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:

Kelly Cooper Art Director, Designer, Illustrator Meet Kelly
Kelly Cooper
Art Director, Designer, Illustrator
Meet Kelly
Mike Hanley VP, Creative Director BBDO Meet Mike
Mike Hanley
VP, Creative Director
Meet Mike
Ted Intorcio Sr. Designer Starz Entertainment Meet Ted
Ted Intorcio

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.

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.  

Latest AAFCLE Podcast

AAFCLEThe latest edition of the AAFCLE Podcast features Nina Rossi, Production Manager at Goldfarb Weber Creative Media.  Nina shares with us the ideas behind Miss. Mrs. Missing. – A Search Party for Female Creatives which is the next Women in Advertising event. 

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.