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Apr 23, 2014

CIA grads win 25% of nation's top retail design honors

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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 17, 2014

Design major gets zombie's reception at her former school

View details The Accident: Recent Work by Nicky Nodjoumi

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Mar 28, 2014

The Accident: Recent Work by Nicky Nodjoumi

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CIA students presented NEO: A Runway Show in which they modeled wearables – in the form of accessories, design, and conceptual art – before nearly 200 audience members in CIA’s Reinberger Galleries last night. The award winners for the evening were Sculpture major Graham Baldwin, Best of Show; Jewelry + Metals major Hongzhe Ma, Best Accessory; and art education major Raisa E. Cabrera, Best Material and Technology.

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Apr 16, 2014

Alumnus and superhero comics writer Brian Bendis visits CIA

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 15, 2014

Students win $11,000 in Dealer Tire art competition

View details 2014 Spring Design Show

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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

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Illustration Faculty

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Dominic Scibilia

Title Professor/Chair of Illustration
Department Illustration
Phone 216.421.7328

Courses  Character Design + Development | Fundamentals of Illustration | Illustration: BFA Preparation | Illustration: BFA Thesis and Exhibition | Layout Rendering Techniques | Principles of Illustration

Degree BFA, Cleveland Institute of Art

Dom is a professor at the Cleveland Institute of Art in the Illustration Department. He is also a freelance illustrator based out Cleveland, Ohio.

Dom began his career working at American Greetings. He later worked as an Illustrator for Ray Domingo at E & R Graphics, an illustration studio represented by Cullen Rapp & Associates based in New York City. Following his employment with E & R he owned the Art Plant Inc., an illustration studio. In 1980 he became an instructor at the Cleveland Institute of Art and in addition to teaching, continues to freelance up to present time.

Dom’s Art was recently published in American Illustration XX. He has been recognized with awards from the Advertising Club of New York (Andy Award), Cleveland Society of Communication Arts, Art Directors Club of Cincinnati, Erie Ad Club`s Advertising Awards of Excellence and the American Greetings Spring Show. As an illustrator, he has produced art for advertising and product illustration, editorial illustration, children`s books, greeting cards, ad packaging and logo design.

Dom’s clients include: American Greetings, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Columbus Dispatch, Harcourt Brace & Jovanvich, Moen, Tremco, Ohio Business Magazine, Cleveland Magazine, Northern Ohio Live, Geauga Lake, Penton Publishing, Parents Magazine and Oberlin College.

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Lincoln Adams

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Illustration
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Concept Development I | Graphic Novels + Sequential Art | Image, Narrative, and Sequence

Degree BFA, Cleveland Institute of Art, 1998

Lincoln Adams is a Gund Award winner and alumnus of the Cleveland Institute of Art who has worked for 15 years as an illustrator, storyboard artist and designer. His projects have included magazines, television shows, character design, book covers, and greeting cards. Lincoln was selected to the 47th Annual Society of Illustrators West Show in Los Angeles. Recently he finished work on the popular animated shows, Veggie Tales and Doc McStuffins. He is also currently working with Disney sculptor and CIA alumnus Zack Petroc on a sculpted novel, and has completed his fourth picture book. Additionally, he teaches at CIA as an Adjunct Professor in the Illustration and Animation departments and in the Continuing Education Department. Lincoln resides in Peninsula with his wife, two daughters, and son.

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John Chuldenko

Title Professor
Department Illustration
Phone 216.421.7328

Courses  Graphic Novels + Sequential Art | Illustration for Publication | Illustration II | Illustration: Advanced Illustration Studio Projects | Illustration: BFA Thesis and Exhibition | Illustration: Final Project: Illustration Portfolio | Visual Concepts in Illustration

Degree Art Students League of New York

John's love of art began at his high school in Midland Pennsylvania. By the age of seventeen he had already won many local awards and produced commissioned work for the Crucible Steel Company. John accepted a scholarship from the Art Students League in New York City. His career began at Pitt Studios in Cleveland and then he was recruited by Maby Trousdell in Atlanta, Georgia. He moved back to Cleveland in 1972 to freelance in advertising, packaging, illustration and graphic art while teaching illustration at Kent State University. John's numerous awards include Art Directors Club, The Cleveland Society of Communicating Arts, Erie Advertising Club and the Advertising Club of New York. Recently John was the featured speaker at the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center where he was honored for his career in applied arts. John has been a professor of illustration at the Cleveland Institute of Art for over 30 years. He feels a profound responsibility to pass on a high standard of art education to all his students.

