Category Archives: Design News

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.


 

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?”


 

Misplaced Showcase Year 2

You are Invited!

MISPLACED SHOWCASE YEAR 2
Saturday, October 12, 2019 / 2 – 8pm
Super Top Secret
254 East 100 South / SLC, UT 84111

Free admittance to all!

Misplaced Showcase

ART. ARCADE. MUSIC. CHARITY. Misplaced Showcase is an interactive exhibit, art market, and charity event created by local artists to connect with the art scene and 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. Buy rad art or donate to the cause in the name of helping kids seek their own sense of belonging. Misplaced Showcase is a free event for everyone.

Participants:
Ashley Fairbourne, Ashley Love, Camille Nugent, Bill Galvan, Dave Arcade, David Habben, Dead Binky, Evan Jed, Issac Hastings, JJ Harrison, Magen Mitchell*, Mark Romney, Neuer Geist*, Spencer Nugent, and Tragic Girl Co.

*Magen Mitchell of Obake Style and Derek & Brighton Ballard of Neuer Geist are SLCC VAD alumni.

From one the Founders of Misplaced Showcase and SLCC Graphic Design alumni, Lucas Ackley:

“A small group of Salt Lake City creatives formed Misplaced Showcase and held the first event in October 2018. We created this event to build our local art community, connecting creators from a variety of disciplines, all in the name of doing good and raising money for a cause we believe in.

We invited a curated group of 20 or so artists, including comic book artists, graphic designers, indie arcade programmers, prop builders, and toy makers. They each had a table to sell and feature their art.

It was also an opportunity for aspiring artists and enthusiasts to meet and hang out with these artists. Students brought their work for portfolio reviews and several artists taught small workshops, covering things from the comic book industry to judging scale from movie screenshots to make the most accurate Proton Pack.

One of the main goals for Misplaced Showcase is to raise money for the Children’s Justice Center. They help children escaping abusive situations by giving them all the tools they need, both legal and psychological. We set a goal to raise $1,000 to donate to this charity, and we are proud to say we hit that goal.

In life there is one eternal truth. Underneath all the anger, sadness, and fear is a need to feel we belong somewhere. Everyone wants a place to belong.

Artists express themselves through their creativity. I want to give their art a place to belong. Aspiring artists want to be able to connect with those that inspire them to create.These children we are helping are seeking a safe emotional space to belong.

We want to help build that place.”

Please help support Misplaced Showcase, The Children’s Justice Center, the local art scene, and SLCC VAD alumni!


 

 

2019 Salt Lake Design Week

Beginning Monday, October 9 and running through Saturday, October 12, 2019, AIGA SLC will host a variety of events for the annual Design Week.

From AIGA:

This year we’re challenging each of you to find your Design +. With a week full of panels, parties, workshops and more, it’s time to make the week your own. 

Take a spin through the calendar and start planning.

https://www.sldesignweek.org


 

2019 GUEST ARTIST SERIES ~ You are invited!

KELTON CRAM

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9 • 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 2019 Guest Artist Series.

KELTON CRAM earned a BFA in Sculpture and Painting from Northwest College of Art in Seattle, WA, and then completed his education at Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood, CA.

Kelton started his career as an illustrator, then moved into digital art and became a conceptual designer in the film industry for costume, creature and environment.

His work has been featured in more than 50 Hollywood titles, including many of the Marvel and DC superhero films such as “The Amazing Spiderman”, “Batman vs. Superman”, “Deadpool 2”, as well as “Lord of the Rings” and Stephen King’s “It.”

Alongside his career as a concept designer, Kelton also teaches Advanced Character and Creature Design courses at Chicago University and Gnomon School of Visual Effects.

ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Derek, Brighton, Alisa, Jacqueline, Ben, Ian, Matt & Erin

Davin Abegg

So this is happening!


Derek & Brighton Ballard

“Took a last minute trip to NY to attend the @spoke_art “Apartment 5A” , a tribute to the show about nothing, Seinfeld. First time I’ve been able to attend a show Brighton and I were in. Such a fun and creative tribute to the best TV show ever made. Honored to be a part of it.” @ Parasol Projects – 213 Bowery


Alisa Bishop Bradley

“I’m tabling at FanX Salt Lake! Come say hi! I’ve got enamel pins this year! 👀Artist Alley 10-6!”


Jacqueline Campbell-Michels

I’ve been land locked in a place without much opportunity to work in my chosen field but art still calls to me. I’ve decided to create things just because I feel the need to create.


Ben Heighton

“Poison. First in a new batch of Destroy Dolls designs.”
#destroydolls #destroybrandgraphics #poison #pinup #art


Ian Maxfield

I’m taking a break from fan art and this is my first original in a long while. ‘Attractions’.


Matt Page

“Freelance poster I did this week for the City Library.

‘But Matt, I thought you didn’t do freelance.’

“That’s true. I agreed to this one in a moment of madness.”


Erin Salazar

Just this.