Monument Valley Developed with Unity, Wins Big

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Unity Awards 3D VisualsUnity is a leading game development ecosystem that is acknowledged as an essential tool for industry professionals and established game studios. Every year, the company accepts submissions for its annual Unity Awards. These awards acknowledge exceptional games and other interactive experiences created with the Unity development platform and released in the past year. As huge fans of Unity and its classroom solutions, Studica tries to keep tabs on the latest Unity authored games. Recently, the puzzle, iOS game, Monument Valley was honored with Unity’s Best 3D Visuals and Community Choice Awards for 2014.

The Big Deal About Monument Valley

Monument ValleyThe game has also received MetaCritic’s Most Reviewed Mobile Game of 2014, Apple’s Design Award 2014 and the Apple’s Appstore iPad Game of the Year 2014. Oh, and did we mention that it was also nominated for Tech Crunch’s Best Design Award? This game is definitely turning heads and getting a lot of feedback from gamers, critics and fellow developers alike. Before it hit Google Play or the Appstore, Unity sat down with Monument Valley’s lead developer, Peter Pashley from UsTwo, to discuss the look of the game and how Unity helped them create such a beautiful, immersive gaming experience. Monument Valley is a puzzle game where players lead Princess Ida through mazes as she encounters obstacles, like the marching Crow People. Pashley credited Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher and the Unity Editor for the incredible look of the game.

Along with the accolades, Monument Valley has also become one of the biggest hit games of 2014. With almost 2.5 million downloads, the game made over 5.8 million dollars in revenue. That’s incredible for a game launched initially for the iOS platform – it is now offered on Google Play and Amazon.

Unity Development

Lead designer Ken Wong and lead developer Peter Pashley both new that they wanted a very clean, simple look for their project. According to an interview with leading game development magazine, Develop, there were several features of Unity that made it an ideal fit for creating Monument Valley. Check out some of the features Pashley thought were important for game design.

  • Unity Editor – The rapid build-test loop and user-friendliness made putting together a quick test for any idea or concept very easy.
  • Unity Light Mapping Tech – Developers were able to customize their own shaders and combine them with Unity’s lighting features, which was “invaluable” in achieving the look they wanted.
  • Unity Profiler – This tools helped track down performance bottlenecks and leaks

Incredible Gaming Starts at Development

Whether you’re a hardcore gamer, an aspiring designer or an industry professional, Unity has a stronghold in your present and your future. We love the comprehensive look and feel of Monument Valley, and we’re ecstatic to be able to provide the same technology used to create these incredible designs to you, the academic world. Save thousands on one of the world’s leading game development software, while inspiring your students.

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Studica Exhibiting at Bett 2015 Education Show in London

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Bett-2015-Education-ShowStudica is excited to be participating in Bett 2015. This technology event takes place in London, England from Wednesday, January 21st – Saturday, January 24th 2015. The Bett show – British Educational Training and Technology – is an annual trade show in the United Kingdom that showcases the use of technology in education. Bett has brought innovative and inspiring electronic advances to the world of academia for over 30 years. We’re very proud to be a part of this long standing tradition as we share some of the latest from fischertechnik Education and XYZprinting’s da Vinci 3D printers to teachers, managers, specialists, education professionals and other attendees. Visit us at Stand B390 and see these powerful products in action and talk to our friendly staff about other great offerings.

 Bett 2015 – Studica Showcase

What’s in store for you at Bett 2015 Stand B390? Come by to see the da Vinci 3D printers in action. Learn more about fischertechnik Education and how you can implement STEM kits into your classroom. But that’s not all, Studica specializes in providing students and educators with technology that will help them succeed. Stop by and let us tell you about some of our favorite classroom solutions.

