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QA Graphics Hires 3D Designer to Meet Increased Demand for 3D Design Services

Ankeny, IA (PRWEB) September 06, 2013

QA Graphics, an Iowa based interactive design company, is pleased to announce the hiring of Eric Ensey. Eric has joined QA Graphics as their newest 3D designer. The company continues to experience steady growth and has created this new role to keep up with the increased demand for 3D design services.

As a 3D designer, Eric will produce compelling photorealistic 3D renderings, animations and photo composites. He’ll create realistic product representations for clients and also assist the interactive design team in producing 3D graphics and animations for a variety of touchscreen applications and other multimedia.

Eric earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in animation from Iowa State University. He is experienced with Cinema 4D, Maya, Photoshop, and Unity 3D. Prior to QA Graphics, Eric worked for Iowa State University as an Animator. QA Graphics is excited to welcome Eric to the team.

About QA Graphics

QA Graphics is an Iowa-based creative design company specializing in interactive applications, 3D design and animation, mobile app development, website development and other multimedia. The company is also a leader in the building automation and green building industries, providing HVAC graphic development services and energy dashboards to help organizations educate occupants about building performance and sustainability. Learn more at


TeselaGen and Transcriptic to Partner on Biological Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing Integration

San Francisco and Menlo Park, California (PRWEB) November 15, 2013

TeselaGen ( and Transcriptic ( have announced a strategic partnership to advance the integration of computer-aided design with computer-aided manufacturing for biology. The two companies will work together to build a seamless experience for scientists to manage, design, assemble, and test biomolecules in an easy and cost-effective way. Initially, the companies will focus on automated assembly of complex DNA and protein expression libraries of importance to their customers. This will allow scientists to engineer cells to more efficiently carry out desirable operations, such as producing medications and chemicals.

TeselaGen will offer its state of the art computer aided design and manufacturing platform for rapid prototyping of biomolecules. User requests are turned into cost-optimized protocols automatically, which can then be delivered to vendors who can fulfill those requests. Transcriptic will open its new groundbreaking API for laboratory services to TeselaGen so that automatically generated protocols can be transmitted directly to Transcriptic for execution.

The integration of TeselaGen’s cloud based BioCAD platform with Transcriptic’s BioCAM platform will offer clients a comprehensive design, build and test experience, with data flowing freely between the two platforms so that both the design and manufacturing sides of the process can learn from test data and improve processes and designs. For example, data from Transcriptic’s QC assays can feed back to TeselaGen’s design tools where the request was generated and where the data is most useful and relevant to customers.

“Transcriptic’s vision of creating an API for the lab dovetails perfectly with what are trying to accomplish at TeselaGen. We are very focused on improving our customers experience with getting molecules built and tested quickly,” said Michael Fero, CEO, TeselaGen. “Among our clients are many small startups and individual researchers who are already benefiting from being able to use our tools instead of having to build expensive in-house capabilities. Now, we find that much bigger customers are also looking to exploit a more cloud-based model for biomolecule R&D. We believe that in the future we will see more customers moving not only their IT infrastructure to the cloud, but also execution of complex R&D workflows as well. The current practice of using form-based input disconnected from design tools is archaic. We feel our users should have the same sort of seamless design/build/test experience as our colleagues in the electronic design industry. Transcriptic’s vision of creating an efficient service model for common laboratory processes fits well with our vision of being able to do entire experiments in the cloud… with complex requests going out, and comprehensive results coming back, as quickly as physical possible with minimum human intervention.”

“TeselaGen’s experience and capabilities in automated biomolecule design make them a good partner for building on the advanced execution platform that we’ve built,“ said Max Hodak, CEO, Transcriptic. “The markets TeselaGen serves are same ones that we do. The problems we solve are complementary, and by partnering with TeselaGen we can provide our customers with a more complete design to delivery experience. One of our imperatives this year is to find good strategic partners that can complement our business model and begin feeding our request fulfillment pipeline. TeselaGen is a great partner because they understand what we are trying to accomplish for our customers and can work closely with us to give us the information we need in a seamless fashion.”

About Transcriptic

Transcriptic is a privately held company based in Menlo Park, CA. The company owns and operates a robotic laboratory infrastructure as a service so that scientists can spend less time at the bench and more time on the creative aspects of their research. Transcriptic Platform is the world’s first Application Programming Interface for biology, with capabilities ranging from DNA synthesis to running complex assays. Transcriptic’s customers include labs at Stanford, Caltech, UC San Diego, the University of Chicago, and several unannounced companies in industry.

