Tag Archives: Derek Ballard

ALUMNI FOCUS: Derek, Alisa, Charlie, Melissa, Talin & Lauren

Derek Ballard

MAUDE SQUAD, my contribution to @spoke_art’s “Coen, where art thou?” group show. Opening tomorrow at Spoke Art NYC. To use the parlance of our times, this show is gonna be a fricken’ banger!


Alisa Bishop Bradley

“I had the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing web comic Warm Blood, different artists do every 4 or so pages, so it’s a neat project! I did the first 4 pages of the newest chapter, 6. It’s a comic about some supernatural weirdness and a high school murder mystery. These were fun to work on, and challenging, comics are tough, haha.”

“I painted some little portraits for some friend gifts! They’re off on new adventures together.”


Charlie Cressall

“The Valentine towels are printed and hot pressed. $5 each. They would be a great addition to a box of chocolates or a bottle of Vodka.” 


Melissa Healy Turner

“Put it on my luggage!” – Prince John (animated Robin Hood). Illustrated a bunch of luggage stickers for Crate Paper’s Here + There line.


Talin Wadsworth

“Preview of my #risograph print for http://www.booksofsomesubstance.com (Go check out their excellent podcast and maybe sign up if you dig reading good books with cool people like Nathan Sharp and Eric Heiman.)” 💀


Lauren Waters

“Happened to see this phrase somewhere yesterday and couldn’t get it out of my head. So here it is in red, purple, and green.” ❤️💜

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ALUMNI FOCUS: Keith, Derek, Kim, Matt & Peterson

Keith Beard

“My spirit head mount fashioning the future helmet. Has a mushroom look to it.”


Derek Ballard

“2018 has been a whirlwind so far. Between rushing to complete tight deadlines and adventuring around Hawaii, I haven’t had a chance to post about this month’s @slugmag cover I had the opportunity to design, let alone flip through it. This morning I found a quiet beach and did just that. Pick one up at anywhere cool.”


Kim Jeppson

“I found this quote the other day that I designed about 18 months ago as I was transitioning from my old secretarial job to my current design job. It feels just as appropriate now as I’m seeking out a position that’s more in line with what I want to do. Looking to blossom.”


Matt Page

Tonight’s quick sketch. Long live the King!

“Been drawing pizzas…”


Peterson Timothy

“One of the most eye opening projects to work on. We at @saxtonhorne recently wrapped up this intro video for Juan Diego Catholic Schools. Great kids, great faculty, and overall a great school.”


 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Lucas, Brighton, Derek, Cassidy, Nadia, Amber, Ben, Andrew, Ian, Magen, & Melissa

Lucas Ackley

“My two ladies. Trying to get a better handle on coloring too. Blurg.”


Derek & Brighton Ballard

“The @cottonbureau has tossed our “Coffee Ambigram” Design back in the ring. If you missed a chance to snag one in 2014, this is your chance. Link in comments.”


Cassidy Demkov

“Here are a few of my favorite papers I designed for the Maggie Holmes Bloom collection. I love having the opportunity to create such pretty things and work on a team with the best and most talented gals @ashleycollettdesign and @jlsimmons #cratepaper #maggieholmesBLOOM


Nadia Dolzhenko

Professional photographer Nadia on a trip to Sedona.


Amber Giles

Today’s #brainbreak sketches brought to you by the movie #MaryPoppins.”


Ben Heighton

“Reaction. This piece was created for the upcoming Opposition Gallery Series Bloom and Decay art…”


Andrew Malin

“Check out the new and improved Velleity Studios website. Chuck full of indie comic and game goodness: https://velleitystudios.com/


Ian Maxfield

“I have all of my Overwatch designs displayed and prints available at the Urban Arts Gallery for the Video Game show this month. I’ll be there on the 19th for gallery stroll hanging out. Come say hey!”


Magen Mitchell

“I had the pleasure of creating several pet portraits over the holiday season and I’ve received such a great response that I’ve decided to offer my services for pet portrait commissions! If interested, send an email with a photo of your pet, preferably well-lit and in focus, to magen@obakestyle.com.”


Melissa Healy Turner

“Swan paint-by-number I illustrated a while back for work.”


 

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❄️


 

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!”


 

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/