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Story: Dec 22, 2014

Grad is sculptor behind Disney's Big Hero 6

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CIA Exhibition: Jan 14, 2015

35th Annual Scholastic Art & Writing Exhibition

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Story: Dec 17, 2014

Students animate, illustrate holiday greetings on behalf of ...

View details 69th Annual Student Independent Exhibition

CIA Exhibition: Feb 13, 2015

69th Annual Student Independent Exhibition

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We caught up with CIA grad Zack Petroc, model supervisor behind the Disney blockbuster Big Hero 6, and asked him how his CIA education helped him succeed. Find ...

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Story: Nov 04, 2014

New CIA building taking shape; set for December completion

View details Spring 2015 Open House

Events: Mar 21, 2015

Spring 2015 Open House

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Story: Nov 03, 2014

New Uptown Residence Hall featured in CIA video

View details Spring Exhibition: Women to Watch - Ohio

CIA Exhibition: Apr 02, 2015

Spring Exhibition: Women to Watch - Ohio

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Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

Alumni . Alumni Profiles

Alumni Profiles

Patty Hume

Title Design Director
Organization BREAKurban

Patty Hume '97 creates multi-million dollar water features around the world and works on a scale she never thought possible. As a student at CIA she acquired skills in pattern and design that infuse her current work with a sense of chorography and a signature style.

Frank Kobak

Title Senior Shoe Designer
Major Industrial Design
Organization Frye Shoes

Frank Kobak '03, graduated from CIA in Industrial Design and is now the Senior Men's Designer at Frye shoes. We interviewed Frank in the amazing Frye showroom, full of his designs, in New York City. We also learned about the secrets to Frank's success and how his CIA education applies to his work.

Kurt Koeple

Title Associate Partner
Major Graphic Design
Organization Pentagram Design

Kurt Koeple ’92 found a way to combine all of his interests – design, writing and new media – into one ever-transforming job. With a degree in Graphic Design, Koeple has worked for Pentagram Design, the world’s largest independent design consultancy, as a manager of all things digital including the website, blog and social media.

George Kozmon ’82, the internationally collected artist who created a brilliant alpine landscape on an 80-foot-long canvas in real time at Cleveland’s 2013 Ingenuity Fest, is the subject of this new film by videographer Jeff Mancinetti ’09. In it, Kozmon talks about his 30-year career, his bodies of work, and what he gained from his CIA education.

Heather Moore

Title Founder, Heather Moore Jewelry
Major Glass
Organization Heather Moore Jewelry

Heather Moore ’93 founded a Cleveland-based jewelry company, Heather Moore Jewelry, that has national following, multiple awards, an amazing studio and production facility, and more than a dozen CIA grads among its staff of some 65. Heather shows us her award-winning lines of customized charm and bridal jewelry and talks about the evolution of her jewelry and the influence of her CIA education.

Michelle Murphy

Title Photographer
Major Photography + Video
Organization NASA

Michelle Murphy ’04 works as a photographer at Cleveland’s NASA Glenn Research Center, a job she has had since graduation. By night and weekend, she is a fine art photographer with an active studio practice, a regular educator in CIA’s Continuing Education program, co-editor/curator of the online magazine MAKE8ELIEVE.com, and most recently, the co-owner with husband Matt Smith of a studio/gallery with an associated artist residency program (MicroArtSpace.com).

Alex Pakis

Title Designer and Owner
Major Jewelry + Metals
Organization Greenpoint Craftworks

Alex Pakis '04 is the designer and owner of Greenpoint Craftworks, a custom jewelry and bike boutique in Brooklyn, NY. Prior to launching his company, Alex worked with an international fashion label. At Greenpoint Craftworks, Alex has created a sought-after line of jewelry, and he is regularly commissioned to create one-of-a-kind pieces. In addition to developing wearable art, Alex is well-known for his bicycle restoration work. In December 2009, he was featured in the Japanese magazine, Pedal Speed.

Lisa Pascolini-DeRousse

Title Manager + Buyer
Organization Hallmark Surface Design + Textile Collection

Lisa Pascolini-DeRousse '86 scours the international design market to find antique and contemporary designs that she brings back to Hallmark designers for use in card, giftwrap, and home product designs. Everyday she's thrilled to apply her love of history and design to keep Hallmark at the forefront of visual design.

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