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ALUMNI NEWS: Derek Ballard “Courier Girl”

Derek Ballard Courier GirlFrom Boneshaker Magazine:

Boneshaker Magazine, founded in 2009 in Bristol, England, is a celebration of cycling, full of articles, personal stories and anecdotes about people and projects doing great things with bicycles around the globe. Derek Ballard’s design “Courier Girl” appeared on the cover of Boneshaker Magazine, Issue 16.

Now “Courier Girl” is available to purchase as a digital print. Printed by Rik at Ripe Digital onto thick, textured, A3 size Tintoretto Gesso art paper, each print hand embossed with the Boneshaker embosser.

Check out more of Derek’s work at iamconduit.com



NEWS: Alumni at 2015 DIY Festival!


The 2015 Craft Lake City DIY Festival was held at the Gallivan Center on Friday, August 7th and Saturday, August 8th. Several VAD Alumni participated:

Natalee Cooper

Obake Style / Magen Mitchell & Nick Burke

Katrina (Flores) Parkinson

Derek Ballard & Brighton Metz

Esther Longmore

From Craft Lake City:

“The Craft Lake City DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Festival was formed in 2009 by Angela H. Brown, editor and publisher of SLUG Magazine (Salt Lake UnderGround), as a way to showcase local DIY (do it yourself) culture.

Since then, Craft Lake City has expanded the DIY Festival to become the state’s largest, local-centric, two-day arts festival, with over 200 local artisans, a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Building, two stages for musical and dance performances, local food vendors, food trucks and hosting over 40,000 festival attendees.

Furthermore, the organization seeks to enhance Utah’s DIY arts culture by broadening the definition of “craft”  to encompass all things handmade – including craft food, STEM and DIY engineers (electronic makers).”

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