds

“Here’s some posters/one sheets I did for some 2017 nominees of the Utah Film Awards this year.” ~ Colleen

To see more of Colleen’s work:
https://colleenmarie.myportfolio.com/


 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Alisa & Teako

Alisa Bishop Bradley

Alumnus Alisa Bishop Bradley shares her finished illustrations for the book, “Crows on Heartstrings: An Anthology of Doomed Love Stories.” Alisa illustrated the story, “The Crow Princess” by Ásrún Ester Magnúsdóttir.

“A lovely book with great art & stories, glad I got to be in this!” ~ Alisa

To see more of Alisa’s work:
http://alzuna.tumblr.com/

To see the book:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31428174-crows-on-heartstrings

Congratulations Alisa!


Teako Warfield-Graham

From Alumnus Teako Warfield-Graham:

“In February 2017 I completed my software engineering intensive studies at Makers Academy— Europe’s #1 software engineering program accepting under 10% of candidates. For my software final presentation I led the build of an augmented reality app utilizing technology similar to Pokemon Go, but for art galleries.”

“The app enables art pieces we map to ‘come to life in 3D’ via your smartphone camera, viewable at all angles as if the objects exist right in front of you. Our MVP minimum viable product was complete in one week and the project in under two weeks. The app was complimented by the London Science Museum, who put me in touch with their New Media department. The founder of SMARTIFY app also complimented it and told me I’m in the right direction. I’d love to find ways the project could grow.”

“We were the only all women group, one of the smallest, with only 3 members! The project almost didn’t happen since I pitched too many ideas and no one understood it. I researched it more after having conversations and convinced a small group to join me.”

Teako is currently living in London with her husband and two sons.

Kudos Teako!

 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Ian, Alissa, Katrina & Hilary

Davin Abegg

Based out of Utah, Davin Abegg runs Swoody Records, a lo-fi, experimental label that showcases artists from across the nation. Photo: John Barkiple

From SLUG Magazine:

“Swoody Records is a Utah-based label that’s been putting out loads of obscure and strange music since its inception in 2013. Many of its artists are bedroom-based—they rarely (if ever) tour or play live, and the music comes from just about every corner of the country, making it difficult for local buzz to promote the artists. Despite all this, about four years and 30 releases deep, Swoody continues to be a unique and prolific label. Founder and label head Davin Abegg seems to intentionally keep the label’s purposes enigmatic, enjoying the feeling of haziness and discovery that marks a lot of Swoody’s music.”

Kudos Davin!

To read the entire article:
http://www.slugmag.com/music-features/combing-layers-bizarre-swoody-records-davin-abegg/


Ian J Maxfield

From Ian at FanX Convention in SLC:

“Hey guys, so I’ve got a table in artist alley at FanX and will be there all day tomorrow and Saturday. I’ve got some  new prints and all the ones I did last time.

If you’re going, come over and say ‘Hey! There he is! GET HIM!!’ I’m at Burgundy 39.'”

Kudos Ian!

To see more of Ian’s work:
IanJMax.com


Also at FanX, Alissa Hicks & Katrina Parkinson

Alissa Hicks at FanX!

Alissa is currently studying Graphic Design at Weber State University.


Hudson Parkinson, Katrina Parkinson and baby Rivers at FanX!

To see more of Katrina:
http://www.kendalistudios.com/


Hillary Spillane

Alumnus Hilary Spillane and her business partner, Kel Elwood are Steamboat Springs Premier Wedding Photographers.

From Seedhouse Photography:

“Seedhouse had some major victory’s recently. We placed in a global photo competition – Shoot & Share – with some of our favorite wedding moments. Here are the results of just a few of those images!!!”

Kudos Hilary and Kel!

@seedhousephotography

http://www.seedhousephotography.com/


 

KEEPING UP WITH ALUMNI

March 8, 2017

Davin Abegg made this video for his band Secret Abilities under his Swoody Records Label.

http://davinabegg.tumblr.com/

https://swoodyrecords.bandcamp.com/

http://secretabilities.weebly.com/


Derek Ballard (on black guitar) with his band Despite Despair performing live at The Beehive Social Club with his wife Brighton Ballard performing guest vocals.

http://iamconduit.com

https://despitedespair.bandcamp.com/

http://hillanddalehandmade.com/

sacredsaintolaf.wordpress.com/



Nadia Dolzhenko and her husband Alex Kravtsov, are currently showing their landscape photography at:

Caffè Niche
http://www.caffeniche.com

The Oasis Café
https://www.oasiscafeslc.com.

http://www.ndslc.weebly.com


Casey Kim “Just another day shooting commercials” for Control4.

@carbontoothgrinder

https://www.control4.com/


Talin Wadsworth, Lead Designer of Adobe Experience Design (XD) was interiewed on Freshed Tilled Soil’s blog.

https://www.freshtilledsoil.com/product-hero-talin-wadsworth/