Category Archives: Gatherings

NEWS: INK MEETING REMINDER!!!

Hello All!

The time has come once again for an INK SLCC meeting. We’ll be discussing INK news, planning upcoming events and more. So bring your ideas, questions, comments and work for critique!

When:  Tuesday, March 6th from 5-7pm

Where: Taylorsville Redwood Campus, Student Center, Parlor B (downstairs)

Be there, or be a regular quadrilateral with four equal sides and four equal 90 degree angles…!!!

:)

NEWS: We Want Your Time!

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Dear members, for the sake of organization and with the intent of avoiding confusion, the following post will be organized in a chronological way. Deal with it! (Or show up to the meeting so you wouldn’t have to read all of this later!)

But let us begin:

Perfect Portfolio Photography on a Brown Bag Budget

As many of you know, a few weeks ago – on the 8th of February, to be more specific – some of us attended the AIGA event “Perfect Portfolio Photography on a Brown Bag Budget”. Trevor Woods and Ben Kuhns from Lunar/Solar Creative showed us how to properly and inexpensively photograph portfolio pieces to get polished, professional results. What is more, they were kind enough to send us a .PDF full of tips after the event! And so, to spread the kindness, we share it with you: Photo Guide

Also, here are some useful portfolio presentation links we got from Mike Harris:

http://www.aiga.org/portfolio-presenting/
http://www.allartschools.com/art-careers/graphic-design/graphic-design-portfolio?lob=art
http://www.beadesigngroup.com/blog/archives/2005/05/preparing-and-presenting-a-portfolio-tips-for-students.php

Volunteers Needed for SLCC’s Art Showcase

On another note, the VAD department needs student volunteers to help out for the duration of the 2012 Art Showcase. The show runs from April 9th until April 19th and volunteers are needed for 3 hour time intervals between 12 – 3pm and 3pm – 6pm. Your duties as a volunteer will be simple: all you’ll have to do is accept artwork submissions, help students with the paperwork and keep an eye on the show in general. For your convenience, we have created a spreadsheet where you can sign up for the specific time slot you prefer.  Go check it out, sign up and help us make the Art Show awesome! Oh, and you will receive an awesome INK T-shirt which you could wear while helping out.

Andrew Wilson will be at the next INK meeting if you need more information concerning volunteering for the Art Show.

Upcoming Events

Apocalyptikiss
2012 – The Apocalypse – The Last Year for Love

The Mandate Press would like to invite you to come and enjoy their new shop location by way of excellent art, good drinks, good food, good music, and with the help of you – good company.
The Mandate Press has been printing letterpress since 2004 and now with fancy new digs, it’s time to party.

Where:
The Mandate Press
1077 South Main St.
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

When:
Saturday, March 3, 2012
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

AIGA Portfolio Pre-Review and Studio Tours

The registration will be for the Pre-Review / Studio Tours only. Space is limited so sign up fast!

Senior Priority Registration :: Deadline March 1
Open Enrollment (All Students) :: March 2-8

Where:
Salt Lake City Library
Conf. Room 4
210 East 400 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

When:
Friday, March 9, 2012
9:00-1:45 :: Salt Lake Studio Tours
1:45-2:45 :: Break for lunch on your own
2:45-5:00 :: Pre-Portfolio Review

Price:
AIGA Member Admission: $5
Non-Member Admission: $15
Pre-registration Only

Design Week San Francisco

At the last meeting, we proposed a trip to San Francisco during June 11th – 17th in order to attend Design Week San Francisco. For the time being, there isn’t much posted about particular events but we will keep you updated as information becomes available. Right now, we would like to know which of you would be interested in this trip and available to go so we could plan accordingly and draft a proposal. So, this said, if you are interested and you know you can make it, let us know by filling out the form below.

NEWS: No Time for Love Dr. Jones!

Hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day! Now’s it’s time for another INK SLCC meeting.

We’ve got TONS to discuss this week so prepare to speak up, and bring some of your work for critique!

Here’s the meeting info:

When: TOMORROW – Tuesday, Februrary 21st from 5-7pm

Where: Taylorsville Redwood Campus, Student Center, Parlor B (downstairs)

Hope to see you all there!

EVENT REMINDER

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Before we dive into event updates, we would like to extend a big “Thank you!” to everyone who attended the INK SLCC Open House last Tuesday. We hope you had as much fun as we did and made friends with some cool creative people. By now, all the guests who signed up for membership should have received e-mail invites. If you didn’t get one, please use the Join INK form on the website and we will send you an invitation as soon as we can.

Our next club meeting will be held on:

When: Tuesday, Februrary 21st from 5-7pm

Where: Taylorsville Redwood Campus, Student Center, Parlor B (downstairs)

We hope to see you all there!

As far as events are concerned, the next one on the list is Perfect Portfolio Photography on a Brown Bag Budget. It is intended for students only and aims to provide useful tips on how to take good portfolio photography while working on a tight budget. The event will be held tomorrow at The City Library.

