Category Archives: CDPUG Links

CDPUG Member to Play the Rock Hall with Vanity Crash

Friday, July 19 from 5 PM – 7 PM at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame CDPUG member Jinni Fontana (aka Virginia Plain Crash) is not only an experienced graphic designer, art director, project manager, and Showcase karaoke participant—she also has musical talent as a member of the local glam-rock band, Vanity Crash! Come down and see Jinni and the… Read more »

2019 Annual Showcase Videos NOW AVAILABLE on YouTube

If you missed this year’s Showcase or want to review speakers’ presentations we’re happy to announce that all of the speaker videos are now available on the CDPUG YouTube page! We’d like to thank Bill Baraona of Flex Media for the video and Sarah Coggins for the video editing! We appreciate their time in helping CDPUG with this task. A… Read more »

Members Attend The World of Puppets: From Stage to Screen

A combined group of about 10 CDPUG members and Parade on the Circle artists toured The World of Puppets: From Stage to Screen exhibit at the Cleveland Public Library this past Saturday. The group had a guided tour which featured traditional and modern puppets from around the world in every shape and size. A good number of the puppets in the collection… Read more »

The 15th Annual CDPUG Showcase Highlights Professionals and Students

This year’s 15thAnnual CDPUG showcase highlighted a variety of professionals as well as some of the new talent joining our various fields. Professionals presenting this year included Chris Woodman, Katie Melnick from Fizz Creative, James Popovic, Jinni Fontana, Bill Baraona from Flex Media and Keith Berr of Keith Berr Productions. Chris, Bill and Jinni were repeat performers. Chris Woodman demonstrated his… Read more »

At Last! Cleveland Artist Jeff Poplar’s Online Store is Live!

Longtime Cleveland resident and CDPUG member Jeff Poplar has been creating commercial art for almost 45 years. His main passion is illustrating (both traditional and digital) but he also excels at fine art drawing and painting. In addition to his extensive career as a designer and art director for ad agencies and in-house corporate marketing departments, he is also a… Read more »

“Successful Job Seekers Helping Each Other” Meetup Recap (12/17/18)

When CDPUG program director Spike Radway (TeamSpike Consulting) suggested that I attend the  “Successful Job Seekers Helping Each Other” Meetup on Monday, December 17, I was hesitant — it was a chilly Cleveland Monday morning after all. But when he offered breakfast on his dime, how could I resist? We were both glad that we made the trip downtown to… Read more »

Video Editing Boot-Camp for Graphic Designers. Bill Baraona’s Recommended Training Links

Video editing can be intimidating, especially with all the utilities you have at your disposal. Not only that, but you also have screen sizes and file sizes to consider when you render the finished project. There’s a lot to keep track of, and luckily an experienced video editor named Bill Baraona of Flex Media will be a speaker for our… Read more »

The Big Gumshoes: a new story by Bill Cohen-Kiraly

This is a shameless plug by me, Bill Cohen-Kiraly. I have published a new story on my site “Songs of a Befuddled Muse” (http://www.befuddledmuse.com)   Please check out “The Big Gumshoes” –What happens when Clumbo, a man dedicated to making kids laugh and bad guys cry, receives a gruesome package by UPS? The Big Gumshoes While on BefuddledMuse.com, check out some… Read more »