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James Groman

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Illustration
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Character Design + Development | Layout Rendering Techniques

After graduating with a BFA degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art, James Groman was hired by American Greetings: 'Those Characters from Cleveland'(TCFC), where he worked on the development of brands like Care Bears, Popples, Madballs, Barnyard Commandoes, My Pet Monster, and Ring Raiders.

After TCFC, James established his own freelance studio providing design, sculpting and prototyping on products based on Star Wars, Harry Potter, Stretch Armstrong, Godzilla, Universal Monsters, G.I. Joe, Jonny Quest, and various Marvel and DC comics characters for companies, such as, Kenner/Hasbro, Cap Toys, Galoob, Ertl Collectables, Playing Mantis, and Polar Lights. Before coming back to American Greetings in 2005, James worked for 4 years at Hasbro Toys Playskool group on their Star Wars, Go Bots/Transformers, Major Powers and Cool Crew brands. Now back at American Greetings Properties, James works on brands like Care Bears, Strawberry Shortcake and Madballs, as well as new ventures, such as: Sushi Pack and Tinpo for CBS; Twisted Whiskers, Maryoku Yummy for The Hub Network; Packages from Planet X for Disney XD; and the awesome and exciting: Beast Battalion!

Most recently James travelled to New Zealand to work with Richard Taylor and the team at Weta Workshop on the film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. James is also the Art Director on the new Care Bears CG animated TV series on the Hub Network.

Suzanne McGinness

Title Visiting Instructor
Department Illustration
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Fundamentals of Illustration | Illustration: Advanced Illustration Studio Projects | Illustration: BFA Preparation | Illustration: BFA Thesis and Exhibition | Illustration: Final Project: Illustration Portfolio | Principles of Illustration

Degree Cleveland Institute of Art, BFA
Cambridge School of Art, MA

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Larry O'Neal

Title Assistant Professor/Chair of Graphic Design
Department Illustration
Phone 216.421.7328

Courses  Communication Design: Advanced Studio | Community Projects | Contemporary Marketing + Art Direction | Graphic Design: Advanced Studio | Image, Narrative, and Sequence | Professional Standards in Illustration | Visual Organization + Media

Larry O’Neal is a graphic designer/illustrator with a unique professional history that allows him to provide his students with a unique look at the graphic design field. Prior to joining the faculty at CIA 4 years ago, Larry spent the majority of his career working in regional ad 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 Vice President / Executive Creative Director. In addition to supervising a creative staff of 24, he served on the Executive Committee and headed the New Business Task Force. In addition to teaching at CIA, he operates a graphic design firm in Chagrin Falls, OH.

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Anthony Scalmato

Title Assistant Professor/Chair of Animation
Department Illustration
Phone 216.421.7325

Courses  Advanced 3D Animation | BFA Research + Preparation | BFA Thesis + Exhibition | Concept Development I | Intro to 3D Animation: Character | Intro to Animation | Layout Rendering Techniques

Degree BFA, Cleveland Institute of Art

Anthony Scalmato is the Department Chair of Animation and an Assistant Professor at the Cleveland Institute of Art. He has created more than a hundred published works which have been viewed on television, web and mobile devices. Before joining CIA, Scalmato worked as a Senior Creative Developer at American Greetings where he provided animations, illustrations and art direction for products that are viewed globally by millions of people every month. His clients include Applebee’s, Disney, Pixar, Sony, UPS, Taylor Swift, Wal-mart, M & M’s, Ferraro Chocolates and many other fortune 500 companies.

In 2011 Scalmato was awarded the American Greetings Chairman’s Award for Creativity and Innovation. He has also received over a dozen “Best Animation” awards from film festivals around the world. In addition to teaching, he continues to work as a freelance artist for many clients and as a contractor for American Greetings.

George Vlosich

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Illustration
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Illustration for Publication | Illustration II

Illustration students wow the crowd at comics con

Illustration students wow the crowd at comics con

Illustration students in Adjunct Professor Bradley Ricca's Graphic Narratives class wowed the crowd at the fifth annual Genghis Con Comics and Arts Festival.

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