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Getting Schooled in Vectorworks Software

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 2/8/17 11:23 AM
When we think of Vectorworks software users, we typically picture design professionals or aspiring university students, but in Ladue, Missouri, Sharrie Cognac is working with an unlikely group: middle school students. Since 1998, Cognac has been teaching the seventh and eighth graders of Ladue Middle School how to design and draft using Vectorworks software as a part of her Industrial Technologies courses. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Education, For the Love of Design, Industrial Technologies, 2D Drafting, AutoCAD, CAD, Industrial Tech, interior design, Ladue Middle School, Mac

9 Job Search Tips for Theatre Techs

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 11/16/16 11:13 AM
A career in entertainment technology or design can be fun and rewarding, but the biggest challenge can be discovering new opportunities. Whether you’re taking your first foray into a career as a theatre tech or have found yourself in a rut and are looking for a fresh start, here are some tips for getting a fresh start in the industry. Read More

Topics: Broadwayworld, Entertainment, For the Love of Design, jobs, OffStageJobs, overhire, Playbill, resume, Spotlight, StageJobsPro, Academic Newsletter, cattle call, entertainment design, networking

Great Design for a Good Cause with One Student's Master Project

Posted by Hannah Force on 11/4/16 11:51 AM
When it comes time for students to start their master project, it can seem like an ominous, looming task, and making up your mind on what to focus on can be difficult, too. But for Raphael Leonida, a recent DeMontfort University graduate, he knew exactly what he wanted to design for his master project: an occupational therapy center. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Education, For the Love of Design, master project, rendering, Academic Newsletter, DeMontfort University, interior design, occupational therapy, #VectorworksFeatureMe

Frankly Speaking: 5 Ways to Get Past a Creative Block

Posted by Guest Author on 10/20/16 10:18 AM
By Frank Brault, Product Marketing Manager – Entertainment Read More

Topics: Education, Entertainment, For the Love of Design, Frankly Speaking, @FrankOnDesign, Academic Newsletter, Frank Brault, inspiration

Modern Tech Meets Ancient Architecture with Vectorworks Academic Grant

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 10/11/16 11:41 AM
Anthony Caldwell, with the UCLA Experiential Technologies Center, set out seven years ago to understand how the legendary Pharos Lighthouse of Alexandria, Egypt, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, was constructed. Since receiving the first Vectorworks Academic Research Grant, the team has arrived at an answer. “Our research question was: could the lighthouse have existed in the form that is described? And the answer, the bottom line, is yes,” says Caldwell. Read More

Topics: Architecture, building information model, Education, For the Love of Design, Pharos Lighthouse, reconstruction, UCLA Experiential Technologies Center, Vectorworks Academic Research Grant, Academic Newsletter, Anthony Caldwell, BIM

Frankly Speaking: Balancing Creative Inspiration and Design Execution

Posted by Guest Author on 8/18/16 9:55 AM
By Frank Brault, Product Marketing Manager – Entertainment Read More

Topics: Education, Entertainment, For the Love of Design, Frankly Speaking, @FrankOnDesign, SILV, TKTS Times Square, Frank Brault, inspiration, Las Vegas, Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas, Times Square

Plot a New Course: Unconventional Careers for Exceptional Entertainment Designers

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 7/1/16 10:32 AM
Whether you're about to make your first foray into the professional world or you just want to shake things up with your career, it's can be challenging to think outside-the-box and discover new opportunities to pursue. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of jobs you might not have even considered yet. Read More

Topics: Broadwayworld, Carnival, Education, Entertainment, For the Love of Design, OffStageJobs, Playbill, resources, Royal Caribbean, r/TechTheatre, Spotlight, StageJobsPro, theme parks, trade show booths, window displays, Academic Newsletter, Celebrity Cruises, corporate events, cruise lines, Disney Cruise Line, entertainment design, inspiration, museum exhibits, tent shows

Frankly Speaking: The Power of Experiential Learning

Posted by Guest Author on 6/27/16 11:44 AM
By Frank Brault, Product Marketing Manager – Entertainment at Vectorworks, Inc. Read More

Topics: Education, Entertainment, experiential learning, For the Love of Design, Frankly Speaking, Academic Newsletter, inspiration

Frankly Speaking: The Flipped Future of Design Education

Posted by Guest Author on 5/6/16 9:54 AM
By Frank Brault, Product Marketing Manager – Entertainment Read More

Topics: Education, Entertainment, Flipped Learning, Flipped Learning Network, For the Love of Design, Frankly Speaking, Towson University, Community, Frank Brault, inspiration

Say Goodbye to Team Project Stress

Posted by Guest Author on 4/12/16 12:32 PM
Working as a team is often an integral part of the design experience, but it doesn't have to be painful. With the new Project Sharing feature (which is part of  Vectorworks 2016, by the way), you can work concurrently on the same file with as many people as you want without worrying about accidentally saving over someone else’s work. See? Painless! Although, we can’t do anything about that one teammate who isn’t pulling their weight. Sorry. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Education, For the Love of Design, Project Sharing, resources, Rubina Siddiqui, Community, inspiration, Vectorworks 2016, Wes Gardner

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