Category Archives: Freelance

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 »

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 »

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 »

September 2018 Meeting Wrap-up — “Successfully Selling Art”

by Carlo Wolff A panel of experts in art sales explored an array of tools and options at the monthly Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group meeting at the Garfield Heights Library. Some 40 people gathered September 28 as moderator Linda Barberic of Keith Berr Photography led the panel through a discussion of popular online sales platforms, including Fine Art America,… Read more »

The Diane Rehm Show Covers the same topic as the July CDPUG Speaker!

The July 28, 2016 CDPUG program features Jenny Hawkins, visiting CWRU Assistant Professor of Economics at CWRU, talking about the topic “Freelancing in an Evolving Gig Economy.” The NPR Program, the Diane Rehm Show has recently devoted a program to the same topic. Great Minds Think A Like! Click this link to listen to the program “The Future of the Sharing… Read more »

“Freelancing in an Evolving Gig Economy”

Below is a link to a YouTube video by our July speaker, Jenny Hawkins, visiting CWRU Assistant Professor of Economics at CWRU, talking about the topic “The Demise of 9 to 5 Work.” I am always scouting for speakers for CDPUG and discovered Jenny Hawkins while attending a Sunday Morning Community Forum of the First Unitarian Church of Cleveland. This… Read more »

the freelance life: how some locals are cobbling together the careers of their dreams

FreshWaterCleveland has an interesting post about the life styles of a variety of freelancers. The story includes a lengthy discussion with Max Stern, 24, musician and graphic designer. CDPUG members Spike Radway and Karen Jewel-Kett know Max from his time working at CSU. Sections include Tara Pringle Jefferson, 27, mommy blogger, along with stories for a musician and chicken farmer. There… Read more »