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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.


 

 

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, 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❄️


 

INK FRIENDS – MORE INTERESTING THAN MOST!

Wizard World Comic Con in Las Vegas

Magen & NIck in LV

“The cast of the ‘Evil Dead The Musical’ in Las Vegas took a photo with us! They were a really nice group and we don’t usually take selfies so everyone walked away happy.” ~ Magen Mitchell 

Meanwhile at the FanX Comic Con in SLC…

Alissa Hicks

“I had fun meeting everyone at the fallout group photo, seeing George Takei as he passed by us in the hall and seeing new/old friends.” ~ Alissa Hicks

Matt Page

“It was a bust. I lost money. I am filled with regret.” And later that same day… “It wasn’t the most successful show I’ve done, but I came away inspired and have a lot of ideas to make the rest of the shows I do this year even better. But most importantly I had a lot of fun and bought some awesome new toys for my collection.”~ Matt Page

Austin Record

”Erica Carroll was an amazing person to meet. She is very sincere and loved getting answers about what I thought of ‘Supernatural.’” ~ Austin Record

Keith Beard

”First time going to a comic com with my family. (Jonas– Halo sword, Liam – Blue Mask, and Gram – Halo costume) Unsurprisingly, no one knew who All-mighty Glob was.” ~ Keith Beard and sons

Eliz Brown's kids

“My kids, Kyle Peterson and Josaphine Green. We had a great time. These events get better every time. Artist Alley is where it’s at for merch. There are so many talented people! Also if you get your kids hooked on being a geek they will never have money for drugs!”~ Elizabeth Brown

CONGRATULATIONS ALISSA!

Alissa artFrom Alissa:

“My name is Alissa Hicks. I graduated May 2015 from Salt Lake Community College with an A.A.S. Degree in Visual Art & Design – Graphic Design Emphasis.

After graduating, I decided to continue my education toward a Bachelor’s Degree at a 4-year university, Weber State University to be exact. Because of the strong foundation in Graphic Design that I received at SLCC, I was able to apply for the Graphic Design BFA at WSU during my first semester.

I’m sure that my portfolio from the program at SLCC definitely helped me, because I was also accepted to the program on my first try. I am now ahead of my own schedule and feel that I have a good base of knowledge to continue to build upon at my new college. I’m excited for what the future holds for me and to continue my education.

Update! Finally done with my 3d design class! I learned a lot of new skills and here are a couple of projects that I did in this class. A hanging sculpture inspired by Yinka Shonibare (his work is amazing) and a sculptural, mid-century modern-esque table. ”

Alumni News: Congratulations Alissa!

HICKS, Alissa photo

From Alissa,

“Hi, my name is Alissa Hicks. I recently graduated in May 2015 from SLCC with an Associate’s of Applied Science degree in Visual Art & Design/Graphic Design Emphasis. Now, I will be pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, as well as minors in Business Administration/Marketing Emphasis and Japanese at Weber State University.

I have always wanted to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree and I really look forward to obtaining more education in Graphic Design, because I truly enjoy every aspect of this profession. For a while, I was not sure where I wanted to complete my education, but after comparing many Graphic Design programs at 4-year colleges, I decided on Weber State University. They offer a wide variety of traditional and digital art classes for their design program, as well as, printing classes.

I started my graphic design education in a print-heavy environment in high school, which has caused me to be drawn to printing and WSU offered exactly what I had been looking for. The process of transferring to WSU has been really great for me. As a transfer student, I was eligible to apply for some scholarships through WSU and I actually received two President’s Transfer Scholarships that, along with another outside scholarship, completely covers my tuition for the year.

Along with all of this, I was also able to find a part-time job, through the school, to work as a Graphic Designer for The Signpost (WSU’s school newspaper). I’m really excited about all of the opportunities that have been, and continue to be, presented to me since graduating from Salt Lake Community College.”

NEWS: Visual Art & Design Win at SkillsUSA

Every contestant SLCC Visual Art & Design sent to Kentucky is coming home with a medal!

image1From left to right:
Isaac Nelson and Brett Amann: Gold in 3D Visualization & Animation
Kim Jeppson: Gold in Screen Printing Technology
Chad Erekson: Animation Specialization Rep and SkillsUSA Advisor
Andrew Wernick: Gold in Web Design,
Alissa Hicks: Silver in Advertising Design,
Betsy Hijazi: Gold in Web Design

From Chad Erekson:

“The accomplishment is all theirs, but their advisors and instructors did a good job helping them prepare. What a great friendly group. They aren’t just skilled competitors, but happy people and a pleasure to be around. Proud to have witnessed their accomplishments here. Thanks for letting me tag along. Also, thanks to Mark Kranendonk and John Kunkel. Their preparations and work made for a smooth operation.”