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Look out Project Runway. Fashion Design Classes for Kids in San Diego may just be preparing the up and coming competition for the future of the fashion industry. College for Kids 2008 is offering a Summer Fashion Design Program tapping right into the trends and interests of today’s youth.

College for Kids Summer 2008 is offering excellent Fashion Design Classes for Kids in San Diego. This is an excellent opportunity for the child with the creative eye who is always able to put something unique together. Imagine this child picking up the skill of sewing and working with other fashion designers that help him or her hone his or her creative eye and fashion design skills.
In the Fashion Design Classes for Kids in San Diego, sponsored by College for Kids, children learn how to creative fashion designs and bring them to life with the drawing and design fashion camp. One of the first skills campers acquires and one of the most basic but also one of the most important is how to create a pattern.

The next step in the Fashion Design Classes for Kids in San Diego is equally as important as they take the pattern they created and sew it into a finished garment. Additionally the curriculum of the Fashion Design Classes for Kids in San Diego extends into the step-by-step process of how fashion goes from the drawing board and into production end up ultimately on the runway and then into the consumer’s closet.
College for Kids Summer 2008 Fashion Design Classes for Kids in San Diego will be held the week of July 14 through 18th. The class for the younger set of kids in grades 2nd through 4th will be held from 9:00Am to 12:00PM. Fashion Design Classes for older kids grades 5th through 8th will be held between the hours of 1:00PM and 4:00PM.

The Fashion Design Classes for Kids in San Diego, sponsored by College for Kids will be held at Palomar College in San Marcos in North San Diego. Tuition for the Fashion Design Class is $200.00 per child.
The Fashion Design Classes for Kids in San Diego is an ideal way for kids interested in fashion to spend quality time in a supervised creative learning environment under the tutelage of professionals.

The number of spaces for the Fashion Design Classes for Kids is limited to approximately 20 kids per class. For more information on the Fashion Design Classes for Kids in San Diego offered through the College for Kids Summer Program 2008 call 760 891-7626.

The Website Design Summer Camp for Kids in San Diego is one of the top summer camps offered for summer 2008. This is the place for skilled techies and wannabes to come and learn and have fun among peers with common interests. Though there are many easy to use Website Design programs on the Internet, this unique class has a low camper to instructor ratio designed to provide one on one attention to campers who have a real interest in learning Website Design.

The Website Design Summer Camp for Kids in San Diego is the perfect venue for kids to learn about the basics of Website design as well as custom website design. During Website Design Summer Camp campers will custom build their own website based on their favorite activities or topics. Campers will also learn the details and the background working of graphic design.

Another excellent asset of attendance in the Website Design Summer Camp for Kids in San Diego is that the skills may allow the campers to parlay what they learn into a part-time job. Additionally it may help them to hone their focus and concentration on what may eventually turn into a career in technology.

The Website Design Summer Camp for Kids in San Diego will be held July 21st through 25th between the hours of 1:00PM to 4:00PM. This particular summer camp is designed for campers between the ages of 5th through 8th grades and will be held at Palomar College Campus located at 1140 W. Mission Road in the San Marcos community of North San Diego.

The fee for attendance in the Website Design Summer Camp for Kids in San Diego is $165.00 per camper. There is also a $10.00 registration fee per camper, which includes a summer camp tee shirt. Cancellations for the Website Design Summer Camp for Kids in San Diego must be done at least one week ahead of the commencement of the summer camp to receive a refund minus a $25.00 administrative fee.
Website Design in today’s business environment is an excellent skill to have. The Website Design Summer Camp for Kids in San Diego is an excellent opportunity for kids to get a feel for the skill as well as to test their technology knowledge. For more information on the Website Design Summer Camp call 760-891-7626. Campers may register by phone to secure a spot in camp, as space is limited to maintain a low camper to instructor ratio.

