CDPUG the E! – April 2016

APRIL 2016

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Presenting with Purpose

NOTE: Last minute topic change and location

Date: 04/28/2016

Meeting Type: CDPUG General Meeting

Reception Starts: 6:00 p.m.

Meeting Starts: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Garfield Hts. Public Library

5409 Turney Road, Garfield Heights, OH 44125

Driving and Parking Directions

Speaker(s): Tony Ramos, a Graphic Designer and Visual Explainer. The Presentationist on Twitter, @tonyramos.

Cost: Free for members and guests. Complimentary food for members

Slideware such as PowerPoint, Keynote, and Prezi have no doubt changed the way in which we present ourselves and our stories to each other. With each new version or application, however, come even greater choices about how to (and what to) show. Through his presentation, "Presenting with Purpose," Tony Ramos will help you focus your talk and your slides, using timeless principles of storytelling and attention-keeping. The result: audiences will respond to your call to action, whether it is "hire me", "get to know me", or "learn from me."

Additional meeting info & last minute updates:

Read more on our webpage.

Please help with an RSVP! While an RSVP is not required for our members and guest to attend, it is strongly encouraged! We order our food, based on the number of RSVPs we receive. So, to make sure that we order enough food for all who attend, please RSVP at the following link: Click here to submit an RSVP. Thank you for your help!


Upcoming meetings and reminders include:

May 26th May Membership Showcase. Location to be announced.

June 30th TBA

Community dates of interest  (See our website for current listings)

April 27th (Tonight) – 3D Printer Meetup / Cleveland 3D Printing Meetup | B3 Design Center, 2332 Prospect Avenue E., Cleveland, Ohio / 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Additional Info

May 11th – General Q & A / NEOPC  | Westlake Porter Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, Ohio / 7:00PM-8:30PM  Additional Info

May 14th – Customizing Windows 10 / GCPCUG  | CSU Student Center-3rd Floor, 2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio / 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM  Additional Info


What’s News and more

5 Key Trends in Design Leadership…

Corporations are shifting from engineering driven to design driven, product-centric to customer-centric, marketing focused to user experience focused. Whether they’re selling cars, phones, or lightbulbs, companies have made design integral to their business. So now what? How do you get ahead when design is no longer the competitive edge but the barrier to entry? Here, they’ve identified five trends at the intersection of design thinking and leadership and how to make the most of them. Read on…

30 iPad Apps for Presenting your ideas and stories…

With an iPad and these applications, you probably don’t need to carry a laptop around. Here are 30 useful iPad applications for Business and Presentation you might find handy on your next project pitch or business trip. Think: high speed, low drag!

Creative Bloq’s 10 Best New Graphic Design Tools…

for April as compiled by writer Julie Sagar. Highlights from this collection include: design on the move with the new iPad Pro, create faster graphics with the latest CorelDRAW Suite, spruce up your studio space and more. Also noteworthy is an Apple Pencil alternative called Joy Factory Pinpoint Precision Stylus. The Tools.

Live Stream Event: Illustration with CC Mobile Apps…

Join Adobe live on Twitch to watch their live streaming event on May 3, 4 and 5. Watch eight professional illustrators create with Creative Cloud apps on their mobile devices and share their drawing techniques. Each artist will create a masterpiece using a combination of Adobe Photoshop Sketch, Adobe Illustrator Draw and Adobe Capture CC. Curious who they’ve flown to San Francisco? Here’s are the details: Adobe Live Stream May 3-5 Event

Do you have a topic you’d like to see at one of our meetings or have something newsworthy? Drop us a suggestion or a link with the subject line of "NEWS" to


The Art of Zigor Samaniego…

You would think with a name like Zigor Samaniego, that would be enough to pic your interest about this amazing artist. Zigor is a freelance graphic & 3D illustrator based in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. Focusing his work in graphic design, 3D, calligraphy and lettering; Zigor has worked with brands like American Express, Volkswagen and more. But it is his work with combining 3D and Typography that is the most striking and gets him the most notoriety. See his work here.


For more news, job postings, networking opportunities, and archives of past meetings, please log onto our ever improving site:

The Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group (CDPUG) , is a non-profit, professional development and networking organization that provides educational information about digital publishing. Our meeting topics are diverse and platform independent. Memberships are available. For more information about CDPUG and meeting schedules, visit our website:

CDPUG meets on the last Thursday of each month at the Garfield Heights Public Library. Reception: 6:00 pm. Meeting: 6:30 pm. Meetings are FREE to members and public. Donations to help with food and refreshments are encouraged. Individual memberships are $40.00. Corporate memberships for 3 individuals at the same company are $100.00. Membership has its benefits.

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