When: Wednesday, Februrary 8th from 7-8.30pm

Where: The Salt Lake City Library
210 East 400 South
Lower level rooms B & C
Salt Lake City, UT 8411

Price: $5 AIGA members, $10 non-members

Later this weekend, you can attend:
Valenteenies: Love Notes and Calling Cards

Sat, February 11, 9am – 2pm

and/or
Love Stinks: An Anti-Valentine’s Zine Workshop
Sat, February 11, 2pm – 5pm

You can refer to our calendar for more information on those and future events.

And once again, thank you for attending the Open House and, please, feel free to contact us with any questions you have.

NEWS: DON’T FORGET!!!

 Don’t forget about the INK SLCC Open House!

Join us tomorrow from 5-7pm at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus to learn more about INK SLCC and how we can benefit YOU!

Enjoy refreshments! Mingle with your creative peers! Become eligible to win an INK SLCC sponsored AIGA student membership when you join INK!

When: Tuesday, January 31st from 5-7pm

Where: Taylorsville Redwood Campus, Student Center, Parlor B (downstairs)

See you all there!

NEWS: INK Open House

The INK Open House is nearly at hand!

Next week on Tuesday, January 31st from 5-7pm, we’ll be holding a meet & greet open house for INK SLCC. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about the group and how it can benefit you. You’ll also have a chance to meet INK SLCC members and mingle with other student creatives in the Visual Art & Design department.

Oh, and did we mention… FREE REFRESHMENTS!!!

See the flyer for complete details.

We’ll see you there!

NEWS: Welcome Back!…Let’s be friends. :)

A Quote by Ira Glass – Design by Sawyer Hollenshead

Now that classes are in back session, it’s time to announce the first INK SLCC meeting of the semester!

For all current INK SLCC members:

Date: Tuesday, January 17th

Time:  5pm-7pm

Place: Parlor B (Student Center, sub-level @ Redwood Campus)


A few things to think about: 

  • Art Showcase Poster Contest
    Entries for the Art Showcase Poster Contest are DUE on Thursday, February 16, 2012. All current students should enter!!! The official guidelines and complete details are available HERE.
     
  • Ideas for Service Projects, Events, Guest Speakers & Field Trips
    Spring 2012 is going to be big for INK SLCC. Come prepared to discuss ideas about activities for the coming semester.
  • Student Involvement Projects
    Enrollment numbers are up and the Visual Art & Design department is growing rapidly. How can INK SLCC engage new students and members?

We have much to discuss so we hope to see you there!

EVENT: Daily Design Challenge

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Ladies and Gentlemen,

The rules are simple, the rewards are great, may I present to you: DAILY DESIGN CHALLENGE!

What is Daily Design Challenge?

Daily design challenge is a game of sorts, for designers. It involves producing a small design on a daily basis for an entire year. Sound difficult? Think again, Daily design challenge is supposed to be something small and fun, rather than a chore hanging over your head.

What if I can’t make something every day in the week?

Don’t worry about it, these things happen. But if possible do try to make something on a daily basis, it will be the most beneficial to you.

What are the rules?

Use 1 image, text (a glyph to a paragraph) and anything that can be created within the program you are choosing to build an image up to 900×900 pixels and no more than 1.5m filesize (after flattening) Spend no more than 30m and no less than 15m on said design.

At the end of the week, create a new post with your Name, theme(if there is one) and the tag “DDC” with the designs, dates, and time spent on each design.

Do we critique these?

It wouldn’t hurt, as long as the critiques stay more to the “what’s working range” as it’s less the goal to fix these, but to continue to create and build new routes and visual language for your personal design approaches.

Good luck to any who choose to participate and I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

EVENT: Reflection on Pixels of Fury

-Donovan Burns

On November 14 I went to PIXELS OF FURY: A SHUTTERSTOCK LIVE DESIGN TOURNAMENT hosted at The Leonardo. The event was an Iron Chef like competition where twelve designers went four at a time to create a graphic that defined what design meant to them. The rules (as far as I remember) was that each contestant had 20 minuets to choose 1 photo, 1graphic, and 1 typeface from shutterstock.com

Student fashion designers from USU who were showing off their dresses made from interior design materials.
Designers at their stations

You could and were encouraged to snoop over the designer’s shoulders (and they did have the largest sized iMacs) but I did wish they had each computer projected akin to Starcraft tournaments. It was amazing to me how small (as in zoomed out) some of them were working.

Designers working
Everybody finished.

In order to vote the system was:

  • When the designers finished they uploaded to a server
  • Images were displayed on the grid (as seen above)
  • Each image had a code which would be texted to a custom five digit number
close up of all the designs

The winner (middle far left) was Manda Bull.  My personal favorites were “Adapt” (second from lower left), “Infinite Possibilities” (second from top right), and “Solutions” (bottom right).