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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!

 

 

 

Derek Designs Album Cover!

FROM BIRDWATCH:
“Excited to announce our album cover for our new record OLD SCIENCE. This design was created by the amazing Derek Ballard. Along with the artwork he gave a detailed explanation of the design. The meanings he attached to this idea, and the thoughtfulness he put into it mean the world to us. Better than anything we could have hoped for. Here is his description for his work. Thank you to everyone for the support. Album out Friday.”

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FROM DEREK BALLARD, VAD Graphic Design Alumnus:
“Everything in the gold overlay is represented in an art deco style, with confident lines, clean type, and strong iconography. I created a symbol based on the sextant, a dynamic tool used by explorers, and a personal point of interest. Travelers, sailors and explorers found an invaluable advantage through celestial navigation. Looking to the stars with the use of reflections, angles and the horizon replaced their dependency on the fickle method of dead-reckoning and gave them a better understanding of their current position and desired destination. I feel the functionality of this ancient tool (looking forward through use of reflection) can be strikingly emblematic to the emotional themes woven throughout the album.

The background image is a hand, subtly illustrated. At first glance, it looks as though the fingers have dipped into the water below, implying purification. However, on closer inspection, it’s clear that each fingertip has been lacerated for the purpose of bloodletting – and the pool below is the consequence of which. This OLD SCIENCE was chosen as a poignant way to suggest pain, tribulation, and release. It connects with the physical discomfort most musicians feel after spilling their souls into the writing of music, playing until their fingers erupt. It’s my hope that this synthesis of imagery will visually echo the themes of hurt, reconciliation, and growth revealed through the audible and lyrical content of this album.”

CONGRATULATIONS DEREK!

Alumni at Craft Lake City!

DIY

Entrepreneurs

From Craft Lake City:

The Craft Lake City DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Festival was formed in 2009 by Angela H. Brown, editor and publisher of SLUG Magazine (Salt Lake UnderGround), as a way to showcase local DIY (Do-It-Yourself) culture.
http://craftlakecity.com/diy-festival/

Congratulations SLCC Visual Art & Design Graduates!


Katrina

Katrina Flores is an art teacher and the small business owner of Black Rabbit Arts. She was born in Utah and has lived in Stansbury Park for the past fifteen years.

http://blackrabbitarts.wix.com/blackrabbitarts

Black Rabbit ARt


Matt

Matt Page is an award winning illustrator and graphic designer inspired by Mormon culture and pop culture culture – the two cultures that made him what he is.

https://www.facebook.com/MatsbyArt/

Matt art


Derek & Brighton

Derek & Brighton Ballard
are Neuer Geist, a creative team committed to offering brand consultancy and design.

neuergeist.com

http://cargocollective.com/brightoncmetz

Neuer Geist


Davin

Davin Abegg is one of the founding members of  Secret Abilities. “We’re just a spooky hot mess of a goof ball band that believes music should be passionate & honest, while playing for 2 people or 2,000 people.”

http://secretabilities.weebly.com/

Secret Abilities

VAD WINS AT SKILLSUSA!

2016 SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference
Louisville, Kentucky / June 20 – 24, 2016

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Congratulations to Graphic Design student, Anastasiya Bobrova!

Salt Lake Community College Visual Art & Design students participated in the 52nd Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), a showcase of career and technical education students. SkillsUSA was expecting more than 16,000 people — including students, teachers and business partners — to participate in the weeklong event.

Congratulations to all who participated AND WON!:

Morgan Hofheins – Screen-printing Technologies / Silver

Sienna Scheid and Adam Hill – Web Design / Silver

Anastasiya Bobrova – Advertising Design / 4th Place

Eduardo Rojas and Jonathan Oblad – 3D Visualization & Animation / 4th Place

From Chad Erekson, VAD Animation Specialization Rep and VAD Skills USA Advisor:

“The accomplishment is all theirs, but their advisors and instructors did a good job helping them prepare. What a great friendly group. They aren’t just skilled competitors, but happy people and a pleasure to be around. Proud to have witnessed their accomplishments here. Thanks for letting me tag along. Also, thanks to Mark Kranendonk and John Kunkel. Their preparations and work made for a smooth operation.”

VAD STUDENTS AT ADOBE!!!

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2016 AIGA Student Portfolio Review
Adobe Campus, Lehi, UT
Saturday, April 9, 2016

“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 2016 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 VAD Associate Professor Kerry Gonzales and Adjunct Instructor Virag White, both in the Graphic Design program, joined their advanced students at this year’s event. Kerry and Virag were able to review students from other institutions. Both said they were very proud of the VAD Graphic Design and Illustration students who showed their portfolios and were reviewed by creative directors and faculty from other institutions.

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Clockwise from top left: Todd Erickson, Missy Healy, Trevor Quong, Anastasiya Bobrova and Erin Salazar.

