Tag Archives: Lucas Ackley

ALUMNI FOCUS: Lucas, Alisa, Cassidy, Amber, Ben, Magen, & Lacee

Lucas Ackley

“I had these pins made and am selling them exclusively at the Misplaced Showcase. It’s a symbol that means a lot to me along with a quote that means more. Please swing by and pick one up to help raise money for the Children’s Justice Center.”


Alisa Bishop Bradley

“Fall is my favorite time of year and it only took me my entire life to do an illustration that commemorates it!

“I’ll be at GeekGirlCon this weekend!
Come by if you’re around!


Cassidy Demkov

“Took a few days to relax for my birthday and it was just what I needed. Here are a few things I did for the Crate Paper, Inc. #cphooray collection. The birthday cake/treat pattern has me craving cake so bad.” 🙈💗

“I love it when I get to design something that truly speaks to me. Anything that combines birds and flowers is a win for me. Here is a peek at this pattern I did for #journalstudio The journal cover with this in gold foil is my favorite.”


Amber Giles

“A recent lettering project for one of my sister’s birthday presents. I loved pulling this one together!” 😁


Ben Heighton – Destroy Brand Graphics

“I wanna throw a ball
Gunna throw a ball tonight.”
#ska #puns #mustardplug #pug #mustard #destroybrandgraphics


Magen Mitchell – Obake Style

“We had such a great time at the Misplaced Showcase yesterday! Thank you so much to everyone who helped put this on, all the artists who participated, and everyone who came out to buy some art or just have fun!”


Lacee Siler Black

“Just found out ‘Precipice’ was selected to be a part of the 2018 SLCC President’s Art Show!”


 

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ALUMNI FOCUS: Lucas, Sharon, Paul, Nadya, Tyson, Magen, Matt

Lucas Ackley

“Big day today. New business cards. New Hot Toy. Could be my favorite of both.”


Sharon Salmond Armstrong

“# 5 Marshmallows”


Paul Asay

“The Stars are really fun to watch right now. You should come to the game at SLCC tonight.”


Nadya Bratt

“The first cycle of svns cover art — done, and done. I think I’ve earned myself some good booze.”


Tyson Huber

“New year, new business card.”


Magen Mitchell

I’m super stoked to be working on custom toys again. I’ve got a huge box of blanks that I’ve been meaning to get around to.


Matt Page

“On this day 7 years ago, there was an article about me and my Mormon-themed art in the Salt Lake Tribune. It was very exciting day for me and it’s all been downhill since.”


 

 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Lucas, Brighton, Derek, Cassidy, Nadia, Amber, Ben, Andrew, Ian, Magen, & Melissa

Lucas Ackley

“My two ladies. Trying to get a better handle on coloring too. Blurg.”


Derek & Brighton Ballard

“The @cottonbureau has tossed our “Coffee Ambigram” Design back in the ring. If you missed a chance to snag one in 2014, this is your chance. Link in comments.”


Cassidy Demkov

“Here are a few of my favorite papers I designed for the Maggie Holmes Bloom collection. I love having the opportunity to create such pretty things and work on a team with the best and most talented gals @ashleycollettdesign and @jlsimmons #cratepaper #maggieholmesBLOOM


Nadia Dolzhenko

Professional photographer Nadia on a trip to Sedona.


Amber Giles

Today’s #brainbreak sketches brought to you by the movie #MaryPoppins.”


Ben Heighton

“Reaction. This piece was created for the upcoming Opposition Gallery Series Bloom and Decay art…”


Andrew Malin

“Check out the new and improved Velleity Studios website. Chuck full of indie comic and game goodness: https://velleitystudios.com/


Ian Maxfield

“I have all of my Overwatch designs displayed and prints available at the Urban Arts Gallery for the Video Game show this month. I’ll be there on the 19th for gallery stroll hanging out. Come say hey!”


Magen Mitchell

“I had the pleasure of creating several pet portraits over the holiday season and I’ve received such a great response that I’ve decided to offer my services for pet portrait commissions! If interested, send an email with a photo of your pet, preferably well-lit and in focus, to magen@obakestyle.com.”


Melissa Healy Turner

“Swan paint-by-number I illustrated a while back for work.”


 

Alumni Focus: Lucas, Keith, Alisa, Amber, & Ben

Lucas Ackley

From Lucas of course!


Keith Beard

From Keith:

“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

From Alisa:

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!


Amber Giles

From Amber:

“First go at homemade holiday cards for this Christmas Season. 😁📬


Ben Heighton

From Ben:

I just wanted to draw a tiger.


 

2017 INK Show This Friday!

The INK Show!
an Alumni ART & DESIGN
Group Show

Opening Reception
Friday, October 27, 2017 • 5:30 to 7 PM

Edna Runswick Taylor Foyer
SLCC South City Campus
1575 South State Street / SLC, UT

Exhibit Dates
October 25 through November 30, 2017

Hours
Monday – Friday • 7 AM to 10 PM

Associate Professor Kerry Gonzáles is very proud to showcase the many talents of nine alumni in this Third Annual INK Show:

Davin Abegg 2009

Lucas Ackley 2006

Sharon Armstrong 2007

Paul Asay 2011

Rosalba Dominguez 2014

Amber Giles 2011

Kevin Landeen 2014

Jorge Pille 2010

Peterson Timothy 2008

For more information contact Kerry Gonzáles:
kerry.gonzales@slcc.edu

And follow INK:
inkslcc.wordpress.com


 

 

2017 INK Show ~ You are Invited!

INK SHOW RECEPTION
Friday, October 27 • 5:30 – 7 PM
Introductions at 6 PM

Exhibit Dates
October 25 ~ November 30, 2017

SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
South City Campus / Center for Arts & Media
Edna Runswick Taylor Foyer / East Entrance
1575 South State Street / SLC, UT 84115

In 2010, Salt Lake Community College Visual Art & Design Graphic Design students Nadya Bratt & Casey Kim created INK as a club for anyone interested in Graphic Design. After their graduation from SLCC, INK evolved into an online source for those passionate about the visual communication industry by offering access to news, resources, and networking.

