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2017 Salt Lake Design Week!

From AIGA SLC:

Salt Lake Design Week expands the public awareness about design in our community.

The purpose of Salt Lake Design Week is to celebrate and promote the impact of design in Utah across all disciplines—graphic, digital, product, fashion, architecture, advertising, interior, marketing, and more. Salt Lake Design Week brings together professionals, students, entrepreneurs, educators and other members of the community, to inspire and collaborate with one another.

An example of this is the breadth of our partnerships including: AIA, IDSA, SEGD, AAF, IIDA, IDXA, YAF, other Salt Lake City design groups, museums, businesses and schools. Salt Lake Design Week includes an opening reception, business and design forums, workshops, film screenings, studio tours, exhibitions, lectures, mixers, and culminates with an outstanding Design Week closing party.

To read more about events:
http://sldesignweek.org/


 

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Derek & Brighton in Slug Magazine!

Neuer Geist Creative Studio

Brighton and Derek Ballard. Photo: John Barkiple
From SLUG Magazine:

Neuer Geist: CLC Artisan
By Zaina Abujebarah

Structured and playful all at once, Neuer Geist’s mission is to innovate and create without losing the “glory of the past.” Brighton and Derek Ballard both bring their artistic abilities to the table and join creative forces to create pieces like prints and patches, as well as menus and other graphic design gems, tailored for local businesses. All are showcased on their website.

“We’re lucky to have found each other,” Brighton says. “Derek would painstakingly reproduce the logos of favorite bands and save bits of packaging or product tags that he thought were interesting, and I drew and painted constantly.” Their creative roots led to the inception of their brand. “Derek’s aesthetic is very clean, precise and calculated, while mine is more loose and suggestive,” says Brighton. “We help each other through the process of creating. We’re constantly talking about the business, giving each other feedback, helping each other with a sketch or an idea.”

To read the entire article:
http://www.slugmag.com/art-fashion/neuer-geist-clc-artisan/

To see Neuer Geist:
http://neuergeist.com/


 

Designing A Design Tool For Designers

VAD Graphic Design Alumnus Talin Wadsworth has written an intriguing article for the Adobe Creative Cloud Blog.

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October 25, 2016 / UX/UI Design /

Fast Company has had a lot to say about Adobe XD. From a “slick design with zero learning curve” to “revolutionizing the way designers design and prototype websites and apps.” The publication recently recognized XD in its 2016 Innovation by Design Awards as a winner in the app category and and as a finalist in the experience category (XD is part of Creative Cloud).

That’s some pretty heady stuff. But my favorite comment from Fast Company may be about the completely new development process we are employing and the thousands of independent designers who are looped in to test builds and to provide feedback to our pre-release programs. They call it…

To read more:

Designing A Design Tool For Designers

6 SKILLS YOU NEED!

6 Skills ArtFrom HOW Magazine
6 Non-Design Skills Designers Need
By David Sheman

“While it is important to fuel your creativity and build your core design skills, to expand your proficiency in tools like Adobe Photoshop or Corel Draw, there is more to being a graphic designer. Your overall success is dictated by more than just what is in your portfolio.”

See more at:
http://www.howdesign.com/design-career/6-non-design-skills-need-designer/#sthash.jGbmKGZX.dpuf

ARTICLE: Snazzy New Website & Summer Workshops

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Scrapbinding: Making Books from Everyday Materials
Date/time: Saturday, August 8, 1-5pm
Instructor: Emily Tipps
Location: Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, level 4
Workshop fee: $70 (includes materials)

Using off-the-shelf, easily attainable materials, participants bind books for journaling, sketching, or note taking. This half-day workshop provides instruction for and hands-on experience with several book forms as well as ideas for using hoarded or recycled materials at home. Come and make some quick books!
Emily Tipps is Binding Instructor, Program Manager, and Assistant Librarian (Lecturer) at the Book Arts Program at the University of Utah, as well as the proprietor of High5 Press, which publishes innovative writing in the form of handmade artist’s books. She holds a BA in English from Wesleyan University, an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Colorado, and an MFA in Book Arts from the University of Alabama. Emily’s work is exhibited and held in collections nationally.

Inside Out: Simple Exposures
Date/time: Saturday, September 26, 9am-5pm
Instructor: Marnie Powers-Torrey
Location: Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, level 4
Workshop fee: $110 (includes materials)

Put a hole in a box and let some light shine in! Up-cycled materials become simple cameras and the universe is turned outside-in through a pinhole lens. Thinking inside and outside the box, participants make semi-deliberate images with a grayscale of experimentation, exposing the world from a unique perspective with every print.
Marnie Powers-Torrey holds an MFA in photography from the University of Utah and a BA in English and Philosophy from Boston College’s Honors Program. She is the Managing Director of the Book Arts Program and Red Butte Press, an Associate Librarian (Lecturer), and academic advisor for the minor and certificate in book arts. Marnie teaches letterpress printing, artists’ books, and other courses for the Book Arts Program and elsewhere. She is master printer for the Red Butte Press, harnessing the mighty printing power of a full staff of excellent printers. A founding member of the College Book Arts Association, she served as Awards Chair for three years and currently serves on the board of directors. Her work is exhibited and held in collections nationally.

To register for these workshops, call 801.585.9191 or email bookartsprogram@utah.edu

For more information, visit www.bookartsprogram.org or for the original message please click here.

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