Graphic Design students Anastasiya Bobrova, Todd Erickson, Missy Healy, Erin Salazar, and Illustration students Trevor Anthony Quong, Jennifer Mellen, and Ryan Winward were among those showing portfolios. Their student peers in the VAD Department cheered these students on.

Kolbie Carver, a former and now returning VAD student, and VAD Graphic Design Alumnus John Paul Brantly, now finishing his BFA at Utah State University, were also spotted showing portfolios.

Adobe, the Official Sponsor for Design Solutions, hosted this event at their Lehi campus.

U of U Graphic Design

UofU GD News artThe Carmen Morton Christensen Endowment Lecture Series
and The U of U Department of Art & Art History present:

ELLEN LUPTON, “Designing Sensation”

THURSDAY, MARCH 10TH
5:00 PM
UMOCA (downtown)
FREE!

• How do vision and language interact with taste and smell?

• How is a joke like a trainwreck?

• What does a Nina Simone song taste like?

• What makes the shower scene in Hitchcock’s Psycho seem so violent?

Explode your brain as you discover these answers and more!

Ellen Lupton is Senior Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. Drawing upon her research into design and experience, this talk will actively engage the audience in processes of perception, interpretation, and storytelling.

For more information on Ellen Lupton:
http://www.aiga.org/medalist-ellenlupton/

For more information on this event:
http://www.uofugraphicdesign.com/news-events/

PETERSON TIMOTHY HELPS CREATE UTAH JAZZ VIDEO

“Rituals: Make Game Day Legendary”
By Peterson Timothy, SLCC VAD Graphic Design 2010

The Utah Jazz were looking for a campaign that would help honor one of the most loyal fan bases in the NBA and increase game attendance. In recent history, the Jazz have worked to find the perfect equation that gets fans excited and pushes them to buy tickets and attend games, in spite of a less than ideal win-loss record. However, with this up-and-coming young team, alongside Coach Quinn’s leadership, ticket sales and attendance are up, and season ticket sales are at record breaking levels within the NBA.

With that said, the Jazz were also looking to give back to the fans, to tell their stories and highlight what makes Utah Jazz fans some of the best in any sporting league. From moments with the cowboys in rural Utah to the “Pink Grandmas” who attend every Jazz game in their pink jerseys (so their grandson could pick them out of the crowd), this video was meant to show who Jazz fans truly are and why they are the best. “Rituals” reiterates that no matter where we are from, what we do, or who we are, there is one thing that brings us all together: We Are Utah Jazz.

This was an amazing project to work on, and one of my favorites – from the initial brain storming and pitch meetings, to concepting and storyboards, to filming and editing. As part of the creative team, I was fortunate to contribute every step of the way and was privileged to see this project through to the end. It was great to be so heavily involved and to see the combined vision of the agency and client play out in the end.

TIMOTHY, Peterson

Peterson Timothy was born and raised in Utah. He currently designs for high-profile Saxton clients like the Utah Jazz and Salt Lake Bees, and previously Lead Design and Creative Director at Idea Factory and YESCO Outdoor Media.

TOP DESIGN TRENDS

Illustration for WEBCREATIVE BLOQ
All the Top Design Trends You Need to Know in 2016
By Julia Sager

”Love or loathe them, new design trends emerge, evolve and expire every year. As a creative professional or hobbyist, it helps to have a handle on the aesthetics that will define the coming months – if only to stay one step ahead.

Trends work best when they’re manipulated in new contexts to produce original creative. Whether you’re interested in using the predictions here to push your work further, or simply want to know what to avoid, here are the most exciting design movements happening across six core creative disciplines.”

To read article in its entirety:
http://www.creativebloq.com/design/all-top-design-trends-you-need-know-2016-11618609

Photo: WEB DESIGN Fewer photos, more illustration.

“Illustrations allow the viewer to invent their own interpretation of a scene or idea, and connect more readily than picture-perfect model photos, as seen in this example from Mint Design.”

The Explosive Hand Lettering Rebellion

Tanamachi artPRINT MAGAZINE
By: Denise Bosler | February 21, 2015

”A stealthy resurgence happening in the design world—a rebellion against the cold, sleek, digital environment in which we designers spend most of our time. Hand lettering is not-so-quietly making a colossal comeback, exploding into the forefront of design. It no longer has to hide on the B-side or apologize for looking hand lettered. Categories that used to be forbidden, such as logos and packaging, now embrace this historic form of typographic expression. It’s appearing everywhere—even on A-list products such as movie titles, magazines, book covers and advertisements. Hand lettering is out, proud and absolutely amazing.”
To read entire article:
http://www.printmag.com/featured/hand-lettering-flexible-adaptable-typographic-art/

Photo: Dana Tanamachi / tanamachistudio.com