Our October meeting will feature a panel of local graphic designers who will discuss Self Publishing. Our talented panel includes: Christine Grieves, OhG Design; Ron Hill, Act 3; Jamie Hills; Judith Sagan. You will be able to purchase autographed books for gifts and for yourself.
I'm a cloudless optimist tickled “yellow” to be able to do what I love in the city I love, Cleveland, Ohio. My fondness for all things creative, started well before the ripe old age of five and continues today behind the studio walls of OhG Design. I received a BFA in visual communication design from Kent State University, worked for a world-class public relations firm, leading up to creating a successful design business. Most recently, I’ve become an author and illustrator of a children’s book, That’s Sooo Yellow, inspired by the discovery of my personality matching my favorite color. Though my favorite color is yellow, I do have an appreciation for all things colorful.
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Over the last 35 years, Ron has been a cartoonist, illustrator, caricaturist, creative director, author and high school teacher. Born in Cleveland and a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Ron is a member of the National Cartoonist Society, American Association of Editorial Cartoonists, and Northern Ohio Illustrators Society. Ron will share how his experiences from a lifetime of reading and later illustrating books have led to his recent work (through Act 3) as an independent book publisher. Books by Act 3
Edutoons by Ron Hill, June 2016. Paperback, $14.95
MIKE BELKIN Socks, Sports, Rock and Art by Carlo Wolff with Mike Belkin. Available October 1, 2017. Hardcover, $24.95
More information at: act3creative.com/act-3-publishing/
Jamie Hills is a native of Parma Ohio. She graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design with a BFA and majored in illustration.She has worked for various companies doing print production for over 15 years and currently works as a production designer for JoAnn Stores in Hudson, Ohio.Graphic production pays the bills but her true passion and dream is to illustrate children's books. She has recently illustrated a book, "Matza Balls and Easter Eggs", self-published by the author.
Judith graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 1987 when Desktop Publishing was just starting. I worked in a studio in Boston, Massachusetts for 9 years and left that job to have my one and only child. Worked at Sherwin-Williams doing color consultations for customers and began selling my digital photography when I moved to Cleveland in 2004. In 2014 I enrolled in TRI-C to learn Photoshop and Illustrator. After learning Photoshop, I began shooting images for my book Spike loves Cleveland. In 2015 I enrolled at TRI-C in Early Childhood Education so I can teach preschool age children. A few years ago I asked myself, what do I want to do with my golden years, and the answer was to work with the most creative people on the planet, four year olds. My creativity blossoms when I am a part of children at play. I expect to graduate next Spring.
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