Posted by Charisse Louis on January 28th, 2010
ChaRene Graphic Design
At the end of 2008, I discovered my parents neighbor had filed a lawsuit against them for cutting down a tree they believed was theirs to cut. Before I realized the seriousness of the charges, I attempted to talk with these neighbors on behalf of my mom and dad. The door was slammed in my face and so began my nightmare. The stress from the lawsuit was too much for my dad and less than a week before the trial, my mom found him dead from a massive heart attack. During the next few weeks, my mom suffered from horrible migraines that I attributed to the stress of both events. Almost a month to the date that my dad passed away, I found my mom unresponsive from a stroke.
Two brain surgeries and months of rehabilitation later, my mom survived! I was told point blank by her surgeon that it was a real miracle she was alive and functioning. Many other strange events occurred during these few months and I was beginning to feel cursed. But amazingly, as the sole care giver to my mom, I was able to grow my business significantly during the worst economic downturn since the great depression. I believe it was my faith that sustained me, kept me going, working and carried me through this intense personal trial. My desire, through this condensed version of my story, is to give others the hope and faith that what may seem impossible truly is possible.
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by Andrew R. Spriegel
May 6, 2010
You don’t have to be a billion dollar multinational to take advantage Optic Lingo‘s design services – small companies too can benefit from their award-winning capabilities. Optic Lingo does work for Fortune 100 and 500 companies, large to small companies and individuals. Here is a sampling of the large companies they do work for:
How do they accomplish that work for such a range of clients? First off “they” is Craig Miloscia and he knows how to leverage his skills and others based on the job. Craig Miloscia is a very skilled industrial engineer and when he has a large job he collaborates with others. When Craig has a smaller job he tackles it himself with his immense talent. Craig knows how to work within the client’s budget.
Craig Miloscia grew up in Shakers Heights, Ohio. His Father is an engineer and his mother is an artist. Industrial design was a hybrid of those 2 professions. He attended Shaker Heights High School and graduated in 1983. Graduated in 1987 from Pratt Institute in NYC with a bachelors of industrial design degree.
Craig started his own full service design firm right after college graduation which is now called Optic Lingo. Early in his career worked on many team projects that won major design awards before he was 30 years old. Awards included: Time Magazine’s best consumer product of year, IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America) gold award and ID (International Design) Magazine’s top annual review award. Since then Craig has designed state-of-the-art products that have sold around the world in the millions and they have even appeared on many television shows and in movies. B y taking communication and web design courses over the years one of his core competencies is digital design. This has helped Craig design many user experiences for prominent technology companies. Along with being design director at Optic Lingo Craig currently is an adjunct professor at University of Akron teaching web design courses and Northern Ohio chapter secretary of IDSA. Craig enjoys golfing, snowboarding and triathlons when he isn’t designing.
Here is a sampling of the services Craig Offers:
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by Vall Iliev, President and CEO of Vallmar LLC, Stow, Ohio, www.vallmar.com
After over 20 years in this industry, I know inventors are creative, ambitious people. They are the individuals who see a problem and envision a solution to that problem. Too often, however, they take a difficult pathway as they strive to bring their invention to the attention of potential buyers. Most inventions fail because the initial precious resources are misdirected and spent on inadequate prototypes and filings for full patents before the idea is developed into a viable business concept. An effective business planning process will address such issues as cost and potential return on investment, which should be 8 to10 times the direct cost of manufacturing. In today’s uncertain economy, a further goal must be to develop the idea in such a way as to minimize the risks to a licensing firm.
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Introducing the Gear Ring by Kinekt Design
Kinekt Design (pronounced “Connect”) brings forward-thinking design objects and products that fuse together a modern aesthetic with tangible interaction.
New York, New York, February 05, 2010 – Kinekt Design LLC, announced its first product launch – the Gear Ring. The ring is crafted from the highest grade alloy of jewelry stainless steel to ensure the function and precision of all the components. It embodies the company’s vision of playful yet refined design.
A few companies are taking notice:
The company has been working on developing the Gear Ring for over a year and this is their first rotating/spinning piece. A product designed for men and women, the ring is elegant yet striking, with comfort styling and smooth movement at a great price of $165. The price includes FREE world wide shipping comes with a LIFETIME WARRANTY and can be purchased online. A video can be seen below or on the company website (www.kinektdesign.com) which shows how the Gear Ring works.
Kinekt Design creator, Glen Liberman, was always fascinated and inspired by small mechanisms and their movements. With this interest, the concept was envisioned for the Gear Ring, a product “complex enough to play with, yet simple enough to wear:”
Interview with the three owners: Andy Patel, Glen Liberman and Rachel Liberman
Question: How did the three of you start working together?
Answer: Well, Glen and Rachel started working together first. Rachel and Glen have launched projects/products together as well working independently. When Rachel met Andy and learned he had a strong business and finance background as well as an entrepreneurial passion it made more and more sense for all three of us to start working together. Our first business together is Kinekt Design LLC.
