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Learn Ruby Creative Use of Materials | World's Coolest Offices When you walk into the Los Angeles offices of Thornton Tomessti, an international engineering company, it's hard not to notice the floating reception desk situated in front of a bright green mural bearing the company's name. Upon further inspection, the mural actually pays homage to the company's line of business: the bright green dots are actually safety caps for steel rebar. The clients were "keen on celebrating the creativity and ingenuity that 'good' structural engineering offers," notes Koning Eizenberg, the architecture firm behind the space. (Continued) Certainly, the choice of color matters for your office, but perhaps more importantly (and interestingly), color can be used as a device to tell a story. No one likes to work in a noisy office. While the monochromatic fabric offers a legitimate function for the office, it also delivers a powerful design aesthetic. Here's one way to explain Missing Link's office: "A riot of color and carefully orchestrated chaos."

Guide to Becoming a Video Game Developer | Best Programs + Degrees You want to create a video game? It's surprisingly easy. Download GameMaker, review some free how-tos, and start programming. You'll be shooting zombies or collecting candy hearts in no time. Becoming a professional video game developer is more challenging. As you set out to become a game developer, you need to know that developing video games is a labor of love that may neither provide steady work nor pay well. In this article, we'll cover: What game developers doThe skills you'll need to become a game developerEducational commitment to become a game developerWhat else you'll need to do to become a video game developerThe typical advancement path for game developersThe pros and cons of becoming a game developer What game developers do Except for very simple mobile games, video game development requires a large team. What are these specialized roles? On smaller projects and indie projects, generalists may do all of these things and more. The skills you'll need to become a game developer

Top New York Based Venture Capitalists You Should Know Chris Dixon, Founder Collective The Co-founder of Site Advisor (acquired by McAfee) and Hunch (acquired by eBay) is quickly showing New York what our tech scene needs: successes. While we don’t have an east coast Paypal who’s founders have spun off organizations like Founders Fund, Linkedin, Tesla and SpaceX, we do have Chris Dixon. This Techcrunch contributor has invested his own money and Founder Collective’s, in companies like Skype, Invite Media, ScanScout, OMGPOP, BillShrink, SeatGeek, Posterous and About.me. Roger Ehrenberg, IA Ventures Short for Information Arbitrage, IA has a focus on digital media and fintech. David Pakman, Venrock As New York as it comes, the name Venrock is a compound of “venture” and “Rockefeller”. Stuart Ellman and Jim Robinson IV, RRE Ventures This duo has invested over a billion dollars in 125 companies since 1994 and most recently invested in Business Insider, Brooklyn’s MakerBot, GetGlue, SideTour and Buzzfeed. Fred Wilson, Union Square Ventures

Learn Code The Hard Way World's Coolest Offices: Best Use of Nature For the first major renovation to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry office in Ljubljana, Slovenia, the government contacted a local architecture and design firm, Sadar + Vuga. When the work ended, a new façade adorned the building—a tangle of crisscrossing green beams covering tall glass windows. Inside the building, a dull green light shrouds the upper floor, which is enveloped by the screens. Long troughs brimming with tropical plants hang from ceilings, and as the plans grow, their vines and flowers stretch toward the ground. Thinkgarden, a "creative business lounge" and meeting space in Milan, Italy, is based on the idea that nature promotes creativity. Even if a worker is sitting at a Thinkgarden desk, nature is never far away. Trails of leaves extend across the walls of the Sugamo Shunkin Bank's Tokiwadai branch. Ever notice how a fallen leaf may be pockmarked with holes? Lunch break!

Hunter College | Graduate Programs | Home Welcome to graduate studies at Hunter College, a world-class institution of higher education in the heart of New York City. Our graduate student body of nearly 6,500, representing over 150 countries embodies the diverse, inclusive, and socially-minded spirit that shapes our world. A premier public urban institution, we draw inspiration from New York — gritty, multi-cultural, high-achieving, and resourceful — as well as from our own special mission embodied by our motto The Care of the Future is Mine. Hunter College offers certificate, professional, master’s, and doctoral study in six schools: Arts and Sciences; Education; Health Professions; Nursing; Social Work; and Urban Public Health.

NYC Real Estate Startup RealDirect Adds Map Search And Compatibility Rankings RealDirect.com was built around a compelling proposition for home sellers — instead of paying the 6 percent broker fee, let RealDirect handle the listings and offer advice from agents, while only paying $395 a month or a 1 or 2 percent commission (depending on the level of services). Now, however, the site is also trying to be useful for home buyers. Specifically, instead of expecting buyers to find the listings through various real estate databases, RealDirect is launching its own map-based interface. It’s pretty straightforward — you enter things like the neighborhoods you want to look at, the maximum price, and the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, then you get a map with all the houses that fit your criteria. RealDirect also uses something it’s calling “compatibility rankings” — basically, it’s casting a wider net so that you don’t miss good fits just because they aren’t an exact fit for what you said you were looking for. For now, RealDirect is limited to Manhattan and Brooklyn.

MIT Courses Home Design: 20 Creative Ways To Maximize Limited Living Space We’d all like to have a place to call our own, a spot in the world where we can say, "I am king of this spot". But space – or the lack of it – is fast becoming an issue, particularly in major cities. If you don’t intend to have the traditional home design, the kind you fill up with creative or futuristic furniture, and fantasy-themed bedrooms, then perhaps these unconventional home designs may give you new ideas. Ingenius architects and pretty talented interior designers have turned spaces, apartments & lofts as small as 240 square feet into compact yet cozy homes. Most of them utilize ‘airspace’ or create multiple, moveable sections to transform an otherwise small living space into a full range (somewhat) multi-room home. These creations are sure to make you rethink home modeling. Recommended Reading: 25 Creative Bookshelf Designs You Have Got To See Living Cube. 29 Square Meters Project. Suspended Bedroom. Wooden Box Home. Bed Under Stairs. Tim Seggerman Loft. Small Box House.

Bachelor's in Graphic Design Programs Guide | BestColleges A picture may be worth 1,000 words, and a well-designed ad, website, or poster can provide information to a target audience. Students who pursue a bachelor's in graphic design can learn how to use creativity to communicate — with elements like color, typography, and photography. Many graduates seek careers in graphic design, animation, and computer design. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), graphic designers earned a median annual salary of more than $50,000, as of May 2020. The BLS projects a 4% decline in employment for graphic designers from 2019 to 2029. However, creative designers who stay on top of the latest technologies may find more employment opportunities. Should I Get a Bachelor's in Graphic Design? Earning a bachelor's degree in graphic design can help build skills in technology, art, and communication. Graduates who can demonstrate their artistic vision through a well-rounded portfolio often enjoy the best career opportunities. Concentrations

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