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ALUMNI & ALMOST ALUMNI FOCUS: Vince, Ben, Keith, Amber, Heleman, Magen & Missy

Derek Ballard – Despite Despair

“Here is a teaser we made when “G E I S T” was first released. Take a peek for a closer look at the packaging. We have recently assembled more USB packages and now have them available for order at our bandcamp!”


Vince Bayless

“Illustration Friday-‘Squirrel'” #illustrationfriday #illustration #design #painting #acrylic #acrylicpainting #squirrel #artistsoninstagram #cartoonistsoninstagram #illustratorsoninstagram


Keith Beard

“Young Women Camp T-shirt illustration. I like to create T-shirts that you might like to wear again.” #keekeeart #keekeecoco #tshirt #youngwomens #girlscamp


Amber Giles

“Food for thought.” 🙂
#energizeyourbeliefs #handlettering #lettering #illustrator #energize #beliefs #cursive #freehand #pencil #process #RememberingWholeness #book #quote


Ben Heighton

“Jump Up Records 25th Anniversary logo I got to design. Will be on some cool retro messenger bags and slipmats.” #ska #reggae #rocksteady #graphicdesign #jumpuprecords #destroybrandgraphics https://t.co/t6OC1FCXB7

“Some new music coming out from a friend of mine. She asked me to create this piece of art for her album. It was a wonderful challenge and I’m excited to hear it.”


Magen Mitchell – Obake Style

“Magen’s experimenting with new ways to paint some of our older ornaments.”
#obakestyle #lasercut #laserengraved #woodornaments #lasercutornament #handmade #etsyshop #etsyseller


Heleman Martinez – Class of 2019

“Colored pencil drawing of an amaryllis flower.” 2006 #tbt #coloredpencil #colorpencil #drawing #fineart


Missy Van Wagoner

Missy updates her profile!

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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…”