About TeselaGen

TeselaGen is a synthetic biology platform that enables the development of viral constructs, biologic medicines, and sustainably sourced chemicals. TeselaGen is privately held and is based in San Francisco, CA. Recently founded by three former Stanford fellows and housed at the QB3 incubator at UCSF, the company has received early recognition in the form of two US National Science Foundation grants, a US Department of Energy grant and a Bio-IT World Best Practices Award. TeselaGen uses its proprietary Synthetic Evolution® technology for efficient rapid prototyping of recombinant molecules. The company's customers that are helping validate its approach include Amgen (USA), Genomatica (USA), and Redbiotec (Switzerland).


Free Download of New expressor Studio beta Allows Developers to Design Complex Data Flow Applications in Minutes

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) November 8, 2010

expressor software has introduced expressor Studio and made the beta version immediately available as a free download. expressor Studio provides game-changing ease-of-use with a drag-and-drop and wizard-driven interface that enables developers to easily connect to standard data source and targets, map data to common business names and types and design complex data flow applications in minutes.

The expressor Studio beta is available immediately as a free download from , and the general release version will be available as a free download by end of year. Users will be able to access online support from expressor software and from their peers by visiting and logging into the new expressor Community Center, a vibrant online community.

expressor Studio is a high-reward, low-risk option that allows organizations to immediately get started and benefit from semantic data integration, said expressors vice president of marketing Michael Waclawiczek. With expressor Studio, we deliver enterprise-class ETL onto your desktop that benefits from a familiar Microsoft Office-like look-and-feel and a fast embedded engine to create and run reusable data mappings in minutes. And most importantly, expressor Studio can be downloaded for freewith no strings attached.

expressor Studio extends expressor softwares unique semantic integration capabilities with Semantic Types a powerful new approach to data mapping and transformation that greatly reduces your time-to-value. With expressor Studio 3.0, users can:

Easily rationalize source and target field names to improve communication and data governance.
Automate data-type conversions and eliminate errors.
Build new Semantic Types from existing types and reuse types in existing and new applications.
Create multiple reusable business rules for the same type and debug rules once and apply them repeatedly.
Easily implement data quality rules and constraints.
Check the validity of a data flow application before deploying.

Ive seen expressor Studio and like the fact that the company now offers a free, downloadable product with lots of cool capabilities, said Andy Leonard, SQL Server MVP and SSIS guru.

expressor Studio includes an embedded version of expressors high-performance parallel data processing engine, and it runs on Windows XP Service Pack 3 32-bit and 64-bit platforms and Windows 7 Professional/Enterprise 32-bit and 64-bit platforms. It requires 2 GB of RAM, .NET 3.5 or higher and Microsoft Visio 2007 or 2010. The beta version is now available, and expressor Studio will be in general release and available as a free download in expressor Community Edition year-end, with an annual email and telephone support subscription starting at $ 1,150 for a single user. It will also be available as an important component of expressor Standard Edition and expressor Enterprise Edition. See companion press release introducing expressor 3.0

The graphical, color-coded user interface of expressor Studio all but eliminates the need for training by guiding you through each step of developing an expressor ETL job, said Scott Morgan, data warehouse architect for H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute. My one-word description for the new user interface is that it is fantastic.

About expressor software

expressor software knows data integrationand we know todays most capable data integration tools are too complex and too expensive. Our vision is to provide enterprise-class data integration software that is cost-effective, fast and easy to use.

expressors game-changing usability enables you to use less technical, lower-cost development resources. Our unique, active metadata foundation simplifies data mapping and transformation to reduce your time-to-value. And our dramatically lower cost makes it easy to justify replacing your brittle and expensive hand-coded implementations or underperforming in-house ETL tools. expressor 3.0 is a comprehensive design, development and deployment platform available in three editions tailored to support the full range of data integration applications, from tactical data migrations to the largest enterprise data warehouses and strategic, predictive analytics.

To learn more about what makes expressor the leader in affordable, enterprise-class data integration, visit or download the free expressor Studio at


IHC Specialty Benefits Awarded American Web Design Award for

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) July 08, 2013

IHC Specialty Benefits, Inc., a member of The IHC Group, has received a 2013 American Graphic Design Award from Graphic Design USA for excellence in website design for, a consumer-driven health insurance website.

The American Web Design Awards is an annual competition that recognizes websites that demonstrate the power of design and online communications. Over 1,400 entries were submitted for the awards, and less than 10 percent of entries were selected as winning designs.

IHC Specialty is very pleased to have recognized with so many other best-in-class websites and brands. Everyday we strive to engage consumers with an easy shopping experience and online health insurance resources, centralized in one location. This was our first year submitting a website design into competition, and the recognition confirms that IHC Specialty Benefits is creating imaginative and accessible e-commerce sites for Americans looking to purchase a variety of health insurance products, said Jeff Smedsrud, Chief Executive Officer of IHC Specialty Benefits.

