🎶 Hey, You! Get Off of the Cloud! 🎶

Spike Radway   July 13, 2019   Comments Off on 🎶 Hey, You! Get Off of the Cloud! 🎶
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2019-07-25 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Garfield Heights Library
Phone:216.475.8178
Address: 5409 Turney Road, Garfield Heights, Ohio 44125, United States
  • Speaker CDPUG Members, Henry Lee, Copy King; Ron Skoczen, Skoczen Studios; Chris Woodman, Woodman Design.
  • Cost Free for members. $10 food contribution suggested for guests. Light refreshments will be served.

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 Photo.

Also included in the panel discussion will be additional page layout programs like Microsoft Publisher, Canva and Apple's Pages. Time permitting, the conversation will include additional drawing and image editing products like Pixelmator, CorelDRAW and CorelPainter (Part of the CorelDRAW.2019 Suite).

For those of you feeling alienated like the Stones in 1965, attend this program and discover if  "🎶 Hey, You! Get Off of the Cloud! 🎶" is a refrain in your future.


Speaker Bios:

Henry Lee is a product of the Cleveland Institute of Art and Tri-C, Henry's diverse background includes Industrial Design, Illustration, Desktop Publishing and Computer Science. Over the last 2 decades he has worked in the packaging and printing industries and is a long time employee at Copy King.

Chris Woodman is an award-winning graphic designer, educator, and publisher. An expert in Apple software (including Pages and iBooks Author), Chris’ skill set runs the full gamut. His passion and specialty are in digital media — more specifically e-books, presentations, photography, and videography.

Ron Skoczen is a CDPUG past president and current owner of Skoczen Studios, a 3D Illustration & animation studio. While he still subscribes to Adobe CC he now uses the Affinity suite of software in his workflow.

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Spike Radway

About Spike Radway

Spike Radway is a CDPUG founder from when the organization was conceived back in 1987. His current and long-standing position is the Director of Programming. Spike is the owner of Team Spike Consulting, LLC, a Macintosh Consulting and Support business founded in 1991.