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NOIS November Meeting

Speaker Keith Allen

KEITH ALLEN will be our next speaker, Wednesday November 14th at the Cleveland Institute of Art, at 7 p.m.



Keith Allen Bio:

Keith Allen is a professional designer, illustrator and paper engineer from Cleveland Ohio with over ten years professional experience in product design at the greeting card company, American Greetings.

He ventured into the self-publishing world four years ago with the launch of a successful pop-up book that he created with two very talented family members titled A Day in Rehoboth Beach, A Pop-Up Book.



He chose to self-publish again for What a Mess because of the tremendous online support he received during its inception. Complex pop-up books can be quite expensive to produce because of the hand folding required for its construction. To help offset the high production cost required, he launched a successful Kickstarter campaign in early September and fully-funded What a Mess! A Pop-Up Misadventure.


Event Details

When: November 14, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Cleveland Institute of Art
11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland OH 44106




NOIS began over 20 years ago as an informal gathering of Cleveland area illustrators who saw the need to communicate with one another regarding the rapidly changing field of illustration. With an equal interest in artistic excellence and smart business practices, the group began inviting various local artists to speak on a variety of topics.

NOIS meetings occur approximately once a month. In general, speaker meetings are open to the public and are FREE. Other meetings are members-only events, and include informal gatherings at local restaurants, museums and members’ homes and studios. Attendees are encouraged to bring recent artwork for informal critiques.