Category Archives: Member News

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 »

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 »

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” (   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, check out some… Read more »

CDPUG Services Directory Director Karen Jewel-Kett Hosts Fall Workshops

FirstHand Studio Fall 2014 Workshops Discover your natural creativity in my studio– a relaxed, fun, hands-on environment! ……………………… Explore! Art Journaling 3 Saturdays, Sept. 27-Oct. 11, from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon ($50) Whether you are just beginning your artist’s path, or you’ve been creating for years, art journaling can be a powerful tool for self-discovery and generating creative ideas…. Read more »

2014 Showcase Presenters Contact Information

For those of you that attended the CDPUG 10th Annual Member Showcase, you saw an amazing slate of talented graphics professionals. And a few inspirational and talented non-graphics professionals. Here is the available contact info for our speakers. They would be happy to hear from you. Karen Jewell-Kett FirstHandStudio 440-376-9579   Nancy Aikins Nancy Aikins Art & Design… Read more »

Gerry Shamray Art Show at Loganberry Books from August 6th to September 1st

Gerry Shamray will have an art show held at Loganberry Books in Shaker Heights from August 6th to September 1st.  Guests can attend an opening reception from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm on August 6th and hear from Shamray himself. Loganberry Books is located at 13015 Larchmere Boulevard in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Much of the artwork to be featured at the show is… Read more »

The 10th Annual CDPUG Showcase. Sample Five-Minute Portfolio. "IGotABike" by Carolyn Lewis

The 10th Annual CDPUG Showcase is coming up on Thursday, June 5th at 6:00 PM. Here is a sample Five-Minute Portfolio from a previous meeting. The content is linked from the CDPUG You Tube Channel. For more information about the talented Carolyn Lewis go