Virtual National Leadership & Skills Conference June 21 – 24, 2021
Congratulations to Graphic Design & Communications student Brittani Hodgkinson!
The Visual Art & Design Department of Salt Lake Community College is very proud of Brittani for bringing home the Silver Award in Advertising Design! Brittani placed second in this national contest showcasing career and technical education students. SkillsUSA conducts this contest annually as a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA serves more than 372,655 students and instructors annually.
“Here is my submission for SkillsUSA nationals. I had 1.5 hours to do a technical challenge by recreating an advertisement (not posted here), and then 4 hours to complete 30+ hand drawn thumbnails, a logo, three instagram ads, a bag design, and a sticker.”
“The company was Greenie Feelys: Love the Earth and the goal was to present eco-awareness in a new and refreshing way. My focus was on loving the planet, which is why my logo is the earth in the shape of a heart. We had to do two versions: full color and single color.”
“For the ads, I decided to do something lighthearted and yet serious underneath by using mythological/aliens as an excuse to love the planet. I would have loved to draw in an alien ship in the first ad, but time was so crunched, I didn’t make it.I hope that you enjoy these designs!”
SLCC Visual Art & Design Department Assistant Professor Virag White organized the state event to allow Brittani to participate virtually. This was no small feat due to many security paramaters put forth by SkillsUSA. Many thanks to Virag for her dedication in supporting Brittani and representing the SLCC Visual Art & Design Department and Graphic Design & Communications program, as an expert SkillsUSA advisor!
“It’s been a minute since I’ve shared some of my recent drawings on here so here you go!”
Sharon Salmond Armstrong
“My students did a great job yesterday and today on their sidewalk chalk art. If you get a chance to go by Legacy Junior High I would highly recommend checking them out.”
“2021 Day 148: Air”
“Jim Bob Drawing Show prompt 5/27/21-Ironic Creature.”
“How do you feel about revisiting old work? Lately I have been wanting to expand on this marigold pattern I created back in 2018 for a pattern challenge. I thought it would be fun to use it as a base to create more illustrations and patterns as a collection. Then, the question of whether to retain the look and feel of the original illustration style or to update it with the more current style I have been using for digital illustrations.”
“One more kid down! Now on to the pattern!!”
“And the pattern revamp is finally done! This was a lot of fun to do. Thanks for all the feedback and look forward to more patterns to go with this one.”
“A little floral I did for a recent project. I really love a good monotone floral but the color version was pretty too. Which is your favorite?”
“Have a great week.”
“I LOVE haute couture! And Cruella has some crazy good pieces.”
Anamaye Sakura Lanayru
“It’s hot out there this week so we’re working from home if we can. Love this cute header graphic I made to make sure the department is informed.”
“T-shirt featuring a character from my book series. Those who are members of the Future Day Saints Fan Club know where to find it, everyone else will have to wait on the book, which comes out sometime soon.”
“Last night I learned that I won the 2021 Association for Mormon Letters Award for comics for my book Future Day Saints: Welcome To New Zion. I was frantically busy last night and didn’t have a chance to properly respond, but I would like to now.
It is a huge honor to have my little book recognized by AML, a juried award given out annually to the best works “by, for, and about Mormons.” It was an honor to be among the other nominees in all of the categories.
To be honest it came as a huge surprise. I never expected Future Day Saints to take off the way it has. It’s approach is so niche and esoteric that I was worried that nobody would get or care what I was trying to do.
So a huge thanks to AML and a huge thanks to everyone who has supported Future Day Saints over the last year. To those who interviewed me, reviewed my book, and asked me to speak to your classes. You can’t know how much it means to me.”
PHOTO of Two Books: Blair Hodges
From Black Rabbit Studio:
“Last night was the last session of our eight week Portrait Drawing workshop! We had five amazing students in this class. Here is the last portrait demo created by instructor Katrina Flores. Thanks to all who participated!”
