Tag Archives: Matt Page

ALUMNI FOCUS: Paul, Derek, Ryan, Melanie, Saul, Anna, Anamaye, Matt, Katrina, Natalie, Cami, Rachel, Em, Melissa

Paul Asay

“Salt Lake City Stars pre-game closeups.”




Derek Ballard

“Logo and accompanying marks created for @shergotty_ last year. Shergotty is releasing an ep on March 30th. Head to their page for more details. Thank you @salsaparker for trusting me with this work. Excited about this project and to see where you take it.”

“Shirt design for Salt Lake Hardcore band SPENT. Thanks to Ryan for reaching out for the opportunity. This design is the result of Ryan sending me the lyrics to an unreleased song of theirs title Gatekeeper. I immediately connected with the message and the imagery quickly followed. @spent.hc is out their working hard and doing great things. Catch them at a show or give them a listen.”




Ryan Bangerter

“We did it! The #EmyandHerald Kickstarter has been fully funded! Thanks so much to everyone who has contributed so far! In the last 9 days of the campaign we will try to reach our first stretch goal. Which is the Emy & Herald art book! To learn more about it, and other rewards from the campaign, check out the link below.”




Melanie Bunch

“I’ve added a new design to my shop! Did I put this design up there just so I could order stuff for myself? Maaaaaaybe…

“NEW DESIGN! I’ve done this labrador in a messier, more painterly style. I’ve also kept it to just black and white, and I really like the minimalist looks this gives it!”

If you want some too, go visit!

melaniecreatesit.threadless.com




Saul Flores

“Immersed in the rhythm 🎵 I see and capture the essence of the concrete environment to create a visual story that reflects the vibrancy and energy of urban life. Every element of the city provides a canvas to showcase the unique beauty that can be found amidst the chaos.”




Anna Florin




Anamaye Lanayru

“Making stickers! It’s so cool that we have this amazing printer at work.”




Matt Page

“Some things I made at work.”




Katrina Parkinson

“A sorceress and her raven. Concept drawing, graphite on paper.”




Natalie Roberts Lowry

“Mushroom collage with hand painted papers.”




Cami Thurber

“I am honored to announce that I have been featured by the generous and fascinating Artists Are Cool on YouTube. As many of you know, I’m not great at screen and/or photographic interactions. This project pushed my comfort boundaries but it was worth it. I’m so excited to share my Artists Are Cool with you.”

bit.ly/CoolArtistThunder and on my website at camithunderink.com




Rachel Tonkovich

“Just like when I was a student, I always make 3D dummies of large print projects. This not only helps me visualize how the print will look in 3D space, but it also helps the client see what the final result will look like. I think clients sometimes have a hard time picturing the final result of a flat-looking illustrator file, so dummies are essential! Here are the dummies I made for the vending machine project.”




Em Veylupek

“Sticker Illustration for work Pt. 1.”

“Sticker Illustration for work Pt. 2.”

“Sticker Illustration for work Pt. 3.”




Melissa Warner

“Blue butterfly”

“Portrait of Joey.”




ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Derek & Brighton, Ryan, Melanie, Sylvia, Alissa, Matt, Hudson, Ingrid, Miriam, Lacee, Melissa

Davin Abegg

“Some sketches of ladies I’ve done recently. Been thinking about moving back to physical medias now that I’ve had a bunch of digital practice the past few years.”




Derek & Brighton Ballard

“Feeling flattered to have Hallagans do such a cool feature on the printing arm of our studio Riso Geist.”

From Hallagan Business Machines:

“Meet: Riso Geist. This Salt Lake City based risograph studio is run by Derek and Bright Ballard. Running 16 colors across 4 duplicators, this risograph studio is turning out some incredible work.”

https://www.hallagans.com/blog/2023/2/15/artist-feature-risogeist?fbclid=IwAR3Jp5cQQRySpIPx0-_9ACQcYNc-BSn2tVYWMff33r0eN4Skgl2XGo3FI-M

A big thank you to Nate Burridge for the beautiful photos and to Derek and Brighton for sharing their sunny space and beautiful work with us! ~ The Hallagans Team




Ryan Bangerter

“BIG NEWS!! The Emy & Herald Kickstarter will launch Monday, February 27th!

If you signed up for the email list expect an email from me that day. One lucky winner will receive a FREE digital copy of the book when it releases later this year!

There are still 2 more days to sign up if you would like to enter to win the free copy, or if you would just like to be informed of the project.”

