Category Archives: Alumni News

ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Maaike, Alisa, Lacee, Becky, Sam, Katrina, Matthew & Clayton

Davin Abegg

“I was watching ‘Mr Rogers’ and there was this great scene where Lady Aberlin was taking shelter from a rainstorm with Daniel Tiger. So I drew it.”

“A few recent drawings I did for my new Instagram @idrawrandomfollowers”


Maaike Bennett

“Just another day of my #publictransitlife


Alisa Bishop

“New/old art! My Nausicaa piece for a Studio Ghibli fan Zine, you can still find one here, proceeds go to charity.” https://ghiblizine.bigcartel.com/


Lacee Siler Black

“Doing a little sketching for a personal project. Having fun with a little bit of mixed media. Been a while since I got to use my hand sketching skills. Forgot how much I love creating layered texture.”

“Just chipping away at this commission, window by window. How are you spending your Saturday?”


Becky Larsen Pease

“B&W of my life, day #296.”


Sam Loertscher

#logotype and vinyl for #crane created, cut and installed.”


Katrina Parkinson

“A quick self portrait during down time at work today.”


Matthew Radcliffe

“American Bald Eagle” @hoglezoo


Clayton Whitehead

“1 hour digital painting study done in Adobe Photoshop.”

FALL 2019 Review & Preview

Fall 2019 Advanced Design
Review & Preview

Saturday, December 7, 2019
SLCC Center for Arts & Media

This semester’s ART 2220 Advanced Design class held a successful presentation showing branding work created over the course of the fall semester. Alumni acted as reviewers in a “speed review” of ten minutes for students. Each student received five or six reviews. After the reviews, alumni showed their own work.

Fictional companies included Cerberus Motorcycles, Garden Avenue (florist), Humm (recording studio), and Moonlight Magick (new age store).

Students:
Serena Boyd
Miriam Chavez
Erin DeMille
Maxwell Dietz
Haylee Evans
Allison Hutto
Maxwell Morris
Brianna Petrilla
Amy Summerhays
Rachel Tonkovich
Duane Vigil
Jenna Warby

Alumni reviewers:
Paul Asay
April Clark
Anna Marie Coronado
Melyssa Ferguson
Kevin Landeen
Heleman Martinez
Jorge Pille
Katie Steckler
Jennifer Terry
Jynette Tigner
Em Veylupek

Instructor:
Associate Professor Kerry Gonzáles

Support for the last 20+ years:
Alex Gonzáles

THANKS EVERYONE!

ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Derek, Natalee, Helen, Amber, Alissa, Matt, & Jen

Davin Abegg

“A little Saturday night draw.

Sunday night draw. This is a drawing of a lady I follow on Instagram. If you want me to draw you, I just made an account called @idrawrandomfollowers.”

“If you haven’t heard. I’ve been busy drawing a lot for my new Instagram @idrawrandomfollowers along with a couple other secret things. Here’s some recent drawings I’ve done.”


Derek Ballard

“Monolith 2019, a Stanley Kubrick inspired art show curated by @mythandarrowpress is back up, but this time at @prescoffeetea in Modesto, CA”

Info about Derek’s contribution:

11×17
3 color risograph print
@frenchpaperco paper
Source photo credit @austinbowcutt


Natalee Cooper

“My booth at Utah Handmade Market is all set up.” 🙌 https://utahhandmademarket.com/ 🥰


Helen Cox

Helen Cox designed this flyer: “My grrrlfriends and I are bringing folks together in the name of Krampus and helping SLC’s homeless.”


Amber Giles

“I meant to share this a while ago but I guess I never did! A few months ago I was able to create this movie poster for Rickey Jewkes’ musical short film Meanwhile in New York. It was submitted to the Utah Film Festival earlier this year. Such an honor to create poster for this film!”

“Always a joy to create something for Ballet Center Utah, Inc!”


Alissa Hicks

“I just have to share this awesome bag that I was so lucky to get to design for my company’s event. I love the pops of color and pattern. It was so fun to do because it’s the kind of design that appeals to me personally.”

Matt Page

“Here’s the digital painting and initial sketch for the Matt card. On the iPad is one of my favorite illustrations I made this year, which was inspired by the work of Modigliani. The artwork on these cards was all done on the iPad using the Procreate app. I added the “Happy Holidays” and nameplate afterwards using Adobe Illustrator.”
“Happy holidays y’all! I hope you all have a great (whatever you’re into this time of the year)!”

Jen Terry

“This is my second layout for SLUG magazine. Pick up the December issue now! “


 

Alumni Focus: Davin, Alisa, Anastasiya, Amber, Becky, Andrew, Dianna, & Clayton

Davin Abegg

“All the cool kids are wearing me this season.”

