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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

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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!


 

AIGA / SLGD Tad Carpenter Presentation

Summer Speaker Series – Tad Carpenter

Thursday, July 26, 2018
6 – 9 PM
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

From AIGA SLC & Salt Lake Graphic Designers:
Tad Carpenter is a designer, illustrator, author and educator, who, along with his wife Jessica Carpenter, runs the design and branding studio, Carpenter Collective. Tad celebrates the power of play and embraces the idea that the harder he works the luckier he gets. Tad will share his story about growing from a solo designer in the Midwest to design studio, how he builds illustrative brand experiences, and plenty of good ol’ dad jokes.

For more information:
https://mailchi.mp/saltlakecity/heres-whats-coming-up-june-event-newsletter


 

SLCC Students at the 2018 AIGA Student Portfolio Review

2018 AIGA Student Portfolio Review
Saturday, April 7, 2018

ADOBE Campus
3900 Adobe Way
Lehi, UT 84043

“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 Gonzáles and Assistant Professor Virag White, both in the Graphic Design specialization, joined their advanced students at this year’s event. Both said they were very proud of the six VAD Graphic Design students who showed their portfolios and were reviewed by creative directors and faculty from other institutions.

VAD Graphic Design Students shown above left to right:
Matthew Radcliffe
Brock DeHart
Ariel Hofman
Anna Marie Coronado
Katie Steckler
Julianie Spooky McCray

And VAD Graphic Design Alumnus Alissa Hicks presenting her portfolio from Weber State University. Alissa will receive her BFA!

And finally a bunch of VAD Graphic Design students who just happened to attend and cheer on our six presenters!

Left to right: Sarah Landeen, Hali Aranedo, Kayden Groves, Sierra Daggett and Breann Ballif.


 

 

2018 SLCC Student Art Showcase Winners & More!

Best of Show “She” by Carlissa Shaw

Opening Reception
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Center for Art & Media
Atrium Awards / Multipurpose Room
Exhibit through April 19.

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 Carlissa Shaw / Printmaking.

The President’s Award chosen by SLCC President Deneece Huftalin was awarded to Jennifer Knight / Photography.

The Provost’s Award chosen by Provost Clifton Sanders was awarded to Guillermo Avila Paz / Photography.

The Dean’s Award chosen by SACM Dean Richard Scott was awarded to Alexis Smith / Mixed Media.

Art Show Poster Design was given to Maja Keefer / Graphic Design

INK Group Award was given to Anna Marie Coronado / Graphic Design.

Students’ Choice Award went to Peter Hines / Photography.

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

FINE ARTS (9 ) – 1 Award of Excellence, 5 Awards of Merit, and 3 Honorable Mentions

PHOTOGRAPHY (8) – 1 Award of Excellence, 5 Awards of Merit, and 2 Honorable Mention

ILLUSTRATION (5) – 2 Award of Excellence  and 3 Honorable Mention

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

3D DESIGN (2) – 1 Award of Merit and 1 Honorable Mention

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

GRAPHIC DESIGN (1) – 1 Award of Excellence

MULTIMEDIA (1) – 1 Award of Merit

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

Robby Barr Animation, Multimedia & Web
Meish Frampton Photography
Susan Jarvis Fine Art & Illustration
Randy RoyterGraphic Design
Julianie Spookie McCrayINK Award

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And the Art Showcase Committee who made it all possible:

Neal ReilandArt Showcase Chair
Ed Rosenberger 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 RichardsonShow Name Tags

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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:

Rick Graham, Whitney King Hyans, Terry Martin, Jasmine Meza, Robinson Valenzuela, Virag White,  and Cindy Denos.

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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 Danielle Suzi.

GREAT SHOW EVERYONE!


 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Lacee, Cassidy, Katrina, Dianna, Melissa & Talin

Lacee Black

“Art vs artist. I thought this might be a good way to show transition from student to professional.”


Cassidy Demkov

“I had a dream that I had a pink cockatoo named Rosie so I was convinced I needed a pet bird. Not as convinced, my husband told me I could get another dog instead, so now I have a Boston Terrier named Rosie. This is the first bird that came to mind when I was illustrating tropical birds for #cpwildheart


Katrina Parkinson

I got lucky with a little Sunday night inspiration:) It has been a productive Sunday!


Dianna Totland

“This video is dear to my heart. My last big project with Epic, and I’m really happy with it and thankful to the people that helped out. If your looking to nominate a parent, friend or family member for a chance to win free LASIK, do it!”


Melissa Healy Turner

Hi there! I’m Missy Turner, an illustrator and aspiring children’s book author/artist. I enjoy Harry Potter trivia (go Hufflepuff!), British miniseries, baking, and being a goon with my family. Thanks for following!” #meettheartist #artvsartist


Talin Wadsworth

From Adobe Creative Cloud

“Join @MrTalin, lead Designer on #AdobeXD, to learn more about user research & user testing. Plus, find out how he approaches designing one of our newest prototyping apps.”

ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Alisa, Nadia, Amber, Ben, Ian & Melissa

Davin Abegg

#artvsartist


Alisa Bishop Bradley

“artvsartist hashtag going around twitter & instagram! :D what is consistency…what is my life….”


Nadia Dolzhenko

“Tiny ones…
Waiting for them to return and spend another summer with us.”


