Category Archives: Alumni News

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/

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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

 

Misplaced Showcase ~ You are Invited!

MISPLACED SHOWCASE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 • 2 – 7 PM
Hosted by Misplaced Showcase & Big Shiny Robot!

SUPER TOP SECRET
244 South Edison Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Misplaced Showcase is an interactive exhibit, art market, and free event.

http://misplacedshowcase.com/

Misplaced Showcase was created by a group of local artists to connect creative people, embrace the process of making art and promote the local scene. In addition, to raise money for the Children’s Justice Center.

Experience a behind-the-scenes look at illustration, urban art, comic books, prop building, and toy creation. Attend hands-on workshops and lectures. Meet the guest artists and build connections in the local scene. Enjoy local food trucks. Buy rad art or donate to the cause.

ARTISTS:

Ashley Fairbourne – Illustrator
Ashley Fairbourne Illustration

http://ashleyfairbourne.com/

Bill Galvan – Comic Books
The Artwork of Bill Galvan

https://billgalvan.wordpress.com/

Charles Bogus – Tattoo Artist
Ironclad Electric Tattooing

http://www.ironcladtattooslc.com/

David Habben – Illustrator
Habbenink Drawmaste.
https://habbenink.com/

Issac Hastings – Illustrator
IHSquared

http://www.ihsquared.com/

JJ Harrison – Comic Books
Braintreehouse

http://jjwharrison.com/

Magen Mitchell* – Illustrator
Nick Burke – Writer & Filmmaker
Obake Style

https://www.obakestyle.com/

Derek* & Brighton Ballard* – Design
Neuer Geist

https://neuergeist.com/

Katie Mansfield – Illustrator
Tragic Girl Art
https://www.etsy.com/market/tragic_girl_art

*SLCC VAD Alumnus

ALUMNI FOCUS: Alisa, Nadya, Christy, Melissa, Ian, Magen, Matt & Stephanie

Alisa Bishop Bradley

“A little sketch inspired by a cute video of a cat in the rain, did this during lunch + a bit today. I had plans to clean it up later but I like how rough it is tbh!”


Nadya Bratt

“She needs you like she needs needs her pills
To tell her that the world’s okay
To promise her a definition
Tell her where the rain will fall”


Christy Hadiwinata

“Well, it only took 6 years for me to feel worthy enough to use my Copics 😂 loved how this turned out. Thanks again @digitaldead for giving thems holy grail to me a long ass time ago (and yes, they still work perfectly.)” 🤣

Copics, pens, markers, makeup, nail polish, on 11×14″ 100# Bristol

Melissa Hurd

“October 5th from 6 to 9pm! Be there or a spooky scary skeleton may send shivers down your spine.” 💀


Ian Maxfield

“This was originally made in conjunction with an overwatch symmetra piece I made a while back, but i like it so much i decided to post it by itself.”


Magen Mitchell – Obake Style

“We made a run of Majora’s Mask necklaces for this year’s convention circuit, but con season’s over and it’s time to take our wares to the digital market. 👩‍🌾🌾🤠🐄
These masks were surprisingly difficult to make so the supply is limited and once we run out, that’s it. You can find them listed in our Etsy shop.”

#obakestyle #lasercut #lasercutjewellery #lasercutjewelry #laserengraved #zelda #legendofzelda #majorasmask #majora


Matt Page

“I’m posting this again in case you missed it last time. If you want these Day of the Dead pumpkin sticker kits I designed, you can grab yourself a kit (about $7 and makes 3 pumpkins) at your local Paper Source store or online at this link: https://www.americancrafts.com/p…/dayofdead-foam-sticke-kit/


Stephanie Smith – Stephanie Smith Photography

“I was out scouting new locations tonight and snapped this priceless little gem. Oh, my ❤️!”

ALUMNI FOCUS: Paul, Derek, Cassidy, Stephen, Austin, Katie & Talin

Paul Asay

“And just like that another Salt Lake Bees season is in the books!”


Derek Ballard / Neuer Geist

“Always great to get a finished product in the post! This cute kettle is part of a recent suite of packaging design and branding for @officeherocoffee, hands down the best way to upgrade your at-desk coffee game.”


Cassidy Demkov

Have you checked out the Crate Paper Birthday collection, Hooray yet? Here is a cake pattern I did for the collection.


Stephen Maloney

“My cover art was cropped from a little promo art for the project I’ve been working on since January. All the instrumentation has been recorded, the vocal parts are nearly finalized and I’m diligently animating. Can’t wait to get the songs/animations done so I can show them off. I’m really proud of the material. ’till then I hope you like the artwork.”


Austin Record

“I think that they liked my printed design so much that they put into a video.”


Katie Steckler

“Here it is!! My first published magazine. Go Aggies!!”


Talin Wadsworth

“Today on the Designing Adobe XD livestream I’m challenging our newest designer, Gayatri Gaekwad, to design a new feature for #adobexd in 30 minute or less.”

