Category Archives: Opportunities

Aaron Draplin “Tall Tales From A Large Man”

The first AIGA SLC event for the semester is approaching fast. Don’t miss it!

Thursday, September 13, 2012
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
UMFA Auditorium
410 Campus Center Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
Tickets: Members $20 / Non-members $25

Using scientific proof and state-of-the-art multimedia techniques, Aaron James Draplin of the Draplin Design Co. delivers a suckerpunch of a talk that aims to provide bonafide proof of work, the highs and lows of a ferociously independent existence and a couple tall tales from his so-called career in the cutthroat world of contemporary graphic design. Just a regular American guy with a trajectory a little dirtier than yours, his talk is open to all oncomers brave enough to show up. If you are a youngster, you may find yourself inspired to attack your design future in a different way. If you are established, you may just leave feeling grateful you don’t have anything to do with him. Hard to say. All Salt Lake City champion citizens are invited to attend. Be there!


Don’t Forget! The AIGA Student Portfolio Review is TODAY!

The review is open to observers until about 4:00pm. If you are not a participant, we HIGHLY recommend that you attend as an observer.

Many of our members are presenting portfolio’s this year, including:

– Casey L. Kim
– Sara Corrigan-Gibbs
– Shawn Growcock
– Jill De Haan
– Molly Dallimore
– Jonathan Holmgren
– Peiru Hsieh

Also Casey L. Kim and Sara Corrigan-Gibbs will be competing together at a live design challenge at 2:20 at the event. So come out and show your support for INK SLCC and Salt Lake Community College.

Here are the details:

In Addition…

The 2012 Art Showcase Awards Ceremony is TONIGHT @ 7pm in the OAK ROOM on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (Taylorsville Redwood Campus). At the awards ceremony, Kristy Sabey will be presenting the first ever INK SLCC Student Choice Award on behalf of INK SLCC.

And finally…

Congratulations to the Skills USA State Champions in Advertising Design!

Casey L. Kim – 1st Place

Rubin Delatorre – 2nd Place

Molly Dallimore – 3rd Place

See you at the review!!!



Our first official order of business is to announce the next INK SLCC meeting!

When:  Tuesday, March 27th from 5-7pm

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

We’ll have a few announcements and be discuss upcoming events such as the AIGA Student Portfolio Review, INK Movie night and more! Come ready with your ideas for our Summer Mural Project and bring work for Critique!


Thanks to everyone who helped INK SLCC become an official AIGA Student Group including our Advisor and new AIGA Education Board Member, Kerry Gonzales! We hope to see everyone come to represent INK as either a participant or an observer at the AIGA Student Portfolio Review on April 6th!

If you’re not already a member, you can get your annual Student membership today for a fraction of the cost for an Associates (graduate) membership!

Check out this link to see how becoming a member of AIGA can benefit you


A few new jobs/internships have been posted on the INK Facebook page. You can either check the Jobs & Internships link here on the INK SLCC site or you can go directly here:  If you haven’t “liked” it yet, you definitely should. :)


As we mentioned in our last meeting, INK SLCC is sponsoring a student choice award for the 2012 Student Art Showcase. This will be the first student elected honor that has EVER been awarded. The show will be open for a private review from April 4th from 3pm-5pm. Only second year students are eligible to vote for their favorite piece. We’ll be sending out a reminder to eligible students prior to the review date so we can be sure that we get as many votes as possible. Voting will be done online here at the INK SLCC website the very next day, April 5th. So be sure to write down the artists name, the title of the work and the artshow article number to cast your vote.

Don’t forget, we still need to name the award so submit your ideas to or bring your ideas to the meeting on March 27th.


The new scholarship applications for the 2012-2013 school year have been posted and the deadlines are growing near! Check out to see what scholarships are available and apply today!

See you on Tuesday!

EVENT: AIGA Student Portfolio Review 2012

Now that INK SLCC is an OFFICIAL AIGA Student Group, it’s time to represent.

Registration for the 2012 AIGA Portfolio Review is now OPEN!!!

The AIGA Student Portfolio Review may very well be THE most important AIGA student event of the year. In fact, many  Visual Art & Design programs at other colleges around the state require attendance. And in some cases, it’s considered their semester FINAL.

Here’s the info: 

AIGA Salt Lake City’s annual Student Portfolio Review provides advice, insight and industry information to design students from around the state. On April 6, 2012, students will interact with professional designers during portfolio reviews and one-on-one interviews. Students gain valuable career insights and make connections which can lead to internships and even jobs.

This is a great opportunity to check out the competition and get feedback on your portfolio as a developing student and it only happens ONCE A YEAR so let’s represent and show them what we’ve got!

PRE-Registration ends on April 5th, so whether you plan to participate or attend as an observer, do NOT miss this. Space is limited so come to represent INK SLCC and reserve your spot TODAY!

Check out for complete details.


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!


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:

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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!



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

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.


 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!