Affordable da Vinci 3D Printers

3D printing has grown tremendously in many industries, which has motivated many academic institutions to implement it in various curricula. Schools are in the early stages of adopting this technology, but most agree that the benefit from introduction has helped both students and educators. XYZprinting’s da Vinci 3D printers offer schools affordable, plug-n-play systems that feature safety components and an open-source database. Studica even offers these devices bundled with design software to help institutions integrate 3D printing into their programs and mitigate costs. Discover some of the benefits 3D printing can bring to your classroom:

  • Seize the interest of your students, compared to just showing the 2D representations of objects
  • Enhance hands-on learning and learning by doing
  • Using this prototyping technology, students will be able to produce realistic 3 dimensional mini-models (ideal for subjects such as: engineering, architecture, design, multi-media arts etc.)
  • 3D printing in education is newcompared to other technologies, which encourages students and educators to experiment in their learning and educating experiences

fischertechnik Education Introduction to STEM Kits

fischertechnik STEM learningExperts agree that success in STEM related fields, both in college and in the working world, is highly dependent upon students developing an interest and aptitude in STEM as early as possible. With this in mind, fischertechnik called upon noted educator and STEM expert, Tom White, to help them create a line of learning products specifically designed to engage elementary aged students in the world of technology. The result is the fischertechnik Introduction to STEM I & II. Check out some of the important features of these incredible sets:

  • Introduce elementary students to the world of STEM using examples from everyday technology
  • Complete with curriculum designed to meet the most current college and career readiness standards
  • Each set contains everything needed to build a series of functional STEM-focused models using the fischertechnik building system.
  • An affordable and easily scalable STEM education solution–each set is designed for groups of 2 students, and is fully re-usable.
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WorldSkills Mobile Robotics Competition Official Sponsor

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worldskills official supplier2015 is certainly bringing big things to Studica, which we can’t wait to share with you. Recently, we were recognized as the official sponsor of the WorldSkills Mobile Robotics Competition for 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil and 2017 in Dubai, UAE. Studica is bringing the excitement and motivation of an international robotics competition to students, educators and hobbyists worldwide.

As an official supplier, Studica is providing a WorldSkills Mobile Robotics kit to teams competing in 25 countries around the world. National Instruments will be serving as a co-sponsor for the event, providing support with the myRIO and LabVIEW – used as the controller for your robotic creations. This kit includes everything you need to showcase your skills and innovation in designing, building and programming your robot. But, should need an extra bracket or spacer here and there, Studica also offers additional components from our very own “Robot Zone.” Robot Zone offers schools, students and hobbyists robotic components ready for competition.

WorldSkills Mobile Robotics Competition Challenge

Participants in this year’s WorldSkills Mobile Robotics Competition will be expected to assemble, set-up, manage and maintain mechanical systems within a mobile robot. They will also be asked to install, operate and trouble shoot mobile robot control systems.

worldskills challengeCompetitors will be expected to carry out two tasks over four days of the Competition using robotics. The tasks will focus on the programming of robots to carry out different sequences in two different arenas. Aside from programming, participants have to test and adjust sensor values and parameters, assemble and connect peripheral equipment, and make final test runs. In the event of hardware malfunctions, teams are expected to be able to troubleshoot and repair hardware and connections.

Robot Zone: Learn to Build

worldskills roboticsRobot Zone is a great place to delve into components for schools and students interested in getting involved in regional and national robotic competitions. Schools participating in For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) or VEX Robotics Competitions will find that many of the most common robotics components found here are more affordable and accessible.

From beginners to advanced robotic engineers, Robot Zone has components to build simple and complex functioning robots. Pave your way to the WorldSkills Mobile Robotics Competition by experimenting with robotics. WorldSkills competitors also benefit from having competition-ready components at their disposal when you misplaced that much needed gear mount.

Robotics Benefits and Enhanced Skills

The growth of robotics in schools is certainly no surprise to us. There are many benefits that robotic engineering offers, not least of which is introducing students to developing technology. The WorldSkills Mobile Robotics Competition is designed to strengthen the following skills:

  • Mechanical and electronic development
  • Sensor and drive technology
  • Programming
  • Basic mathematics
  • Reading and Comprehension
  • Problem-solving
  • Team work

Start Building

Studica is building relationships and expanding its hands-on robotics offerings so that we can provide students and teachers with the resources they need to promote success. Get everything you need to participate in this year’s WorldSkills Mobile Robotics Competition. Whether you plan on registering a team to compete in Sao Paulo, Brazil or you are looking for a strong STEM program to promote in your classroom, WorldSkills and Studica can help make it happen.

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News from CES 2015: IoT, 3D Printers, Connectivity & More

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CES-AnnouncementsThis year in Las Vegas, Nevada, the international Consumer Electronics Show (CES) welcomed over 160,000 people to peruse the latest and greatest from the world’s best manufacturers, developers and suppliers in consumer technology. This conference attracts business leaders around the globe to present new technology and discuss relevant issues that surround it.

