“Last night I think I understood my fear.”
“One of the bigger projects I’ve worked on. I designed and illustrated the new site for STL Mardi Gras. Go check it out. Link in my bio.”
“Made this out of rolled paper today.”
“A little lemony pattern I did.” 🍋
“My favorite of the 3 peacocks I illustrated for the Flourish collection.”
“Lettering isn’t my strongest point, but here’s something I worked on during church. The essence of this quote has come up in my life 3 times over the past week.”
“Got a job as a teacher at Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum. I start tomorrow so come in with your little ones and take part in my class. This project is what won them over.”
Missy van Wagoner
“This lil doll. I can’t even! So so cute!”
Just a sneak peek at what some of our alumni are working on. Check out their websites for more information.
JILL DE HAAN
ERIN SANDBERG GATTO
MISSY VAN WANGONER
Saturday Press Prints, I Adore Books and Little Miss Missy
SLCC VAD Graphic Design Alumnus
Graphic & Surface Pattern Designer Esther Longmore is constantly designing patterns. She has created the one above in honor of World Pattern Day. Shibume Home, a home décor company, actually spotted a few of Esther’s designs for WPD that she entered a few years ago and commissioned her to design a line for them. Beautiful work Esther!
For more of Esther’s designs:
For more information on World Pattern Day:
VAD Graphic Design Alumnus and professional Surface Designer, Esther Longmore will be exhibiting at The Market at the Point. It’s going to be great weather for this event. Congratulations Esther!
A sneak preview of some of Esther’s wares!
Extended through January 15, 2016
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
South City Campus / Center for Arts & Media
Edna Runswick Taylor Foyer / East Entrance
1575 South State Street / SLC, UT 84115
If you haven’t visited the INK Show yet, be sure to check it out. We’re happy and proud to show the work of eighteen Alumni & Friends of INK.
Nadya Bratt • Brighton Ballard • Derek Ballard • Keith Beard • Alisa Bishop • Isaac Christensen • Jill DeHaan • Ruben De La Torre • Casey Kim • Esther Longmore • Josh Madden • Chris Manfre • Magen Mitchell • Matt Page • Hillary Spillane • Jynette Tigner • Virag White
For more information:
To read the entire interview and to see a few of her pieces please visit – http://www.sarekaunique.com/
What advice would you give to aspiring designers looking to build a successful creative business?
The thing that sits with me most today is to always strive to improve yourself. There’s a concept in Japan called kaizen, which means ‘continuous improvement.’ Sometimes improvements are small, but if you’re constantly challenging yourself, many small changes become monumental transformations over time. It’s in our nature to grow and learn, and it’s always satisfying to look back and see how far you’ve come. Plus, you become more marketable and in demand as you increase your skills and abilities.