Category Archives: CDPUG Blog

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 »

Web Design Experts Discuss Importance of UI Design

Our June meeting featured a lively panel discussion on user interface design at LeanDog on the beautiful shore of Lake Erie. Thanks to Debbie Stahl of LeanDog, Custom Software Development & Consulting for sharing their beautiful ship shape office space. The 5 person panel consisted of: Lisa Gruber-Gebby – a Principal of OrangeWall Creative a design and interactive firm with over… 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 »

It’s HERE! GRAMMY® Award Winner Erica Brenner Receives Her Official Award

You may not have ever thought about it—but winning a GRAMMY® doesn’t mean you necessarily get to take it home from the awards ceremony!  In March, we found out about the album Apollo’s Fire “Songs of Orpheus” winning the GRAMMY® for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album. (March 19, 2019 CDPUG blog entry by Jinni Fontana). The album features the talents of Apollo’s Fire Cleveland’s own… 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 »

PechaKucha Night Cleveland: Waterways

Thursday, June 20 – 7:00 PM Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica Kick off a 5 day celebration of one of the area’s greatest resources –  our river – on Thursday June 20 with PechaKucha Night Cleveland: Waterways.  PechaKucha is Japanese for “the sound of conversation” and will feature a series of 10 presenters discussing their work, ideas, and unique perspectives through… Read more »

Changes to Successful Job Seekers Meet Ups in June

BEGINNING Wednesday June 5 – 1:30 PM to 2:30 PMThe Midtown Tech Hive6815 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland OH 44103 Starting on June 5 there will be a new time and format for Sue Nelson’s Meet Ups. Meet Ups will be held weekly beginning June 5 at 1:30 PM and will be held in a one hour Mastermind Group format. Your first meeting is free… Read more »

Trinity HS Offers School Year Internships in Graphic Design

Trinity High School, in Garfield Heights, offers Pre-Professional Internships to 10-12 grade students. Consider sponsoring a student during the school year. CDPUG will also be involving students in meetings and events to encourage further learning about our field as well as giving them an opportunity to earn service hours for school. Sophomores begin by gaining valuable experience in a general… Read more »

Upcoming Workshops Help Freelancers Make Contacts and Generate Leads

Check out these two workshops being offered by Sue Nelson from Successful Job Seekers.  LinkedIn for Contractors and Freelancers – Coming Up Next Week!Tuesday May 21 – Noon to 2:00 PMThe Midtown Tech Hive6815 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland OH 44103 Learn strategies for researching the best contacts for client development and discuss strategies for getting your name out there on LinkedIn…. Read more »