Category Archives: Design News

ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Lacee, Anna Marie, Cassidy, Becky, Esther, Ian, Katrina, Matthew & Katie

Davin Abegg

Made some new stickers. Want one?


Lacee Siler Black

“My coworkers decided to start a weekly oil painting night. So of course I had to join. I haven’t painted with oils since my figure painting class in college. Had to admit for a first attempt I feel pretty good. Looking forward to to next week already!! “ @ Lindon, Utah


Anna Marie Coronado

“Idea sketches for an Operational Excellence graphic at work.” #graphicdesign #graphicdesigner #illustrator #illustration #sketch #roughs #doodles #graphic #roughdraft


Cassidy Demkov

Instagram post


Becky Larsen Pease

“B&W of my life, day #257.”
#PoolsideSaturday


Esther Longmore

“Just a little stamp set I designed. I did this a year ago and it’s finally live!”


Ian Maxfield

“‘The truth is… I am Iron Man.’ I first had a more elaborate design and composition in mind, but while I was making it I thought something simple and bold would be more effective.

“I worked through and scrapped 3 different ideas until I landed on this. I’m really happy with how it turned out.”


Katrina Flores Parkinson

“I had the opportunity to do this portrait commission for a friend of mine. This is a portrait of her brother Ryan who passed away. I really enjoyed creating this painting for her!”


Matthew Radcliffe

“Is this love that I’m feeling.”
#photography #photography_love #lightroom #adobelightroom #ig_photography #macro #macrophotography #macrophoto
#closeup #closeupphotography #yellow #yellowflower #wildflower #flower #flowersofsummer #summer #flowersofinstagram


Katie Steckler

“I designed my first magazine from scratch. Client very pleased and happy with how much cleaner it was from the last publisher. Whew! Hard work pays off!!”

“My first cover is printed and now available to the public!! Thank you Kerry Gonzáles for all your help and inspiration in school.” #bestteacherever


 

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Spring 2019 Advanced Design Review & Preview

Advanced Design Review & Preview
SLCC South City Campus
Multipurpose Room
Saturday, April 27, 2019
8 – 11:30 am

👏👏👏 Saturday’s Review & Preview was a great success. Students from Associate Professor Kerry Gonzáles’ ART 2220 Advanced Design class presented their work for review by SLCC VAD alumni.

The branding collateral created by students Sandra Castaneda, Sara Correa, Rebecca Funes, Mekel Muy, Pablo Pinet, Layla Fiod Pitauluga, Amanda Osbourne, Kyrsten Shiflett, Alexis Smith (see photo above), and Brice Roundy was created over the course of this Spring Semester. The project included designs for a logo, letterhead/envelope/business card, kit cover, brochure, magazine ad and annual report cover/spreads.

Thanks to alumni for generously volunteering their time and expertise: Karli Duisen, Melyssa Ferguson, Amber Giles, Ben Heighton, Christine Hunsaker, Kevin Landeen, Jorge Pille, Austin Record, Kristy Sabey, Em Veylupek and Lauren Donna Waters.

Thanks also to Alex Gonzáles for sharing his printing industry expertise. Next Review & Preview… the first week in December! 😊😄😁

2019 SLCC Student Art Showcase Poster Contest Winner!

Maja Keefer

Maja Keefer’s design for the 2019 SLCC Student Art Showcase Poster Contest was chosen as the winner by Visual Art & Design Department Faculty. Maja’s work for the Student Art Showcase will be seen around campus not only as a poster but on electronic signs, banners and screens. Congratulations Maja!

And a very big thanks also to these talented students who also participated:

Hali Araneo
Sandra Castaneda
Miriam Chavez
Shaniah Eustance
Kayden Groves
Venissa Higginbotham
Cameron Howell
Alexa Jones
Sarah Landeen
Israel Alex Martinez
Lisa Hall Nord
Amanda Osborne
Alexander Perry
Kaori Schrank
Cynthia Shaw
Alexis Smith
Rachel Tonkovich

Thanks Everyone!

All SLCC students are encouraged to submit work online March 6 – 12 for the Showcase.

 

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 ~ 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

 

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! 💀🎨

 

Brittani & Sarah Win!

