Academy of Art University Launches Digital Alumni Magazine

San Francisco, California (PRWEB) June 19, 2012

The Academy of Art University announced today that it has launched a new, free iPad app featuring the art and design work of alumni. The A/JOURNAL app, which brings to life the Universitys A/JOURNAL traditional print quarterly magazine, features accomplishments of Academy alumni worldwide, including photo galleries, interviews, videos, slideshows, and interactive opportunities.

The app, which can be downloaded for free on iTunes, was created in partnership with Adobe, developer of the Digital Publishing Suite, and MEI, which built the templates and interactive elements using Digital Publishing Suite technology and continues to provide the Academy with hands-on training and support.

Academy alumni are some of the worlds greatest artists and designers, said Dr. Elisa Stephens, President of the Academy of Art University. We wanted to create an interactive digital media platform that allows people to fully grasp the color, detail and creativity behind each alumni project. Adobe and MEI have enabled us to create an interactive app that not only allows alumni to share their work on new projects with their fellow alumni, but that allows the public to see the high-quality work that Academy graduates are doing in their chosen professions.

Features of the new app include:

Table of Contents Page: A tool that allows the user to preview articles by swiping through photos.

Latitude/Longitude Map: What was once a standard map feature in the print magazine has been brought to life by hyperlinks that reveal GPS locations of alumni on a Google map.

Video: Academy graduates include motion-picture artists, animators and video-game designers, among others, which makes video a crucial feature of the alumni magazine.

Profiles: Features about former students who are applying the skills they developed at the Academy of Art in their professional careers. Stories include hyperlinks to websites so users can learn more about the person and their work.

Out There Section: Updates on alumni featuring slideshows and videos, including an interactive feature that allows other alumni to submit descriptions of projects for future editions.

Social Networking: The app includes a live Twitter feed with the ability to tweet, email or share via the Facebook and LinkedIn networks.

Adobe Digital Publishing Suite is ideal for a university like the Academy of Art because it enables projects that cant be fully showcased in print media to come alive. From illustration and video to multimedia, entire galleries of work can be displayed in a much more comprehensive, engaging way, said Trevor Bailey, director of worldwide education, Adobe. Using Adobe Digital Publishing Suite not only enriches the way the work is shown, but it provides the university with an opportunity to save significant costs, reach a wider audience on all leading mobile platforms, build brand in the digital space and have a positive impact on the environment.

The beauty of this partnership is that weve been able to provide the Academy of Art University with a cutting-edge digital publication that maintains design continuity with their traditional print publication, said David Gillespie, MEI Senior Account Executive. We are currently helping the university maximize the capabilities of this technology, and are looking forward to breaking new ground with them in their ongoing digital efforts.

To download the app, visit:

About MEI

Managing Editor Inc., an Adobe premier development partner, develops, integrates and supports quality, proven publishing software. MEI specializes in providing tools that manage content for any medium print, online, tablets such as the iPad, mobile devices such as the iPhone and other digital formats. Visit for more information.

About Adobe Digital Publishing Suite

Digital Publishing Suite is a set of turnkey hosted services and viewer technology that tightly integrates with Adobe Creative Suite 6 products. Using Digital Publishing Suite in combination with Adobe InDesign CS6 allows traditional publishers, corporate organizations, ad agencies and individual designers and small design firms to publish, distribute, monetize and optimize a new class of innovative digital magazines, newspapers, ads and corporate publications. Platforms include leading tablets such as the Apple iPad, Apple iPhone, Kindle Fire, and other Android tablet devices. Digital Publishing Suite is offered in Enterprise, Professional and Single editions. For more information, visit

About the Academy of Art University

Academy of Art University, the largest private university of art and design in the United States, is educating students for the art and design jobs of the 21st century. Established in 1929, the Academy is an output-based higher-education model that provides open admission to all students but imposes a rigorous curriculum that requires the students to produce a portfolio of work that demonstrates a mastery of their field in order to graduate. Students are taught by a faculty of professionals from the existing marketplace, which provides them with an understanding of what it takes to succeed in todays business environment. The Academys hands-on curriculum produces graduates who possess great artistic and design skills and equally important, the ability to put those talents to work immediately after graduation. As a result, Academy graduates are ready to compete for and win the jobs of the 21st century in the fields of Acting, Advertising, Animation & Visual Effects, Architecture, Art Education, Art history, Fashion, Fine Art, Game Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Architecture & Design, Landscape Architecture, Motion Pictures & Television, Multimedia Communications, Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media, Photography and Web Design & New Media. Academy of Art University is accredited by WASC, NASAD, Council for Interior Design Accreditation (Formerly FIDER), (BFA-IAD) and NAAB (M-ARCH). Visit for more information.

