Category Archives: CDPUG Links

“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” (   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 »

2015 CDPUG Showcase Presentations Available on the CDPUG YouTube Channel

 The 2015 CDPUG Showcase Presentations are now available on the CDPUG YouTube Channel. The May 2015 CDPUG Showcase meeting was a big success. Beautiful weather, a great turn out, and 12 wonderful five minute presentations. The evening started out with a presentation by Spike Radway honoring deceased board member Elaine Trapp. Speakers following Spike are: Terry Taggart, Janet Dodrill, Lisa… 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. "Skoczen Studios Design & Illustration" by Ron Skoczen

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 Ron Skoczen go to