Amber Giles

“Been thinking on this word recently and thought I’d try my hand at different lettering look than normal.” 👍🏼

Quick sketch for a Friday.” 😱😉


Ben Heighton

“My first set of stickers is now online! DBG Stickers Vol. 1 Limited quantities. Most priced at $3 w/ a discount on groups of 4.


Ian Maxfield

“Because art bandwagons are fun!”
#artvsartist


Melissa Healy Turner

“Worked on a really fun project recently illustrating stickers, business cards, and wrapping paper for @annabellechildrenswear based in Salt Lake City (their classic European children’s clothes are the sweetest.” 😭😍💝

ALUMNI FOCUS: Paul, Derek & Brighton, Alissa, Melissa, Andrew, Missy, & Clayton

Paul Asay

“First Salt Lake Bees game of the season is in the books!”


Derek & Brighton Ballard

“”Not Forgotten” my contribution for tonight’s ’30 Years Later’ group show at @galleries1988 in LA. All pieces are inspired by films from 1988. I have already seen so many stunning pieces. Really thrilled to be included in this.”

“We were exceedingly lucky to work with Bryan at Paper Obscura on last month’s subscription box, and he asked us a few questions about our work and inspiration. Click through if you’d like to learn more about us and what we have coming up this year.

Paper Obscura, by the way, is a super cool literary subscription box, perfect for any fan of thrilling tales, twisty turns, and oddities of all shapes and sizes. April boxes are sold out, but May sign ups are around the corner!”

📸: John Carlisle


Alissa Hicks

“They are finally in! This is the WSU Student art journal for 2018. I’ve been working on this project since September and it is so great to finally see it finished!”

“Here’s another project I redid recently. This packaging design is from a few years ago, but it needed some updating.”


Melissa Hurd

Art with Melissa.


Andrew Malin

Velleity Studios is in San Jose, California at the 2018 Silicon Valley Comic Con.

“Comic Con Velleity Studios is on for biznass! @svcomiccon artist alley annex table z”


Clayton Whitehead

New profile picture.


Missy van Wagoner

“Something about me…I LOVE the smell of rain. I love that rain makes the colors vibrant! I love thunderstorms! I love white Flowers. I can’t sleep and started playing around and this li’l beauty happened!”

ALUMNI FOCUS: Derek, Brighton, Vince, Melissa, Becky, Mel, Matt, Tanja & Melissa

Derek & Brighton Ballard

“Some detailed shots of a 2 color poster I designed for @ibasedbod ‘s upcoming short film. Showing at Brewvies this Friday. Brighton and I printed this on our in-house Risograph printer. @ Urban Lounge.”

“My incredible Oma turned 100 on March 8th. Brighton and I designed and hand printed handkerchiefs as a party favor for her celebration that weekend. The design is based on some of Oma’s favorite things: ladybugs, humming birds, Las Vegas, Spring, and 4711 perfume. I based some of the typography off the stunning 4711 bottle label I would always see Oma with. Also the fragrance is unmistakably connected to her- so we spritzed all the handkerchiefs with 4711 before giving them to guests at the party.”


Vince Bayless

“2018 Day 90:Soak #draweveryday #randomwordo ftheday #illustration #design #inkdrawing #drawing #sketch #cartoon #sketchbook #soak #artistsoninstagram #cartoonistsoninstagram #illustratorsoninstagram


Melissa Hurd

“I really enjoy listening to shows while drawing. Tonight I’ve been catching up on Doctor Who – the Twelfth Doctor and Bill in Scotland! (That’s vague enough it’s not a spoiler… right?)”


Becky Larsen Pease

“B&W of my life, day 103”


Mel Maldonado

Sketching sammies @visualdraft #sketchbook #illustration #erasershavings #sandwich #sketch 🎨👨‍🎨 — in Salt Lake City, Utah.”


Matt Page

#emmagonzalez #hero #hope #neveragain #marchforourlives #ibelievethatchildrenareourfuture #letthemleadtheway

“Sketchbook doodles.”


Tanja Rapson

“The enamel pins I designed for Riley Blake Designs are coming soon! Who doesn’t want a seam ripper that says “too ligit to quit” or a roller blade that says “rollin’ with my homies” I also did the illustration for the backer card. I’m just so excited.”


Melissa Healy Turner

“Some posters I illustrated for a fly youth. Hope she makes it!” 🤞🏽

Finally finished the book cover (our last assignment ) for the Illustrating Children’s Books class I’ve been taking. I’ve learned so much from this class, can’t wait to apply this to my own books now 😊!


 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Amber, Tanja, Carol, Norah, Peterson & Melissa

Amber Giles

A quick sketch for a Wednesday afternoon.


Tanja Rapson

So excited to see my logo design on upcoming products. I am beyond excited.”


Carol Ross

“Very happy! The branding I designed for South City Campus won Gold today at the NCMPR 2018 Paragon Awards in Las Vegas! In the Wild Card category.”


Norah Strebel

“Most recent custom dog mosaic photo frame. This was made for Dale Mahoney of his dog Sky.”


Peterson Timothy

“Had a blast at the Addys last night. @saxtonhorne walked away with 3 silvers for the work we did on @utopiafiber @thetourofutah and for @saxtonhorne. Great work to the teams involved. @ The Falls Event Center”


Melissa Healy Turner

“Week 4 of Lilla Roger’s Illustrating Children’s Books class was Environments. For our assignment this week, we had to illustrate a double-page spread of one of the scenes in the story we chose. I decided to illustrate Squirrel after she got lost in the snow and was dreaming of her cozy home.” 🐿❄️


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