Tag Archives: Matt Page

ALUMNI FOCUS: Keith, Cassidy, Amber, Ben, Matt, Melissa, Becky, Sharon & Emily

Keith Beard

“Head to ‘feeling a little blue while sitting on a pile of bull’ piece for the sugarcoated show in March.”

Cassidy Demkov

Spent the last week in Mexico and got so much inspiration. I love all of the pretty tiles and embroidered goods. Here’s a little repeat tile pattern I did a while ago that didn’t ever make it onto anything but I love it.

Amber Giles

“Today’s hand lettering is brought to you by the letter G.” 😉

Ben Heighton

“Toxic. A girl like you should wear a warning. My latest destroy doll.”

Matt Page

“Panther sketch.”

Melissa Healy Turner

“Some pun-related valentines illustrations I did for Crate Paper’s Main Squeeze collection. The original color palette is in the second photo, but I think it’s fun to see what it would look like in a less traditionally “Valentine’s Day” color palette.” 🎨🦄🐈🐶🐢🌈

Becky Larsen Pease

“B&W of my life, day 65”

Sharon Salmond Armstrong

“Finished the demo for my drawing class.”

Emily Veylupek

“Resin take 2”



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: Keith, Derek, Kim, Matt & Peterson

Keith Beard

“My spirit head mount fashioning the future helmet. Has a mushroom look to it.”

Derek Ballard

“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.”

Kim Jeppson

“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.”

Matt Page

Tonight’s quick sketch. Long live the King!

“Been drawing pizzas…”

Peterson Timothy

“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.”


Alumni Focus: Lacee, Nadya, Melissa, Naomi, Matt, & Jennifer

Lacee Siler Black

“Trying out more leaves and florals today at work.”

Nadya Bratt

From Nadya!

Melissa Hurd

“It is New Years, my dudes. Thank you for your support this year.”

Naomi LeGere

“I love my job and the people I engage with!”

Check out where I work:


Matt Page

“Here are some papers I designed for a new scrapbook line being released next month.”


Jennifer Terry

New illustration from Jennifer.


ALUMNI FOCUS: Paul, Lacee, Natalee, Ian, Matt, & Em

Paul Asay

From Paul:

“I was able to help put this Wish Reveal together with some of my co-workers at Walker Edison. This is a night I will never forget. There is a lot of good in the world. If you ever have the chance to help with Make-A-Wish Utah DO IT!!!”

Jazz Dancers help grant wish for young Utahn battling rare liver disease

Lacee Siler Black

From Lacee:

“Christmas commission finished! A Bryce Canyon landscape. Original photographic reference credit @kaydengroves”

Natalee Cooper

From Natalee:

“Designed a guide to St. Louis for my works company holiday card this year and the neon ink is

Ian Maxfield


From Ian:

“This is what we do for our Christmas cards and theme every year at my work.
I have a small appearance in the photo shoot b-roll.”

Matt Page

From Matt:

“Work marker board nativity.”

Em Veylupek

From Em’s sister Tiffany:

So talented sis.”

ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Lacee, Jessica, Charlie, Matt, & Peterson

Davin Abegg

From Davin:


Lacee Black

From Lacee:

“Awesome time at the Statewide opening reception this evening.”

Jessica Calderon

From Jessica:

“Seven day b&w photo challenge. Day#5”

Charlie Cressall

From Charlie:

“The Christmas towels are done. All 72 of them. We have some for sale.”

Matt Page

A new sketch by Matt.

Peterson Timothy

From Peterson:

“Had a sweet time working on the packaging for V Chocolates.”


Alumni Focus: Lacee, Catherine, Ben, Ian, Matt, Sias, Melissa

Lacee Black

From Lacee:

“Had a great time at the SLCC President’s Show opening reception.”

Catherine Davis

From Catherine:

Some live sketching tonight”

Ben Heighton

From Ben:

“Art Dump – Just a few of my recent puns.”

Ian Maxfield

From Ian:

“Well, after 5 conventions and 2 art shows, this is year one of all of the work i’ve done. I’ve lost a lot of sleep, seen less of the sun and became one of those weird art hermits. It was worth it.”

Matt Page

From Matt:

“And I’m done. I see that there are problems, but I’m done. Moving on to the next thing.”

Sias Parsons

From Sias:

“Big things on the way. Finalizing our branding this week.”

Melissa Healy Turner

From Melissa:

“Tried out an iPad Pro with Procreate today, and it’s a dream come true! What would normally be an hours long, lots of mess and supplies process – was a breeze! Huzzah!”

