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ALUMNI FOCUS: Derek, Brighton & Jill in SLUG Magazine

Derek & Brighton Ballard – Neuer Geist

“Thank you to @slugmag and @babyzai_ for the fantastic feature!

Pick up the new issue and check it out.

Also, how stunning is the cover illustrated by our friend @jill_dehaan ?”

FROM SLUG MAGAZINE:

“Since 2015, Neuer Geist has been creating and designing images and products that reflect their own brand aesthetic. And in addition to that, they help other businesses grow and form their own. Through screen-printing, watercolor, graphic design and the newly introduced techniques from highly coveted risograph machines, Brighton Ballard and Derek Ballard offer an array of services that can refresh any business’ look and create an impression on the community. By combining their two entities—Derek’s consisting of dark, industrial aesthetics and a background in design, and Brighton’s comprising watercolor, line drawing and portraiture—the two maintain their signature look as Neuer Geist.”

To read more:
https://www.slugmag.com/interviews-features/neuer-geist-breathing-new-life-existing-walls/

Photo: Colton Marsala

Jill DeHaan

FROM SLUG MAGAZINE:

“As a lifelong visually and artistically oriented person, she pursued an associate’s degree in visual art and design at Salt Lake Community College. The program was primarily rooted in graphic design, but she realized that she could “take letters to some place new, and they didn’t just have to be a font,” says De Haan. Under the watchful eye of Associate Professor Kerry Gonzales—her “design mother,”—she was exposed to stern design methodology while also being encouraged experiment and push the boundaries of art and design (essentially, learning the rules first then when and how to break them.)”

To read more:
https://www.slugmag.com/art-fashion/jill-went-hill-draw-nature/

Photo: John Barkiple

 

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Derek & Brighton in Slug Magazine!

Neuer Geist Creative Studio

Brighton and Derek Ballard. Photo: John Barkiple
From SLUG Magazine:

Neuer Geist: CLC Artisan
By Zaina Abujebarah

Structured and playful all at once, Neuer Geist’s mission is to innovate and create without losing the “glory of the past.” Brighton and Derek Ballard both bring their artistic abilities to the table and join creative forces to create pieces like prints and patches, as well as menus and other graphic design gems, tailored for local businesses. All are showcased on their website.

“We’re lucky to have found each other,” Brighton says. “Derek would painstakingly reproduce the logos of favorite bands and save bits of packaging or product tags that he thought were interesting, and I drew and painted constantly.” Their creative roots led to the inception of their brand. “Derek’s aesthetic is very clean, precise and calculated, while mine is more loose and suggestive,” says Brighton. “We help each other through the process of creating. We’re constantly talking about the business, giving each other feedback, helping each other with a sketch or an idea.”

To read the entire article:
http://www.slugmag.com/art-fashion/neuer-geist-clc-artisan/

To see Neuer Geist:
http://neuergeist.com/


 

DIANNA DESIGNS LOCALLY FOR LOCALIZED!*

VAD Graphic Design Alumnus, Dianna Totland designed these screen printed posters for SLUG Magazine as promotion for the November “Localized” concert this coming Wednesday night at the Urban Lounge.

slug-localized

And… CONGRATULATIONS TO DIANNA on beginning a new chapter in her graphic design career at Epic Marketing! So proud of you!

For more information on Localized:

SLUG Localized: Johanna Johanna, Sarah Anne DeGraw, Michelle Moonshine

*Coming up with clever headlines is hard.