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Eye on Design Review

Eye on Design: Seven Steps to Getting Started on Your Construction and Design ProjectsAuthor Eileen Gould teaches readers how to build houses, design living spaces and tackle home improvement projects of all kinds in her new book, "Eye on Design: Seven Steps to Getting Started on Your Construction and Design Projects."

This comprehensive how-to book includes simple ideas for design and construction projects for homes, offices, major companies and retail spaces. From people who want to make changes to their space but simply can't afford it to do-it-yourself types, this book will provide guidance and helpful hints for everyone interested in design and construction.

Gould also offers tips to help readers protect themselves from dishonest contractors, hire interior designers and even find a reputable general contractor for any project. The book guides readers through the entire process from preliminary planning to setting realistic goals to the final design details.

"I've seen all in my 25+ years as an interior designer and general contractor. I have a full appreciation for the pitfalls, pratfalls and utter frustration of this process called remodeling and renovation," Gould writes. "But, I have come to see the results 99.9 percent of the time, and ultimately it keeps me coming back for more. I'm serving my clients. I have become very passionate in wanting to do the very best that I can in completing this process. So, it is my fervent wish and goal in writing this book that I share with you my desires to improve upon your lifestyle with the reconstruction and improvement of your environment."

Gould began her career at Penn State University and Medical College of Pennsylvania, where she earned a degree in medical technology. Unhappy in the field, she began attending design school and soon earned certification in interior design. After working for several design companies, she started her own business, Lifestyles Interior Design and Construction Inc., which has grown to include a staff and has been honored with many awards. Gould has appeared on Channel 7 news in California as well as HGTV's "Designer's Challenge." Several years ago she received her general contracting license and will soon begin studying green design and other environmentally sound practices. Active in Rotary Club, the Assistance League and Junior Achievement, Gould's philanthropic endeavors have also taken her to Mexico where she designed an orphanage for needy children.

Eye on Design: Seven Steps to Getting Started on Your Construction and Design ProjectsShe also designed a women's shelter. She currently lives in Southern California with her husband and two children. "Eye on Design" is her first book. More information is available at http://www.7stepsfromeyeondesign.com.


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Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science (Online)
  • Push Your Creativity To The Next Level.
  • Full Sail’s curriculum combines elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement.
  • Full Sail offers accelerated programs, so a degree that would normally take four years takes 24 months on average.
  • Students work with industry-standard tools and technologies, allowing them to gain practical knowledge and real-world experience.
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Graphic Design/Desktop Publishing
ABCO Technology , Inglewood
  • An accredited computer training academy preparing students to enter the IT industry as Network Engineers, Software Engineers, Web Apps Developer, Website Designers, Programmers, Database Administrators since 2000.
  • Holds A+ certification from CompTIA.
  • Located in Los Angeles, approximately 10 minutes away from LAX.
  • Flexible class schedules offered during day times, evenings and weekends.
  • Helping students start a career in technology within 3 - 9 months.
  • Educates with the mission to serve the needs of the local community and graduates by matching opportunities to skills.
  • Military friendly school.
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Graphic Arts (AAS)
  • Offers several scholarship opportunities for students who qualify.
  • Laptop computers are issued to each student at the beginning of their program.
  • Provides programs in health care, business, information technology, and graphic arts.
  • Respiratory Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).


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Graphic & Web Design (BFA)
  • Alumni have appeared in reality competition shows such as Top Chef and Project Runway.
  • Has a team of about 4,000 faculty members focused on helping students tap opportunities in a marketplace driven by ideas.
  • Offers programs in design, media arts, fashion, and culinary.
  • Provides program coordinators who work with students to ensure they have the learning materials, assignments, facilities, and faculty to get the most out of the program.
  • Over 50 campus locations nationwide.
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Master of Fine Arts: Graphic Design
  • Liberty University’s online programs ranked in the top 10 out of more than 2,100 colleges & universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.*
  • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level.**
  • Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program.
  • Up to 50% of your master’s degree can be transferred in to help you get the most out of your hard work and maximize the credit you previously earned.
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