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Yea Keith & John Paul!

K&B photo

VAD Graphic Design Alumni Keith Beard and John Paul Brantly both participated in shows this spring at their respective schools.

Keith show

Keith, after receiving an AAS in VAD / Graphic Design at SLCC, went on to receive his BFA from the University of Utah. This past spring he graduated again with an MFA. Keith’s MFA Solo show, “The Big Unknown” was held at Miri Gallery in Salt Lake City, UT on Friday, May 13th. Keith worked on various masks, sculptures and paintings exhibiting how everyone uses masks somehow in their lives.

Keith has opened his own studio, Miri Branding along with the Miri Gallery:


JPB and group

John received an AAS in VAD / Graphic Design at SLCC, and then was accepted into the Utah State University BFA Graphic Design program. He participated in their senior group show, “Post-Modem Graphic Design BFA” held Friday, April 29th at Mandate Press in Salt Lake City, UT.

Here is a link to the show and all the participants:  http://post-modembfa.com/

Kudos to both Keith and John Paul! We are so very proud of you!




2016 AIGA Student Portfolio Review
Adobe Campus, Lehi, UT
Saturday, April 9, 2016

“The Annual AIGA Student Portfolio Review is designed to serve undergraduate students from Utah State University, Weber State, University of Utah, Salt Lake Community College, Utah Valley University, Brigham Young University and Southern Utah University.” ~ AIGA SLC

AIGA Salt Lake City’s 2016 Student Portfolio Review is always a great event for students to gain advice, insight and industry information from SLC professional designers as well as design and illustration faculty from Utah colleges.

SLCC VAD Associate Professor Kerry Gonzales and Adjunct Instructor Virag White, both in the Graphic Design program, joined their advanced students at this year’s event. Kerry and Virag were able to review students from other institutions. Both said they were very proud of the VAD Graphic Design and Illustration students who showed their portfolios and were reviewed by creative directors and faculty from other institutions.

5 Showing

Clockwise from top left: Todd Erickson, Missy Healy, Trevor Quong, Anastasiya Bobrova and Erin Salazar.

Graphic Design students Anastasiya Bobrova, Todd Erickson, Missy Healy, Erin Salazar, and Illustration students Trevor Anthony Quong, Jennifer Mellen, and Ryan Winward were among those showing portfolios. Their student peers in the VAD Department cheered these students on.

Kolbie Carver, a former and now returning VAD student, and VAD Graphic Design Alumnus John Paul Brantly, now finishing his BFA at Utah State University, were also spotted showing portfolios.

Adobe, the Official Sponsor for Design Solutions, hosted this event at their Lehi campus.