Here is the link:

https://ryan-bangerter-art-23264427.hubspotpagebuilder.com/emy-herald-kickstarter-campaign?fbclid=IwAR2d5oFuA1xoMdJip4495MjHTzCm4xpP6Ppa2Otg_7YlQen-OkR1AFKKYWE




Melanie Bunch

“A two-sided flyer that I just completed. One of the biggest challenges of this project was in creating all of the color swatches for the sheepskin. I had one large piece that I photographed at all kinds of different angles and lighting to try and capture the texture. Then I altered the best photo in Photoshop 11 times to make all of the right colors.”

“I also wrote and/or edited together most of the copy.”

“It’s finally open! Announcing the launch of my art merchandise shop! While the platform I chose (threadless.com) is a little clunky to navigate for shoppers, they do offer a wide variety of products at fairly reasonable prices.”

“There are T-shirts, stickers, mugs, blankets, shower curtains, notebooks – it’s got a lot! I haven’t set up every design to sell on every item, so let me know if there’s something you really wish was in there.”

Check out my shop here:

https://melaniecreatesit.threadless.com/




Sylvia Bunker

Happy Valentine’s Day!

“Unas cartas nuevas que llegaron hoy. Que piensas?”

“Made a few love cards in Spanish. The last one is my favorite. Mis guelitos always called each other mi media naranja. It will forever make me think of them.”

“A few more new cards that showed up this week. The first one makes me smile every time. I have this thing for calaveras. Anyone else?”




Alissa Hicks

“Check out this cool shot I did with one of our photographers and concept artists for the current SAB catalog. This was such a fun concept to do! Love how it (and that whole catalog) came out!”




Matt Page

“After Arnold Friberg.”




Hudson Parkinson

“Hudson has spent the last two weeks lamenting over his Apple Pencil that when missing. For a digital painter that’s equivalent to a wizard losing his magic! Luckily, it eventually turned up and he is back at it again! Here is one of his latest pieces. Enjoy!”




Lacee Siler Black

“Feeling festive today it’s all this work for next month.”

“Did you know the Japanese celebrate a holiday for girls on March 3? Hina Matsuri or Girls’ Day is a celebration of dolls and all things feminine. Please check out and grab yourself one of my girls’ day post cards and enjoy this adorable Japanese holiday!”




Ingrid Shoemaker

“It’s time. New scrunchies are live and limited edition! Run to dahliaandviolet.com now to snatch your faves before they’re gone. 🦋🤍 These will not be restocked.” 💔




Miriam Volk

“My memories, my story.” ⌛️

“Love vibes” ♥️




Melissa Warner

“Tone / value studies from a video by @parkablogs #watercolor, black ink and white gel pen.”

“Wet in wet floral studies” #watercolor

“#watercolor experiment. I actually painted it with the black part as the sky, but like it better upside down!”




ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Paul, Ryan, Elizabeth, Melanie, Cassidy, Nadia, Kesia, Matt, Hudson, Katrina, Norah, and Melissa

Davin Abegg

“Some favorite drawings I’ve done so far this year.”




Paul Asay

“Missin’ Sunny Skies and Sunday Yellows.” 💛☀️




Ryan Bangerter

“A commission I did a few weeks ago of Madeline & Badeline from #Celeste for my nephew Logan.”




Elizabeth Brown

“New year! New gig! Excited to join the team at Love Communications as Art Director!”




Melanie Bunch

“Happy Lunar New Year!”

“Artwork that I did! It will be on t-shirts, will be modified for the medals at the event, and I’ll also be designling a poster for the event later this week!”




Cassidy Demkov

“New stamp created from one of my floral illustrations.” 💛

“All set up Salt & Honey on 9th & 9th and will have a small set up at Fashion Place mall for their Valentine’s market that starts tomorrow. I have Valentine’s cards that are perfect for anyone.”




Nadia Dolzhenko

“We drew cotton today.”

“Online class with Likh School.”




Kesia Timoteo Nielsen

Keen Studio




Matt Page

“I drew this for you.”

“Today’s post-workday wind down drawing.”

“Self portrait.”




Hudson Parkinson

“Another digital piece inspired by my short story currently in progress ‘Shade Hollow’.”




Katrina Parkinson

“An appropriate piece to post on a serene snowy day. Have you ever noticed how quiet it gets when it snows? If you stop and listen, you can almost hear the sound of the falling snowflakes. Graphite drawing from my sketchbook.”




Norah Strebel

“I’m testing out my new toy, a mini laser engraver! Soon I’ll be offering custom engraving for all sorts of wooden objects!”