Red Bubble


Alisa Bishop Bradley

Evening Glow” 🌌

“All set up at GeekGirlCon table 405! I specifically wore this dress to match my table, branding 10000%.”


Anastasiya Bobrova

“Find something at the thrift store, brand it, package it, create a visual irritant.

I gave this classic copper mug an unlikely psychedelicious make over with hand drawn lettering and a custom die line. it almost glows in the dark, like those velvety posters in your stoner ex boyfriend’s bedroom.”


Amber Giles

“Big things happening! As many of you know, I left my full-time job back in February to explore some new opportunities. After months of preparation I’ve finally got things rolling on my own business! If you’d like to follow along with my new adventure, be sure to follow @ambergilesdesign on Instagram!

If you have any Graphic Design needs, or know of anyone who does let me know!”

From 2017: “Wednesday Words of Wisdom: Invest in yourself. You usually know what you need better than anyone else.” 😉


Becky Larsen Pease

“B&W of my life, day #289”


Andrew Malin

The Gull #1: Salt Lake City’s Most Beloved Superhero

“Check it out! Gull #1 got reviewed on Comic Watch!”


Dianna Totland

“K, so if you know how busy my freelance life has gotten, then you know the hard work was put into designing the logo, menu, windows, signs, apparel, and so much.

It’s beautiful to see it all together. I really enjoyed the project and hope everyone enjoys it as well.”


Clayton Whitehead

Clayton changes his cover photo!

“Study of 100 faces, around 5 –10 minutes each.”


 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Jacqueline, Cassidy, Melissa, Sam, Katrina, Carol & Jen

Davin Abegg

“A little something I was asked to do for the Viewmont High hockey team.”


Jacqueline Campbell-Michels

October post.


Cassidy Demkov

“Here’s a little preview of my first fabric collection with Cloud9 Fabrics, releasing February 2020. These patterns will be printed on cotton sateen and ready just in time for Spring! I can’t wait to get my hands on these.”


Melissa Hurd

October post.


Sam Loertscher

🎶 “Ain’t no mountain (America logo) high enough.” 🎶


Katrina Parkinson

October post.


Carol Ross

LANDMARK SIGNAGE

My Roll: Proposal, design and art direction of the SLCC Landmark signs. Proposed each location and the design for each campus based on visibility and type of campus as well as the height and size. I was also part of the cement and material color selection with the builders and architects

Objective: a) to increase the identification of the college as you pass by, b) for aesthetic reasons c) to create an iconic landmark for the college and d) a great photo backdrop”


Jen Terry

October post.


 

INKTOBER 2019 & Other Scary Things!

From BBC News:

The man behind the Inktober viral drawing challenge

“In 2009, Jake Parker wanted to improve his inking skills.

What started out as a challenge for himself turned into a global phenomenon in the artist community.

During the month of October, millions of people post their drawings under the #Inktober.”

Watch this video:

BBC Jake Parker


Davin Abegg

We made our own inktober/drawlloween list at work to use on the week days. I’ll probably be doing random drawings on the weekend.

Day 21. Imagine that Sarah McLachlan song playing.


Helen Cox

#inktober2019 DAY 1: Ring”

“#inktober2019 DAY 10: Pattern”


Amber Giles

 


Ben Heighton

 


Andrew Malin

 


Matt Page

 



Tanja Rapson Rigby

“Day 1 prompt ring.”


Melissa Warner

“Inktober Day 4 #inktober2019 #whatexactlyareprompts


 

2019 INK Show ~ You are invited!

 

THE INK SHOW RECEPTION

Friday, November 15 • 5:30 – 7 PM
Introductions at 6 PM

Exhibit Dates
November 13, 2019 ~ January 10, 2020

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 fifth 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.

With a great foundation in Graphic Design, our students can go anywhere and do anything!

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

ALUMNI FOCUS: Derek & Brighton, Vince, Helen, Cassidy, Amber, Christy, Esther, and Matt & Priya

Derek & Brighton Ballard

“The gang’s all here!”

 

“Earth was not forgotten, but it was one of a million silent worlds a few of which would ever speak.”

12.09.65 — Kubrick

“Very excited to have a piece in Monolith 2019, a Stanley Kubrick inspired group art show curated by @mythandarrowpress”

Opening reception is Oct 16 | 6-7pm at The State Theater (1307 J St. Downtown Modesto) Brooklyn, New York.


