How we made our office entryway attractive, fun, and comfortable while also creating a relaxing lounge for team members and clients for around $500.
Now that we’ve completed our move into our new studio space, we can focus on updating and outfitting our new office with our own Ghost Productions sense of style. Because our entry way is the first thing that our visitors will see we, decided to start there and make our waiting room a creative space. As with any office update it is important to begin by determining, needs, realizing assets, and setting a budget.
Because we are Ghost and because we desire function and fun over convention, we decided to do away with the standard waiting room chairs and opted for something much cooler. It just so happens that a local company produces these incredibly comfortable and durable hovering chairs in a variety of colors. Check them out at skychairs.com. So we bought a variety of colors and hung them from the beams we made a few days earlier.
Sky Chairs in assorted colors: $90 x (4) = $360
> 3000 lbs. Rated Carabiner or Quick Link: $4 x (6) = $24
> 3000 lbs. Static Climbing Rope: $40
Framing Lumber 2″x 6″ x 10′ : $8 x (6) = $48
10″ Timber Screws: $15 for 12 pack = $15
(1) 1 Qt Wood Stain: $10
(1) Antique Oil Finish: $11
Staining wood with fire to make cheap construction pine look more like antique reclaimed wood for pennies on the dollar.
Our new studio is coming along and we’re changing gears from moving and organizing into full on construction. This week we’re going to be building some beams for a few of the building projects and we’ll show you how to do it.
Step 1. Buy cheap framing pine boards in the needed dimensions.
Step 2. Lightly sand and apply pre-stain.
Step 3. Apply generous amount of wood stain.
Step 4. Use a torch to start stain on fire and burn into wood.
Step 6. Seal wood with antique wood finish.
Join us in the next installment where we mount these beams to the ceiling to make the coolest waiting room ever with hanging furniture.
How to use fire to stain inexpensive cheap construction pine look more like antique reclaimed wood the cheap and easy way.
Healthcare workers in America are overstressed. They barely have the time necessary to complete the tasks they are assigned. What’s more, many of these tasks are of life or death matters.
At the same time, there is an enormous need for clear, helpful and easy-to-understand medical education to teach patients their responsibilities for self-care. It’s essential to keep in mind that the most successful outcomes in healthcare occur when patients are also engaged in the process of getting healthier. Read more
Medical advancements are occurring at a frenetic pace. The rapid pace of technological innovation demands that medical marketing keep up. Healthcare marketing initiatives will excel if they take advantage of the best practices in using 3D animation for medical presentations. This is especially so when this medium is a key part of a comprehensive healthcare marketing strategy.
By using 3D for medical animation, it is possible to convey a message in a dramatic and engaging way that can’t be achieved with other methodologies.
Medical animations are useful to help illustrate concepts, demonstrate medical theories, explain the protocols of treatment processes, and show detailed anatomy or physiology. Three-dimensional animations are also used in other health-related areas for medical simulations that can be viewed in an interactive manner.
Here are some of the excellent uses for medical animations that help pharmaceutical sales reps: Read more
Medical illustration is fascinating. It offers a way to accurately look at the human body, represented through anatomy illustrations. These colorful depictions of accurate anatomy created by illustrators at medical illustration companies like Ghost Productions are extremely helpful in showing complex biological information. These illustrations are frequently used to promote health care services and products because of their powerful depiction of these complex concepts.
There is such care taken in creating these aesthetically pleasing medical drawings as a scientific illustration that they become a vital educational tool for current patients, potential patients and health care providers. Read more
Ghost Productions is hiring! We are looking for a Drupal Developer primarily responsible for back-end/module development, to optimize existing Drupal Website
Skills and Qualifications
• Experience building user interfaces for websites and/or web applications
• Extremely fluent with HTML5/XHTML and CSS
• Experience designing and developing responsive design websites
• Comfortable working with debugging tools like Firebug, Chrome inspector, etc.
• Ability to understand CSS changes to have consistent style across platforms and browsers
• Ability to convert comprehensive layout and wireframes into working HTML pages
• Experience developing web solutions in Drupal and PHP implementations in a LAMP environment
• Ability to architect enterprise Drupal solutions including data, display, and information architecture
• Advanced site-building experience including deep familiarity with Drupal modules such as CTools, Views, and Panels
• Experience creating custom Drupal modules
• Knowledge of PHP, PHP files and theme functions, and knowledge of the Drupal theme layer
• Through understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle (e.g. Requirements, Design, Development, Testing) and exposure to Agile or iterative SDLCs.
If interested, please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Zika virus has caught the world’s attention, having rapidly spread to many areas across the globe. Symptoms of the virus — which is transmitted primarily by mosquitoes — usually are mild, but being infected during pregnancy can cause birth defects. The World Health Organization is helping coordinate a global emergency response, and the medical community is on a quest to develop a Zika virus treatment plan. There is no vaccine available.
Research and awareness campaigns stand to benefit greatly from 3D medical animation, and such animations also can be used to teach health care practitioners around the world about the virus and any potential cure. Groundbreaking methods to counter the Zika virus can be demonstrated visually and in great detail using 3D animation.
Full circle product development experience. From development to launch
Solid understanding of UX / UI considerations within 3D environments
Deep working knowledge of Unity toolset and plugins.
Strong C# scripting skills
Some experience with developing custom Unity DLLs in C++ a huge plus.
Experience in interaction design, user-centered design methodologies and usability
About Ghost and Employees:
The job comes with an accrual-based 3 weeks of paid-time off that grow with each year worked up to 15 days of vacation and 5 PTO. Do the math, that is a month of paid vacation for our veterans! We offer medical and dental benefits and a really competitive 401k retirement plan. We have super-flexible core hours that allow you to work when you are at your most productive. We have free, highly-caffeinated beverages, opportunities for travel for continuing ed, free parking, Herman Miller Chairs, ergonomic desks, and snacks!
Ghost is an exceptionally creative environment that is more likely to reward those who think outside of the box than those who prefer convention. And speaking of reward, ghOst paid out $20k in bonuses to their best, brightest, and hardest workers in 2011. ghOst also offers one of the most stable opportunities for employment in the field. It is a challenging job and only the most skilled, talented, and dedicated are going to enjoy a career with us. Those who lack imagination, enjoy complaining more than being a valuable member of the production team, or are comfortable with mediocracy may be better suited to working for less imaginative employers.
If you are interested in this position, and want to join the Ghost team, please send your resume and portfolio/demo reel to email@example.com
The medical device market is highly competitive. Whether you are introducing a new device, or trying to gain market share for an existing device, even a superior product must be accompanied by savvy marketing.
Following the best practices for marketing medical devices means taking a multipronged approach. Some of the best ways to market medical devices include: Read more