Eastern Nail Beauty Launches Pen Shape Electric Nail Drill

(PRWEB) June 15, 2012

Nail Beauty is a premier supplier of nail beauty products based in China. Eastern Nail Beauty offers more than 1000 items on its official site, such as electric nail drill, nail UV lamp, nail dust collector, Paraffin wax equipment, etc.

Recently, Eastern Nail Beauty launches its newest nail beauty product pen shape electric nail drill with all colors for home use.

Description of pen shape electric nail drill:

Brand new electric nail drill machine

light in weight and portable

The nail drill can be used for natural nails as well as artificial nails

Perfect for professional use or home use

Variable speed control: 18000 RPM up to 20, 000 RPM

Collets type: 2.4mm or 3.2mm

Voltage: AC 100-240V (US plug) 50/60HZ

Dimension: 160mm*24mm

Multi use: carving, engraving, routing, grinding, sharpening, sanding, polishing, drilling and so on.

Pen shape electric nail drill Features:

1. Variable speed control: 3, 000 RPM up to 20, 000 RPM

2. Light-weight design for precise operation.

3. Suitable for pedicure and manicure.

4. The nail file can be used for natural nails as well as artificial nails.

Pen shape electric nail drill operation

This tool is designed for carving, engraving, routing, grinding, sharpening, sanding, polishing, drilling, etc.

Unplug the tool form electric outlet before loading a bit.

There is an off/on switch. When the switch is on, the tool runs at 20, 000rpm. There is a switch indicator with an orange line on it. Slide the switch to find the speed needed from 18000 to 20000rpm. Slide the switch to black dot for complete stop.

When finished, turn off the tool and unplug it.

Live Work Loft Launches New Brand, Website

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 13, 2012

Live Work Loft, a Los Angeles-based development, property management and creative community organizer, recently re-envisioned their brand to better engage a growing population of Generation Y tenants, a move designed to align with their current, art-conscious positioning within the Los Angeles marketplace.

For a company focused on repurposing dated warehouses or industrial buildings to create hip, urban spaces to work and live, a fresh web presence and image was a logical next step, suggests Leasing Coordinator Amie Childers. Like a lot of the country, theres a strong push here in LA for young professionals to move back into the city limits, says Childers. So we wanted to make sure our brand reflected the modern, urban vibe inherent in all our creative live/work spaces.

And since Gen Y already conducts so much business online, we knew it was important for our website to reflect the unique character of our company as well as our live/work and retail properties.”

To best capture the attention of working Millennials, Live Work Loft turned to Los Angeles branding and marketing agency, HypeLife Brands, a leading force in the effort to help brands engage the youth market. According to Curt Cuscino, Principal of HypeLife Brands, Live Work Loft already had many of the pieces needed for a successful rebranding; the trick was simply putting it all together.

If youve lived in LA or are thinking of moving to LA, youve probably seen or heard about Live Work Lofts spaces, says Cuscino. Theyre killer creative spaces that would appeal to any Gen Yer looking to live or work in the city.

Our goal was to simply create a brand that leveraged and capitalized on what Live Work Loft had already built literally.

Live Work Lofts new website is now live, and upon first glance, is distinguished by a strong focus on social networking, an aspect that was key for their brand moving forward, indicates Childers. We knew we wanted to be a brand that was easy to talk to and get ahold of, beyond just the tenant/leasing agent relationship, says Childers. HypeLife was really helpful in creating so many avenues for us to interact with the Gen Y community here in LA, as well as creating an impetus for them to engage us.

The whole process has been a great experience, continues Childers, Were on the streets, were on the web were really excited about the future of the Live Work Loft brand.

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About Live Work Loft

Live Work Loft is the premier development, property management and creative community organizer in the greater Los Angeles area. The Live Work Loft team is responsible for restoring and converting many old and outdated buildings into desirable raw and architecturally urban live/work spaces, and collectively represents over $ 50,000,000 in renovations in the greater Los Angeles area. Live Work Loft can be found at

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4 Sisters Wine Bar and Tapas Restaurant – La Crosse, Wisconsin – Launches New Website to Highlight Dining Experience and Connect with Customers

La Crosse, Wisconsin (PRWEB) September 28, 2012

The BLU Group Advertising and Marketing ( recently redesigned and developed a fresh, new website for 4 Sisters Wine Bar and Tapas Restaurant ( Started and conceived by four sisters, each of whom bring their own unique personality, contributing a variety of different backgrounds, experiences, and preferences, the relaxing atmosphere at 4 Sisters is a perfect setting to settle in for good wine, good food, and good conversation.

