“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!”
“My spirit head mount fashioning the future helmet. Has a mushroom look to it.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Tonight’s quick sketch. Long live the King!“
“Been drawing pizzas…”
“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.”
From Lucas of course!
“Sometimes you make a moon and a sun for winter solstice for the First Unitarian Church. And then after you participate in a huge drum circle.”
Alisa Bishop Bradley
“Found out I got into Emerald City Comic Con’s Monster’s & Dames! This was my entry: a lady who commands ghost wolves….or……maybe they command her??? Excited to participate this year!“
“First go at homemade holiday cards for this Christmas Season. 😁📬“
“I just wanted to draw a tiger.“
New at alumnus Keith Beard’s Miri Gallery
6 – 9pm on Thursday,
November 16th, 2017
3605 West Temple
South Salt Lake, 84115
Elena Lawrence is an artist based in Bountiful, Utah who explores one medium at a time. Each one has their day, each one has their project. Lawrence has amassed quite the multifarious collection of diverse objet d’art. Come join us for an evening of great fine art and explore the niches in creativity.
Keith’s latest sculptural piece was shown at Trolley Square for the “Tough Cookies Art Show.”
To see more of Keith’s work:
“Yay for amazing pens! Thank you @sheafferpen for letting my work grace your packaging!” 🙏 #igniteyourcuriosity #sheafferpen
To see more by Jill:
Katrina created a ton of henna tattoos at her booth Black Rabbit Henna during the Annual Stansbury Days!
To see more of Katrina’s work:
Carol designed the 10 foot tall letters for the South City Campus. Just in time for the first day of school!!
Carol is the lead designer at SLCC.
Keith is the founder of Miri Gallery located at 3605 South West Temple, Stuite C in Salt Lake City.
For more information on Miri Gallery:
“Updated the website design, including a link to my flickr stream where you can find my event photos!” ~ Catherine
To see more of Catherine’s work:
From Saxton Horne:
“We’re thrilled to hear the work we did for Volunteers of America, Utah was selected as one of the pieces in the @aigaslc 100 show! (We’re definitely patting ourselves on the back.)”
Peterson was the graphic designer on this project which received a Merit Award at this year’s AIGA 100 Show.
To see more of Peterson’s work:
To see Volunteers of America Gala:
Missy Dial van Waggoner
“Happily designed art, paper + gift goodness by Missy.”
To see more of Missy’s work:
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
Alisa Bishop at Geek Girl Con in Seattle.
“Steff (on the left) and I at Geekgirlcon! Booth 227! We’re here all weekend!”
Matt Page at Zombie Home Evening.
“…my zombie art show and book signing was pushed back until Monday the 17th. Which also gives me another couple of days to make new original art to display and sell that night. Make a family night out of it. I hope to see you there!”
Jill DeHaan illustrates book covers and lettering projects.
“So fun to get work in the mail! 2 of 3 covers I created for Carrie Doyle’s ‘Hamptons Murder Mystery Series.’ Thanks @dunemerebooks for the fun opportunity!”
Keith Beard curates “Welcome to My World” at his Miri Gallery.
“About the show: When words fail to express the emotions associated with mental health struggles, art opens a powerful avenue of communication. ‘Welcome to My World: Mental Health Awareness Through Art’ is a juried exhibition featuring artists from across the United States, and aims to promote resilience and hope, as well as raise awareness about mental health.”
Kudos to VAD Alumni! Graphic Design grads do it all!
Friday, September 30 &
Saturday, October 1, 2016
9 AM to 5 PM
From the City Library:
“Experience live performance art suitable for all ages and interests. Curator Kristina Lenzi, an internationally respected Utah performance artist, will bring together 12 other local and out-of-state artists to fill one of Salt Lake City’s most remarkable buildings with thought-provoking pieces that should be experienced live and in-person.”
VAD Graphic Design alumnus Keith Beard will be one of the artists contributing to this event. Keith will be performing by the Elevators on both days 2 – 4 PM.
Visit slcpl.org/slcpaf for full details.
ART before the ART: A Sketchbook Exhibition
Miri Gallery / Salt Lake Gallery Stroll
3605 South West Temple, Suite C / SLC, UT
Friday, July 15, 2016 / 6 – 9 PM
From Miri Gallery:
“Miri is thrilled to be part of the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll starting in July! Our first Gallery Stroll Exhibit will be ‘ART before the ART: A Sketchbook Exhibition’ which will feature sketchbooks and sketches from a variety of artists.
Come get some refreshments, mingle with artists, and see all types of sketch formats. Art will also be available for purchase.”
Some of the artists:
Keith Beard – Curator of Miri Gallery / SLCC VAD Alumnus
Phillip Q Hudson
Magen Mitchell – SLCC VAD Alumnus
Matt Page – SLCC VAD Alumnus
For more information: