Category Archives: Member News

Press Play! The Museum Transforms into the Open World Arcade

• Akron Art Museum • Saturday, December 7 11 am – 5 pm Join us at this family-friendly event and try out some of the most classic video games of all time, including Super Mario Maker, Tetris, Street Fighter II (on a giant screen),4-player Zelda: Four Swords and more, all on real, vintage console and arcade hardware. Your ticket gets you • Access to an… Read more »

$ave for the holidays! The Cleveland Play House

Need a fun & local holiday gift for your clients, friends or family? Save big on the upcoming production of A Christmas Story. This record-breaking show returns to the Cleveland Play House stage in all its pink-bunny-suit, glowing-leg-lamp, triple-dog-daring glory. The perfect holiday treat! Don’t delay – purchase these discounted tickets by Monday October 14 to save big $$! FRI… Read more »

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” (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 »

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 karen@firsthandstudio.com http://www.firsthandstudio.com 440-376-9579   Nancy Aikins Nancy Aikins Art & Design… Read more »