Meeting Archive

Below is a list of many of the past CDPUG Meetings

CDPUG July Meeting: User Experience on the Web

Speaker: TBD

The 13th Annual CDPUG Showcase

Speaker: CDPUG Members & Special Volunteers

Join us at our very special meeting featuring our members—and a few select non-members—portfolios presented in a Five-Minute Portfolio format. Share your best work, what you enjoy, or who you are — using 20 slides that will auto-advance every 15 seconds — for a total of five high-energy minutes that will put the spotlight on your individuality and creativity. It’s an easy and really cool way to introduce yourself to your peers, make new contacts, and gain important potential referrals.

Video Editing Boot Camp for Graphic Designers

Speaker: Bill Baraona, Flex Media

Graphic Designers without a background in video production will learn the basics of non-linear editing, and be able to create short videos that showcase their work for social media and more.

The Top Legal Mistakes Content Creators Make and How To Avoid Them

Speaker: Sharon L. Toerek, Principal Toerek Law

Whether you create your own content, are a freelance content creator for others, or a digital publisher, part of your work is to understand the legal issues creators face every day.

Safely Backing Up your Mac & PC

Speaker: Spike Radway, Owner of Team Spike Consulting, LLC and CDPUG Director of Programming. Ken Fanger, owner of On Technology Partners

CDPUG Programming Director and a founding member of CDPUG, Spike Radway of Team Spike Consulting, LLC will show  you how to be confident your Mac and PC are safely backed up,  and that your valuable data is protected from loss. You will learn simple backup practices to help you avoid stress, and minimize downtime when that inevitable something goes wrong on deadline.

Using the County Library’s Digital Resources

Speaker: Lane Edwards II, Manager of the Garfield Heights Branch of the Cuyahoga County Library

Kicking off our 2017 Programming will be Lane Edwards II, Manager of our home base Garfield Heights Branch of the Cuyahoga County Library. The evening will show us an overview of all of the digital resources the Cuyahoga County Library has to offer and include eBooks, eAudioBooks, eMagazines, Movies and TV Programs, and Music. We will spend most of the evening learning the ins and outs of the OverDrive App and reading eBooks on our smart phones and tablets.

Apple Keynote and Presentation Skills for the Graphic Artist


Join us at the Apple Store at Eton Chagrin Boulevard where an Apple staff expert will show us how to create and deliver beautiful presentations with Keynote for Mac, Keynote for iOS and Keynote for iCloud.

Digital Photography. From HDR (High Dynamic Range) to GPS

Speaker: Stan Kohn, Stan Kohn Photographics. Eric Wethington, Dodd Camera

Join us in a discussion of one of the most interesting new developments in digital imaging technology, High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging. HDR imaging extends the dynamic range of images to create amazing detail – from the brightest highlight to the darkest shadow – by combining multiple images of various exposures into one.

CDPUG Holiday Party, Annual Meeting and Elections


Come join us at the Siam Cafe for the 2009 CDPUG Holiday Party, Annual Meeting and Elections.

Website Accessibility

Speaker: A Cleveland Sight Center staff member who is an expert on assistive technology

When websites are correctly designed, developed, and edited, all users can have equal access to information and functionality. At the Web Development SIG November meeting — at a special location — we will review how designing for web accessibility makes websites usable by people of all abilities and disabilities.

Winning With One

Speaker: Christine Howey

How one-person companies can out-think their competition.

Large multinational companies and one-person shops have one thing in common: They both need a strong brand identity. Corporations recognize the importance of a brand that can help them differentiate their product or service, and they spend millions to accomplish it. But most one-person enterprises, lacking the resources, don’t even try.


Come See What Apple’s New Cat Has To Offer

Speaker: Scott Seifert, a member of Team Spike Consulting LLC

At the Thursday, September 24 meeting of Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group (CDPUG), Scott Siefert will give the inside track on Snow Leopard 10.6, Apple”s newest upgrade for the Mac OS X system.

Plug-in Potpourri. Extend Your Productivity and Creativity!

Speaker: Henry Lee, Stan Kohn, John O'Donnell, Spike Radway, Janet Dodrill, Carolyn Lewis

A variety of CDPUG members will demonstrate their favorite plug-ins. Come and see how they use these cool third-party products to increase their creativity and their productivity. And even their profitability.

Keeping Your Digital Life in Sync (Or How to Keep Cloud Computing From Getting In Your Way)

Speaker: Spike Radway, Team Spike Consulting. CDPUG Program Director. Also Fred Dugach of F. A. Dugach Consulting Services.

Spike Radway, long time CDPUG veteran will demonstrate successful methods he has discovered to help keep his Digital Life in Sync. Spike manages multiple computers and coordinates multiple calendars and contacts with his business associate Scott “Scooter” Seifert, and with his better four fifths Christi Carlson. The three make up Team Spike Consulting LLC, a digital management and consulting firm that supports Macs in the Graphic Arts.

5th Annual CDPUG May Show

Speaker: CDPUG Members

Peer-to-peer (P2P) networking opportunity for digital publishing professionals

RSVP required. Members RSVP to May Show RSVP

Guests, use PayPal form on details page to RSVP and buy guest pass(es). Click here

What Are You Searching For, & Why Do You Get These Results?

Speaker: Leslie Carruthers, President of The Search Guru (

When we go on the internet, more often than not, we are searching for something. Sometimes we seem to spend a lot of time before we find what we wanted. How can we do better searches? What are the right search terms to use and does it matter what order we type in the terms? Once we get our list of results, what determines the order they are in? Why are some pages ranked higher than others?

It’s Your Creativity — Protect it! Licensing and Work for Hire Agreements

Speaker: Kami D. Rowles, Esq.

Overview of the work made for hire doctrine, determining when a licensing arrangement is more appropriate, and terms to be included in a work for hire or licensing agreement.

Creative Project Management

Speaker: Mark Smith, Cobalt Group, Inc.

The term “project management” can be intimidating to anyone, and invoke bad dreams about trying to learn and use the dreaded Microsoft Project or other complex tools. And for many people, project management for the creative process may seem the ultimate oxymoron. However, “getting things done effectively,” regardless of the size, scope, complexity or duration is really what project management is all about. The principles of effective project management are as useful to the creative process as to multi-million dollar corporate initiatives. In this session we will explore the basic components of good project management, along with some examples, tools and suggestions for how to get things done and effectively manage creative projects for yourself and your clients.

Fireworks Interactive Prototypes

Speaker: Dan Kozminski

Learn how to use Adobe Fireworks CS4 software to rapidly create interactive website prototypes. Creating interactive prototypes offers the opportunity to test a website mock-up while still in the development stage. This is particularly helpful for customer demonstrations.

Creative Tax Tips for Creative Entrepreneurs

Speaker: Howard J. Kass, CPA. Zinner & Co. LLP.

Creative business owners are often so focused on the creative aspect of developing, growing and running their businesses, they sometimes forget that they are running a business and find themselves at a loss when it comes to making the “right” business decisions. This has become even more difficult with the economy mired in its worst slowdown since the Great Depression and the flurry of stimulus and tax legislation that has been flying around Washington, DC.


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