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CDPUG Holiday Party & 2020 Elections!

Spike Radway   November 16, 2019   Comments Off on CDPUG Holiday Party & 2020 Elections!

It’s time again for our 2019 Holiday Party (Thursday, December 5) and the Officer Elections for 2020. We have an exciting new venue this year, so be sure to head to Sainato’s at Rivergate, 1852 Columbus Road, Cleveland, OH 44113. 216-772-4400. Sainato’s is centrally located in the Cleveland Flats, easy to get to from both sides of town, and has… Read more »

2020 Health Plans for the Self-Employed

Spike Radway   August 30, 2019   Comments Off on 2020 Health Plans for the Self-Employed

2020 Health Plans – What’s available for the Individual Market Affordable Care Act Plans (ACA), Short Term Plans, Medicare Plans • New Year = New Plans • What is available in the health insurance marketplace • Carriers, ACA Plans, Tax Credits, Short Term Plans, Medicare Plans • Tax Credits – Who is eligible and how to apply • No more… Read more »

Character Study: A Discussion of Type Design’s Past, Present, and Future

Spike Radway   October 10, 2019   Comments Off on Character Study: A Discussion of Type Design’s Past, Present, and Future

As a type designer, I know the industry can be insular and closed off. I’d like to provide an insider look at type design practice, type history, and the type design industry, and show some of the work I’ve done along the way. We’ll get into the technical details of copyright, language support, OpenType features, font licensing, and the newly-developed… Read more »

Designing, Producing, and Promoting a Pop-up Book

Spike Radway   August 30, 2019   Comments Off on Designing, Producing, and Promoting a Pop-up Book

Pop-up books are an exciting and magical literary form for all ages.  Join Keith Allen as he shares his wisdom and experience designing and self-publishing pop-up books. Keith has published two pop-up books, “A Day in Rehoboth Beach, A Pop-Up Book,” and the new “What a Mess! A Pop-Up Misadventure,” which was funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign. Attendees will learn… Read more »

Bridging Digital and Traditional Media

Spike Radway   July 25, 2019   Comments Off on Bridging Digital and Traditional Media

The evening will begin with an introduction to the mission and services of Zygote Press followed by participatory demonstrations of some of the art forms that bridge digital and traditional media. The chosen artistic activities should appeal to both seasoned and newcomer graphic designers as we discover insights in how printing was done prior to the rise of the digital… Read more »

🎶 Hey, You! Get Off of the Cloud! 🎶

Spike Radway   July 13, 2019   Comments Off on 🎶 Hey, You! Get Off of the Cloud! 🎶

A Panel of CDPUG experts will discuss alternative products now available for graphic designers to use for page layout, illustration and photo retouching. The conversation will focus on the page layout category as the newly released Affinity Publisher makes headlines. Affinity Publisher is significant because it is powerful, has a perpetual license, a cost of $49.99, and the companion products Affinity Designer and Affinity… Read more »

Designing with WordPress: A Panel of Prominent Experts

Spike Radway   June 21, 2019   Comments Off on Designing with WordPress: A Panel of Prominent Experts

Join us for a panel discussion of Web Design experts who will discuss UI Design. WordPress and other platforms will be covered. We’ll also talk about Cleveland GiveCamp, an upcoming weekend event where 200 volunteers assist 20 local non-profits with their technical and design projects. It’s a very rewarding experience and designers are always in need. Our panel will include: Lisa Gruber-Gebby. Lisa… Read more »

The 15th Annual CDPUG 5-Minute Showcase

Spike Radway   March 13, 2019   Comments Off on The 15th Annual CDPUG 5-Minute Showcase

Join us at our very special annual meeting “showcasing” the talents and stories of CDPUG members, and a few select non-members, presented in a Five-Minute Portfolio format. Presenters will share their best work, what they enjoy, and who they are, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds, for a total of five high-energy minutes. There are still a few… Read more »

The Infinite Tripod: Drone Photography for Visual Artists

Spike Radway   February 23, 2019   Comments Off on The Infinite Tripod: Drone Photography for Visual Artists

Join us in a discussion of how imagery from a variety of drones can be a value-added service for graphic designers, and web designers as well as photographers. In this discussion past CDPUG president, seasoned instructor and photography expert Stan Kohn  will clearly explain the following topics: What is a photographic/videographic drone? How are these drones currently being used in the field? Can you do… Read more »

Getting the Most Engagement from your Videos on Social Media

Spike Radway   March 13, 2019   Comments Off on Getting the Most Engagement from your Videos on Social Media

You’ve made a video, now what? Learn what platform is right for your audience, how to find solid video topics, how to read video analytics and so much more. Take a deep dive into the world of sharing videos on social media with Flex Media’s Bill Baraona and Kathie Zipp as they share tips to help you increase your engagement,… Read more »