About Us

Act 3 brings together a vibrant network of creative professionals to help organizations succeed in an increasingly complex mixed media marketplace.

Our Team

Alex Vicarel
Editor
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Jim O’Hare
Development
Teacher, editor, corporate communication director, publisher, producer, father, friend. For better or worse, you get a little of every bit of Jim’s personality and professional experience when you engage with Act 3. Economic development, information technology, bioscience, and community involvement hold a special place in Jim’s portfolio and personal interest.
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Jaime Lombardo
Operations
Jaime brings 35 years of proficiency in graphic design, illustration and web development. He is also a talented photo-retoucher and accomplished project manager. He is committed to a number of non-profit agencies in Northeast Ohio as a passionate consultant.
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Maria Ahmad
Designer
Maria is an invaluable member of the Act 3 team. Currently, she is attending Kent State University working towards a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Communication Design. She graduated from Cleveland State University in May 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts, and brings an innate skill to project management, design and production on many video, web and print projects. Maria is passionate about designing for non-profit organizations and the healthcare scetor.

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Ron Hill
Creative
Over the last 35 years, Ron has been an editorial cartoonist, humorous illustrator, caricaturist, advertising creative director, author and educator. Born in Cleveland, he is a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, a member of the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists, and an avid reader and book collector.
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Our Partners

Bob Madison

Sue Nelson

Pete O’Hare

Lylah Rose Wolff

Terry Gilbert

Brian Devers

Dave Lange

Saints Marching In

Saints Marching In

Evoking the Creole classic, the triumphant, trumpet heavy “When the Saints Go Marching In” is the revered anthem for the city of New Orleans. How appropriate to invoke that song as scary Halloween transitions to All Saints Day then All Souls Day, and Act 3 reflects on its work in helping some “Saints.”

From Woodstock to the Supreme Court

From Woodstock to the Supreme Court

Terry Gilbert has been an activist and an attorney through fifty years of trying times. From aiding Native Americans at Wounded Knee when he was fresh out of law school, to filing one of the earliest cases in the Chief Wahoo controversy…

Learning through failure

Learning through failure

We’ve been involved in all seven of the Literacy Cooperative’s spelling bee as advisors, producer of video reels, producer of two innovative virtual spelling bees (necessitated by the pandemic), and in 2022, as a contestant. Words are pronounced by the great broadcast...

Authentic Admiration

Authentic Admiration

A handwritten note, with photo prints included and sent first class mail, goes further than ever. Genuine, human, and memorable…

Radio is dead. Long live radio

Radio is dead. Long live radio

Everything from movies to television to web-based content was expected to kill radio one and for all.
Although all those communications and entertainment technologies have flourished, radio programming remains an anchor of American culture

Farewell, Alex

Farewell, Alex

When Act 3 producer Alex Vicarel called a meeting for the following morning, we were mentally prepared. Her announcement? She would leave Act 3 to join her boyfriend (also Alex!) in Seattle as they begin a new life chapter. A position at Microsoft for one talented Alex, a host of new geographic and career opportunities for Act 3 Alum Alex. Since Covid restrictions caused “our” Alex to miss out on her 2020 college graduation from John Carroll University, we figured a joint graduation ceremony was called for. Presti’s in Cleveland’s Little Italy neighborhood provided the stage, Act 3’s creative director Ron Hill provided the illustrated bon voyage card and the graduation mortar board.
To follow is a sweet note from a talented, sweet lady who taught us much with her poise, grace, and wry humor.

Does AI + AR = Au?

Does AI + AR = Au?

What might look like a word problem on a high school Chem exam is really a business technology question for all of us.

Wheels of Justice turn at Act 3

Wheels of Justice turn at Act 3

The wheels of justice may turn slowly, but thanks to the work of Ohio’s Justice Bus, those wheels are turning positively for more Ohioans than ever.

Creator to Critic

Creator to Critic

It’s easier to criticize than create. To prove or disprove that folksy wisdom, Act 3 creator Ron Hill joined a team of film buffs…