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Continuing Education

Continuing Education . Pre-College . Classes . Graphic Design 

Graphic Design

Graphic design (also referred to as communication design) takes into account 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.


We are accepting online applications through May 1. View the checklist to make sure you have everything you need for your application. Questions? Email us at or call 216.421.7460.


A limited number of partial ($250-$1,000) scholarships are offered through the Continuing Education department. CIA partners with Graffiti HeART to also provide scholarships. Students applying for scholarships should submit their family’s 2017 tax return and a personal statement with their application. Award decisions are based on financial need and portfolio strength.


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

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