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2018 Graphic Design Graduates!

Congratulations Grads!

We’re so very proud of our Salt Lake Community / Visual Art & Design Graphic Design graduates. They recently participated in the annual AIGA Student Portfolio Review. And now, they are starting their careers in graphic design.

Anna Marie Coronado
Ariel Hofman
Matthew Radcliffe
Julianie Spookie McCray
Katie Steckler

Left to right: Julianie Spookie McCray, Anna Marie Coronado, Matthew Radcliffe and Katie Steckler.

And our VAD Graphic Design Grads who have gone on to receive BFAs!

VAD Graphic Design Alumnus Alissa Hicks just added a Weber State University BFA to her resume! Congratulations Alissa!

“Had my senior BFA thesis show tonight! I’m so proud of my fellow design graduates for collaborating on our contribution!
I was also surprised by being recognized as one of two outstanding graduates in Graphic Design!”

Alissa with Evan Crawford

“I finally did it! 5 years later and you’re looking at a BFA grad in Graphic Design! Even better is that on Monday, I start my first full-time career as a designer. Thank you to all my friends and family that supported me through school and pushed me to do the best I could!”


 

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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!


 

CA 2018 Design & Advertising Competitions

The Communication Arts 2018 Design & Advertising Competitions have special categories for student work.

Student entry fees are significantly discounted and the potential career boost is high.

Winning is significant for students and professionals alike. The award-winning work gets published in our magazine, both in print and digital editions, and on our website. Over 30,000 people read Communication Arts—a large portion of which are looking for new talent.

This could be a great way to launch your career.

The entry deadline is May 4th.

Submission guidelines and FAQs can be found at: https://www.commarts.com/competitions

2018 AIGA Student Portfolio Review

FROM AIGA SLC:

Calling all higher education Utah students! AIGA Salt Lake City’s annual Student Portfolio Review is right around the corner. This is your opportunity to gain valuable advice, insight, and industry information from some of the crème de la crème of our local professional designers and agencies.

This event allows students to make connections which can lead to internships and (potentially) jobs. As the date approaches we will be releasing the day-of itinerary, so stay tuned!

No tickets will be sold at the door, so please plan ahead.

Student Portfolio Attendees
AIGA Member Admission: $20.00
Non-Member Admission: $40.00

Observer Attendees
AIGA Member Observer: FREE
Non-Member Observer: $10.00

For more information:
https://saltlakecity.aiga.org/event/2018-student-portfolio-review/


 

2018 SLCC Student Art Showcase – Call for Entries

2018 SLCC Student Art Showcase

Online Submissions: March 7 – 13

Each year the Visual Art & Design Department hosts an art show for Salt Lake Community College students. Maja Keefer, VAD Graphic Design student, designed this year’s poster. Her artwork can be seen on posters, banners and digital screens throughout the SLCC campuses.

VAD encourages all SLCC students to enter in the following categories:

• Fine Art: studio drawing, painting, various traditional and digital media

• Illustration: traditional and digital

• Photography: traditional and digital

• Design: print, screen printing, package design, type and calligraphy

• Mixed Media: includes artwork made with several different mediums combining the various categories

• Multimedia: web design and video

• Animation: 2D and 3D video

• 3D Design: jewelry, sculpture, pottery, ceramics and metalwork

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For more information:

http://www.slcc.edu/visualart

Opening Reception: April 5 / 6 – 7:30 PM / SLCC South City Campus / Atrium

Show Dates: April 6 – 19* / Monday – Friday Noon to 6 PM

Location: Center for Arts & Media / SLCC South City Campus / Multipurpose Room

*Exhibit closes at 4 PM on April 19.

2018 SLCC Student Art Showcase Poster Contest Winner!

Maja Keefer

Maja Keefer’s design for the 2018 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 students who participated:

Hali Araneo
Chloe J. Bringhurst
Miriam Chavez
Kayden Groves
Ariel Hoffman
Sarah Landeen
Theodore J. Major
Lisa Hall Nord
Matthew Radcliffe
Joe Ramos
Isabel Valderrama

All of the Poster Contest submissions will be in the display case outside of 2-173 in the older north end of South City Campus until February 16th. Come check them out!