Studica representatives attended the event and were very interested in the dominant role that 3D printing and the Internet of Things (IoT) had on the exhibits. Frank Nanfara, President and CEO of Studica, made this statement in regards to the event and Studica’s role in providing future technologies:

“This year, CES showcased the Internet of Things, which is the term used to describe the growing range of products that can connect to the Internet. Everything was connected – watches, goggles, bio clothing, home appliances, televisions and even smart cars. These products are incredible, but they also present opportunities and challenges to our economy. On one hand, we are in desperate need of more programmers and on the other, students graduating with programming degrees will be able to take advantage of this void in the workforce. As a supplier of technology to the academic market, Studica offers tools to educational institutions that can help bolster programming skills and introduce the Internet of Things in their classrooms.”

XYZprinting echoed this sentiment with its introduction of four new 3D printers, which will be released later this year. All of them focus on connectivity and accessibility to the general public.

CES Announcements from XYZprinting

How awesome does a 3D food printer sound?  The creative cook should definitely be taking note of this new 3D printing technology. XYZprinting announced the release of a Food Printer that turns ingredients into uncooked food. Ingredients – or rather the filament, in 3D printing terms – can be a combination of solid items (i.e. chocolate, dough, etc.) and the end result will be cookies or decorations for cake. It should be noted that you should then bake the printed items before you consume them. But, this new technology brings creativity to your food. XYZprinting has worked with a food specialist to create recipes that can be made in with up to three different materials.

Nobel 1.0 – High Resolution SL Technology 3D Printer
The highly anticipated Nobel 1.0 3D printer was announced last year at Computex 2014. Users can look forward to XYZprinting’s first stereolithographic printing system. The SLA printer hardens liquid plastic with an ultraviolet ray layer by layer to create a solid object. The Nobel 1.0 features 5-inch color touch panel, Wi-Fi connectivity, and high resolution 3D prints. It has an improved resin-filling system that checks the resin levels automatically so that users do not need to add liquid resin constantly throughout the printing process, says the company.

Da Vinci Junior and 3D Jet: XYZprinting also unveiled the da Vinci Junior 3D printer that relies on FDM technology and the 3D Jet printer that offers high precision stacking where geometry is not restricted. This printer will be huge for the confirmation of product designs.  Make sure to stay in touch with Studica’s blog because we continue to discuss these new technologies in the upcoming months.

XYZprinting Connects to with Your Lifestyle

CES-RoboticsNot only did XYZprinting present and demo all four of its printers at this year’s CES, but it also introduced the world to several products that promote lifestyle technology. These products include XYZ Personal Robot, XYZ Robotics Platform, XYZ Bio Clothing and XYZ Green Cube.

3D printing has had a huge impact on robotics, which is why the XYZ Robotics Platform consists of all the components you need to 3D print and build your own robot. Not up for the challenge just yet? Well, the XYZ Personal Robot is a pre-assembled home assistant that you can easily program to perform simple tasks. In keeping with connectivity in technology, the release of XYZ Bio Clothing provides users with wearable technology that will automatically track their health and daily exercise. Lastly, the XYZ Green Cube is a device that is developed to allow you to easily teach and practice sustainable agriculture indoors.

Stay Tuned

Studica offers several XYZprinting 3D printers and the company’s all-in-one solution, the da Vinci 1.0 AiO 3D Printer and 3D Scanner. Keep an eye out on our blog and Studica.com to learn when XYZprinting’s star products of CES 2015 will be available to you.

 

 

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MOOC Resources Now Available at Studica.com

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MOOCStudica is working on some very interesting things in 2015. We know that with the New Year many people make their resolutions and hope for the best in the upcoming months. But rather than cut down on the sweets or make trips to the gym, why not try to learn something new? This year Studica is working with leading MOOC providers Coursera and EdX in order to bring the classroom to you.

MOOCs stands for Massive Open Online Courses. It is a fun acronym, but why should it matter to you, right? Well for one thing, MOOCs offer quality education for the price of material and accredited testing. In 2014, Georgia Tech launched a complete MOOC master’s program in computer science that cost less than $7,000 [1]. Compared to your traditional master’s program expenses, this seems like a steal.

