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ALUMNI FOCUS: Derek, Jessica, Ben, Dianna & Missy

Derek Ballard

From Derek:

“If you missed your chance at Craft Lake City, we have our bandannas / handkerchiefs online over at @neuergeist !
They especially look nice on cats.”


Jessica Calderon

From Jessica:

“Ok finally got a chance to finish one of my wrapping paper sheets.”


Ben Heighton

From Ben:

“When in Moscow, do as the Soviets.”


Dianna Totland

From Dianna:

“I don’t have the chance to do nearly as much chalk work as I’d like to. Thanks to the mystery people who had me to their kitchen chalk wall. If anyone is interested hit me up. It’s fun, and good practice.”

From Dianna:

“It’s been crazy busy at the @epic.marketing office with @vasafitness new Marketing material. Proud of the work our team has done so far. Today I got to take some shots the work in action. Beautiful! Way to go!! “


Missy van Wagoner

From Missy:

GENDER NEUTRAL for the Young Men AND Young Womens Presidency, Class Presidency, Meetings, Bulletin Board, activities… you are very welcome. I hope you love it and the new theme.”

From Missy:

“Cuteness overload! Another adorable custom portrait to share with you on this rainy Monday over here in our Knick of the woods!”


 

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Alumni Focus: Davin, Sharon, Derek, Melissa, Ingrid & Missy

Davin Abegg

From Davin about his band “Secret Abilities”:

“Hey we were in a movie!”

FYI Davin is exhibiting in the 2017 INK Show!


Sharon Salmond Armstrong

From Legacy Jr. High School Administration:

“We had the privilege of recognizing Mrs. Armstrong as our outstanding teacher for October today. Above all else Mrs. Armstrong cares for all of her students and makes learning fun. Thanks for all you do for our school.”

FYI Sharon is exhibiting in the 2017 INK Show!


Derek Ballard

From Derek about his band and cover art he creates:

“@despitedespair is playing a Misfits (Danzig Era) set for Punk Rock Halloween on the 27th at the Beehive Social Club. Dress up and roll through. I got say I am most pumped for the Lana Del Rey cover set that is also happening at this show. Don’t miss it!”


Melissa Hurd

From Melissa:

“Here’s a timelapse of ‘Saint Eleven’. I painted this on the iPad Pro using the Procreate App. I’m kind of new-ish to the program, and you can see some of the scribbles I made trying to find the right brushes .😆


Ingrid Shoemaker

From Ingrid:

“Today’s newest Etsy listings 😍 I hope to make more versions in more colors cause I just love them 😊 dahliaandviolet.etsy.com/
I also have a new promo on Etsy, 10% off with a purchase of 2 or more items, and 15% off with a purchase of 3 or more items! Coupon codes are located in my shops description on Etsy.”


Missy Van Wagoner

From Missy on her custom portraits for pets… and kids!:

“Oh Mister Duke, You are adorable! Now on to your brother mister Knox! Custom Pet portraits…”


 

Neuer Geist Makes a Video!

Brighton & Derek Ballard

Teaser for coffee roast to accompany the limited edition “Meanwhile” screen print released at the “In Dreams” David Lynch Tribute Show at Spoke Art Gallery in NYC.

From Brighton & Derek:
“With help from Matt Brunk of Unlife Productions, we spent a dark night under a full moon making this teaser video for MEANWHILE, the limited edition coffee roasted exclusively for Neuer Geist. Smash that play button, and order yours at ng15.co!”

To order the print:
http://neuergeist.com/shop/twin-peaks-meanwhile-print


 

2017 DIY Festival

9th Annual Craft Lake City

August 11th, 12th & 13th
Gallivan Center / Salt Lake City, UT

From Craft Lake City:

Craft Lake City’s DIY Festival is Utah’s largest local-centric, three-day arts festival, with over 250 local artisans, DIY engineers, vintage vendors, and craft food creators, the Google Fiber STEM Building, two stages of music and dance performances, local food trucks, and approximately 20,000 attendees.


E Pluribus Mormon

From Craft Lake City:

Matt Page is an award winning illustrator and graphic designer inspired by local Mormon culture and pop culture.

To see more of Matt’s work:
http://mattpagedotcom.com/


Jen on Fire

From Craft Lake City:

Jennifer Terry at Jenonfire Design is a graphic designer and illustrator ready to light the fire of creativity in the S.L.C!

To see more of Jen’s work:
http://www.jenonfire.com/


Neuergeist

From Craft Lake City:

Neuer Geist – Derek & Brighton Ballard – are brand specialists based in Salt Lake. We’re passionate about our craft, from fine art prints to enamel pins and embroidered patches, personal branding and design.

