Tag Archives: Amber Giles

ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Derek, Natalee, Helen, Amber, Alissa, Matt, & Jen

Davin Abegg

“A little Saturday night draw.

Sunday night draw. This is a drawing of a lady I follow on Instagram. If you want me to draw you, I just made an account called @idrawrandomfollowers.”

“If you haven’t heard. I’ve been busy drawing a lot for my new Instagram @idrawrandomfollowers along with a couple other secret things. Here’s some recent drawings I’ve done.”


Derek Ballard

“Monolith 2019, a Stanley Kubrick inspired art show curated by @mythandarrowpress is back up, but this time at @prescoffeetea in Modesto, CA”

Info about Derek’s contribution:

11×17
3 color risograph print
@frenchpaperco paper
Source photo credit @austinbowcutt


Natalee Cooper

“My booth at Utah Handmade Market is all set up.” 🙌 https://utahhandmademarket.com/ 🥰


Helen Cox

Helen Cox designed this flyer: “My grrrlfriends and I are bringing folks together in the name of Krampus and helping SLC’s homeless.”


Amber Giles

“I meant to share this a while ago but I guess I never did! A few months ago I was able to create this movie poster for Rickey Jewkes’ musical short film Meanwhile in New York. It was submitted to the Utah Film Festival earlier this year. Such an honor to create poster for this film!”

“Always a joy to create something for Ballet Center Utah, Inc!”


Alissa Hicks

“I just have to share this awesome bag that I was so lucky to get to design for my company’s event. I love the pops of color and pattern. It was so fun to do because it’s the kind of design that appeals to me personally.”

Matt Page

“Here’s the digital painting and initial sketch for the Matt card. On the iPad is one of my favorite illustrations I made this year, which was inspired by the work of Modigliani. The artwork on these cards was all done on the iPad using the Procreate app. I added the “Happy Holidays” and nameplate afterwards using Adobe Illustrator.”
“Happy holidays y’all! I hope you all have a great (whatever you’re into this time of the year)!”

Jen Terry

“This is my second layout for SLUG magazine. Pick up the December issue now! “


 

Alumni Focus: Davin, Alisa, Anastasiya, Amber, Becky, Andrew, Dianna, & Clayton

Davin Abegg

“All the cool kids are wearing me this season.”

Red Bubble


Alisa Bishop Bradley

Evening Glow” 🌌

“All set up at GeekGirlCon table 405! I specifically wore this dress to match my table, branding 10000%.”


Anastasiya Bobrova

“Find something at the thrift store, brand it, package it, create a visual irritant.

I gave this classic copper mug an unlikely psychedelicious make over with hand drawn lettering and a custom die line. it almost glows in the dark, like those velvety posters in your stoner ex boyfriend’s bedroom.”


Amber Giles

“Big things happening! As many of you know, I left my full-time job back in February to explore some new opportunities. After months of preparation I’ve finally got things rolling on my own business! If you’d like to follow along with my new adventure, be sure to follow @ambergilesdesign on Instagram!

If you have any Graphic Design needs, or know of anyone who does let me know!”

From 2017: “Wednesday Words of Wisdom: Invest in yourself. You usually know what you need better than anyone else.” 😉


Becky Larsen Pease

“B&W of my life, day #289”


Andrew Malin

The Gull #1: Salt Lake City’s Most Beloved Superhero

“Check it out! Gull #1 got reviewed on Comic Watch!”


Dianna Totland

“K, so if you know how busy my freelance life has gotten, then you know the hard work was put into designing the logo, menu, windows, signs, apparel, and so much.

It’s beautiful to see it all together. I really enjoyed the project and hope everyone enjoys it as well.”


Clayton Whitehead

Clayton changes his cover photo!

“Study of 100 faces, around 5 –10 minutes each.”


 

INKTOBER 2019 & Other Scary Things!

From BBC News:

The man behind the Inktober viral drawing challenge

“In 2009, Jake Parker wanted to improve his inking skills.

What started out as a challenge for himself turned into a global phenomenon in the artist community.

During the month of October, millions of people post their drawings under the #Inktober.”

Watch this video:

BBC Jake Parker


Davin Abegg

We made our own inktober/drawlloween list at work to use on the week days. I’ll probably be doing random drawings on the weekend.

Day 21. Imagine that Sarah McLachlan song playing.


Helen Cox

#inktober2019 DAY 1: Ring”

“#inktober2019 DAY 10: Pattern”


Amber Giles

 


Ben Heighton

 


Andrew Malin

 


Matt Page

 



Tanja Rapson Rigby

“Day 1 prompt ring.”


Melissa Warner

“Inktober Day 4 #inktober2019 #whatexactlyareprompts


 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Derek & Brighton, Vince, Helen, Cassidy, Amber, Christy, Esther, and Matt & Priya

Derek & Brighton Ballard

“The gang’s all here!”

 

“Earth was not forgotten, but it was one of a million silent worlds a few of which would ever speak.”

12.09.65 — Kubrick

“Very excited to have a piece in Monolith 2019, a Stanley Kubrick inspired group art show curated by @mythandarrowpress”

Opening reception is Oct 16 | 6-7pm at The State Theater (1307 J St. Downtown Modesto) Brooklyn, New York.


Vince Bayless

“Piece from a different Drink & Draw I went to tonight at Changing Hands Bookstore Phoenix and pit on by Fuzzy Headspace. This one had a live model. Was fun working from a model again, realized how much I’ve missed it. Took some liberties with the background.”


Helen Cox

I recently had the opportunity to design this postcard for The INN Between’s annual fundraising event. Hospice for the homeless—compassion and care for ANYONE who is dying—is something I wholeheartedly believe in, and I’m so glad I could help.


Cassidy Demkov

“Taking a little break from posting Italy pictures to share some exciting news… Cloud9 Fabrics will be releasing my first fabric collection this Spring! I set a pretty big goal of becoming a fabric designer at the first of 2019 so I am pretty excited to see some of my designs on FABRIC!!”


Amber Giles

“Late night Lettering.” ✏️📒


Christy Hadiwinata

“The Dream of the ’90s is Alive in SLC”

“A few years back I saw a flyer for a consignment shop in Salt Lake referencing the Portlandia song…and I gotta say, I totally agree with their sentiments.”

Submission for #SLDdesignolympics

“Wild Wasatch Outdoor Gear Mock Branding”

“And alas my submission for task #3 from last night. Tbh, wasn’t quite sure how strict the guidelines about using the colors were/if we could just choose one…so I just incorporated all of it lol.

Also, Salt Lake Design Week was awesome! So much gratitude for the people who made it happen. And super stoked for what next year has in store”


Esther Longmore

“This is what I made today. I work for the funnest company!”


Matt & Priya Page

Matt and his daughter Priya at the 2019 Alt Press Fest held at The City Library in Salt Lake City. Matt showed zines, art and books, Priya showed her two comics. The legacy continues!

“Marks and angles.”


 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Brighton, Derek, Natalee, Amber, Magen, Matthew, Ingrid & Dianna

Derek & Brighton Ballard

“Hey y’all! We’re so grateful to have had a wonderful #renegadecraftfair weekend in Austin, all thanks to many of you new friends and fellow artists! A little bit about us, if we haven’t met yet – Neuer Geist is a creative collective headed by us, Derek and Brighton Ballard. We’re Utah’s only risograph studio, and specialize in branding, design, and print media. We love tiny details and art related to pop culture, constantly reference Seinfeld and Tim & Eric, and are the proud parents of the world’s least welcoming cat.

“Four tarot card mini-print sets down, many more to come. We’ve chatted with so many folks about expanding these into a whole deck, with #risograph it might be possible sooner rather than later! For now, you can grab any set on our shop at ng15.co!” 📦❤️


Natalee Cooper Chilton

“LGB.”

#nhl #stanleycup #stlouisblues #blues #lgb #hockey #illustration #design #illustator #adobe #stl


Amber Giles

“@goodtype hit a milestone of 1 Million followers!! An amazing accomplishment! To celebrate, I wanted to give a shoutout to three artists in the #Goodtype community: @annlettering @jill_dehaan and @typeaffiliated! Your work and experiences inspire me to continue lettering, illustrating and improving on my talents. Thank you for sharing your talents with the world! You are amazing.” 😁

#lettering #handlettering #flourish #freehand #pencil #Goodtype1million #GoodtypeTuesday #illustrator #dots #sketch


Magen Mitchell

“This clumsy Celtic Jesus has a head wound.”

#penandink #acrylicpainting #headstudy


Matthew Radcliffe

“Baby Mouth Cave. All who enter never return.”
#myfavoritecharacter #oldiebutgoodie #mouth #cave #illustration #blackline #lineart #mouthcave

“Finding some inspiration in old drawings.”


Ingrid Shoemaker

“Follow Dahlia & Violet so you don’t miss any of my posts or announcements.” 💙

Dahliaandviolet.etsy.com/

🌲💚another flash sale💚🌲

https://etsy.me/2wosSsp


Dianna Totland

From SLUG Magazine:
Dianna Totland has designed ads, promotional materials and event flyers for SLUG Mag since March 2015. With each layout, Totland has designed her way to our hearts as she’s taken on each assignment.

To read more: https://www.slugmag.com/contributor-limelight-slug/contributor-limelight-diana-totland/


 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Sharon, Keith, Maaike, Alisa, John Paul, Courtney, Amber, & Andrew

Sharon Armstrong

“Here is my latest demo for guash paint”

Keith Beard

“Responding, reusing community art projects from the past. I thinks this is what they were trying to communicate.”

#artistkeif #repurposed #acrylicpainting


Maaike Bennett

“May the Fourth Be With You!!!”


Alisa Bishop Bradley

“A preview of my Nausicaa piece for SPIRIT: A Studio Ghibli Zine! I had a lot of fun working on this one, especially those foreground flowers. Proceeds go to environmental charities, The Conservation Fund and the Rainforest Action Network!”

