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Updated: 2017-09-05T19:57:51Z


5 Reasons Why You Should Donate Your Old Shoes: Save Lives With Safe Water


Think about all the shoes you probably own. How many of them do you actually wear? If you’ve been waiting for a reason to get rid of some of your old shoes, this is it. Don’t just trash them. Donate them! For the fourth consecutive year, The Iona Group and Float, in partnership with St. [...]

Eyeo Festival 2014, A Designer’s Recap


      In this ever-changing industry, artists and designers instinctively grow and change with the technology of the era. This past week, I attended the Eyeo Festival in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The festival assembled an incredible set of creative coders, data designers and artists. They conducted fascinating presentations, unique workshops and interactions. There were a [...]

CINEMA 4D Integration with After Effects CC Animation


        Designers have always wanted to have better built-in 3D tools within After Effects. Now we have that ability. This year, Adobe and MAXON released the ability to collaborate a pipeline between Adobe After Effects software and MAXON’s CINEMA 4D. This has allowed artists a way to have seamless 2D/3D integration between [...]

Video Production Support at the Farm Progress Show


Known as the “world’s fair of agriculture,” the annual three-day Farm Progress Show (FPS) is the nation’s largest outdoor farm show. Held alternately between Decatur, IL and Boone, IA, this year’s show featured some 600 exhibitors, including DuPont Pioneer, who contracted with The Iona Group for media preparation and on-site A/V support. The Pioneer “tent” [...]

Team Prepares for Teaching at Bradley University’s Interactive Media Department


Several members of our team are once again preparing for another semester of higher learning as they expand and enrich the minds of Interactive Media students at Bradley University. Bradley University’s Department of Interactive Media in the Slane College of Communications prepares its students to be critical thinkers in a continually evolving field that requires [...]

Making a Difference – One Pair of Shoes at a Time


Ideas come in many shapes and designs and are as unique as each person. For some, it is seeing or perhaps hearing something that triggers a random thought. Such is the case for Iona’s Shoes for Water project. Several years ago, I was in Ohio and went to a local church one Sunday morning. There [...]

Drupal 8: A Brief Primer


In the life of a Drupal developer, one of the things that brings both excitement and trepidation is the release of the next major version. The release brings both the promise of performance improvements, as well as the prospect of significant effort to bring an existing Drupal install up to speed. That time is rapidly [...]

DuPont Pioneer Business Conferences


For over a decade, The Iona Group has assisted DuPont Pioneer with their annual business conferences. This work has consisted of, but not been limited to, theme development, graphic and video creation, and staging the actual conferences. Until recently, this conference was a single yearly gathering of the entire North American sales team, held at [...]