A business card will still be with a potential client long after you have left him. It therefore a good idea to spend some time considering the impression you would like to leave behind, before getting your cards produced. Business cards have been around for hundreds of years and most people use a fairly standard design. If you’re in a conventional industry then it may pay to have a conventional business card, but most people will want to stand out from the crowd.
Your business card is likely to end up in a business card holder with hundreds if not thousands of other cards. If you opt to go down the cheapest route and order your cards from one of the top online printers your card could quite easily end up in a card holder right next to someone else’s with exactly the same logo and design. There may be many designs available on the web site but some will be far more popular than others.
On the other end of the scale you have the landscape gardener who impregnates his card with seeds so once watered it can grow into a mini garden, very pleasing to the eye and certainly sets him apart from others, but there are not many business card holders that can accommodate a living card so it’s likely to get separated from the rest and ultimately end up in the bin. It’s not always a bad thing for a card to be separated from the pack, a card made as a fridge magnet is an ideal solution for a fridge repair man.
If you’re opting for a conventional type of business card, the first consideration would be the orientation, landscape is bar far the most common and the majority of business card stands are in landscape format. Important if you’re considering distributing your cards in bulk or considering putting in a plastic business card holder in a newsagents window or supermarket etc. There is a school of thought that says by printing in portrait format the recipient has to take an action (turning the card) to read it and by taking this action he/she is more likely to remember the contents. No sure if everyone would bother to do this in Tesco’s however.
Next thing to consider is size, not all printers use the same standard size, most business card stand, card holders and business card dispensers will accommodate landscape cards up to 92mm wide and portrait cards up to 55mm wide, but not all. If your hoping the recipient will carry your card in their wallet rather than storing in a business card holder (for example a taxi firms card) then a smaller card no bigger than a credit card would be advisable.
Now you have the size and orientation of your card time to think about what to put on it. A logo or cartoon catches the eye and as long as it relates to what you do, it’s a good visual reference for the potential customer.
Don’t be too artistic with your choice of fonts, it may look good on your computer screen but once printed it may be difficult to ready and not everyone has 20/20 vision.
In the west we typically read from left to right and from top to bottom so put the most important information in the top left hand corner or across the top. It’s also good to remember that most business card dispensers, support cards from the bottom and so the bottom of your card can be hidden from view, even in clear plastic business card holders the bottom of your card will not be readable.
Finally choose the right grade of cardboard for your business cards, don’t just accept the printers standard board, it would be a shame after all the agonizing over the design to end up with something that looks cheap.

Gandhi certainly did his part to change the world. On the other hand, he didn’t want others feeling dwarfed by his giant footsteps in their efforts to make a difference. “You be the change maker if you want to change the world,” were his words. Out of that, an initiative called “Design for Change” has emerged from India in which students must identify a problem, plan a solution and put it into effect. Pearl River Middle School teacher Jim Guerci has picked up on it and propelled his 5th graders onto completion with a worthy simplicity.
“Just one little thing can ripple throughout the world,” he pitched his class in September.
For instance, he informed them of one school in which students recognized the problem of kids without friends so each participant adopted one of the lonely as their own. In another rural Indian school, the students wanted to share the benefits of their education by teaching parents how to write their own names. It became a touching, revealing learning experience for both the parents and the children, he says.
The project his students selected was also marked by the simple parameters of the contest. Working – by design – against short time constraints and without money, the class arrived at what they considered the biggest negative influence over them in their lives – advertising.
Often based on false assumptions and deception, the class had a different idea about how to properly consume Madison Avenue Marketing. “Advertising subtracts from us because it makes us want things or be things that may not be real,” says the video the class produced.
So they decided it was time to get real, stop subtracting and “Advertise for Change — Positive Messages for Positive Change. The 5th graders placed add-vertising posters around the school in which airbrushed models or toys not delivering on promises were not featured. Instead messages such as “Kindness Doesn’t Cost Anything” or “Make Friends,” because they reasoned, says Mr. Guerci, “when you highlight something negative the attention might still end up going in the wrong direction.”
Even so, the campaign itself was executed with a stroke of marketing genius that the real professionals might take note of. One morning the posters just appeared around the school and the effect couldn’t be missed. “It created a buzz by not saying anything,” he says.
By the time the principal announced the project over the PA, the student body followed suit with the formula that the Design for Change Founder had seen many times in the past. “It’s contagious because when they find other people contributing they want to be part of the whole thing,” he relayed the words of Kiran Bir Sethi.
On the other hand, the success of the project didn’t mean the whole thing went off without a hitch. Conceding that a lot of education can be very spoon fed and teacher driven, the children had to learn that Design for Change came under a much different heading. “It took a while for them to really hold onto the idea that, ‘you’re letting us come up with the idea,'” he recalled.
Wading through the challenge, they kept parroting Mr. Guerci’s words back at him as they limbed the learning curve. We know, you be the change you want to see in the world, but what do you think we should do, he recalled the early struggles.
In the end, they obvious got it but more importantly, when the contest begins again next October, a whole different set of footprints are going to be left behind in Pearl River. A lot of the teachers in the school have asked me how they can enter next year, he says. They may have to start early because they have some big shoes to fill.

MiLOS Designs (MLS : SLCAPEX), the gangbusters young stock that has taken the Second Life Capital Exchange by storm, has been seeking a new director for some time, and may have found it in Kaddan Yue.
In the official public statement CEO Firstdesigns Milos announced, “After assessing all interested parties I have evaluated a suitable candidate for a director position for MLS. I believe that this person knows and understands the retail sector within SL and holds a wide range of knowledge able to accompany myself in driving MLS forward. Kaddan Yue is currently the CEO of OMG! Inc (listed on ACE) and also the VP of ACE. I believe that Kadden holds qualities in herself that are highly valuable.”
The move represents what will hopefully become a more common official cross-exchange cooperation, ending the lengthy Cold War that has pitted each of the 4 exchanges against each other in competition for investors and listed companies.
Cayman Beaumont ws the first to respond, stating, “This could be a match made in heaven. My first impression is very positive. OMG! could however obviously be a potential competitor for MLS or an excellent partner. I would be interested to hear from Kadden on how she intends to assist MLS and deal with areas of potential conflict.”