By Starshine Roshell | Friday, June 19, 2015
If you were building a restaurant from the ground up … you probably wouldn’t hire a cop to design it. But when you’re an entrepreneur on a budget, sometimes you just have to work with what you have.
And what Jason and Nirasha Rodriguez had was a dream, a can-do spirit—and a membership to lynda.com.
So when they decided to open their own restaurant where chef Nirasha could work her culinary magic, Jason—a former police officer and firefighter—designed the eatery’s layout, light fixtures, tables, and more using the SketchUp tutorials on lynda.com.
“It was the last thing I thought I’d ever be doing,” Jason says. “But you have that pride of ownership at the end: I did that! And the only reason I could design it is lynda.com.”
By George Maestri | Thursday, November 11, 2010
Last Thursday night, AIGA/LA hosted three lynda.com authors for an evening that focused on 3D design. The event was held at Continuum, which is one of the best-looking design studios in Venice. The evening started with pizza and beer, then the authors took the stage.
Author Dave Schultze showed how Rhino can be used in product and package design. He showed a very cool Philco PC he designed as well as some very realistic renderings. Author David Lee showed some of the finer aspects of Sketchbook Pro, which is used extensively in illustration and design. I showed tips and tricks for Google Sketchup. After the talks ended, free passes and other goodies were handed out to the audience.
The event was a success, and it introduced a lot of Los Angeles-based creative types to a whole new dimension in design.
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