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Apr 17, 2014

Design major gets zombie's reception at her former school

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Mar 15, 2014 @ MOCA Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

CIA's Traveling Sketchbooks make a last stop at MOCA

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Apr 16, 2014

Alumnus and superhero comics writer Brian Bendis visits CIA

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Mar 28, 2014

The Accident: Recent Work by Nicky Nodjoumi

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Film lovers, the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus will feature two CIA filmmakers in its Ohio Shorts program this Saturday, Apr. 26, at 7pm. Kyle Todaro's "For Her" and Bruce Checefsky's "Witch's Cradle" will be two of 15 films shown. Todaro, a 2012 grad, is the Technical Specialist in CIA's Painting Department. Checefsky is director of CIA's Reinberger Galleries and an adjunct faculty member. Details: http://ow.ly/w4W6u

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Apr 15, 2014

Students win $11,000 in Dealer Tire art competition

View details Dinner by Design  Art of the Table, and a runway show

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Mar 28, 2014

Dinner by Design Art of the Table, and a runway show

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Apr 11, 2014

Romanian visiting artist brings new perspective to CIA

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Apr 22, 2014 @ Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

2014 Spring Design Show

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Apr 22, 2014

4/24-27: Bernard Hermann weekend with CITIZEN KANE, MARNIE & more!

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Aug 20, 2013

CIA named one of the "Best in the Midwest"

View details 2014 Spring Illustration + Animation Show

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Apr 22, 2014

2014 Spring Illustration + Animation Show

Continuing Education . Pre-College Classes 2014 . Pre-College Graphic Design course 

Pre-College Graphic Design course

Graphic design used to just be about making things look good. Now, graphic design is about making things happen.

Graphic design (also referred to as communication design) takes into account the dramatic changes transforming the graphic industry and the importance of clear visual communication. As our methods of communication become increasingly mobile, we rely even more on design to communicate in creative and engaging ways. Everywhere we look, graphic design is a part of everything—from signs to books and packaging, advertisements and logos, television commercials and websites—you name it!

As designers, we will use a visual and strategic thought process to come up with solutions for real world, practical problems. You will get an inside look at the designer’s process from concept to branding to application. We will explore the design principles of typography and visual organization and the role they play in graphic design. The latest technology and computer software will be utilized to build your technical skills. Communication skills and techniques for presenting your ideas will be emphasized as well. You will receive a broadened view of the graphic design field and the impact that it (and you!) can have on society.

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Larry O’Neal is a graduate of the Cooper School of Art where he majored in Graphic Design and minored in Illustration. He has since developed a professional history that allows him to provide a unique look at the graphic design field. Prior to joining the faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Art four years ago, Larry spent the majority of his career working in regional advertising agencies such as Carr-Liggett (now Liggett- Stashower), Wyse Advertising, and Stern Advertising. At Stern (a former subsidiary of TBWA Worldwide Inc.), he served 14 years as Executive VP and Executive Creative Director while supervising a creative staff of 24. In addition to serving as chair of CIA’s Graphic Design Department, he teaches in the Illustration Department and operates his own design studio.

Click here to learn more about CIA's Graphic Design program.

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Pre-College Program

Sharpen your artistic skills at CIA's Pre-College Program this summer.

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Nicky Nodjoumi and Dinner by Design exhibitions

CIA welcomes spring with two wildly different shows.

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