Category Archives: Design 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.

2017 Alt Press Fest

SLC Main Library

Saturday, July 8, 2017
Noon to 4 PM

From the SL Library:

“The City Library’s ninth annual Alt Press Fest will celebrate zines, all forms of alternative press, and the awesome people who create it in Salt Lake City. Visit with local artists and see their wares, watch prints be made with a steam roller, create origami and sumi ink illustrations, and take part in bookbinding and zine-making workshops.

Before the Fest, be sure to meet with zinester and DIYer Alex Wrekk on July 6 at 7pm at the Main Library’s Level 4 Conference Room. Wrekk will discuss her zine series Brainscan, which she has been creating for the last 20 years.”

Location: Main Library Urban Room
Phone: 801-524-8200
Website: http://www.slcpl.org/events/view/6582/

 

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.

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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


 

SLCC Hosts 2017 AIGA Student Portfolio Review

2016 AIGA Student Portfolio Review
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Salt Lake Community College
South City Campus Atrium
1575 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84115

“The Annual AIGA Student Portfolio Review is designed to serve undergraduate students from Utah State University, Weber State, University of Utah, Salt Lake Community College, Utah Valley University, Brigham Young University and Southern Utah University.” ~ AIGA SLC

AIGA Salt Lake City’s Student Portfolio Review is always a great event for students to gain advice, insight and industry information from SLC professional designers as well as design and illustration faculty from Utah colleges.

SLCC Visual Art & Design Department Associate Professor Kerry Gonzales and Assistant Professor Virag White, both in the Graphic Design program, joined their advanced students at this year’s event. Both said they were very proud of the nine VAD Graphic Design students who showed their portfolios and were reviewed by creative directors and faculty from other institutions.

Anastasiya Bobrova

Jordan Bautista

Lacee Black

Donovan Burns

Karli Duisen

Isabella Morillo

Christopher Quick

Jennifer Terry

Lauren Waters

Many of our Graphic Design students are already working as interns or graphic designers in various companies throughout the Wasatch Front. We thank them for their wonderful work and wish them the very best in the future!

Kudos to Anastasiya, Jordan, Lacee, Donovan, Karli, Isabella, Chris, Jennifer and Lauren!

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

2017 SLCC Student Art Showcase

Opening Reception
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Center for Art & Media
Atrium Awards / Multipurpose Room Exhibit

Another wonderful Student Art Showcase has come and gone. We would like to thank all who participated. Without you, there would be no show!

Best of Show was awarded to Brooks Jones / Fine Art.

INK Award was awarded to Karli Duisen / Graphic Design.

The President’s Award chosen by SLCC President Deneece Huftalin was awarded to Brock Arbon / Fine Art.

SACM Dean Richard Scott gave the Dean’s Award to Joshua Watts / Animation.

Student Life & Leadership Award went Doary Buell / Photography.

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Over 250 pieces were accepted into the show. More awards given:

FINE ARTS (8) – 1 Award of Excellence, 2 Awards of Merit and 5 Honorable Mentions

PHOTOGRAPHY (7) – 1 Award of Excellence, 5 Awards of Merit and 1 Honorable Mention

GRAPHIC DESIGN (5) – 1 Award of Excellence, 4 Awards of Merit

ILLUSTRATION (3) – 1 Award of Excellence, 1 Award of Merit and 1 Honorable Mention

ANIMATION (2) – 1 Award of Excellence, 1 Honorable Mention

MULTIMEDIA (2) – 1 Award of Merit and 1 Honorable Mention

The esteemed judges for whom we thank their time and expertise:

Alisha Provstgaard Animation & Multimedia


Susan Jarvis Fine Art & Illustration

Rob RonaldDesign & 3D


Meish Frampton Photography


Julianie Spookie McCrayINK Award

And the Art Showcase Committee who made it all possible:

Rob AdamsonArt Showcase Chair

Neal Reiland Art Showcase Co-Chair/Past & Present Video

Jessica Curran Banners & Signage

Chad Erekson Animated Video

Kerry GonzálesPoster Contest


Lana Gruendell Awards & Prizes


Andrew WilsonWebsite Submissions

Trudy RicharsonShow NameTtags

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In addition to the above, these behind-the-scenes hardworking VAD Faculty and Staff also helped gather submissions and hang the show. And… provided security, tore down the show and returned artwork:

Sheila Chambers, Rick Graham, Whitney King Hyans, Terry Martin, Virag White, Mitzi Lopez Garrido, Eliza Filippi and Cindy Denos.

And last but not least we would like to thank the School of Arts, Communication & Media Dean Richard Scott, VAD Associate Dean Bryan Griggs, Center for Arts & Media Coordinator Josh Elstein, and Art Gallery & Event Coordinator Carolyne Chronister.

GREAT SHOW EVERYONE!

Photos Courtesy of The Globe 2017

 

DON’T WORK FOR FREE!*

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Image From CreativeBloq.com article – See link below.

Editorial by Kerry Gonzáles:

Have you been asked to work for free to “get experience” or as part of an internship?

Don’t do it.

If an established organization or start-up is asking you to do work for free – and they will profit from it – Don’t do it.

We’ve seen some questionable “internships” offered that ask students to create work that would normally require payment. Student work is reviewed for the “most qualified” candidate. Reputable organizations recognize the value of student skills and will pay students while they are interning.

A true internship teaches a student something. If someone just wants you for your design/computer skills… beware! Your ability to create billable work should be compensated. And, just because an organization advertises “school credit” in lieu of payment for an internship, that does not always mean they have even contacted a school. Do your research. Talk to your program advisor!

Read about internships AIGA:
http://www.aiga.org/a-guide-to-internships/

*What about non-profits? Well, you could look at these as your way of giving back to a charity/community by not charging for your work. However, we have alumni working at non-profits who say their organizations pay for work. I suggest looking at this on a case-by-case basis.

What about contests? This is a tough one. But if you look closely… is it a contest to design a logo or other promotional work? A logo is the most important visual for a company. Don’t you think a reputable company would/should want to pay for that?

Is this a contest to exhibit previously created work? That would probably fall under art show, gallery or exhibit exposure. Some require submission fees to offset the cost of producing the show.

Is the contest for your school, your church or your biking group? SLCC offers many poster contests. In the Visual Art & Design Department we promote a contest for the SLCC Student Art Showcase Poster Design. The winner is paid. And, any who submit are encouraged to enter the Art Showcase with their work. We do not charge for submissions.

There is another type of payment that students might use with other students… trade out. A graphic design student might trade work with a photo student. For the poor starving student (and we all were at one time) trade work just might be the answer. Just make sure those involved clearly understand all that is expected of each.

Keep in mind what working for free will not only do to you, but what it does to the industry as a whole. For the most part, professionals agree it lowers the public perception of what design should be worth. That affects everyone.

With all this in mind, please read this article:
http://www.creativebloq.com/news/85-of-freelance-graphic-designers-were-asked-to-work-for-free-last-year

Ask yourself, “Will someone make money from my skills?”

Then let your conscience be your guide. If someone asks for work and cannot or will not pay, let’s call it what it is… volunteer work!