Launched this week, the new website offers customers the ability to view full menus online, learn about upcoming events, and reserve the restaurant for their next special event. In addition, fans of 4 Sisters will also be kept up-to-date on promotions and whats new through the companys social media and e-newsletter campaigns.

“4 Sisters offers a truly unique dining experience for people in and around La Crosse, Wisconsin, said Tony Roberts, President at The BLU Group Advertising and Marketing. The new website does a great job of capturing the essence of the 4 Sisters brand and provides customers with a new outlet to stay up-to-date with what’s going on said Roberts. We are very proud to have 4 Sisters as our client and are looking forward to peoples’ reaction to the new website and complementary components.

To learn more about 4 Sisters, a Tapas-style restaurant and wine bar with unique selections for lunch, dinner, and in-between, check out the new website at

About The BLU Group Advertising and Marketing:

The BLU Group is a full-service ad agency that specializes in: Market Research, Marketing Strategies, Corporate Identity, Broadcast and Print Advertising, Graphic Design, Direct Marketing, Website Design, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), E-Mail Marketing, and Social Media. Serving companies throughout the nation, The BLU Group is dedicated to strengthening their clients’ brands and growing their business through traditional and non-traditional mediums. For more information, visit or connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.

Reliance Foundry Launches New Decorative Plastic Bollard Product Line

Surrey, British Columbia (PRWEB) May 24, 2012

Decorative plastic bollard post covers are manufactured from polyethylene thermoplastic; they fit over a variety of standard bollard posts, they are available in a variety of standard colors, and they are extremely easy to permanently install over existing posts – instantly improving their appearance. These bollards are ideal in harsh weather, and are fade resistant. The covers can be purchased and placed over existing steel bollard posts, or they can be used to add aesthetic enhancements for new, utilitarian steel pipe bollards.

Occasionally, old security posts, worn out or cracking cement bollards, or other rusted steel bollard pipes are removed from their foundations without a second thought given to their usability. Because their outward appearance no longer fits with their surroundings, removal or replacement seems the easiest choice. However, now those posts can continue to serve the landscape and property with style. Reliance Foundrys ornamental plastic post covers fit over top of existing posts, extending their life, and reducing the need to consider removal and replacement.

Reliances patented Ideal Shield decorative bollard covers are produced with a green initiative strategy. They place high importance on reusing materials — even regrinding every drop of plastic, damaged pieces or returned product — so that nothing is wasted.

Our customers will find this new product line a cost-efficient way to make their existing bollards and posts aesthetically pleasing while enjoying the benefits of durability and low-maintenance said Reliance Foundry Vice President, Brad Done.

This new decorative bollard cover line includes 6 different styles that come in several standard colors. Each one is made using ultraviolet and anti-static additives which prevent fading and help the cover retain its appearance. They add an element of elegance to otherwise industrial-looking security posts.

Done also commented, Our new covers are architecturally appealing and ideal for areas that have strict visual ordinances because of their setting. They allow stores, offices and residences to provide security bollards that are elegant and non-obtrusive.

Finding a style that suits the property should not be a problem. Options range from sleek, minimalistic stylings, to covers with detail throughout the length of the post. Models are available to fit over 6.5 dia. pipe, and larger models are available for fitting over top of wider posts (i.e. 10 in diameter).

Decorative plastic bollard covers offer stylish, architecturally appealing bollard protection; they are a great option for municipalities with strict visual ordinances and non-industrial settings. Reliance Foundry is excited to be able to offer these new ornamental covers along with the many other models in their growing bollard product line.

About Reliance Foundry Co. Ltd.

Reliance Foundry has been a family-owned business since 1927. Bollards are one of its main product lines, along with industrial wheels, bike parking products and investment castings. Reliance sources products globally and offers quick and convenient delivery in the United States and Canada from its Vancouver location.

