AAFCLE Now Accepting ADDY Submissions

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The 2018-19 ADDY season has begun and we are now accepting entries through January 15, 2019.  Yes, you can have your work judges by a Junior Designer….just kidding.  But you can win gold!  You can enter here.

You can further support the Cleveland creative community by helping to underwrite the ADDY Awards Show which is coming February 28, 2019. 

AAFCLE Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted


The AAF-Cleveland Student Connection is now accepting applications for the 2018-19 Scholarship Program.  Since its inception, our scholarship program has given away almost $400,000 in scholarship dollars to deserving students.  The application process is open to all juniors and seniors who are carrying a 3.0 GPA or better, attending an Ohio college or university (Community Colleges as well) and are studying a MarCom discipline. 

Meet The ADDY Judges

ADDY judging is just around the corner, January 25-26, 2019.  Don’t forget, the deadline to enter is January 15, 2019.  You can enter here.

Let’s meet this year’s judges:

Ted Intorcio Sr. Designer Starz Entertainment
Ted Intorcio
Sr. Designer
Starz Entertainment

Ted has been doing promotional motion graphics design work since 1995.

Perk Alert – Latest Member Benefit

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zWhat does your professional head shot say about you?  You’ll want to go here to read more.  Michael Cavotta is a professional head shot photographer and certified personal brand strategist and now, all AAF-Cleveland members can receive a 10% discount on a professionally photographed head shot.  

The North Coast College Evolution


On June 28, 2018 Virginia Marti College of Art & Design, 2-year trade school founded in 1966 officially transitioned into The North Coast College (TheNCC), a 4-year institution of higher education. TheNCC now offers Bachelor Degrees in Art & Design Management, Fashion Merchandising, Fashion Marketing, Graphic Design, and Interior Design in addition to their Associate Degree predecessors.

Meet Our Board

Brianna Monroe Talent Manager Marcus Thomas LLC
Brianna Monroe
Talent Manager
Marcus Thomas LLC

Brianna is a recent MBA graduate of Cleveland State University. After graduating in 2014 with her BBA and minor in Management and Labor Relations, Brianna went on to hold her 1st Human Resources role for a small credit union.