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Ultimate Bucketmouth Baits Debuts with PAA as Presenting Affinity Partner
Ultimate Bucketmouth Baits is the newest Presenting Partner to join the PAA Affinity Program. Not only can PAA members get special PAA Only Pricing, they can take advantage of what is essentially the initial offering of several new baits, sure to be hot in 2010. Anglers may recognize the name and even seen a few of the products since launched at ICAST in 2009. Ultimate Bucketmouth Baits is the creation of Brian Kanke, a PAA member and competitive fisherman out of Spring, Texas. Brian’s time on the water, and frustration with several other baits on the market, spurred his thoughts of striking out in his own direction. His background in design and engineering made the transition to a bait designer easy, and with a year of development under their belt, he and his associates are geared up for 2010.
The Lunker Ugly Frog, the bait that started it all, made a splash when it hopped into the game in Orlando. Everyone that saw it loved it, and Bassmaster.com
City Insert Weights for the perfect balance.Lunkerfrog, is a recipe for success. In addition, to the frog, PAA members can pick up everything they need to trick it out. Ultimate Bucketmouth Baits offers the perfect oversized Owner hooks to match it, along with Lunkerpads, and a lillyUgly Frog actually floats in the water with the legs down and head out, just like the real thing. A slow subtle retrieve along weed lines and Lunkerworked like an actual frog, rather than the more traditional buzzing retrieve of other soft plastic frogs or toads. The to be is designed. What’s unique about the frog is its true lifelike appearance and action, due to longer front and rear legs. The bait ICASTnamed it as one of the editor’s top picks from
Although the frog is sure to be deadly, Brian and his staff are also producing some great pitching/flipping baits under the “Ugly” line, as well as a new Tournament Worm and some accessories. As far as what does the future hold for Ultimate Bucketmouth Baits? Brian said plans include continued expansion of the soft plastic line, including two February introductions to coincide with the Classic. Brian will continue to promote the company through his own fishing efforts, with a very busy schedule including the PAA Bass Pro Shops Tournament Series. His primary focus will be on all the BASS Opens, with the goal of making the Elite Series for 2011.
For PAA members to take advantage of this special offer, login into the PAA Affinity Program, where you’ll find everything you need to know about getting hooked up with Ultimate Bucketmouth Baits. For complete details of the products that are currently available, you can also visit http://www.ultimatebucketmouth.com.
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HaloCreatives.com is a “go to” Website Development Team for You and Your Business.
by Andrew R. Spriegel, Patent, Trademark and Copyright Attorney at Moxon & Spriegel, LLC at www.mspatentlaw.com.
Think about the value of a GREAT website, it is the “salesman/saleswomen” for your business 24/7, it represents YOU, it never has a bad day, no medical coverage necessary, it gives a consistent message, no travel expenses as it travels all over the world, it cannot get sick, it becomes more and more valuable over time, it never talks back, it keeps track of who and how often people visit your site… How much would you have to pay a sales team to provide a small portion of the services that you get from a website? Yet so many businesses have an under achieving sales team and yet either no website or worse, a badly designed website.
Think about the disadvantages of no website or a BAD website. Customers question whether you are even in business without a site, they wonder about the quality of your work, it can hurt you 24/7 if it is done poorly… Mary & Ritch Lawlor at Halo Creatives (www.halocreatives.com) are on a mission and their mission is to help you build your business and drive sales. They recently created a website for Tim Taylor (an inventor) and me at www.kaaajing.com. The site is awesome and it has the edginess that we were looking for and they complete the site on time and a very affordable price.
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How Les Briggs is re-inventing himself by transforming his construction and design business into a high end industrial design firm — and How You Can, Too
By Andrew R. Spriegel
December 30, 2009
Les Briggs and I met when he came to our patent law firm, Moxon & Spriegel, LLC (www.mspatentlaw.com) to look at obtaining patent protection on several of invention ideas. As I looked as Les’ various designs I was immediately impressed by his industrial design skills, his artistic abilities and his prototyping skills.
I asked Les if he was doing patent drawing, illustrations, prototypes for anyone or in his own business and he wasn’t. I suggested he start to do some of that work for inventors and companies. Les is one of the top ten industrial design engineers that I have seen. I knew that he made a good living doing high end work with his faux finishes and plastering work but I told him their are very few people with his skills and he would also do well financially working in the industrial design world. Les started aligning himself with the right people and has been doing patent drawings, artist renderings, illustrations, design work, etc., for individuals and companies and his company and portfolio are expanding rapidly in addition he is busy with his other “day job”.
Les owns Les Briggs Design (Decorative Painting & Plaster) in Jackson Township Ohio. Les is used to working on high end homes and businesses doing hand plastering, faux finishes and marble designs.
Custom Plaster Work
THE SHIFT TO DOING INDUSTRIAL DESIGN WORK, RENDITIONS, PATENT DRAWINGS AND PROTOTYPING Continue reading
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