How MOOC Programs and Studica Work Together

Most MOOC programs tend to offer free learning. There is no fee to take a course, simply find a subject you’re interested in and sign up. Payment is only required if you wish to receive a degree or certification at the end of the course. Also, some courses may require additional material to help students learn the concepts and create a hands-on approach to learning. That’s where Studica comes in.

We are proud to offer the academic materials – including NI myDAQ and National Instruments Accessories – required for several of these online courses. Now, you can benefit from an online classroom environment and receive incredible academic discounts on products that will support your achievements. Take a look at the MOOCs we are currently supporting.

Georgia Tech MOOC (hosted by Coursera) – Linear Circuits, Instructors: Dr. Bonnie H. Ferri, Dr. A. Bruno Frazier & Dr. Nathan V. Parrish from Georgia Institute of Technology

BerkeleyX MOOC (hosted by edX) – Electronic Interfaces: Bridging the Physical and Digital Worlds, Instructors: Associate Professor Michel M. Maharbiz & Tom Zajdel from University of California Berkeley

Coursera & edX: Leaders in MOOC Hosting

Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations to offer courses online for anyone to take, anywhere. Similarly, EdX is a non-profit organization that works with educational institutions in the classroom and around the world to create innovative pedagogy and rigorous courses. These leading MOOC providers are bringing learning opportunities to anyone and everyone that is interested in achieving something different and obtaining an advanced education.

Learn More About Studica’s MOOC Resources

For additional information on our MOOCs and the programs Studica is supporting please visit our MOOC Resources page. Should you be interested in learning more about how Studica can help support your academic institution and its MOOC programs, please contact us.

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SpaceMouse Pro Wireless Unlocks Professional 3D Navigation

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The latest addition to the 3Dconnexion line of professional 3D mice is the SpaceMouse Pro Wireless. It looks nothing like your average computer mouse and it certainly doesn’t function like one. The SpaceMouse Pro features a soft coated hand rest and 15 large, programmable function keys. These keys access application demands, standard views and even keyboard modifiers, while an On-Screen display provides you with visual support.

About the SpaceMouse

SpaceMouse-Pro-WirelessThe SpaceMouse Pro is equipped with the patented 3Dconnexion 6-Degrees-of-Freedom (6DoF). This sensor lives up to its name by allowing you to easily navigate digital models and/or camera positions within a 3D environment. Check out how you can push, pull, twist or tilt the controller cap to pan, zoom and rotate the camera in the video below. As this amazing technology suggests, this is as close as you can get to molding your 3D models by hand. Standard mouse selects allows you to create and edit, but SpaceMouse Pro allows you to navigate 3D environments and shape them in a realistic environment. It is easy to see why this approach is preferred by engineers, architects and other 3D professionals.

Did I mention it is also wireless? The SpaceMouse Pro provides a real-time connection to your 3D content with 2.4 GHz wireless technology. Just plug the USB receiver into your Mac or PC, and you’re ready to experience a reliable, wireless workstation. This mouse will operate for up to two months without needing to be charged. Once it’s drained, simply connect the USB cable and continue working. No wait time!

Ergonomic design and quality products are things 3Dconnexion is known for, but the company’s 3DxWare 10 driver makes its line of 3D mice ideal for any professional. 3DxWare 10 allows you to customize and optimize the SpaceMouse Pro for the best performance to fit your needs. Tailor setting and buttons based on your applications and everyday workflow. The versatility and convenience of this mouse is beyond expectation. Take an even closer look at the SpaceMouse Pro.

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A Look at the New 3D Printers from XYZPrinting

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AiO 3d printersXYZPrinting is one of the leading companies in the realm of consumer-friendly 3D Printers. With their inexpensive, plug-and-play da Vinci 1.0 3D Printer, XYZPrinting has established themselves as a supportive and innovative company. While the da Vinci 1.0 3D Printer is certainly a great piece of hardware, XYZPrinting has decided to step up their game and develop the new da Vinci 1.0 AiO 3D Printer/Scanner.

The Future of 3D Printing and Scanning

The da Vinci AiO is exactly as its name suggests: an all-in-one 3D Printer and Scanner. As one of the few all-in-one solutions on the market, it’s certainly a welcome addition to the 3D Printing world. At a price of $799 (USD), it’s the most affordable, all-in-one 3D Printer on the market. This also puts it at a lower price-point than most other consumer grade 3D Printers, which don’t even include a scanner.

