CDPUG’s the E! – May 2016


May 2016

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The 12th Annual CDPUG Showcase

Special Location: Happy Dog at Euclid Tavern in University Circle

Date: 05/26/2016

Meeting Type: CDPUG General Meeting

Reception Starts: 6:00 p.m., Dogs, Tots and Soft Drinks served.

Meeting Starts: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Happy Dog at Euclid Tavern. Underdog Room.

11625 Euclid Avenue, University Circle, OH 44106

Free Parking directly across from the Cleveland Institute of Art  just across the street after 6pm

Driving and Parking Directions

Speaker(s): CDPUG Members & Special Volunteers

Cost: Free for members and speakers. $10 donation suggested for guests.

Join us at our very special meeting featuring our members—and a few select non-members—portfolios presented in a Five-Minute Portfolio format. They will share their best work, what they enjoy, or who they are — using 20 slides that will auto-advance every 15 seconds — for a total of five high-energy minutes that will put the spotlight on their individuality and creativity. It’s an easy and really cool way to introduce themselves to their peers, for everyone to make new contacts, and gain important potential referrals.

Call For Entries Deadline:


Read more on our webpage.

Please help with an RSVP! Room capacity is 47 for the Underdog! 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:

June 30th TBA

July 28th The Demise of 9 to 5 and The Rise of the Gig Economy

August 25th – Computer Ergonomics

September 29th – Business Coaching. Tentative

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

May 25th (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

June 8th – Avast Security / NEOPC  | Westlake Porter Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, Ohio / 7:00PM-8:30PM  Additional Info

June 11th – Avast AntiVirus / GCPCUG  | CSU Student Center-3rd Floor, 2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio / 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM  Additional Info


What’s News and more

Your Design Portfolio is in a pile…

With hundreds of other ones and the reviewer is in a hurry. How does it look? Marc Hemeon’s Periscope stream provides an educational experience on how to see the world through someone else’s eyes and in doing so, see your portfolio in a more illuminating perspective. There are many takeaway lessons here. Read on…

Cleveland Mini Maker Faire this year?

Traditionally held in the spring, the popular multimedia, multi-technology do-it-yourself event is tentatively to be held on November 5th according to their Facebook Page ( If you have never attended one, you have missed out on 3D Printing, robotics, handcrafted goods and art, wearable technology and so much more. Visit their official page here to learn more:

Designing Case Studies That Attract More Clients…

Whether you’re looking for a studio job or trying to get some new freelance clients, we all need a good portfolio. You should be creating in-depth case studies around your work—and they should document your process and market your services on your website. This is much better than just having a gallery as your portfolio for several very important reasons as explained on Invision’s Blog.

30 Really Useful Design Resources for Creativity and Productivity…

From The Next Web Blog, comes a compilation and comprehensive list of software, apps, tools, skills, websites and resources that “no designer can live without”. That being said, there are some 10 key areas covered and there are some gems in here. See if you agree with their 30 List.

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


Tips for Freelance Designers…

Going out on your own? Good luck! You’ll be wading in with many others, but with the field of graphic design constantly and rapidly changing, you have to be willing to focus on your skills, push your limits and find your niche. Here are 10 simple tips on becoming successful from Digital Doughnut.


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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Digital ArtZ E-zine Edition,  May16, Volume 14, Issue 5 /  © 2016 Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group

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