To see more of Brighton and Derek’s work:
http://neuergeist.com/


 

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/


 

KEEPING UP WITH ALUMNI

March 8, 2017

Davin Abegg made this video for his band Secret Abilities under his Swoody Records Label.

http://davinabegg.tumblr.com/

https://swoodyrecords.bandcamp.com/

http://secretabilities.weebly.com/


Derek Ballard (on black guitar) with his band Despite Despair performing live at The Beehive Social Club with his wife Brighton Ballard performing guest vocals.

http://iamconduit.com

https://despitedespair.bandcamp.com/

http://hillanddalehandmade.com/

sacredsaintolaf.wordpress.com/



Nadia Dolzhenko and her husband Alex Kravtsov, are currently showing their landscape photography at:

Caffè Niche
http://www.caffeniche.com

The Oasis Café
https://www.oasiscafeslc.com.

http://www.ndslc.weebly.com


Casey Kim “Just another day shooting commercials” for Control4.

@carbontoothgrinder

https://www.control4.com/


Talin Wadsworth, Lead Designer of Adobe Experience Design (XD) was interiewed on Freshed Tilled Soil’s blog.

https://www.freshtilledsoil.com/product-hero-talin-wadsworth/

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY!

With SLCC VAD Grads & Friends:

Brighton & Derek Ballard
@iamconduit iamconduit.com

Magen Mitchell & Nick Burke
@obake_style obakestyle.etsy.com

urbanarts

 

Urban Arts Gallery
137 South Rio Grande Street
SLC, UT 84101

(801) 230-0820
staff@utaharts.org

10 AM – 5 PM

Look for:
@cainandcable cainandcable.com

@h.works hworks.etsy.com

@houseoftenebris houseoftenebris.com

@the_tarot_goddess divinelighttarot.com

@bisonbisoncandyshop bisonbison.bigcartel.com

versiering.etsy.com

@trilunastudios

@peachtreats peachtreats.etsy.com

@candacejean shop.candacejean.com

@motorave_slc motoraveslc.com

@taveen_ taveenjewelry.com

@slcqueenbee

And more!

Derek & Brighton & “BAD DADS”

VAD Graphic Design alumnus Derek Ballard, and friend of INK Brighton Ballard are among the few artists chosen to produce work for The 7th Annual Wes Anderson Art Show.

Congratulations Derek & Brighton!

derek-wes

“Sea Oddity” by Derek Ballard

brighton-wes

“Royal Tenebaums Tarot Set” by Brighton Ballard


From Spoke Art:
Wes Anderson Art Show – Limited Edition Prints

“Bad Dads” – An annual group art show tribute to the films of Wes Anderson. After 7 years, “Bad Dads” continues to grow and progress as a dynamic group exhibition. Dozens of artists are invited every year to contribute works, spanning from paintings to sculptures to limited edition screen prints, all in tribute to one the world’s most noteworthy filmmakers.

The 7th annual Wes Anderson Art Show is now online for purchase and viewing at:
spoke-art.com

 

Derek Designs Album Cover!

FROM BIRDWATCH:
“Excited to announce our album cover for our new record OLD SCIENCE. This design was created by the amazing Derek Ballard. Along with the artwork he gave a detailed explanation of the design. The meanings he attached to this idea, and the thoughtfulness he put into it mean the world to us. Better than anything we could have hoped for. Here is his description for his work. Thank you to everyone for the support. Album out Friday.”

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FROM DEREK BALLARD, VAD Graphic Design Alumnus:
“Everything in the gold overlay is represented in an art deco style, with confident lines, clean type, and strong iconography. I created a symbol based on the sextant, a dynamic tool used by explorers, and a personal point of interest. Travelers, sailors and explorers found an invaluable advantage through celestial navigation. Looking to the stars with the use of reflections, angles and the horizon replaced their dependency on the fickle method of dead-reckoning and gave them a better understanding of their current position and desired destination. I feel the functionality of this ancient tool (looking forward through use of reflection) can be strikingly emblematic to the emotional themes woven throughout the album.

The background image is a hand, subtly illustrated. At first glance, it looks as though the fingers have dipped into the water below, implying purification. However, on closer inspection, it’s clear that each fingertip has been lacerated for the purpose of bloodletting – and the pool below is the consequence of which. This OLD SCIENCE was chosen as a poignant way to suggest pain, tribulation, and release. It connects with the physical discomfort most musicians feel after spilling their souls into the writing of music, playing until their fingers erupt. It’s my hope that this synthesis of imagery will visually echo the themes of hurt, reconciliation, and growth revealed through the audible and lyrical content of this album.”

CONGRATULATIONS DEREK!

DEREK ON THE COVERS!

From Derek Ballard, VAD Graphic Design alumnus:

“I love cycling and I love print! I feel so lucky that I had the opportunity to contribute a cover illustration to BONESHAKER MAGAZINE. I just stumbled upon this well executed video about the magazine, that has some nice shots of Issue 16, with the cover I illustrated.”

Ballard Slug Mag art

The SLUG MAG Bike Issue hit the streets today. I had the privilege of designing the cover. Snatch one up to get the lowdown on Salt Lake City bicycle happenings.”

Congratulations Derek on your striking yellow cover illustration. BTW, that’s Derek’s wife, Brighton, on the bike! And… another one on SLUG!