Category Archives: Computing

March Meeting – Comics & Graphic Design

Director of Programming Spike Radway began CDPUG’s first ever online meeting on March 26 with the song “The End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” by R.E.M. A very appropriate selection with the current pandemic and changes we’ve all been experiencing these past few weeks. We are adapting to the times! Members were able to… Read more »

Successfully Selling Art: A Panel of Experts. Recap Part Three – How To Keep It Fresh & Stay Inspired.

It was an evening jam-packed with information. Six artists (Keith Allen, Cathie Bleck, Hilary Gent, Mike Guyot, Jess Sheeran, Salli S. Swindell) sat down with Linda Barberic to discuss selling artwork. This is the last in a three part series of blog posts. Part One discusses the artists’ best advice, Part Two gives tips on how and where to sell… Read more »

Successfully Selling Art: A Panel of Experts. Recap Part Two – How & Where + Tips!

Six diverse artists (Keith Allen, Cathie Bleck, Hilary Gent, Mike Guyot, Jess Sheeran, Salli S. Swindell) sat down with Linda Barberic to discuss selling artwork. It was an evening jam-packed with information. A previous blog post covered the artists’ best advice. In this post I will condense their thoughts on how to get art ready to sell and where to… Read more »

Successfully Selling Art: A Panel of Experts. Recap Part One – What was the best advice you were ever given?

Six artists Keith Allen, Cathie Bleck, Hilary Gent, Mike Guyot, Jess Sheeran, Salli S. Swindell shared their best advice during a lively panel discussion held at the beautiful Keith Berr Productions studio. Just to see the studio alone was worth the trip. Bonus to hear nuggets of wisdom from these dynamic talented artists. Moderator Linda Barberic kept the conversation moving… Read more »

Character Study: Type Design’s Past, Present, and Future

Anna Richard presented an engaging overview of typography and type design at the October CDPUG meeting. Her passion was quite evident throughout the talk. She started at the beginning, her beginning. From an early age she enjoyed math and rarely missed an episode of the TV show Numbers. Anna also enjoys art, creating her first book at two-years old! At… Read more »

Pop-up book tales, trials & triumphs with Keith Allen

As a tribute to his departed Grandfather, Keith Allen created a pop-up book… that is, he, his brother and Grandmother created a pop-up book. Keith served as the paper engineer, his brother as the illustrator and Grandma was the storyteller, marketer and calligrapher/artist. The story centers around what a fun and special place Rehoboth Beach is – after all it… Read more »

Gerrymandered Font?!

This font was created to provide a way for voters to protest partisan gerrymandering. Maybe you want to write your Elected Official a letter using this font? Let us know how you plan to use this awareness-raising font! Click to read more. Thank you to Bill Kiraly for suggesting this fun font post.

Is it gigabytes or gigabits?

We have a hard enough time with abbreviations in everyday copywriting, but when the subject is technical or scientific, out come the style manuals. Abbreviations based on proper names along with their prefixes complicate matters. Do we follow the rules to the letter, like omitting periods, or use editorial discretion and just keep everything consistent? Like our English teachers taught… Read more »

Strategies for Increasing Diversity in Design

Date & time: Thurs, Sep 19; 11 am – 1 pm (11 am: Meet the speaker and network; 11:30 am: Buffet lunch; Noon: Presentation) Location: The Tangier, 532 West Market Street, Akron, OH 44303 Jacinda Walker is renowned for her work in design, diversity, research, and strategy. She is a former CDPUG board member too! Presented by AAF-Akron Hear about… Read more »

When the Software Gets Ahead of the Hardware

Microsoft releases “feature updates” to Windows 10 every six months. I could do without these. Just make it faster and fix the bugs. If PC manufacturers don’t keep up with Microsoft by updating device drivers (the software tying Windows to hardware components), we’re left with computers that try and fail to install feature updates. I’m not in the market for… Read more »