INKTOBER ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Sharon, Ben, Magen, Sam, Matt, Chris, Traci, Jen, Emily, Missy, Lauren

What’s Inktober?

From Jake Parker:

“Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month.

I created Inktober in 2009 as a challenge to improve my inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year.

Anyone can do Inktober, just pick up a pen and start drawing.”


VAD Alumni examples below of quick drawings and sketches as well as more completed pieces. Not all were created for Inktober, but fit the theme. So fun!

Davin Abegg

From Davin:

“First ever Inktober for me.”

Sharon Armstrong

From Sharon:

“Day of the Dead Underwater.”

“Had some fun with poison.”

Ben Heighton

From Ben:

Monster Pin Up. A devil with an angel’s face. It’s how she was built but i love her just the same.

Magen Mitchell

From Magen:

October means pulling out all your old costumes and having a little dress-up party.

“Creepy twins”

“If the spiders in our house looked this fabulous, we might not kill so many of them.”

Sam Loertscher

From Sam:

“Inktober? To be honest I didn’t even think about that lol!”

Matt Page

From Matt:

“Saturday morning self-portrait.”

Christopher Quick

From Christopher:

“Sh#@%y pub napkin goblin.”

“Dunno where this came from.. some manner of dragon mask!”

Traci Sue

From Traci Sue:

“I’ll see if I can catch up. Chucky doll! For Inktober 4!”

Emily Veylupek

From Emily:

Little bit of color…

Jen Terry

From Jen:

“Cory the candy corn monster wanted to stop by and say Happy Halloween!”

Missy Van Wagoner

From Missy:

“Happy Halloween!! Be safe out there and have fun.”

Lauren Waters

From Lauren:

“Now brewing at a witches apothecary near you!”


ALUMNI FOCUS: Lacee, Jill, Cassidy, Ian, Matt, & Peterson

Lacee Black

From Lacee:

“Just found out ‘Koi’ was accepted in the Utah Division of Art & Museums Statewide Annual 2017 Show. “

Jill DeHaan

From Jill:

“Here’s how that chip-carved cover for ByFaith Magazine turned out! Thanks so much @metaleapcreative Such a joy to work on.”

Cassidy Demkov

From Cassidy:

“Have you seen the new Crate Paper Good Vibes Collection? Here’s a little cactus pattern I designed for it.”🌵

“Getting a chance to draw llamas (but really, it’s an alpaca) was fun but seeing my llama and cactus turned into these embossed stickers is the best. I just love how squishy the llama is.”

Ian Maxfield

From Ian:

“I’m all setup at Fear Con! I’m in the marketplace area. Just look for the orange curtains. I hope to see some of you guys there!”

Matt Page

From Matt:

“There are now three ways to get your hands on my Mormon prayer candles:

1. If you live around Davis County to Salt Lake City, message me and we can meet up and you can buy them directly from me.

2. Writ & Vision book store on Center Street in Provo.

3. My Etsy store: www.etsy.com/shop/epluribusmormon

They would make a great gift.”

Peterson Timothy

From Peterson:

“A little behind the scenes glimpse of some of the work we are doing for Juan Diego. So much fun to be included in the project. Big shout out to Erik Östling for helping us with photography on this. @ Juan Diego Catholic High School.”

FYI Peterson is exhibiting in the 2017 INK Show!


Alumni Focus: Anastasiya, Elisha, Ian, Matt & Carol

Anastasiya Bobrova

From Anastasiya:

“… a lil project for a bud. Currently being used on some apparel. I loved designing this black letter type from scratch.”

Elisha Frey

From Elisha:

“So this happened yesterday. Officially walked for my bachelor’s degree . . . and today I finished the first semester of my masters program. It’s been a busy year.”

Elisha graduated from Salt Lake Community College with an AAS Degree in Graphic Design from the Visual Art & Design Department.

Elisha just graduated with a Bachelor of General Studies – Marketing Minor from Columbia College of Missouri.

And now Elisha is working towards a Master of Science in User Experience Design program at Kent State University.

Congratulations Elisha! We wish you well!

Ian Maxfield

From Ian:

“Some of my art is on display at the Urban Arts Gallery and I’ll be there tomorrow for gallery stroll. Come say hey! I’ll be hanging out!attending Strangely Enough at Urban Arts Gallery.”


Matt Page

From Matt:

“So remember that guy in Special Collections at BYU who set up my show at the library in July? So he emailed me a couple of weeks ago and said he has someone on the library staff whose job is to set up Wikipedia articles and she just made one for me.”

Carol Ross

From Carol:

“Adobe Max is over but it was amazing! I think (these photos) capture the essence of the event.”