POSTER DESIGN CONTEST

2018 SLCC STUDENT ART SHOWCASE

SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE:
Tuesday, February 6th
9 AM to Noon

– or –

Wednesday, February 7th
1 to 3 PM.

WHERE TO SUBMIT:
Kerry Gonzáles
Room 2-177 / North End
SLCC South City Campus

 

The Visual Art & Design Department invites Salt Lake Community College students to participate in a poster design contest announcing the 2018 SLCC Student Art Showcase.

This contest is open to all currently enrolled SLCC and SLCC Concurrent Enrollment students. (Professionals or instructors are not eligible. Entrants must be able to verify student status.) The winning poster design will be used to promote the 2018 SLCC Student Art Showcase on campus as well as other venues and media. In addition, a cash award of $200 will be given to the winner.

Only 1 SUBMISSION PER STUDENT will be accepted. The SLCC Student Art Showcase Committee reserves the right to accept or reject any entry.

The student winner may be asked to alter elements of the design for all the various art show applications as needed.

Poster contest submissions will be hung in display cases located on the second floor, north end of the SLCC South City from FEBRUARY 8 through 16.

The SLCC Student Art Showcase Committee will make final determination as to winning entry.

REQUIRED SPECIFICATIONS:
Document Setup: Tabloid 11 x 17 inches (tall) output at 100%. Set top, left and right margins at .375 inch. The bottom margin should be set at 1.5 inches. This will allow a white border around the design. Full bleed posters will not be accepted.

File Format: File should be created in either Adobe InDesign or Adobe Illustrator ONLY. Adobe Photoshop may only be used to alter photos or create effects. Type works best in InDesign or Illustrator. Remember this is a PRINT JOB. The actual file should NOT be sent, but if chosen will need to be in one of the required native file formats, and will need to be adapted for various applications.

Originality: Any illustration, graphic or photo must be the original work of the poster designer – or – a signed release form (if using another SLCC student(s)’s work, as in the case of photo or illustration) must be presented if a poster is chosen as the winner. NO STOCK PHOTOS. NO PUBLIC DOMAIN PHOTOS. If more than one SLCC student works on the poster, all must be credited and all must share in the winnings if chosen.

Color: 4 Color Process (cmyk) or Pantone Spot Color on white paper. NO RGB!

Submission: ONE output of poster design MUST BE SUBMITTED. Do not mount.

Student Information: Please CLEARLY PRINT your NAME, PHONE and EMAIL on the back, lower right hand corner of your poster. Posters will not be accepted if these three items are not listed.

NOTE: Submissions will not be returned.

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REQUIRED INFORMATION
To be on Poster Design:

The Visual Art & Design Department Presents the 2018 Salt Lake Community College Student Art Showcase

(The college name needs to be spelled out here! Abbreviations are okay after this.)

April 5 – April 19
Monday through Friday
10 AM to 6 PM
Multipurpose Room
SLCC South City Campus
Center for Arts & Media
1575 South State Street / SLC

SLCC students submit artwork online March 7 – 13.

For more information visit VAD / 2018 Art Showcase at:   slcc.edu/visualart

(All other copy is optional but subject to approval by the SLCC Student Art Showcase Committee if chosen.)

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Questions? Contact Kerry Gonzáles: 

kerry.gonzales@slcc.edu

 

 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Derek, Cassidy, Alissa, Jennifer & Melissa

Derek Ballard

From Derek:

“Last night of the @saltandhoneymarket ! Open until 10pm. Thank you to everyone who has kept us running back and forth to restock. Humbled by the support this year! @ Salt & Honey Market”


Cassidy Demkov

From Cassidy:

“I’m a little behind on Christmas this year. I don’t even have a tree up yet! 🙀🌲 This line was released in July so I almost forgot about it. Here is some of the lettering I did for the CP Falala collection.”


Alissa Hicks

From Alissa:

My final project for Design Theory (at Weber State University) was to create an object that explains my creative process. If you ever wanted to know what I do in my field or how my brain works through creative problems, here you go ;).


Jennifer Terry

Jen just created this!


Melissa Healy Turner

From Melissa:

🎄❄️Christmas illustration❄️