When putting together the concept for, we wanted to create an informative website using Responsive Design, which makes the site accessible on any tablet or smart device. Simultaneously, we insisted that usability and user experience remain the most important factors for customers shopping for health insurance products, said Jeannette Obernolte, Senior Web Designer at IHC Specialty Benefits. offers a unique comparison shopping experience, allowing visitors the opportunity to review plan and price differences. Insurance offerings on the site include individual health insurance, temporary health insurance, indemnity plans, such as doctor, hospital, surgical and critical illness insurance. Dental insurance, bundled accident insurance plans and pet insurance are also available. Consumers can also estimate what their tax credit and annual health insurance premium will be in 2014 with the health care reform calculator.

About and I HC Specialty Benefits is a website offered by IHC Specialty Benefits, Inc., a member of The IHC Group. The IHC Group is comprised of insurance carriers, and marketing and administrative affiliates committed to providing excellent service and offering competitive health, life, disability, stop-loss, short-term medical, travel and dental insurance products to groups and individuals. IHC Specialty Benefits is a customer-driven company differentiating itself through knowledge, experience and integrity. We, in conjunction with our trusted insurance carriers, share a mutual desire to provide important benefits to our customers and to meet their needs in an innovative, hassle-free manner.

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Crea7ive Web Design Named Third Best 3D Web Design Company by for July 2013

(PRWEB) July 06, 2013

The independent authority on web design and development,, has named Crea7ive Web Design the third best 3D web design company for the month of July 2013. The rankings consist of the ten best companies offering a third dimensional website design service which focuses on state-of-the-art graphics featuring a more modern look and feel. The list is revised each month based on the latest research conducted by the independent research team.

Crea7ive Web Design produces interactive websites with jaw dropping visuals with a variety of 3D graphic production services. Their online solutions range between professional brand development to custom web design and development services to assist businesses in all facets of their online presence. Crea7ive also assists online businesses in the eCommerce space in achieving more sales and a better online presence.

The rankings of the best 3D web design companies are produced each month through a proprietary evaluation process. Competing 3D web design companies are evaluated and ranked each month in order to determine which companies produce the best overall service based on their key strengths and competitive advantages. Five areas of evaluation are used to benchmark competing 3D web design services in areas including project analysis, animation, rendering, design quality, and implementation.

To perform a more thorough examination of the companies included in the evaluations the independent research team also contacts customer references. Customer references are asked a variety of questions regarding their experiences with the 3D web design vendor they have used. Questions often delve into the communication practices of each agency, the amount of time it takes to produce the finalized design, and how the design work has affected their business. In addition clients often times contact directly through the commendations and complaints on the website.

Crea7ive Web Design has been named the third best 3D web design in the meticulous evaluation process due to their strong performance across five areas of evaluation, an in-depth analysis of their services, and connecting with clients. Those looking for a top provider of 3D design services should consider Crea7ive Web Design.

ABOUT is an independent research firm with a dedication to providing a list of the best web design companies and web development firms in the industry. Through meticulous research and developed methods for evaluating and ranking companies, has provided customers of web design and development services with a great resource to find a top performing web design company. Evaluations are carried out by a specialized team of researchers who examine thousands of applicants each month. provides their rankings free of charge to companies and individuals searching for a quality web design firm or looking for other design and development services with updates being provided on the first of each month. The website also provides information and resources for those looking to learn more about web design and development services.

To view the rankings of the best 3D web design services visit:

Agencies interested in being evaluated can visit:


iDreamCase Announces New 3-Piece Design Case for High Tech Tablet

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 17, 2013

iDreamCase will launch a new three-piece design on August 28, 2013. The fresh design will be a unique addition to the existing iDreamCase line. 3-piece design is an old design in bookbinding that needs a bookbinder experience to create. The new product builds on iDreamCases reputation for award-winning, handmade tablet cases.

The new 3-piece design case is inspired by our clients, says master bookbinder Gabi Hanoun, iDreamCases founder and CEO. As their needs grow, so must our products. My team is excited for this launch, and I cant wait to see our customers experience it in a few weeks.

The new design will include the most popular iDreamCase features: a vibrant color palette, secure elastic band, and the exceptional material quality. The new design is special, and will include even greater functionality, Hanoun says.

iDreamCase has been recognized for their ability to keep up with the ongoing release of new personal communication device cases. More information, and direct orders, can be found on the iDreamCase website.