Melissa Warner

“Avocado 🥑 from a tutorial by @e_olson_art#watercolor#watercolorpainting#100dayproject




ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Derek, Keith, Cassidy, Saul, Alissa, Anamaye, Esther, Matt, Hudson, Jen, Miriam, and Paige

Davin Abegg

“It’s been a minute. Here’s a few of my favorite drawings I’ve done within the past couple months.”




Derek Ballard

From III Will Zine: @iamconduit of @despitedespair / @disarmoppression designed and printed these beautiful prints. They will be for sale at tomorrow’s benefit show with 100% of proceeds going to @rosepark_brownberets to distribute to families impacted by gentrification.”




Keith Beard

“Introspection” – Acrylic on canvas 48”x36”




Cassidy Demkov

“A page from my sketchbook + a few of the products that were created from them.”

@pinkfreshstudio Happy Holidays collection




Saul Flores

“To me, the combo of hotel stays with gorgeous wood finishes sounds like a winning plan.” 📷The Advenire, Autograph Collection

“Slow down so that you can enjoy important moments throughout the day.” ⏳




Alissa Hicks

“I love that I get to use my graphic design skills in a lot of different ways! Every day at work is always a good time and sometimes, I’ll even design something for myself!” 😄




Anamaye Lanayru

“ZooLights at #HogleZoo opens this Friday and I’m busy working away on a little animation showing the 12 Gifts of Conservation!”




Esther Longmore

“Here’s one of my most recent patterns.”




Matt Page

“Sketch to remind me of an idea I will explore further next year, after I finish the FDS book. Probably will end up as a zine.”

“I’ve been loving Wednesday. She’s a gothic and autistic icon. If her style takes off in the real world, it will be the best thing that ever happened to Hot Topic. You wouldn’t hear me complain.”




Hudson Parkinson

“Hudson’s Kickstarter is still going strong! Twenty three days to go. Due to inquiries from outside the U.S we are now shipping to ten countries including:
• United States
• United Kingdom
• Sweden
• Netherlands
• Canada
• Australia
• Germany
• Japan
• France
• Singapore

“Thanks for the support!”

“Nine days to go on the Kickstarter everyone! As a token of gratitude to all of you who have backed The Runescript Tarot project, we will now be including two FREE stickers featuring art from the Runescript Tarot deck for all backers who have pledged for a reward! Stickers will be automatically added to your orders, so there is no need to edit your pledge. These matte finish, vinyl stickers are water resistant and measure two inches. Stickers will be randomly selected for each order.”

“I didn’t get a lot of writing done while on our trip (the word count for NaNoWriMo is ridiculous 😅), but I did get a couple digital paintings done!”




Jennifer Terry

“I did the illustrations for this.” 😊




Miriam Volk

“Logo design” ✨

“When I volunteered for @sldesignweek to create some of their posts for design week.” ✨




Paige Wilson

“My Doodle book is here!✨

You can get yours in the link or on Amazon! 🌈 $12.99 https://linktr.ee/DiddlyDoodly

Having chronic anxiety made me want to make a book to help others find healthy outlets for stress. Tracing for focus and coloring for relief!

If you feel overwhelmed, try my book for 30 minutes and you will notice the interrupting thoughts will slowly disappear.

I’d love to see what kind of world you make with my book! Have fun and doodle on!”

ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Ryan, Melanie, Helen, Saul, Alissa, Anamaye, Sam, Esther, Matt, Katrina & Hudson, and Rachel

Davin Abegg

“Halloween is over.” #bnwnovember




Ryan Bangerter

“Another commission I did this month, of #sasakiandmiyano

“If you’d like your own commissioned art be sure to message me.”

“Here it is! It’s been 2 years since i first announced this project, and I’m excited to present to you the official cover art for #EmyandHerald

“It’s been a long road so far, and there is still plenty of work to go. I’d like to thank everyone for your support on the project! I couldn’t have gotten this far without you!”

“What’s next? I will be launching a #kickstartercampaign at the the beginning of next year. If you’d like support the project be sure to sign up for my mailing list! (dm me for details).”




Melanie Bunch

“Day 2 – The Familiar

Brush marker and colored pencil on multimedia paper.

I enjoyed drawing this clever fella!”

@centralart1 #noctoberchallenge2022

“Day 3 – Pumpkin Seeds

I struggled with inspiration for this prompt, but I’m very happy with my final result!”

