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Attention Graphic Designers

While adobe illustrator and photoshop are phenomenal for creating the perfect logo, the interfaces can sometimes seem daunting to a new user. Even if you know what you’re doing, on occasion you may have a smaller project, or simply want to mess around with some ideas. Thankfully, there is an easy-to-use web tool called Online Logo Maker that makes it incredibly simple to generate ideas and even create final logos. The best part is that it’s free to use! (Although you can pay for additional features.) If you’re wanting to speed up your creative process, or quickly whip up a nice logo, you can visit their website by clicking here.

To show how quickly you can create a logo, the one below only took a minute to create.

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Maybe you’re wondering: “Okay, so I’ve got a tool now, but how do I actually make a decent looking logo?” Fear not, for we at the Digital Studio have prepared for such a circumstance! Here is an excellent article by fabvulous.com that runs through the basics of what makes a logo work.

Whether you want to mess around with a new tool to gather some designs, or contemplate your perfect brand identity, we hope this will help you out!

Adobe jumps into artificial intelligence

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Anyone interested in technology is bound to know about Adobe. The creative company has given the design world tools to create professional grade images and products. As part of the design world we can not thank Adobe enough! However, Adobe is taking a new route when it comes to their product. They have recently announced they will be jumping into artificial intelligence. Sensei, Adobe’s artificial intelligence technology, can assist you in Photoshop by anticipating your moves with colors, shapes, and fonts. Sensei will turn your papers into editable digital documents with the right fonts and cleaning up the document while you focus on the more important parts of the paper. It will also be a handy tool for marketers by crunching numbers and giving you the heads up when it finds something interesting in your field of work. There are bound to be more creative features added along the way, but all in all Adobe taking part in artificial intelligence can only mean good things for the design community.

To learn more about Adobe’s new technology click on the following link – Adobe Sensei  

Smart Home Design III

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Alex Capecelatro, Co-founder and CEO of JStar, has comprised fun animated images of Josh.ai. Josh.ai is an artificial intelligence agent for your home. You can learn more about Josh.ai at this link – https://josh.ai. These images are a collection that shows the design and use of Josh.ai. It will capture your dreams of a smart house.

To see all of the images click on the following link – Josh.ai Smart House Images

New Lynda.com Courses!

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It is that time again! Lynda.com has added new courses to their already extensive library of resources you can use for anything from Photoshop to how to manage your online accounts. This time Lynda.com has added courses about After Effects and personal finance tips.  The release of new courses has multiple tutorials on After Effects. So if you are looking to refine your skills in this area Lynda.com is a great place to start!

Click here to check out Lynda.com’s new courses

11 Internet of Things Predictions for 2017

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From ioti.com:

“Industry observers look into their crystal ball to foresee what is in store for the Internet of Things next year.

It’s still early days for the Internet of Things. As recently as 2014, 87 percent of consumers had never heard of the technology, according to Accenture. In 2016, and 19% of business and government professionals reported that they had never heard of the Internet of Things while 18% were only vaguely familiar with it, according to research from the Internet of Things Institute.

Although the technology is getting the most traction in the industrial space, the most promising use cases for the technology are just starting to come to light.

To get a sense of what to expect as we head into 2017, we spoke with Stanford lecturer and IoT author Timothy Chou, Ph.D.; Thulium.co CEO Tamara McCleary; industry observer and influencer Evan Kirstel; and Sandy Carter, CEO and founder of Silicon-Blitz.

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1. IoT Will Influence the Omnichannel

IoT’s impact will be felt in the marketing world, says Sandy Carter, CEO and founder of Silicon-Blitz, who was named a 2016 Forbes Digital Influencer. “Omnichannel has been a hot topic owing to its focus on a single face to the customer,” Carter says. With IoT, presenting a single view of the data becomes easier whether you are a B2B or B2C company. The convergence of digital and physical worlds across multiple channels has created opportunities to measure and influence customer behavior beyond traditional purchasing cycles. Sensors, beacons, subscriptions, and digital capabilities have dramatically changed how businesses reach and manage customer relationships. This results in a transformation of marketing.”

CMOs need to understand how this new technology’s data can drive a competitiveness in the client experience, Carter says.

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