Student Outreach

Five Questions for Tracey Woods, Associate Photo Editor

Five Questions for Tracey Woods, Associate Photo Editor


Edited by Joseph Caserto

Ever looked at a magazine's masthead and wondered just what do all those job titles actually mean? What does a photo producer actually do? Does a deputy art director get a shiny badge? And why are some people creative directors and others design directors? 
  
Our blog series "Five Questions for..."  is here to help answer those questions and give you insight into working in the world of publication design. Is there a particular job that you want to know more about? Email  us at spdstudentoutreach@gmail.com and we'll find an expert who does it. They'll give you their take, and then it's up to you to put their advice to work. Read on to find out what being an Associate Photo Editor is like for Tracey Woods.

Editor's Note:  Essence  Magazine is a past host of our Pub(lications) Crawl.
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Announcing our SPD-U Spotlight Merit Winners!

Announcing our SPD-U Spotlight Merit Winners!

We finish up with our 2014 SPD-U Spotlight winners today by announcing our Merit Winners over on the SPD-U Tumblr (winners are being posted throughout the morning and will be complete around noon). Be sure to check out their awesome winning designs and portfolio links!

Thanks again to everyone who entered their work! It was a terrific group of entries, making our judges decision a hard one. For those of you still in school, we hope to see your work in the batch of entries next year! We'll release next year's details in April 2015. In the meantime, stay tuned for our annual Student Design Competition which will open early this fall. And follow us online all summer for more great stuff!

Congrats again to all our Spotlight winners!
The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Our Silver Medal Winners!

The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Our Silver Medal Winners!

As you've seen these past two weeks, we've had some terrific Gold Medal-winning designs in our SPD-U Spotlight Competition. Our impressive team of judges had a super-difficult job choosing the winning work and because the overall work was so strong, we're excited to honor another 13 designs as Silver Medal winners. And tomorrow there's even more as we announce our Merit Winners over on the SPD-U Tumblr

So without further delay, check out these 13 terrific designs, then follow the links to their impressive individual portfolios...
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The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Repeat Winner Nicolas KK!

The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Repeat Winner Nicolas KK!

Today we're excited to show the last of our 9 Gold Medal winners from our SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery ShowOur super-amazing team of judges had an extremely difficult job choosing the winning work, so thanks to all of you who entered and congrats on all the great work you're doing!

Be sure to come back and visit us Monday when we'll showcase our incredible Silver Medal winners. 

And that's not it! Because the work was so strong, we also have a 3rd category of Merit Winners, which we'll also reveal next week on our SPD-U Tumblr page. So be sure to keep checking back in with us to see all the awesome work.

Today we're shining the SPD-U Spotlight again on Nicolas KK ... because all entries are seen as individual pieces, you have the chance to have 2 or more of your pieces selected as winners, and that's what happened here! See Nicolas's second winning piece larger after the jump.
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The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Kaeli Wood ... Another Repeat Winner!

The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Kaeli Wood ... Another Repeat Winner!

We're almost at the end of our 9 Gold Medal winners from our SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery ShowOur super-amazing team of judges had an extremely difficult job choosing the winning work, so thanks to all of you who entered and congrats on all the great work you're doing!

We'll feature our final Gold Medal winner tomorrow, then we'll showcase our Silver Medal winners next Monday. And that's not it! Because the work was so strong, we also have a 3rd category of Merit Winners, which we'll reveal next week on our SPD-U Tumblr page. So be sure to keep checking back in with us to see all the awesome work.

Today we're shining the SPD-U Spotlight on previous winner Kaeli Wood ... because all entries are seen as individual pieces, you have the chance to have 2 or more of your pieces selected as winners, and that's what happened here! See Kaeli's second winning piece larger after the jump.
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The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Adam Lowe ... Again!

The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Adam Lowe ... Again!

We're continuing to showcase our 9 Gold Medal winners today from our SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery ShowOur super-amazing team of judges had an extremely difficult job choosing the winning work, so thanks to all of you who entered and congrats on all the great work you're doing!

We'll be featuring one Gold Medal winner a day -- in RANDOM order, they are all equal winners -- until we show all 9, then we'll showcase our Silver Medal winners. And that's not it! Because the work was so strong, we also have a 3rd category of Merit Winners, which we'll reveal later, on our SPD-U Tumblr page. So be sure to keep checking back in with us to see all the awesome work.

Today we're shining the SPD-U Spotlight on Adam Lowe again ... because all entries are seen as individual pieces, you have the chance to have 2 or more of your pieces selected as winners and that's the case here. See Adam's second winning piece larger after the jump.
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The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Allen Chiu

The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Allen Chiu

This week we're continuing to showcase the second half of our 9 Gold Medal winners from our SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery ShowOur super-amazing team of judges had an extremely difficult job choosing the winning work, so thanks to all of you who entered and congrats on all the great work you're doing!

We'll be featuring one Gold Medal winner a day -- in RANDOM order, they are all equal winners -- until we show all 9, then we'll showcase our Silver Medal winners next Monday. And that's not it! Because the work was so strong, we also have a 3rd category of Merit Winners, which we'll reveal next Tuesday, on our SPD-U Tumblr page. So be sure to keep checking back in with us to see all the awesome work.

Today we're shining the SPD-U Spotlight on Allen "Schoolboy" Chiu ... see his winning piece larger and get some details from Allen after the jump.
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The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Sonia Persad
The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Sonia Persad
We're happy to showcase the fifth of our 9 Gold Medal pieces today from our SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery Show. Our super-amazing team of... ...More
The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Nicolas KK
The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Nicolas KK
We're happy to showcase the fourth of our 9 Gold Medal winners today from our SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery Show. Our super-amazing team of... ...More
The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Kaeli Wood
The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Kaeli Wood
We're happy to showcase the third of our 9 Gold Medal winners today from our SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery Show. Our super-amazing team of... ...More
The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Sam Wood
The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Sam Wood
We're happy to showcase the second of the 9 Gold Medal winners today from our SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery Show. Our super-amazing team of... ...More
The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Adam Lowe
The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Adam Lowe
Today we're so excited to showcase the first of 9 awesome Gold Medal winning pieces today from our SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery... ...More