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Animation Faculty

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James Mravec

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Animation
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Concept Development I | Game Media Production I (EP) | Intro to Animation | Layout Rendering Techniques

Degree MFA from the University of Hartford
BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art

James Mravec has been illustrating and working on interactive media projects for over 30 years. He graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art and started immediately freelancing concept development ideas for the toy industry. Over his career, he has completed illustrations for books, graphic novels, children's books, magazines, wall paper and paper products.

He has also worked in the Design and Interactive Media fields. Mravec created and maintained websites for large and small clients. In the Interactive field, he was involved in programming and the creation of kiosks for several museums, non-profit organizations and a higher-education institution. An advertising agency hired him for animation and online game development skills and he worked on many projects for national clients. He also was a consultant for the web presence of a large newspaper and media company.

In 2000, James Mravec was hired to teach illustration classes at the Cleveland Institute of Art. His digital knowledge allowed him to teach design and art software classes as well. Over the years, he has also taught design and illustration classes at Cuyahoga Community College, Middle Tennessee State University and Kent State University.

You can view his illustration portfolio online at

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