3d printed objects

The da Vinci 1.0 AiO can build objects as large as 7.8” x 7.8” x 7.8” using fused filament fabrication (FFF) technology. FFF technology means that the printer builds objects layer upon layer using a heated nozzle to extrude the ABS material onto a heated platform. The heated platform on the AiO ensures that your object sticks to the base while your build is processing. This feature keeps your object securely on the platform, making sure that it doesn’t pop off and completely ruin your build. You can select from two different kinds of filament material for the AiO printer: ABS or PLA. The AiO also uses a proprietary filament cartridge, which allows it to give you details regarding how much material you have left, much like modern-day standard printers.

The scanner on the AiO is able to scan objects as large as 6”x6”x6”. The scanner uses XYZPrinting’s software – called XYZScan – to render your scan into a .STL file that you can then export or modify however you see fit. The scanner itself uses asymmetric Laser Sensor technology. There is a turntable built into the platform at the bottom of the printer. The turntable rotates the object clockwise while the lasers scan it. XYZPrinting states that they have a scanning algorithm that automatically fills in voids on your model with proper textures and curves. According to the XYZPrinting specifications, the scanner has an accuracy and resolution of 0.25 mm.

da Vinci 1.0 AiO 3D Printer/Scanner

The da Vinci 1.0 AiO is able to both print and scan .STL and .XYZ Format file types. Being that .STL seems to be the most widely used file format, you will be able to print just about anything you download or create. Design and print from most of today’s premier design software, such as PTC Creo, Chief Architect, Skanect, Solidworks and much more. XYZWare and XYZScan both have multiple options to modify your build or your scan to the specifications that you desire.

The AiO marks a big leap forward in 3D Printing. To have such technology at such an affordable price shows just how far we have come and where the technology will go in the coming years. With companies like XYZPrinting creating such advanced and user-friendly products, the 3D printing revolution will be here sooner, rather than later.

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New Pro Tools Support and Upgrades with “Avid Everywhere”

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Pro Tools Offer Ending SoonTime is running out for those of you interested in taking advantage of Avid’s amazing ‘Avid Everywhere’ offers on Pro Tools software. If you know anything about sound production, you are well aware of the powerhouse that is Avid Pro Tools. Now, for a limited time, the company known worldwide for setting industry standards in audio production is offering its latest digital audio workstation at incredible prices with even more incredible support options.

Purchase Avid Pro Tools 11 today and receive a full year of support and feature upgrades. Pro Tools isn’t just used by students all over the world, but it is also utilized by some of the most highly recognized audio professionals worldwide. For instance, you can experience the webinar with Avid hosts Tony Cariddi and Tom Graham as they chat with the Abbey Road Studio team about how they used Pro Tools to stay relevant and continue the studio’s success. Abbey Road is the legendary studio responsible for recording albums from artists including the Beatles, Pink Floyd, the Foo Fighters, Kate Bush, Adele and many, many more. It is also charged with recording and mixing of some of today’s major film scores. Most recently, the box office hits Interstellar and The Imitation Game were recorded by Abbey Road Studios. Avid Pro Tools is a powerful program that is dynamic enough for professionals with an intuitive interface accessible to students.

The Deal with ‘Avid Everywhere’

The ‘Avid Everywhere’ campaign is meant to highlight Avid’s presence in audio production throughout various industries. Indeed, the more you realize how many professionals use this software, the more it becomes apparent that Avid really is all around you. It’s in our movies, music, television, radio and now – thanks to ‘Avid Everywhere’ – it is even more accessible in classrooms and on our home computers. Purchase a Pro Tools license or upgrade and you are instantly eligible for product support and all features upgrades for an entire year. But that’s not the end of it. If you purchase and register a Pro Tools 11 license before December 31st, 2014, you’ll get full support and feature upgrades through the end of March 2016.*

So what makes Avid Pro Tools 11 the audio production software of choice? Many point to the new audio engine with 64-bit architecture. What does this do for you?

