Category Archives: Design

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 »

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 »

Energize Your Creativity – Creative Mornings

Find a unique local venue and add a dash of music, 2 to 3 espresso shots, 60 or so creatives and one clever topic – mix well. This is the recipe behind Creative Mornings Cleveland, a group I have become energized by and enamored with. Anyone involved with CDPUG should check out Creative Mornings. Links to specific speakers Creative Mornings… 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.

August Meeting Recap – Zygote Press

About 40 CDPUG members showed their enthusiasm for our roots in printing prior to the digital revolution by participating in our latest meeting at Zygote Press in downtown Cleveland. Many of us have been exposed to or worked with these printing methods in the past and have a nostalgic fondness for their unique look and the hands-on methods. The silk screened… 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 »

July Meeting Recap – Hey, You! Get Off of the Cloud!

July’s CDPUG meeting was quite an eye-opener, as our panel discussed non-subscription options for graphics applications to the tune of the Rolling Stones song “Get Off Of My Cloud!” Spike Radway, Director of Programming and panel moderator, thought the timing was perfect for the topic of alternatives to the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription model, especially with the recent release of… 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 »

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 »