@centralart1 #noctoberchallenge2022




Helen Cox

“Inktober Day 1: Gargrrrl (gargoyle)” #inktober2022 #helenluxinktober2022

“Inktober Day 4: Scallop” #inktober2022 #helenluxinktober2022




Saul Flores

“The season of autumn is to reconnect with nature, and I’ve been taking the time to appreciate the orange hue in a urban setting. 🍂 For me, to truly appreciate the fall, a little focus and creativity is essential!”




Alissa Hicks

“Inktober Day 2: Scurry featuring a mouse and the head witch from The Witches movie. This is always one of my favorites to watch!”




Anamaye Sakura Lanayru

“Having so much fun at the new job! Got to make a cute animation video about “not-so-spooky” friends for our BooLights events.” @HogleZoo




Sam Loertscher

“Fun times installing wall mural and lettering (insert “new heights bad pun here) after hours.”




Esther Longmore

“A handlettering project I did for my sister’s Relief Society Christmas party. I’m really happy with the way it turned out!”




Matt Page

“Lost.”

“Found.”

“Creation”

“Reunion”

“The shepherd. This drawing was inspired by something that came up when I was messing around with the AI art tool – AI inspiration in the comments.”




Katrina & Hudson Parkinson

“Some little dead things ready for the kiln. Hope everyone is having a fabulous spooky season!” ~ Black Rabbit Studios




Rachel Tonkovich

“Another sign design for my favorite place in Salt Lake @summit_aikikai

Come check out the new sign on 2100 S (and try out some Aikido while you’re at it)”




ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Derek, Ryan, Alisa, Cassidy, Ben, Anamaye, Andrew, Matt, Stephanie, Jen, Em, Melissa

Davin Abegg

“It’S bEeN a WhiLe 👨‍🦲….. Here’s some drawings I’ve done.”




Derek Ballard

“Heads up friends, @teen_mortgage is coming to SLC on September 24th! I’ve been hoping for the chance to catch a live show and here it is! So pumped to have @thezissous and @sleepcultband playing as well. Come grab a slice, a riso print and enjoy the show!”

“Flyer illustrations by @kurtcoolbeans and the design / layout and less important stuff by me.”




Ryan Bangerter

“Just finished setting up for Day 1 at @fanxsaltlake if you’re at the convention be sure to come by and see me! I’m at booth A609 in artist alley.”




Alisa Bishop Bradley

https://www.livegame.dev/


“If you’re at PAXWest today, I will be on a panel at 7:30pm in the Sandworm theater! We’re making a little video game live in front of an audience! Kieran Lampert and are are gonna do our best as the art team >:)

There’s a definite loud sound warning, it’s a Doodle Jump clone. I did the background, the buttons, the platforms, and a logo. We sourced ideas and sfx from the audience!”

“Here’s a picture of us at the end! We had me and Kieran on art, a sound/music guy, a programmer and two hosts / hype guys.”




Cassidy Demkov

“Poppies inspired by my trip to Provence a few years ago. I’ve always heard of how amazing the lavender fields in Provence are but the poppy fields were an unexpected surprise. I always do little sketches to remember my trips by and I really love it when I can incorporate them into my work.”

“From sketches to patterns. I had lots of help from 🐈‍⬛ when I took this.”

‘”‘Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.'” ~ Albert Camus

“Autumn leaves print designed for The Foggy Dog.”

“‘One day you will look back and see that all along, you were blooming.'” ~ Morgan Harper Nichols

Pattern designed by Cassidy Demkov for Son de Flor. Photo steffimarla




Saul Flores

“Fall, day1.”🍁

“Back to work.” 🚧




Ben Heighton

“Started new job at Calyx Containers as a Pre-press Specialist. This is probably the best career move I’ve ever made. It feels like a huge step forward for me and I’m pretty excited about it.”

INK: Congratulations Ben!


Anamaye Sakura Lanayru

“I’m so excited to announce that I’m officially the Creative Works Supervisor at Hogle Zoo! What a fun first day getting to tour the zoo, having an animal encounter, and meeting so many awesome people!”
#graphicdesigner #newjob #hoglezoo #iloveanimals #lifeelevated

INK: Congratulations Anamaye!




Andrew Malin

“60 Years of Spider-man.”

“FanX has been a blast this year.

Chris Hoffman (left) and (me Andrew) – the Spider-fans at the 60 Years of Spider-man panel.”

“Here are pics from a couple of comic creator encounters we had a FanX 2022. Bob Hall (Spider-Man, Batman, Emperor Doom) had some wonderful industry stories he was kind enough to share.”

“We also met comic book royalty, Wendy and Richard Pini (Elfquest), who were some of the first comic creators to visit a Utah convention way back in the CONduit days. They couldn’t have been nicer!”