About iDreamCase

iDreamCase handcrafts superior quality, truly handmade products using only the finest materials. Guided by our strong commitment to handmade artisanship, iDreamCase designs and creates luxuriously protective handmade iPad


Best Web Design Firm – Buildrr – Ranks #1 on 10 Best Design

Syracuse, New York (PRWEB) September 05, 2013

Representatives of 10 Best Design announced the new 10 Best Web Design Firms awards, featuring Buildrr as the number one best agency. Buildrr, a Syracuse, NY web design firm, showed as the best of the design firms in providing cutting edge websites. Criteria included helping their clients keep up with the Information Age, whether or not the client is strictly an Internet business or entrepreneurial idea.

Buildrr has been among the top three firms on this list for a number of months, a representative said. In fact, they have been ranked as the number one web design firm for two consecutive months. Ten Best Designs provides information and rankings on all candidates.

In considering the candidates for awards, 10 Best Design spends countless hours analyzing and comparing firms from all over the world. They say the winners were chosen because they represent unique talent in the industry. The decision is based on the results of quantitative analysis and quantitative variables processed by an algorithmic computer program.

It is 10 Best Designs belief that the award winners keep the industry moving forward because they do not just follow trends, they create them. Buildrr was cited for providing clients with top of the line design services to meet all their wants and needs. Buildrr was recognized for building more than your average website.

According to 10 Best Design, Buildrr provides clients all around the world with web design services and packages. Buildrr also specializes in marketing their clients website to effectively compete in todays marketplace. They offer unique, custom designs that put their clients at the head of their industry.

In addition, Buildrr received the award because they offered services that clients do not see from other website services, like creating website traffic, an over-arching design scheme, implemented applications, features and more. These services set Buildrr apart from other website services.

With its previous rankings of number 1, 2 and 3, Buildrr is one of the top website services in the world. Buildrr delivers excellent services and amazing customer satisfaction. Salon Groupie and Progressive Angola were two examples of recent work attributed to Buildrr that were shown on the award presentation website. Buildrrs motto is revenue through results and we build businesses.

The Buildrr website says their clients great ideas inspire them, and they offer categories of services like traffic, website and app on their website. Buildrrs traffic building page emphasizes detail stuff like planning, promoting, selling, fulfilling, servicing and then starting over again.

The Buildrr website says the level of effort necessary to take an idea from conception to revenue stream is important. They offer traffic services like pay per click, SEO, social media marketing, video marketing, conversion optimization, automated marketing and more to bring traffic to a clients site.

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Spark>Experience Design Award is Launched World’s First

New York, NY (PRWEB) June 26, 2013

"The Spark team is proud to launch yet another, unique design competitionour 7th," said Spark Director, Peter Kuchnicki. "This relatively new discipline goes under several names, like Service Design, UE and Experience Design. It concerns designing and improving the customer experience, from the beginning of the development cycle through design, manufacture, marketing, sales, to the showroom interiors, interfaces, graphics, service and ultimate disposal."

"This all-encompassing, holistic approach is being applied by all sorts of design practices. Well-known product designers, architects and interior designers have dedicated staff to this growing area, and many major companies consider their Chief Experience Officer as their highest design title."

"Every customer touch point is studied and analyzed before the actual design is crystallized," observed Ravi Sawney, CEO of RKS and Spark>Experience jury Chair. "It's critical to understand the whole process before the building phase begins. With today's engaged, social and sophisticated customers, companies simply cannot afford to ignore how the user will experience their design. One bad tweet can lead to many thousands."

Call for Entries

Submissions will be accepted from designers and organizations which have created examples of breakthrough experience and service design. Entries will be gathered from July 1 to October 10, 2013. Pricing, categories and criteria are published at the Spark Awards website.

Jurors Include Top Designers and Educators

Jury Chair, Ravi Sawney, CEO of RKS

Craig LaRosa, Principal, Service Design, Continuum

Frank Tyneski, Chief of Design and Experience at JMI Equity

Don Norman, Nielsen Norman Group, IDEO Fellow

(Others to follow)

"We are expecting some very diverse and complex solutions," said Craig LaRosa from Continuum. "This includes the process followed, the iterations explored and the ultimate choices made in a wide range of media. For anyone designing or interested in cutting edge innovation, this is exciting stuff!"

Bonus Information

Spark is proudly sponsored by Autodesk, Core77, ArchNewsNow, Archinect, Bustler, Pluo Consulting and RIOT Creative Imaging.

All Spark 2013 Competitions are Now Accepting Entries



Spark>Concept & Student





The Spark Design Awards core mission is to help create a better world though design excellence.