### Launches, Allows Users to Create Custom-Print Swimwear

Santa Monica, California (PRWEB) June 04, 2012

Anymatic LLC, the multiple award-winning innovators of and, introduce, a line of custom-print swimwear that officially launched on Monday, June 4, 2012. Initially, the line will includes two premium, interchangeable bikini styles, a sarong, and a micro short, which can be customized in minutes by uploading a personal high resolution image or graphic or by choosing a design from their gallery of Limited Edition artwork from commissioned artists and photographers. The Triangle and fully reversible Bandeau tops will be available in sizes S-XL, while the single-tie and hipster bottoms, as well as the micro short will be offered in sizes XS-L. The tops and bottoms retail for $ 49.50 each (a full bikini is $ 99.00), the sarong is $ 49.00 and the micro short is $ 75.00.

Like, product is printed, cut and sewn by hand in Los Angeles, CA at a manufacturing facility that specializes in producing high-end bikini lines. The simple customization experience starts online where the proprietary software interface guides users through a series of steps which include choosing a suit style, uploading an image, adding colors, choosing trim colors and finally, selecting the quantity and size. The single tie and hipster bottoms can be further customized to include an optional 140 character personal message or inspirational mantra inside the back panel. Once the Kinimatic bikini image is printed, they use a Dye-Sublimation process that transfers the dyes from paper to the fabric via heat in excess of 400 degrees. The print process allows for deeper saturation of color and enhances the image reproduction quality. There is so much personal style and competition applied to water bound pursuits and we think ones equipment should reflect the same level of distinction and offer superior fit and functionality, said William. For the less ambitious, Kinimatic offers a gallery of original Limited Edition designs. bikinis are made from a machine washable Nylon Spandex (80% Nylon, 20% Spandex) renowned for its high-quality, superior fit, comfort, color reproduction, and performance in water. Also chosen for their color reproduction quality, comfort and durability, the micro short is made from a Polyester Microfiber Super Suede and the 20x 57 sarong uses a lightweight Polyester Chiffon. All materials are acquired domestically to ensure a 100% Made in the USA product. The two swimsuit styles available have been chosen for their versatile, flattering fit. There are no under-wires or padded cups and each design has adjustments that allow it to be worn in multiple ways. To help users assess the fit, the site will feature multiple shots of each design on several individuals to demonstrate the fit on various silhouettes, as well as measurement conversion charts.

Whether bold and bright or subtle and sexy, Kinimatics custom-print bikinis reflect the distinctive personality of their creator. With an emphasis on fit, durability, comfort and performance, these customizable swimwear designs appeal to confident, imaginative customers who want affordable couture. Due to the custom nature of the swimwear, all sales will be final with no refunds. Kinimatic tops and bottoms retail for $ 49.50 (each), the sarong for $ 49.00 and the micro short retails for $ 75.00. Users can now visit to create one-of-a-kind swimwear in time for summer. Please allow 14-21 days for delivery.

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Leading Edge Design Group Launches South Africa Division to Provide Energy Consulting Services to Southern African Territories

Enfield, NH (PRWEB) September 17, 2012

Leading Edge Design Group (LEDG), a leading national provider of energy optimization services, announced today the launch of their new division, Leading Edge Design Group South Africa, created to deliver energy efficiency consulting services to the Southern African Territories, including South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia, and more. LEDG will deliver extensive energy consulting services for commercial and industrial customers, including energy efficiency and lifecycle cost analysis, LED lighting and wireless lighting controls design and implementation, and ongoing measurement verification of energy conservation measures. In addition, the team will work collaboratively with customers and ESKOM, South Africas electric public utility, to secure project funding available for organizations planning to reduce energy consumption.

LEDG South Africa will be headquartered in Johannesburg and is comprised of a diverse team of industry veterans, including former Eskom engineers, IT integrators, and electrical contractors. Electrical engineer and power systems industry veteran, Reverend David E. Gondwe, will lead the LEDG South Africa team. Prior to joining LEDG, David was the Executive Director for a major South Africa citrus farming group and a coal mining company. In addition, he has held various engineering positions for utilities in Malawi, Scotland, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, and Canada.

The looming energy crisis in South Africa presents overwhelming economic constraints on commercial and industrial facilities, said David Gondwe, President of Leading Edge Design Group-South Africa. Tariffs on energy consumption are increasing at a rate of 20%-25% per year, forcing organizations to invest in infrastructure and technology that will improve their energy efficiency and reduce their total demand. Our comprehensive energy service offering will help facility leaders significantly reduce energy consumption and operating costs, while reducing their reliance on the unstable electrical grid.