Matt Page

“Drawing I did for a work thing, but it turns out it was’t right for the work thing.”




Stephanie Smith

“I live for the D E T A I L S !!!!”

#weddingdetails#luxuryweddingdecor#utahweddingphotographer#parkcitywedding#parkcityweddingphotographer




Jen Terry

“Started new job at Salt Lake Magazine as Production Manager!”

INK: Congratulations Jen!




Em Veylupek

“Life is a Spectrum”

#handlettering#digitalart#illustration#mentalhealthawareness




Melissa Warner

“Portrait of Joey.”




ALUMNI FOCUS: Derek, Ryan, Alisa, Lacee, Melanie, Brant, Amber, Alissa, Matt, Katrina, Erin, Em, and Miriam

Derek Ballard

“Shirt design for Hemwick. This design is already a couple years old, I am just terrible about posting. Hard to express how absurdly creative, intense and talented this band is, so do yourself a favor and catch one of their shows to learn firsthand. While you are there snag a shirt.”

#hemwick#bandmerch#skulls#typography#screenprint




Ryan Bangerter

🎵And I just can’t wait until next Halloween ‘cause I’ve got some new ideas that will really make them scream.🎵

“I am myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.”

#sally#sallythenightmarebeforechristmas#thenightmarebeforechristmas#nightmarebeforechristmas#halloween#disney#disneyfanart#artwork#digitalart#fanart#girldrawing#halloweenartwork




Alisa Bishop Bradley

“Last day of ECCC!! Thank you to all my cool great friends who stopped by. ❤️ Also I bought a very on brand tiger hoodie.”




Lacee Siler Black

“I deem it a successful first run with my new little travel kit. A few things I wanted or forgot to grab, but overall 💯!! Thanks @ashleyglazierart for this opportunity to test my skills, and socialize with some fantastic artists.”




Melanie Bunch

“I made an Instagram reel for work. It cost 3 crayons. You should go check it out!”




Brant Caldwell

America First Calendar Contest:

“Vote for my photo for this wildflower photo contest…”




Amber Giles

“It’s the beginning of a new school year which means a new theme for a local elementary school!

This year the theme is Ride the Wave of Learning. My sister (a teacher at the school) sketched out what she wanted and I took her sketch and digitized it. I think it turned out really fun!

For those of you starting school this month, take the opportunity to ride the wave of learning! You never know what you might discover.” 🤙🏼🌊🏄‍♀️

#handlettering#lettering#surfboards#ridethewave#illustrator

“Late night lettering and some food for thought… ✍🏼💻🤔

#disconnect#reconnect#latenightlettering#photography#lettering#handlettering#design#typography#foodforthought




Alissa Hicks

“I just got back from New Orleans, where my work held a conference that I got to design! This was such a long time coming and I was so happy to finally share my work with people. Everyone seemed to have a good time!”

“On top of the fun activities, we all got to participate in our very own, private second line parade around the streets! I think it was an experience that no one will ever forget!”

“Here are a few pictures of some of my work (and one of the parade!)” 😁




Matt Page

“From Future Day Saints: The New Arrivals.”




Katrina Parkinson

“This piece is up for sale! An original oil painting this piece is a great large statement piece for an empty wall. Measures 3ft wide and 4ft tall. We built this custom canvas by hand. The sides of the canvas are painted so it does not have to be framed but would look great in one! The back of the canvas is papered, it comes with a hanging wire and it just received a coat of varnish.”

Price: $900.00

Blackrabbitarts@outlook.com




Erin Salazar

“I sorta drew it with that (tattoo) in mind.”




Em Veylupek

“Radiate don’t Discriminate No.1.”

#handlettering#digitalillustration#mentalhealthawareness

“Radiate don’t Discriminate No.2.”

#handlettering#digitalillustration#mentalhealthawareness




Miriam Volk

“Wine anyone?” 🍷

“I’m always down for a good wine and what’s better than a good California wine with a cool label!” 😎✨

“Are you one of those people who choose wine depending on its packaging?” ✨

#graphicdesign#packing#packagingdesign#design

ALUMNI FOCUS: Davin, Paul, Derek, Ryan, Brant, Saul, Amber, Anamaye, Sam, Matt, Hudson, Norah, and Jen

Davin Abegg

“Was honored to be asked by @craftlakecity and @saveourgreatsaltlake to create a mini mural for an awesome outdoor art exhibit on Broadway in SLC along side a plethora of extremely talented local artists.”