The Spark competitions are open to all designers, including students (in Spark>Concept). The Spark Community may be joined at no cost. The Spark competitions have a variety of entry fees, depending upon the event. Submissions are made at the Spark website. Juries, composed of design professionals and experts, meet online and in person to choose Finalists and Winners.

Learn more about this organization and all these competitions at the Spark website landing page at

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New Web Design Modules to Be Released from Rocket Web Design in the Summer of 2013

Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) June 12, 2013

In order to get a quality Utah web design, is it necessary to pay a big price?

Something that RWD is best known for is their quality websites that they create for their clients. But something that impresses their clients the most is the price that they are paying to get the site. RWD can provide great custom website designs to their clients with incredible graphics and custom modules for a lower cost than other web design firms. With a simple to use drag and drop module, business owners can make simple changes to their site without taking hours of training. When choosing the services that are provided from RWD, businesses will get the perks of receiving a new logo. RWD is staffed with expert designers that can create logos for different businesses, all of these logos that are designed are made with top quality graphics to add visual appearance to the website.

Aside from providing custom Utah web designs, what other services are offered from RWD?

RWD is a leading company for creating professional sites for their clients, but they excel in many other areas such as: internet marketing, SEO (search engine optimization), and more. They have the resources and tools to attract traffic and create leads for businesses using through their SEO efforts, the optimization of social media, and pay per click campaigns. Using their SEO efforts RWD has been able to boost multiple of their clients to position one on Google for high traffic and heavy competition keywords. With their quality custom website designs, they can properly optimize the content with high traffic words and by generating press releases throughout the internet they are able to generate better rankings for the site in search engines.

What perks can a business receive when going with RWD?

For business that choose to go with RWD for their Utah web design, they get the option of getting quality SEO services that could get them to the top of Google for their selected keywords. By purchasing their services of Pay Per Click businesses can bring in more leads and increase their companies conversion rate. All of these services will be complimented with a quality designed new logo and professional industry themed website. RWD has a history of providing their clients with strong results and giving them satisfaction with how their website looks.

For more information about RWD visit their website at


StrandVision Digital Signage Content Portal Now Offers Three Expertise Levels for Signage Design Control

Menomonie, WI (PRWEB) June 05, 2013

StrandVision Digital Signage has enhanced its Web-based Digital Signage Content Management System (CMS) portal to include three skill levels for electronic signage content administration. The three-tiered approach presents administrators with tailored selections to help them quickly and easily design, post and distribute digital signage pages. Offered as a free digital signage upgrade for all StrandVision subscribers, the enhanced user interface is available immediately.

"The StrandVision electronic signage system is designed to be simple and very flexible," said Mike Strand, StrandVision founder and CEO. "New users are automatically registered at the Beginner user level and after their free digital signage training most quickly move to Intermediate. Those who want to have the greatest level of digital signage content design control simply select the Advanced level on the administrator portal and they are presented with all of the design options for the particular page type."

StrandVision's enhanced user interface controls the design options that users see when they work with their StrandVision Digital Signage pages. Beginners see a less extensive set of choices, which makes page administration simpler; Advanced users have more choices and more control. The system allows Beginner users to modify pages created by an advanced user without disrupting higher-level settings. This also allows the user to temporarily access Advanced digital signage content features without having to stay at the more feature-rich level.

For instance, for the "Paragraph with Photo" template page, Beginners are offered a selection of fields for entering a title, paragraph content and photo. Intermediate users can also add a subtitle and direct the system to use the full digital media player screen, while Advanced users can play with color options, photo position, add Quick Response (QR) code fields and adjust text alignment, fonts and effects.

For detailed descriptions of the user-level options for each StrandVision Digital Signage content page type template visit Current StrandVision Digital Signage subscribers may select their user level by logging into their account and clicking the "User Mode" option in the "Modify Pages" section.

About StrandVision


StrandVision LLC, based in Menomonie, Wisconsin, delivers low-cost, Web-based digital signage software through a patented Software as a Service (SaaS) approach that delivers content to subscribers' LCD flat panel screens, as well as computer screens and websites. StrandVision's service distributes text and graphics pages, video content and national and local weather and news. It is ideal for many large and small business marketing applications, including medical and dental offices (patient education); banks, retailers and industrial distributors (video merchandising); education (student communication, staff and visitor information); employee break rooms (employee communication of events and benefits); nonprofit and religious organizations (member and supporter communication).

StrandVision also offers, a fully digital, high-definition (HD) video extender to connect a computer to a television over long distances for use with digital signage and many other applications. StrandVision Digital Signage services and are available directly from StrandVision and through registered affiliates and system integrators. Additional information about StrandVision Digital Signage is available at, 715-235-7446 or by email.

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