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Description: Experience a virtual tour of the 15,000 square feet Cleveland Institute of Art’s Animation Studio along with a talk about the importance of storytelling and animation used across multiple industries. Animation highlights pared with best examples of student work and their successful placement.

Anthony P. ScalmatoSpeaker Bio: Anthony Scalmato is an artist and educator working out of Cleveland, OH. He is currently the Department Chair of Animation at the Cleveland Institute of Art and he has created hundreds of published works which have been viewed on television, web and mobile devices. Before joining CIA, Scalmato worked as a Senior Creative Developer at American Greetings where he provided animations, illustrations and art direction for products that are viewed globally. Brands and clients that he has worked with include Applebee’s, Disney, Pixar, Sony, UPS, Walmart, M & M’s, Ferraro Chocolates, BlueMountain.com, JacquieLawson.com, The Pro Football Hall of Fame, Twin Sisters Media, CWRU, CareBears, Madballs, Taylor Swift and many others.

In 2011 Scalmato was awarded the American Greetings Chairman’s Award for Creativity and Innovation. He has also; received over a dozen “Best Animation” awards from film festivals around the world. In addition to teaching, he continues to work as a freelance artist and contractor for studios. anthonyscalmato.com

Curious about the CIA's Animation Program and student work?
Spring Reel, 2020
Animation at Cleveland Institute of Art