Division Director for the Creative Group
Sarah has over 14 years of experience in the digital, marketing and creative space. She began her career as an eMarketing Manager at OfficeMax, Inc. Sarah then spent three years working as an Account Manager at the Creative Group, where she recruited for and sold project solutions to creative, marketing and copy professionals. From there, she joined Brulant (now Rosetta), where she was a Sr. Director of Interactive Marketing.
Today, Sarah is the Division Director for the Creative Group, located in downtown Cleveland. She specializes in placing marketing, advertising, creative and web professionals on an interim and permanent basis. Sarah is responsible for cultivating client relationships, prospecting new business, identifying project needs and overseeing all recruiting efforts.
Kristen Stuart is a professional freelance graphic designer and illustrator… operating through the business/studio she established ten years ago… Lodestar Visions. In the first few years of her graphic design career, she worked steadily for a large hospital system in Northeast Ohio, until the “Call of the Wild” lured her to greater promises & pursuits of creativity & design. She has served a variety of clients, ranging from local organizations to those across the U.S., Mexico, and as far away as Nigeria. Additionally, Kristen is a highly skilled paper sculpture artist and adjunct professor at Cuyahoga Community College, actively teaching there as a faculty member in the Visual Communication & Design Department since 2006.
In-House Creative Solutions
Linda Steed, owns and operates In-House Creative Solutions, a network of talented freelance professionals that operates as a “virtual” agency. For the first decade of her career, she worked for mid to large sized advertising agencies in major cities across the country; which gave her a complete knowledge of how advertising and marketing works across a variety of different industries before she headed out as a full-time freelancer. She has derived her entire income from being a full-time freelance graphic designer, art director and creative director for the past 23 years.
Photographer at Keith Berr Productions
Keith Berr is an award-winning commercial and fine-art photographer who travels worldwide and has studio locations in Cleveland, Ohio and Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has been producing remarkable images for more than 30 years and his travels take him on assignments, or personal projects capturing breathtaking vistas, people, food and native flair around the world. He embodies a fun, fresh lifestyle with a personality as engaging as the images he captures. Keith is as comfortable photographing the presidents of Fortune 500 companies, as he is the men and women in remote Bhutanese villages. Whether he’s working in one of his studios or an isolated location, Keith’s dramatic images soon reveal his mastery of natural or created light in the formation of his works of art.
Producer at Keith Berr Productions
Linda Barberic is a producer that has held positions in some of Cleveland’s top Advertising Agencies and is now at Keith Berr Productions. She produces photo shoots from resorts in the Fiji Islands to ad campaigns for Xerox, Timken, Republic Steel, General Mills, University Hospitals, Burger King, Newell Rubbermaid, McDonalds, Wine Spectator, AT&T you name it. If you need an elephant, molten steel pours or a secluded beach, she coordinates it all and makes it happen seamlessly. Her strengths don’t stop here; she also exudes a passion for her studies and training in Yoga and has been sharing her knowledge of anatomy and yoga healing for over a decade.
Graphic designer Carolyn Lewis began her freelancing career while still in high school in Cincinnati, Ohio. She moved north to study industrial design at the Cleveland Institute of Art where she learned to solve any design problem by understanding its parameters. She was inspired to make her own way by the great designer Viktor Schreckengost and launched her business, I Design, just after graduating. Later on, Carolyn shifted her focus to graphic design, freelancing for the Cleveland Museum of Art. She has participated in the design of 28 books, many exhibitions, and recently worked on the Gallery One educational center and ArtLens project. Currently, she is working on the design of a bicycle map for the Ohio to Erie Trail Association. She and her husband, Guy Cocchiarale, have recently launched a new business promoting bicycle tourism in Ohio. Carolyn has clients that have typical graphic design jobs from print to web…whatever they need, she says, OK… I Design.
Team Spike Consulting, LLC
Spike Radway is one of two Team Spike Consulting, LLC Macintosh consultants supporting the Creative Industry in Northeast Ohio since 1991. The services of Team Spike Consulting, LLC include consulting and set up of new Macintosh hardware and softwares, configuring and implementation of File Servers, and vigilantly protecting the valuable efforts of his clients with safe and reliable backup systems. The services of Team Spike Consulting, LLC include general consulting, font management, application support, to full-time “freelance” Help Desk. Spike is also one of the founders of the Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group and has held many posts since the inception of the group in 1987. These posts include several terms as president, a stint as treasurer, and his current and favorite role as Director of Programming. His role also includes that of CDPUG Evangelist and recruiter of volunteers.