  • More processing power than Pro Tools 10
  • Add a large number of virtual effects and instruments like never before
  • Handle really big sessions and still have enough memory to go larger
  • More accurate processing and mixing
  • Maximize your plug-in counts with dynamic host processing
  • Ultra-low latency, no need to sacrifice performance, with a dedicated input

Affordable Pro Tools Licenses and Upgrades

Pro Tools 11Now is the time to purchase licenses and upgrades for Avid Pro Tools 11. Educators and students can benefit more than ever from their academic status with savings of up to $600. Save hundreds of dollars and get support and free uploads for the next two years? Seems like a win, win. Learn more about what Pro Tools has to offer and take advantage of industry-standard software that is sure to inspire the next generation of artists and media professionals.

*Licenses and upgrades must be registered with Avid in order to take advantage of this offer.

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How to Find the Best Scholarships for Graphic Design

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Are you a student looking for Graphic Design scholarships? We know college costs keep rising, so we are here to help you find the best scholarships around. We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 Graphic Design scholarships currently available. Take a look and start applying! Best of luck.

Top 5 Scholarships for Graphic Design

#1: Smith Micro Avatar Challenge

Award(s):

Deadline: December 31, 2014

Get started with your application: Register now!

Info: Students grades 9 and up can enter a nationwide contest designing animated characters for mobile messaging.  Winners receive great prizes, and even better, get national exposure for their designs through Sprint’s Avatar Messaging app. The program encourages development of visual communication, creative design and engineering skills which are critical in today’s digital and mobile society.

In addition, qualified educators from any accredited secondary, college or trade school can register for free copies of Smith Micro‘s Anime Studio® animation software for themselves and their students.

#2: “Frame My Future” Scholarship Contest

Award(s):

  • One Grand Prize – $1,000 scholarship and $1,000 donation to the winner’s school
  • Four $1,000 scholarship winners

Deadline: March 3, 2015

Info: Diplomaframe.com invites you to show them how you would “frame your future“. Submit an original creative image including a photograph, collage, poem, drawing, painting, and more. Include a short accompanying description of 500 characters or less.

#3: American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Scholarship

Award(s): Multiple Scholarships from $500 – $5,000

Deadline: March 28, 2015

Info: Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students studying art and design disciplines. The goal is to increase diversity in creative professions, and to foster social and environmental responsibility in the graphic designers, and studios of tomorrow.

#4: Influence Print Award for Design Excellence

Award(s): One $1,000 scholarship

Deadline: Dec. 31, 2014

Info: Influence Print’s first annual visual communication design scholarship is offered for students majoring or interested in graphic design with strong academic records and outstanding creative abilities.

5. Hoods Memorial Scholarship   

Award(s): One $2,000 scholarship

Deadline: May 1, 2015

Info: The Hoods Memorial Scholarship focuses on all Document Management and Graphic Communications careers with special consideration given to students interested in marketing and public relations.

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Pantone Names Color of the Year for 2015

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Pantone 2015 Color YearEvery year the Pantone Color Institute announces its color of the year, which reigns supreme for the next 365 days in the design world. This year Pantone has dubbed Marsala – named after Sicilian wine – the 2015 color of the year. Pantone is known worldwide as the standard language for color communication for designers, manufacturers, retailer and yes even you, the customer.

For over 50 years, Pantone has inspired design professionals with products and leading color technology for the expression of creativity. According to the Pantone panels of experts, “[Marsala], enriches your mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability.” This red-brown hue is markedly different from the 2014 color, Radiant Orchid. This year Pantone’s color palette is taking its cue from nature and incorporating cooler, softer color choice with subtle warm tones.

Pantone MarsalaThe internet’s reaction to the announcement yesterday has been a mixed bag. Some seem excited by the natural tones that inspire the new color collection, while others feel it is not reminiscent of earth tones so much as a dull version of colors past. Whatever the consensus, it seems that major brands (Gap, Sephora, Crate and Barrel, etc.) are already taking notice and releasing items in this unique shade. What do you think?

Pantone Universe

You don’t have to wait for your favorite store to start carrying items with Pantone’s innovative colors. Pantone Universe is a collection of lifestyle products based on fashion trends for the consumer. Still looking for the perfect gift for that impossible person? Pantone Universe is a great place to find a present that is unique and still practical.

Brighten up your Christmas tree with a Pantone Mimosa ornament, while supplies last. Put together a mug set of 2014’s best Pantone colors. Take note of upcoming trends in style in one of three vibrant notebooks. Whatever your everyday use of color inspiration, Pantone Universe has something to get your creativity jumpstarted. Get your hands on colors which express the mood of a generation.

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