Category Archives: Education

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Cleveland Institute of Art 2019 Spring Show Reception

Come celebrate as CIA unveils some of the best work created by students of all levels working across fifteen majors. An opening reception will take place on Tuesday, April 23 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; a student runway show begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Atrium. The 2019 Spring Design Show runs through Thursday,… Read more »

Free Breakfast Lecture Series for the Creative Community

Register now (space is limited) for this free breakfast and CreativeMornings lecture series featuring Ivan Schwartz, hosted at the CSU School of Film and Media Arts, 1375 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, 6th Floor, Cleveland, on Friday, January 18, from 8:30–10:00 a.m. To register, visit https://creativemornings.com/talks/ivan-schwarz Schwarz has been the president of the Greater Cleveland Film Commission for over ten years. He… Read more »

Why doesn’t anyone visit your beautiful website?

By Kelli Swan The reason you may have so few visitors is that your website does not show up on internet searches. Google and other search engines look for very specific information on a website before ranking it with regard to the words or phrases (search terms) people typically use when looking up information on the internet. While the algorithms… Read more »

Bookkeeping Made Ease-y

The program for the August monthly meeting, “Interactive Bookkeeping Workshop for Graphic Artists and Small Business,” was a very informative and productive gathering of CDPUG members at BudgetEase, an experienced group of bookkeepers located in Shaker Heights on Lee Road. In an expansive and airy space with many windows open to the busy street, Kathy Dise, president of BudgetEase, divided… Read more »