Category Archives: Meeting Reviews

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 »

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 »

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 »

Members Attend The World of Puppets: From Stage to Screen

A combined group of about 10 CDPUG members and Parade on the Circle artists toured The World of Puppets: From Stage to Screen exhibit at the Cleveland Public Library this past Saturday. The group had a guided tour which featured traditional and modern puppets from around the world in every shape and size. A good number of the puppets in the collection… 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 »

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 »