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2018 • 3:00 – 7:30 PM
The Falls Event Center at Trolley Square
580 South 600 East / Salt Lake City, UT

As part of Design Week SLC, a national event, Spicers Paper & Kelly Paper hosted a unique design competition for local makers, printers, artists and designers. Multiple submissions from individuals, design agencies, colleges and universities showcased craftsmanship and the innovative ideas that take shape with paper. Wall hangings, formal art, sculpture, environmental structure and an element of fashion were displayed.

First Place winners were our very own Brittani Hodgkinson and Sarah Landeen, Graphic Design students in the Visual Art & Design Department at Salt Lake Community College.

Their piece depicted people riding a working(!) ferris wheel, a ticket booth, a cotton candy stand, all amid a woven quilt-like sea of green grass dotted with pine trees of many colors and patterns. A paper moon and paper sun adorned each side of the center of the wheel.

The amount of detail spent on each part of this sculpture is difficult to see in photos. Contest rules restricted each sculpture to at least 70% paper. Brittani’s and Sarah’s piece was at least 95% paper! Well done!

Congratulations Brittani and Sarah!

 

 

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

2018 Guest Artist Series ~ You are Invited!

JJ HARRISON

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16 • 1 – 3 PM

SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
South City Campus / Center for Arts & Media
School of Arts, Communication & Media
Multipurpose Room 1-030
1575 South State Street / SLC, UT 84115

The Visual Art & Design Department is proud to present the 2018 Guest Artist Series.

JJ HARRISON is an illustrator and author of children’s books, comics, and games. He graduated summa cum laude from Utah Valley University with a bachelor’s degree in Multimedia Communications.

While in his senior year, JJ started his own company, BAM POP!, aimed at designing arts and crafts products for children, and was quickly featured in international design books and publications. He went on to become a prolific freelance illustrator and illustrated many bestselling and award winning titles including Adventure Time: Playing with Fire, A Die Hard Christmas: The Illustrated Holiday Classic, and Llama Llama and Friends.

His art has been sold in some of the world’s most popular art galleries including Gallery 1988, Nucleus, Mondo Gallery, and Hero Complex. He’s also worked for top entertainment and publishing companies like Cartoon Network, Penguin Random House, Disney, and Nickelodeon.

JJ is a co-founder of a game studio, Braintreehouse. Based in Lindon, Utah, Braintreehouse creates cheerful games of all kinds.

Presentation:

Success is Not Just Doing What You Love, But Loving What You Do
Having a job in the field you love doesn’t mean youll always love it. Set against the backdrop of his own colorful career working for some of the biggest entertainment companies in the world, artist JJ Harrison explores how to find joy and success as a creative even when it can be a total drag.

~ And introducing ~

Misplaced Showcase Year 01
“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. This free event will feature a variety of art forms, including illustration, urban art, comic books, prop making, toy building and more. Local enthusiasts and aspiring artists can attend hands-on workshops, lectures and build connections in the professional art scene.

This Event is Free & Open to SLCC Students & Our Guests of the Community.

For more information contact Virag White:
virag.white@slcc.edu
(801) 957-3316

Maja & Jessica Win!

2018 PrintROCKS! Awards

PPI – The NW Visual Communications Industries Association

From PPI:

“We are a thriving non-profit membership based trade association serving members that design and produce print, visual and graphic products.”

“Our geographic reach is broad and includes the states of Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah and Washington.”

“We believe that some of the BEST PRINT in the WORLD comes from the six states PPI serves! Our regional firms deserved a venue to showcase their talents to the buying world, and that’s where PrintROCKS! was born. Every spring we invite those who produce, create, design, print, finish, mail and in any way work with visual communications to enter our annual competition.

“PPI is committed to marketing the winning participants in both competitions throughout the year to their current and potential buyers, as well as community members near and far. When you participate in PrintROCKS! you’ve gained a powerful marketing tool!”


On September 21, 2018, Salt Lake Community College Associate Professor Jessica Curran accompanied VAD Graphic Design & Communications student Maja Keefer to Portland, Oregon for the 2018 PrintROCKS! – The Best of the West awards presentation.

Maja entered her design from the 2018 SLCC Student Art Showcase poster/banner and an infographic banner. She won Best of Graphic Design – Student.

Jessica was surprised with an award honoring her extensive work in education – promoting and teaching print production in the SLCC Visual Art & Design Department – the 2018 Printastic Educator!

 Congratulations Maja and Jessica!