We are thrilled to expand our service offering to South Africa, said Todd Boucher, Principal, Leading Edge Design Group. As the country struggles to manage their shortage of electricity, we feel strongly that organizations need innovative options that reduce electrical demand and ensure long term operational savings. We look forward to introducing and delivering these progressive energy efficiency options to customers in South Africa and the surrounding territories.

Horton Group Launches New Mobile Web Development and Design Service

Nashville, Tenn. (PRWEB) August 13, 2012

Experts have predicted that with the rapid growth of the mobile industry, in the next four years there will be an estimated 1.4 mobile devices per person on the globe. Additional research shows that this number is expected to increase at huge exponential rates in the next few decades. Realizing that this trend is showing no sign of slowing down, the Nashville web development and design firm Horton Group has added mobile development to their list of online marketing services. This expansion is part of Horton Groups continuing effort to offer clients with access to the most innovative and contemporary digital marketing products.

For online businesses who want to stay relevant in the coming years it is critical they adopt new marketing technologies. At first people thought that networks like Facebook or Twitter had no place in the business sector – these were just tools people used to kill time and chat with friends. Now we are seeing that social media is one of the most useful and cost effective digital marketing tools available, stated Horton Group Director of Operations Andy Hartley. After seeing the effects social media has had on increasing revenues, businesses are moving fast to create websites that are mobile friendly along with better mobile applications. We are excited about growing this new service and becoming a more valued partner to our clients looking to become competitive in the mobile market.

In addition to building websites for mobile access, Horton Group has included mobile app development to their list of services. Customers will be able to choose from either track when deciding how to best expand their audience – there is also always the option to choose both, a mobile website and a mobile application. The Horton Group production team is a skilled and diverse mixture of professionals with experience in a various areas of web development and design. With an already strong tradition of creating functional websites for businesses all around the Tennessee area and across the nation, the expansion into mobile development will be seamless.

The quickly developing power of mobile technology is clearly evident. Some popular web browsing functions such as Flash animations have become almost obsolete because of compatibility issues with mobile devices. As consumers become more mobile advancements in marketing tactics are sure to follow along with the progression of mobile technology. The Nashville online marketing firm believes this new service will be an incredible resource for businesses in and around the state of Tennessee who need to connect with a growing population of customers who are constantly on the go.

About Horton Group

Providing digital marketing resources, which allow businesses to connect with a greater number of customers has been a core part of Horton Group’s mission. Since its beginnings in 1996 Horton Group has been consistent in their pursuit of innovative marketing solutions for businesses and organizations of all kinds. In over 16 years of operation Horton Group has branched out to include a greater depth of services such as: search engine optimization, social media management and mobile development. For those looking to strengthen brands and expand market reach they also provide media buying, email marketing, graphic design and more.

For more information on Horton Group and their web development services, contact Horton Group either by phone at 615-292-8642 or by email at info(at)Hortongroup(dot)com.

Biznet Launches User-Friendly Website for Garden City Hospital

Wixom, MI (PRWEB) August 09, 2012

New features include a custom physician search with fields such as gender, languages spoken and office location. Users can request appointments online as well as pre-register for tests and procedures. Other features include an ER wait times live feed, a video library, a custom health information interface, and an events calendar.

We used Kentico CMS because this website required a strong content management solution and also needed custom features to support Garden Citys specific business needs, says Steve Sanchez, Biznet Internet Solutions Lead Application Developer.

Biznet supported Garden City during every phase of its site redesign, starting with site planning and architecture followed by graphic design, programming, content writing and search engine optimization.

Biznet provided strategic advice, as well as guided us through the practical decisions that are part of transforming traditional business processes into interactive ones, says Garden City Hospital Marketing Director, Kim Moore. Their approach to implementation was flexible and creative to find solutions that fit both our marketing goals and budget.

Garden City anticipates the site will generate increased user satisfaction, more repeat visitors, and improved access to doctors and appointments. Were really pleased with the site, says Moore. Biznet really captured the clean look and user-friendliness we wanted. Patients and families appreciate finding what they need without having to sift through clutter.

Garden City Hospital is an award-winning osteopathic teaching hospital located in Garden City, Mich. It provides care to the community in more than 45 medical specialties with related services including emergency, surgery, orthopedics, oncology, neurology and cardiac care. For more information, visit

Based in Wixom, Mich., Biznet Internet Solutions is an ROI-focused, full service web solutions company. Core offerings include creation of business and mobile websites, advertising agency support and Internet marketing, including search and social media marketing. Biznet Internet Solutions is a Kentico CMS Gold Certified Partner. For more information, visit