Student Outreach

Five Questions for Randi Brookman Harris, Prop Stylist / Creative Director

Five Questions for Randi Brookman Harris, Prop Stylist / Creative Director


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 a Prop Stylist / Creative Director is like for Randi Brookman Harris.
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From the Student Competition Archives: The Inaugural Year of 1994

From the Student Competition Archives: The Inaugural Year of 1994

50th-Small.jpgAs you may have noticed over on the SPD homepage, we're celebrating our 50th Anniversary this year as an organization! And while SPD has been honoring professional editorial design work since its inception, the first Student Competition wasn't held until 1994 with the winning pieces published in the Pub 30 annual. In the beginning, the Student Competition was more like our current SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery Show, where it highlighted the best work being done by students over the past year. 

Today, we're taking a look back at those original winners and each week we'll showcase the following year's Student Competition winners until we're caught up with this past year's winning designs. And along the way, we'll also be adding interviews and profiles with some of these award-winning student designers to see where they ended up.

And of course, we'll be announcing the official rules and Call for Entries for THIS year's competition in the weeks to come. But for now, click through to see the winning student work of 1994...
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Pub(lications) Crawl Registration Has Ended

Registration for our 2014 Pub(lications) Crawl event on Friday has ended. If you missed out on signing up, never fear! We have some smaller, similar events in the works for later this fall, so be sure to keep up with us here, on Facebook and on Twitter to get the details as soon as they're announced. 

In the meantime, be sure to check out the first in SPD's 50th Anniversary Event Series ... a presentation from all the design directors of Entertainment Weekly ... it's an event you won't want to miss!!
Pub Crawl Registration Ends at Midnight!

Pub Crawl Registration Ends at Midnight!

Want to join us for Friday's Pub(lications) Crawl event? Then you have to sign up by midnight tonight, Tuesday, September 16. (That's because of all the security clearances we have to get to get you guys into these cool places!)

Thinking of coming but not sure it's worth skipping a class or losing a free Friday? Of course WE think it's worth it, but check out the quotes above from past Pub Crawl attendees for more proof that you should come!

Pub Crawl 2014 Spotlight: TOUR D - Bloomberg Businessweek & MORE Mag

Pub Crawl 2014 Spotlight: TOUR D - Bloomberg Businessweek & MORE Mag

Our 2014 Pub(lications) Crawl event is happening NEXT Friday, September 19th here in NYC, and spots are filling up fast! Last year, the limited quantity tickets ended up selling out completely, so be sure you reserve/purchase your 2014 ticket now, cause unlike last year, we will not be adding any additional tours. And remember registration ends early: midnight this Tuesday, 9/16.

To entice you to join our sneak peek into amazing magazine-making, we've been highlighting each set of tours this week. When you register, you'll be asked for your preferences of tours, so hopefully these little spotlights will help you decide. Read on for more info on TOUR D...
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Pub Crawl 2014 Spotlight: TOUR C - Sports Illustrated & Fast Company

Pub Crawl 2014 Spotlight: TOUR C - Sports Illustrated & Fast Company

Our 2014 Pub(lications) Crawl event is happening next Friday, September 19th here in NYC, and spots are filling up fast! Last year, the limited quantity tickets ended up selling out completely, so be sure you reserve/purchase your 2014 ticket now, cause unlike last year, we will not be adding any additional tours. And remember registration ends early: midnight this Tuesday, 9/16.

To help entice you to join our sneak peek into amazing magazine-making, we're highlighting each set of tours this week. When you register, you'll be asked for your preferences of tours, so hopefully these little spotlights will help you decide. Read on for more info on TOUR C...
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Pub Crawl 2014 Spotlight: TOUR B - 29th St. Publishing & Martha Stewart Living

Pub Crawl 2014 Spotlight: TOUR B - 29th St. Publishing & Martha Stewart Living

Our 2014 Pub(lications) Crawl event is happening Friday, September 19th here in NYC, and spots are filling up fast! Last year, the limited quantity tickets ended up selling out completely, so be sure you reserve/purchase your 2014 ticket now, cause unlike last year, we will not be adding any additional tours. And remember registration ends early: midnight next Tuesday, 9/16.

To help entice you to join our sneak peek into amazing magazine-making, we're highlighting each set of tours this week. When you register, you'll be asked for your preferences of tours, so hopefully these little spotlights will help you decide. Read on for more info on TOUR B...
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Pub Crawl 2014 Spotlight: TOUR A - Esquire & Travel + Leisure
Pub Crawl 2014 Spotlight: TOUR A - Esquire & Travel + Leisure
Our 2014 Pub(lications) Crawl event is happening Friday, September 19th here in NYC, and spots are filling up fast! Last... ...More
Five Questions for Andrea Dunham, Creative Director
Five Questions for Andrea Dunham, Creative Director
Edited by Joseph CasertoEver looked at a magazine's masthead and wondered just what do all those job titles actually mean? What... ...More
SPD-U PUB(lications) CRAWL Event Happening 9/19/14
SPD-U PUB(lications) CRAWL Event Happening 9/19/14
As the 2014-15 school year gets started, we're joining in the excitement with our annual SPD-U PUB(lications) CRAWL! This is... ...More
Five Questions for Glen J. Karpowich, Senior Designer
Five Questions for Glen J. Karpowich, Senior Designer
Edited by Joseph CasertoEver looked at a magazine's masthead and wondered just what do all those job titles actually mean? What... ...More
Pub(lications) Crawl Save-the-Date: Friday, 9/19
Pub(lications) Crawl Save-the-Date: Friday, 9/19
We're putting the final touches on our plans for this year's Pub(lications) Crawl event and trust us -- it's going... ...More