VAD Associate Professor Kerry Gonzáles and caretaker for INK, is proud to share the talents and creative directions taken by Alumni & Friends of INK in this – the third annual – INK, an Alumni Art & Design Group Show.

Each piece showcases the design process from initial research and ideas to a completed product. And most importantly… how a good foundation in graphic design is used in a multitude of careers.

Graphic Designers Can Do Everything!

For more information:
kerry.gonzales@slcc.edu

Lucas Explains All!

I am Salt Lake!

Article and photo from I am Salt Lake podcast:

“New episode is up and available! On this episode of the podcast we sit down and chat with Lucas Ackley, co-founder of Big Shiny Robot! We find out his story. We find out how Big Shiny Robot started, we find out about the blog, we find out about the podcast, and Lucas shares with us how Nerd Swap meet started. We also find out about his obsession of making Ghostbusters movie props, his 1960 Hearse, and some of his favorite local Salt Lake City eating spots.”

To read more about Lucas:
http://www.iamsaltlake.com/episode-290-lucas-ackley-big-shiny-robot/

To read more about I am Salt Lake:
http://www.iamsaltlake.com/about/


 

ALUMNI AT 2016 COMIC CON!

Thursday, September 1
Friday, September 2
Saturday, September 3

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Clockwise from top left: Magen Mitchell, Andrew Malin, Alisa Bishop, Lucas Ackley, Matt Page, Tyson Huber, Ian Maxfield, Davin Abegg, and Nick Burke presenting Obake Style.

SALT LAKE COMIC CON
Salt Palace Convention Center
Salt Lake City, UT

A few of our VAD Graphic Design Alumni – now professionals in a variety of fields – will be presenting at Salt Lake Comic Con this year! Go! Have fun! And say hello to:

DAVIN ABEGG – Panel Discussion So Wrong It’s Right: The World of Magnificently Awful Film Effects” • Sept. 1st at 6 PM • 151A
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LUCAS ACKLEY – #1 Panel Discussion “Ghostbusters: Past, Present & Future” • Sept. 1st at 6 PM • 150G
#2 Panel Discussion “High End Geek Collecting” • Sept. 2nd at 6 PM • 150G
#3 Panel Discussion “Back to the Future – The Cultural Impact” • Sept. 3rd at 2 PM • 151G
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ALISA BISHOPAlisa Bishop Arts • Fushia #16 • All 3 Days
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TYSON HUBER – #1 Panel Discussion “The Future of Doctor Who” • Sept. 1st at 3 PM • 251A
#2 Panel Discussion “Star Trek: Who’s Your Captain?” • Sept 1st at 5 PM • 150G
#3 Panel Discussion “Star Trek: The New Series” • Sept. 3rd at 1 PM • 255B
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IAN MAXFIELDIan Maxfield Design • Mauve #9 • All 3 Days
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MAGEN MITCHELL and NICK BURKEObake Style • Blue #37 • All 3 Days
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MATT PAGEThe Art of Matt Page • Mauve #18 • All 3 Days

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From SL Comic Con:

“What is Salt Lake Comic Con?

Salt Lake Comic Con is a world-class pop culture phenomenon that brings the best in entertainment to the Intermountain West. With celebrity guest Panels, Autograph signings, Photo ops, gaming competitions, cosplay contests, special events, KidCon, and the Film Festival, there is something for everyone.”

For more information on 2016 Salt Lake Comic Con:
http://saltlakecomiccon.com/star-trek-at-slcc-2016/

For more information on Lucas Ackley:
http://www.bigshinyrobot.com/

For more information on Magen Mitchell & Nick Burke of Obake Style:
http://saltlakecomiccon.com/portfolio-item/obake-style/

For more information on Andrew Malin:
http://www.saltlakecomiccon.com/portfolio-item/andrew-malin/

For more information on Ian Maxfield:
Ianjmax.com

NEWS: Comic Con and Fantasy Con Alumni

0For more of Magen’s favorite cosplay photos please visit – www.flickr.com/photos/obakestyle

Many VAD alumni – Magen Mitchell, Matt Page, Heather Ackley, Lucas Ackley, Tyson Huber, Andrew Malin and more – are involved in Comic Con and Fantasy Con here in Salt Lake City, Boise and Las Vegas. Magen Mitchell sends this:

“We had a great time Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con! We met some cool people, acquired new toys and comics, ate good food, and generally had a great adventure.”

NEWS: Alumni Lucas Ackley & Friends Form Template of Doom!

Screen Shot 2015-06-24 at 3.54.56 PMTo see their whole site please visit – http://thetemplateofdoom.com/

Template of Doom is a ragtag band of senior-level creatives and IT professionals specializing in web and application development, cloud network architecture, branding and creative services.

Lucas Ackley – Salt Lake Community College Graphic Design graduate is ranked 1v1 Upper Gold for StarCraft 2. Not as cool as Jonathan, but almost. Holds over 10 years of experience in graphic design and web development.

JJ (Jonathan) Harrison – Graduated summa cum laude from Utah Valley University. Works regularly with Cartoon Network, Disney, and Random House among other entertainment companies.

Kristi Norton – UVU Senior completing her Computer Science degree. 4 years experience with QA and development. Loves to play video games and sometimes be outdoors.

Paul Boren – Economics wizard from Brigham Young University. He cooks. We’re talking lots of food. Mostly for starving college kids.