“I suppose I can share this now!
The Golden Spike Foundation commissioned me to create a piece commemorating the 150th anniversary of the US transcontinental railroad completion.” 🚂🚂

“It was available on merchandise at the celebration at Promontory Point, Utah this past weekend!” https://shop.spike150.org


John Paul Brantly

“One of the first projects I worked on at The Many.”

To read more:
https://themany.com/celebrating-bolthouse-farms-farming-heritage/?fbclid=IwAR1IPntiS2HgLxUpb_BYRmHC19gjZjw9jrR2MtJiR5wm0SXTWZH2_y2cgn0


Courtney Colvin

“A *tiny* plug for something I’ve been working hard on the past few months.

May is #CancerResearch Month. Read about what UI Cancer Center members have been up to in “Seeing Beyond the Gene,” our annual report of 2018.”


Amber Giles

“Just a quick design to celebrate 150 years since the Golden Spike was driven at Promontory Point in 1869.” 😉🚂
. . .
#ironwheelsarollin #train #celebration #150years #promontorypoint #utah #handlettering #lettering #sketch #pencil #illustrator


Andrew Malin

Cosmic Kitty Commission”

#flerken #captainmarvel #sketchcover #comicbook #marvelcomics #velleitystudios #indiecomic #catdrawing



Spring 2019 Advanced Design Review & Preview

Advanced Design Review & Preview
SLCC South City Campus
Multipurpose Room
Saturday, April 27, 2019
8 – 11:30 am

👏👏👏 Saturday’s Review & Preview was a great success. Students from Associate Professor Kerry Gonzáles’ ART 2220 Advanced Design class presented their work for review by SLCC VAD alumni.

The branding collateral created by students Sandra Castaneda, Sara Correa, Rebecca Funes, Mekel Muy, Pablo Pinet, Layla Fiod Pitauluga, Amanda Osbourne, Kyrsten Shiflett, Alexis Smith (see photo above), and Brice Roundy was created over the course of this Spring Semester. The project included designs for a logo, letterhead/envelope/business card, kit cover, brochure, magazine ad and annual report cover/spreads.

Thanks to alumni for generously volunteering their time and expertise: Karli Duisen, Melyssa Ferguson, Amber Giles, Ben Heighton, Christine Hunsaker, Kevin Landeen, Jorge Pille, Austin Record, Kristy Sabey, Em Veylupek and Lauren Donna Waters.

Thanks also to Alex Gonzáles for sharing his printing industry expertise. Next Review & Preview… the first week in December! 😊😄😁

ALUMNI FOCUS: Paul, Cassidy, Todd, Amber, Ben, Melissa, Sam & Erin

Paul Asay

“Good times at the Salt Lake City Stars game tonight.”


Cassidy Demkov

“It may only be 42 degrees outside but I’m already dreaming of warm weather and sunshine. 🌞 Here are some of the summery things I illustrated for the #mhsunnydays collection.”


Todd Erickson – DNA Cycling

“Michael Sjodin and I have come up with some a seriously awesome new kit for the 2019 cycling season! These are for sale to anyone who wants one and will be produced at DNA Cycling. GET RAD THIS SEASON!”
store.dnacycling.com/collections/brotherhood-cycling


Amber Giles

Why put photos on your coasters when you can put your lettering on coasters??👍🏼


Ben Heighton – Destroy Brand Graphics

“Nowhere to go.”


Melissa Hurd – Art with Melissa

“Cathedral of the Madeline”


Sam Loertscher – DS Creative

#logo #design incorporated into 3D Logo panel —#corporate #branding #environmentdesign


Erin Salazar

“One of my drawings was accepted to the 2019 World of the Wild Art Show at Hogle Zoo! Out of all my baby animal drawings, pigs and cows seem to be everyone’s favorite! I learn so much about humans with every single drawing. I love it.”


 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Derek, Alisa, Amber, Sam, Magen, Matt, Matthew & Jen

Derek Ballard – Neuer Geist

“Spirited Away tarot cards, printed on RZ590. $20 for set of 3 cards on French Paper Company’s Madero Beach. Originally sold out in 3 nights at Spoke Art Gallery!”


Alisa Bishop – Alisa Bishop Arts

This lovely lady got into ECCC’s Monsters & Dames! She’ll be hanging out on the table of contents page.” 


Amber Giles

“New cards for a new holiday season! So excited to send these out!” ✉️📬


Sam Loertscher – DS Creative

#quote of the day #drseuss #corporate #branding #typography”


Magen Mitchell – Obake Style

We’re jumping on the #topnine2018 bandwagon. Thanks for helping us make this such a productive year! Magen’s busy with holiday commissions she can’t share yet, but we hope to give you a lot more illustrations next year!


Matt Page

“Friday night drawing. Paikea from Whale Rider. This is a reworking of an old drawing.”


Matthew Radcliffe

“Creating art helps everyone else see things the way you do. Share it with everyone.”

“Things don’t always work out the first time, but keep trying.”


Jen Terry – Jen on Fire Design

“Who’s excited for Christmas? This year I decided to not put up a tree or any decorations and I’m kind of glad I didn’t. There is only one thing I miss about the holiday. The Christmas pickle. What’s your favorite holiday tradition?”