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, ads 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. You will use the latest technology and
computer software to build your technical skills. We will also emphasize communication skills and techniques for presenting your ideas.
You will receive a broadened view of the graphic design field and the impact that it (and you!) can have on society.
Our 2017 session has ended. Please check back for more info on our 2018 session.
Graffiti HeArt will be working with CIA to provide Pre-College scholarships in 2017. These scholarships will be awarded based on a review of portfolios and a determination of both merit and need. With the mission, “To Inspire Health and Art in the Community,” the local nonprofit focuses on promoting graffiti art and artists through community revitalization projects, funding art education and scholarships for underserved youth in our communities. More information on Graffiti HeArt can be found at graffitiheart.org.
A limited number of partial, need-based scholarships are also available. To apply for a scholarship you must submit a 2016 income tax return of the parent(s) or guardian(s) who claim(s) you as a dependent as well as the parent’s (or guardian’s) spouse’s tax return (if applicable).
Greg Luvison earned his BA in Fine Art and BA in Communications from Cleveland State University, and he currently teaches graphic design classes at CIA. He has been an art director and graphic designer for more than 30 years and has worked for high-profile advertising agencies in Northeast Ohio. A sampling of accounts includes McDonald’s, Lubrizol, the Ohio Lottery, the Plain Dealer, Pearle Vision, Things Remembered and East 4th Street Development Group. His graphic design studio specializes in print, branding and magazine design. To view Greg's work, visit gregluvisondesign.com.
Foundation in 3D Art + Design
Photo + Video
Foundation in 2D Art + Design
Installation + Multimedia
Print + Ceramics
3D Processes + Wearable Art