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The Root of the Matter

Midwestern boy heads out to the West Coast and does some phenomenal creative work. He gets recognized, but passes the credit along to others. He returns to Ohio where his roots are, citing the fact great makers are generating ideas and achieving excellence right here in our hometown. Sound like fiction?

Meet Travis McCleery—CSCA’s featured guest this month. A “designer with an engineer’s mindset,” Travis made a name for himself with some stellar film and design work at Resource/Ammirati, Evernote and Netflix—and for his own clientele as the mind behind Cleerdesign. Now back in Columbus as the CCO of locally based Root Insurance, Travis has some great stories to tell about problemsolving, the analytical approach and the interplay between science and art. But above all, he stresses the human factor—the inspiration we gain as creatives from the simple act of working with, and learning from, others.

On April 20, Travis joins us to bring all these great experiences to life. You won’t want to miss this, as we dig into the roots of creativity!

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Social hour 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Presentation: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Student CSCA members – free
Student non-members – $5
CSCA members – $5
Non-members – $15
Gateway Film Center, North High Street, Columbus, OH, United States