“For more info on saving our great salt lake and to check out the other rad artwork visit: https://craftlakecity.com/celeb…/save-our-great-salt-lake/

FROM KSL.COM:

Art is a good teacher

FROM HELEN COX:

“Davin did a rad illustration of our band, @thefeverdrift. Catch us at the DLC (inside Quarters arcade) next Friday, July 15 with our friends @magdavegaslc and @fight.the.future. Gonna be a good one!”

“I’ll be drawing temporary tattoos at the @craftlakecity booth at DIY fest! Come say hi if you’re there at these times:

Friday 5 – 7:30 pm
Saturday noon – 2 pm
Sunday 3 – 6 pm




Paul Asay

“July baseball.”

“Salt Lake Sunsets.” 😍




Derek Ballard

“We ( @neuergeist ) had the opportunity to contribute a piece for @craftlakecity’s Celebration of the Hand, focusing on the Great Salt Lake. This lake is integral to our ecosystem and is worth protecting, worth fighting business interests for. We were honored to participate in this project, please swipe through for more photos and video, and check out all of the artists’ work around downtown SLC! And please check out and support the critical work @saveourgreatsaltlake is doing.”

#saveourgreatsaltlake#craftlakecity#downtownslc#saltlakecity




Ryan Bangerter

“Hey! Pst… Wanna be a Magical Girl?”

#kyubey#puellamagimadokamagica#magicalgirl#anime#animeart#animeartwork#cat#cute#cutesy#cuteanimal#animefanart#artwork#digitalart#artistsoninstagram

“A commission I did for @hollee_design this weekend of #Teshin from #Warframe




Brant Caldwell

“Tree”

“Trail to Ensign Peak”




Saul Flores

“Our perceptions are the echoes of our moods 🪐 art allows us all to connect.”




Amber Giles

“Logo for new small business So Massage LLC. This logo was created for my good friend Eliott Wilson, a licensed massage therapist who just started his own business after working in the massage industry for 10+ years. He wanted something that was text only with a wide, short font. I really love how it turned out! If you’re in the Salt Lake Valley and are in need of a great massage therapist, you can schedule an appointment with Eliott at so-massage.square.site

Congratulations on your new logo and new business, Eliott!”

#massage#logo#blackandwhite#somassage#mefirst#typography#design#branding




Anamaye Lanayru

“Getting to create emojis and expand my brand as I finally made Affiliate on my twitch stream!”

#illustration #illustrator #emoji #selfbranding #brand #twitch #twitchstreamer

“Cover images and banners to brand and personalize my twitch stream.” #illustration #illustrator #procreate #twitchstreamer #selfbranding




Sam Loertscher

“IG Builder sign art, production and installation…. Installation in beautiful scenery to boot!”

#signage#buildersigns#design#graphicdesign#signmakers#signage#homebuilders#constructionsigns

“Simple and clean vehicle graphic. Before & After Silver Metallic on red looks.” 🔥




Matt Page

“It’s a great honor to have my book, Future Day Saints: Welcome To New Zion included in the Association For Mormon Letters’ list of 100 significant works of Mormon literature.”

https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/54546049-future-day-saints

“This coming weekend I will have a table selling my art at the Sunstone Symposium in Sandy, UT. If you’re around, you should drop by. I will be debuting three new products: a new ashcan/art zine ($10), 6” holographic stickers ($5), and a pack of 12 pogs + a slammer ($15). Plus, of course, all of my regular books and cards.”

“Sketched out some scenes from the life of Mahonri, the blind prophet of Moriancum.”




Hudson Parkinson

“Here are three of Hudson’s latest Tarot cards! I’m behind on sharing these so I will start posting them in groups of three.

Ten of Wands: The Ten of Wands notes that you are taking on an extra burden, a heavier workload, or greater responsibility.

Eight of Pentacles: This card indicates a time of hard work, commitment, diligence, and dedication.

Seven of Blades: Represents deception, lies, trickery, cheating, and lack of conscience.”




Norah Strebel

FROM BARK OUT LOUD

“Another HAPPY client!!! Thanks to Laurie Crosswell at Equisan for trusting me with creating a new logo for her business.”

FROM EQUISAN, ANIMAL MASSAGE THERAPY

“Giving the business a fresh look with the help of Norah Strebel at BarkOutLoudDecals, graphic artist, and Kelly Eckhart, photographer. Super excited!”