“I’m being encouraged by Hudson to work in my sketch book at least fifteen minutes a day during what has been a bit of a struggle in my life when it comes to my artistic endeavors. Tonight’s practice piece resulted in this mystical beauty. Sometimes a simple practice piece can result in something quite lovely. Some days I wish I had horns!”
“One more post to wrap it all up. Thank you everyone for all of your support. I’ve learned a lot from doing this and will hopefully be able to take what I’ve learned into future projects!”
“So I finally finished my first piece for sophiescribble ‘s #lazymermay2021 for Algae.”
“Another video I produced for my company. more for recruiting here and in Taiwan.”
“I’m back in the saddle again! After taking a year’s sabbatical to take care of some personal issues, I’m making progress again. Thanks to all of your support and love through the last year.”
“Between car stuff, getting a new bathtub installed and my second Covid vaccine shot I have not had much time to do actual paint work this week. But you know what they say about lemons and lemonade….I took all that boring waiting and used to do something else. I finally got off my laurels and got some of my stuff uploaded to printful and Etsy. It’s a conglomeration of fine art prints and other personal illustration/graphic design projects. Take a look, you can click the link my profile to my store. You can also access it from the shop link on either of my sites.”
“Faux-3D variation of the Dr. Sunstone piece I posted yesterday.” #FutureDaySaints
“I was not expecting the great response my first Future Day Saints book received. I figured a sci-fi utopian fantasy which combines Mormon mythology with 80s cartoon/toy properties would end up being too niche and weird for anyone but me. Thanks to everyone who has supported this project and been so complimentary about it. I hope you all like the sequel, which is coming soon!” #futuredaysaints
“MY NEW WEBSITE IS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED!!!”
“I am literally freaking out right now!!!! I have been working on this since November (building a website is not for the weak, ya’ll!)!!! “
“I have told Nate for at least a month now, ‘Today is the day! I just know it!!!’ But then, find something else to tweak. I am so happy and proud of it (and so dang proud of myself after seeing all of my hard work in one beautiful place…still have many more images to upload, but it’s either now or never if I don’t just publish it)!”
“I would love if you’d give it a visit and show some love, share my page, or just give me a virtual high five! And of course, if you find anything wacky with it, please DM me and let me know!”
“On another note, I am currently booked until 2022 for Families and Individual sessions, so please book early if you know you might be wanting a session next year. Thank you all SOOOOO much for taking this journey with me and for your love and support on helping me chase and achieve my dreams!!!!”
“Success in no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” ~ Pele
“My employer asked me to design a shirt for the employees.Their logo is a simple chameleon, and colors from the logo were used in the company name, INXY “It’s not a sweatshop” is sarcasm because we don’t have AC in the warehouse yet.”
“I’VE GOT PEPPER IN MY EYES!!! – I’m actually struggling to find a good tagline for this one, let me know if you have any ideas.”
“Despicable thin, colored fingers.”
“Clown holding a holy hand grenade.”
“MMMmmm TastyWanted to try a different approach of not using heavy black outlines. Happy with the result.”
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2018 • 3:00 – 7:30 PM
The Falls Event Center at Trolley Square
580 South 600 East / Salt Lake City, UT
As part of Design Week SLC, a national event, Spicers Paper & Kelly Paper hosted a unique design competition for local makers, printers, artists and designers. Multiple submissions from individuals, design agencies, colleges and universities showcased craftsmanship and the innovative ideas that take shape with paper. Wall hangings, formal art, sculpture, environmental structure and an element of fashion were displayed.
First Place winners were our very own BrittaniHodgkinson and Sarah Landeen, Graphic Design students in the Visual Art & Design Department at Salt Lake Community College.
Their piece depicted people riding a working(!) ferris wheel, a ticket booth, a cotton candy stand, all amid a woven quilt-like sea of green grass dotted with pine trees of many colors and patterns. A paper moon and paper sun adorned each side of the center of the wheel.
The amount of detail spent on each part of this sculpture is difficult to see in photos. Contest rules restricted each sculpture to at least 70% paper. Brittani’s and Sarah’s piece was at least 95% paper! Well done!
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