“Today on Designing Adobe XD I’ll be designing a new UI kit in #adobexd LIVE on stream 💰 Come design along with me and ask me questions on be.net/live at 12pm PST”

ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Anna Marie, Kylie, Becky, Sam, Magen, Matt, Hillary, & Missy

Davin Abegg

A fun logo I did for my incredibly talented cousin.” #voiceactor


Anna Marie Coronado

“Typography poster for work, can only use one font.”


Kylie Gillette

Our website is www.snapdragonhandmade.com for those who are unsure of what we mean.”


Becky Larsen Pease

B&W of my life, day #219.” 🇬🇧


Sam Loertscher – DesignStream

“Fence and roof” #banner #branding #design


Magen Mitchell – Obake Style

“Magen sure loves her Sailor Moon villains, but can you blame her? Just look at those costumes!”


Matt Page

“Hey, you may remember that the last couple of years, I’ve been decorating my pumpkins with these foam stickers I designed. The ones I had were prototypes, but now apparently my company finally went into production with them. So if you want some, you can buy them from this site… https://www.americancrafts.com/p…/dayofdead-foam-sticke-kit/ I’m going to order a ton because I like them way more than carving pumpkins.”


Hilary Spillane – Seedhouse Photography

“Another amazing wedding a few weeks ago. Congratulations to Rebecca and Greg. So awesome to celebrate together and be a small part of your day!!!”


Missy Van Wagoner

“Updating a few things…working on a logo geared towards illustration and all the fun gigs I can’t wait to get with it…would love your feedback. This is go number 1.. still playing… thoughts…”

ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Vince, Nadya, Maaike, Andrew, & Katrina

Davin Abegg

“We only have 3 Secret Abilities shirts left… they’re super soft and have a sweet hot pink design made by yours truly.”


Vince Bayless

“2018 Day 219:Domestic” #draweveryday #randomwordoftheday #illustration #sketch #characterdesign #drawing #design #concept #cartoon #sketchbook #domestic #artistsoninstagram #cartoonistoninstagram #illustratorsoninstagram


Nadya Bratt

“‘One look inside your heart was all it took for me⠀
You are a kaleidoscope for the whole world to see⠀
Baby, I want a vicious lover — Just like you⠀
Baby, I want a delicate lover — Just like you'”


Maaike Bennett

“This is the official post that has all my recent Dungeons and Dragons sketches. XD”


Andrew Malin

“I have high hopes for the new Fantastic Four series that started this week. I decided to draw my favorite member of the Fantastic Four, The Thing. I always connected with the character. When I was a kid the old Marvel Two in One was my favorite team up book.”


Katrina Parkinson

“Hey all! Tomorrow is the second day of Stansbury Days and I will be there with my Henna Booth again this year:) come out and see me for a tattoo! I would love to see you all there. Last year was a hit so I hope for the same this year! See you at Stansbury Days:)”

ALUMNI FOCUS: Derek, Brighton, Molly, Becky, Magen, Tanja & Jennifer

Derek & Brighton Ballard / Neuer Geist

“We made a sizable dent in the wall. Overwhelmed by the support received. Thank you all for coming out!”

DISARM: The Systems of Oppression
Urban Arts Gallery / Gateway
12 – 8 PM / Through September 2nd

SL Gallery Stroll
Friday, August 17 at 6 PM – 9 PM

Read more:
Juxtapoz Magazine


Molly Dallimore

“My most recent quilling project.”


Becky Larsen Pease

“B&W of my life, day #203.”


Magen Mitchell / Obake Style

Obake Style added a new photo.”


Tanja Rapson

“Got to finish up some custom orders today.” #ssdgm #myfavoritemurder #slcmurderinos #murderino #designlife


Jennifer Terry

“Hey! This is about me. I dressed up as Mother Goose back in May and I have to say that I love this picture of me in my costume. (At Discovery Gateway)”

https://www.discoverygateway.org/discovery-gateway-employee-highlight/

 


 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Brien, Nadya, Anna Marie, Cassidy, Amber, Ben, Matt & Talin

Brien Arnold

The task started ‘I am looking for an HTML to send out saying SuperCuts seeking sites in Utah’ with other copy that was to be included… I made the choice to make it mainly visual with the information being prominent, but like it was part of the image itself. This is what I came up with and the client loved it.”


Nadya Bratt

“You ask me how to cure your headache, use a gun
If you think you’re doing something special, it’s been done”


Anna Marie Coronado

“Got the labels designed and printed for my Dads honey business! So exciting!”


Cassidy Demkov

“Prize ribbons and paper pattern I designed.”


Amber Giles

Here’s a photo of one of my billboards! This is in Indianapolis, Indiana. So honored to be a part of this Happy Billboards campaign. Thank you @goodtype and @adamsfairway for the opportunity!


Ben Heighton – Destroy Brand Graphics

“The latest in my Destroy Doll Series. Timid.”


Matt Page

“Sunstone Symposium is this weekend at the Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy, next to Jordan Commons.”


Talin Wadsworth

“IJoin me today on Designing Adobe XD for a live Q & A with the #AdobeXD design team! Come ask us about our process, our favorite features, and how we design XD with… XD “⚡️