Jen Terry

“So I’ve spent two days working on this waking nightmare of a drawing and I’m imprinting this image on all of your brains.” #inapickle#sexypickle#dillwithit#drawingpickles




ALUMNI FOCUS: Melanie, Cassidy, Saul, Amber, Amy, Matt, Katrina and Hudson, Sam, Cami, Missy, Em, and Lauren

Melanie Bunch

“IT’S HERE!!!!! I’m a winner! Congrats to the whole team from work. This Telly award is a pretty cool achievement. Of COURSE I’m going to do a photoshoot!

“I storyboarded and helped guide the final look and feel of my company’s brand anthem video.”

Fun fact: I worked on the winning project last year while wearing a respirator mask! It’s only an obstacle if you treat it like one. A big thanks to my employers, Ruff Tuff Products, for understanding my need to stay safe.”

I just finished this portrait of my little roommate, Fenrir! He was just 6 weeks old in my reference photo – he’s grown up so much since then! I’ll be posting a progress video soon on my Instagram account: @melanie_creates_it




Cassidy Demkov

“Do you prefer the beach or the pool?

I love the beach but I definitely prefer swimming in a pool unless the water is clear enough that I can see what I am swimming with.” 😅




Saul Flores

“Everything can be captured perfectly, from the streets to the buildings.” 🚗




Amber Giles

“Just a quick reminder. 💕 I created this piece for a Lettering Composition course taught by @typeaffiliated and finally was able to digitize it! It’s a phrase that has been going through my head for a while. You can do anything you set your heart on doing.” ☺️

#youhavegotthis#heart#youcandothis#handlettering#handwriting#lettering#pencil#pen#digital#oval#youcan




Amy McDonald

From Utah Cultural Alliance:

“Congratulations to our 2022 UCA Awardees! On Thursday, June 30 at 12 PM, join us at Culture Connect to honor Amy McDonald of Brolly Arts and Ogden Contemporary Arts for the excellence they demonstrate within the Utah cultural industry. Learn more about our 2022 Awardees using the link.”

https://buff.ly/3OI1fAx

#UTCulture#UtahArts#CultureConnect#CultureConnect2022




Matt Page

“Work in progress.”

“New Future Day Saints ashcan will debut at Sunstone Symposium next month. I’m currently working on volume 3 (The New Arrivals) and it will come out next year. This zine will be a sneak peek as to what’s to come.

Ashcan is a term from back in the day for a cheap, small, usually black and white comic they would print to establish a trademark for upcoming titles. In the 80s and 90s, they started releasing ashcan comics as prototypes and for promotional use. They became collectors items.

This will be the second Future Day Saints ashcan I will be releasing. The first was released last year as part of bundles with my second FDS volume. My ashcans contain sketches and process art. It’s basically a zine with background art from the book.”




Katrina Parkinson

“Katrina here! Behold, my biggest oil painting yet. Hudson and I built this 3ft X 4ft custom canvas ourselves. I have been spending lots of time painting hands lately. Hopefully I will keep better! This original will be up for sale on our website shortly. We will also have art print options available. I will be doing a varnishing video for this price soon as well now that it is dry.”

#oilpainting #paintinghands #reachforthelight #darkmist #inthedarkness #alightinthedark #illustration #painting #realism #artforsale #buyartfromartists #buyartonline #supportartists

Hudson Parkinson

“The Queen of Pentacles. This one turned out quite dramatic in color pallet and design. This card represents having the ability to balance the responsibilities of being a loving, nurturing parent figure while also maintaining financial support for your family. Thanks to @theposearchives for the photo reference for this piece!”




Sam Loertscher

“Sign Refurbish For Local Neighborhood Market, Shop N Go.”

#signs#graphics#design#signmakers#SaltLakeCity#shoplocal




Cami Thurber

“BIG NEWS: I have graduated my apprenticeship and am now tattooing regularly in the shop! I am grateful for all that I have learned and will be eternally in awe of my fabulous mentor @therealbobbyleeblack. Mushy stuff aside, I am accepting new clients and walk-ins at the Wadsworth/Hampden Freaky’s! Immediately! Like…now! DM to get in my chair.”

“New website up. Send people my way.”

https://www.camithunder.com




Missy van Wagoner

“Summer Days! Summer Sunsets! Summer Loving! Maybe one morning I could wake up early enough to catch a sunrise? Lol
I struggle in the morning”




Em Veylupek

“Master Disaster—life is organized chaos.”

