Category Archives: Monthly Programming

Evolving as an Artist – Panel Discussion

April’s CDPUG virtual meeting brought together an introspective panel discussing the topic Evolving as an Artist. We were especially lucky to begin with a live performance of David Bowie’s song Changes by Mikey Silas of Apostle Jones. Each panelist has gone through different types of changes. Lisa Gruber-Gebby, of Orange Wall Creative, a print graphic designer, recognized the new directions design was taking and adopted… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Update on Location for the Downtown “Successful Job Seekers” Meetup

Beginning February 4, 2019, the “Successful Job Seekers” Meetup place will change from the Hot Spot to the Cleveland Tech Hive at 6815 Euclid Ave. in the Health Tech Corridor, and will continue to be held there every odd-numbered Monday after that. They will continue to meet on the 2nd and 4th Mondays at Buy-Rite on the east side. Also,… 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 »

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 »

Private Tour of the Graphics and Visualization Lab (GVIS) at the NASA Glenn Research Center – Part 1

Space: The Final Frontier These are the voyages of CDPUG, on a multi-year mission to explore graphic technology in all of its forms, to boldly go where few designers have dared to go. By Kelli Swan On July 27, 2018, a small group of CDPUG members were treated to a very special event — a private tour of the Graphics… Read more »