Vince Bayless

“Piece from a different Drink & Draw I went to tonight at Changing Hands Bookstore Phoenix and pit on by Fuzzy Headspace. This one had a live model. Was fun working from a model again, realized how much I’ve missed it. Took some liberties with the background.”


Helen Cox

I recently had the opportunity to design this postcard for The INN Between’s annual fundraising event. Hospice for the homeless—compassion and care for ANYONE who is dying—is something I wholeheartedly believe in, and I’m so glad I could help.


Cassidy Demkov

“Taking a little break from posting Italy pictures to share some exciting news… Cloud9 Fabrics will be releasing my first fabric collection this Spring! I set a pretty big goal of becoming a fabric designer at the first of 2019 so I am pretty excited to see some of my designs on FABRIC!!”


Amber Giles

“Late night Lettering.” ✏️📒


Christy Hadiwinata

“The Dream of the ’90s is Alive in SLC”

“A few years back I saw a flyer for a consignment shop in Salt Lake referencing the Portlandia song…and I gotta say, I totally agree with their sentiments.”

Submission for #SLDdesignolympics

“Wild Wasatch Outdoor Gear Mock Branding”

“And alas my submission for task #3 from last night. Tbh, wasn’t quite sure how strict the guidelines about using the colors were/if we could just choose one…so I just incorporated all of it lol.

Also, Salt Lake Design Week was awesome! So much gratitude for the people who made it happen. And super stoked for what next year has in store”


Esther Longmore

“This is what I made today. I work for the funnest company!”


Matt & Priya Page

Matt and his daughter Priya at the 2019 Alt Press Fest held at The City Library in Salt Lake City. Matt showed zines, art and books, Priya showed her two comics. The legacy continues!

“Marks and angles.”


 

Misplaced Showcase & Lucas Ackley in SLUG

VAD Alumnus Lucas Ackley interviewed by SLUG Magazine.

Belongingness is Found at the Misplaced Showcase

By Brittnie Gallegos

As we are endlessly trying to define art between guidelines like “traditional” and “non-traditional,” we get to participate as spectators of an artist’s perspective all while experiencing our own, regardless of which category the work falls into. Out of this grey area of traditional and non-traditional art, The Misplaced Showcase was born. Misplaced Showcase is a free event that plays the three roles of art market, interactive art exhibit and charity. Attendees are able to see rad art, meet the artists and buy some of the art featured while donating to a great cause.

Misplaced Showcase began when Lucas Ackley and friends JJ Harrison and Bill Galvan were out to lunch one Saturday discussing their favorite art shows and galleries. “We started talking about wanting to help contribute to the already booming local art scene,” says Ackley. He wanted to create a home for forms of art that didn’t necessarily have a home. These forms include prop making, comic book art, toy making and indie arcade programming. “It wasn’t long before we brought a few other local artists to help make the show a reality,” Ackley says.

To read more:

Lucas Ackley, Misplaced Showcase in SLUG Magazine


 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Anna Marie, Ruben, Cassidy, Katrina, Hudson, Kylie, Heleman, Brett, & Jen

Anna Marie Coronado

“The final designs for the pop up banners!”


Ruben De La Torre

“Don’t know how I feel about it, but it was fun to do and good practice since I haven’t touched some cans in a while.”


Cassidy Demkov

“Just another flowery pattern for a project I’ve been working on.” 🙃


Katrina & Hudson Flores

“Hudson and I currently have a few pieces of our work hanging at the Tooele Library with the Tooele County Arts Guild and many other great artists. I took first place for my oil painting “Ethereal” and Hudson took second place for his Beautiful digital painting “Tavern of Lore”. He also entered another digital painting of the legend of Zelda. We love our art community! Go check out the art at the library, it’s up till the end of October!”


Kylie Gillette

“We’re at DownEast in Millcreek this weekend!” 💖


Heleman Martinez

“Sharing this brochure design I did a little while ago for a client wanting to advertise the Construction Loan Department of RanLife Home Loans. I had the opportunity to do some custom icons too😁 Thanks James!”

“Yesterday, I desperately needed a leave behind for an interview the next day, so in 3 hours I made a couple dotted grid sketch books using bright neon poster board, my printer and a couple staples. I’m pretty happy with how my ‘bright idea’ turned out and they liked it too.”


Brett Mellor

“Sharing some more designs, this was a proposal for a studio fan look to match some of the new aesthetics of studio or set lighting for those with more flexible environments that don’t want a ceiling fan.”


Jennifer Terry

“Well hello there! Just wanted to show everyone something that I’ve been working on since January and I excited that it’s finally done! It’s my first time sculpting something so big out of polymer clay so there was definitely a learning curve. What do you think?”