#handlettering#sketchbook#drawing#mentalhealthawareness




Lauren Waters

“Some more paper patterns from Market Square. Besides the cats and pigs my dad would draw on our church programs, horses were one of the first animals I learned to draw as a child. I may not ride ‘em, but I’ll draw ‘em.” 🐎

“E-I-E-I-O!” 🐎🕊🐖🐑




Alumni Focus: Davin, Derek, Brighton, Melanie, Cassidy, Saul, Anamaye, Matt, Katrina, Stephanie, and Em!

Davin Abegg

“It’s been a while since I’ve shared my art on here. I’m still drawing a lot, in fact I have something really cool cooking up I’m excited to share soon. But for the meantime. Here’s a couple recent favorites from each of my art pages: @swoodydraw and @idrawrandomfollowers




Derek Ballard

Clark Stewart Radlander’s wonderful Showerhead Cheatsheet poem and performance inspired Brighton Carper Ballard and I to make it into zine format. It is a 24 page coil bound, 2 color risograph printed zine. I can’t wait for you all to read it and see Brighton’s fantastic illustrations.

The release show will be at our Riso Geist studio downtown and feature 2 readings by clark! himself. One at 7PM and the other at 9PM. Both will have different opening acts.

Zines will be available for purchase at the event. Any unsold zines will then be available at Gridzine Fest the following weekend. These are very limited, so snag one while you can.”




Brighton Carper Ballard

https://brightoncarperballard.com/LEER/

“Hello, I have worked with an incredible team of people to create LEER, a recorded table reading of the feature-length screenplay I wrote last year. Derek Ballard did some killer production design, Scott Wasilewski elevated everything to beyond next level with music and background foley, and Wesley Walter Johnson engineered, mixed, and mastered it.

This is something I’m extremely proud of, and even happier to share with the world now that it’s complete. Please give LEER a listen, and share it around if you like it, so I can get Seth Rogen to be in it!” 🙏




Melanie Bunch

“I made a hand-lettered sign for a friend’s Instagram photoshoot today! I’m very happy with the improvements I’ve made to my brush calligraphy.”




Cassidy Demkov

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Saul Flores

“The stamp of our era is all around us. Here we are, alive in this moment of timeless stillness.” ⏱🕶📷




Anamaye Lanayru

“So excited to finally debut the new DHHS logo that I worked jointly on with @pennapowers as well as my DHHS color palette that I’m absolutely in love with!” #graphicdesign #logodesign #logo #utahdhhs #graphicdesigner #utah




Matt Page

“Here’s a little something I’ve been working on to debut at Sunstone this summer… a new Ashcan comic zine thing with process art, concept designs, and a four page preview of the next book. This will have to hold everyone over until the book comes out next year.

There will be other new and exciting FDS products at Sunstone too but I still have about three months* to get those ready.

*Assuming they do it at the end of July like they usually do.”

“Drawing I did last night as part of an inside joke with my coworkers.”

“I drew our family this morning at church.”




Katrina Parkinson

“The Star. Tarot painting of the day. It brings renewed hope and faith and a sense that you are truly blessed by the universe at this time.”

“The Ace of Cups. This card shows a chalice overflowing with five streams of water that represent your emotions and intuition flowing from you. This card may show up at the beginning of a new relationship whether it be romantic or a friend or family connection.”

“Katrina here. I started a new painting last night, second in my Ukrainian series (pictures of the first coming later). Here is what my sketch looked like before I started toning my canvas. My heart has been heavy for the Ukrainian people as they have been driven from their homes in the wake of the destruction of war. People have lost their lives and left mourning loved ones behind. As an artists when you feel helpless and can’t do anything else, you make art. This painting will depict hungry Ukrainian refugees reaching for bread that is being distributed. I am working from a photo that was in the New York Times newspaper, it’s an image that has touched my heart. I will be selling prints and possibly even the original painting later this month at @galleryon28 at their fundraiser for Ukraine. All profits will be donated to a Ukrainian relief organization. I will post more information on the event soon. ” #galleryon28 #ukraine #ukrainefundraiser #war #ukrainianwar #refugees #painting #oilpainting #paintingforacause #sarrowful #artistsoninstagram




Stephanie Smith

“I still remember as I was planning my wedding (10 years ago!) how painful it was to spend so much money on the little things, that are inevitably going to be thrown in the garbage anyway (napkins, stationary, envelopes, flowers, etc.)” 😭

“Every time I create and shoot a flat lay or detail on my couples’ wedding day, I take this into consideration. I strive to capture every intention meant…and every penny spent! (am I right?)”

“If you too are worried about how you are going to preserve these moments and memories, I’ve got this! I dream of these details!” 😍




Em Veylupek

“Elaborately Colorful.” #resinart#resinpainting

#illustration