Student Outreach

Upcoming Events & Opportunities

• Join us February 13 for an exclusive mini-Pub(lications) Crawl event. SPD Student Members get free entry and priority registration through February 6.
   
• Enter our 2015 Student Design Competition! The deadline is March 9, 2015. Get all the details here.
#TBT: SPD-U Throws it Back to 2008 Student Competition Winner Jason Sfetko

#TBT: SPD-U Throws it Back to 2008 Student Competition Winner Jason Sfetko

50th-Small.jpgAs part of SPD's 50th Anniversary celebration, we're looking back at our past Student Competition winners (see galleries of past winning work here on the blog). A few of them were kind enough to speak with us about what they've been up to since their wins and how the competition affected them. 

In 2008 as part of our 10th Student CompetitionJason Sfetko won First Honorable Mention for his work as a student at the Rochester Institute of Technology under instructor Chris Lyons (see Jason's award-winning work here). 

Jason's competition win earned him an internship at Martha Stewart Living magazine. From there, he worked at Complex, Tennis Magazine and then as a designer at GQ. He's now at the New York Times Magazine where we caught up with him for a few quick words...

Image above: Feature for The New York Times Magazine. Design Director: Gail Bichler
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From the Student Competition Archives: Competition #15 - 2013 Winners

From the Student Competition Archives: Competition #15 - 2013 Winners

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As we celebrate SPD's 50th Anniversary and to get prepared for THIS year's competition, we're going back in time to showcase all the past Student Competition winners. (Get details on this year's competition here.)

Back in the beginning, the competition was more like the professional competition in that it honored the best work being done by students from the past year. Starting with the 6th competition in 2000, we started giving an assignment and students created entries specifically for our competition. 

Last week, we showcased the top winners from the 2012 competition. And today we're highlighting all the winners from 2013. This is the 15th Student Competition...

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Special SPD-U Mini Pub(lications) Crawl: Friday, Feb. 13

Special SPD-U Mini Pub(lications) Crawl: Friday, Feb. 13

As you may know, we do a big office-tour event every fall called the Pub(lications) Crawl where students get the inside scoop at various magazines here in NYC. While the main event is only held in the fall, this spring we are doing a few smaller mini-tours, and we're excited to announce the first one ...

On Friday, February 13, we'll visit the offices of 9Threads Custom Publishing. Award-winning creative directors Nancy Campbell and Trevett McCandliss will give you a special tour and presentation of their offices and work, giving you a sneak peek into how publications get made and how creative photo shoots and designs happen in the real world. 

This is an exclusive small tour that has room for only 10 students. Registration is open now to all students, but SPD Student Members get priority registration through midnight Friday, Feb. 6. (If you're not already a member, consider joining now to get FREE access to this event as well as 3 FREE entries in our upcoming Student Design Competition.)

Want to sign up? Click through for the details...
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Congrats to Our SPD-U Social Media Survey Raffle Winners!

Congrats to Our SPD-U Social Media Survey Raffle Winners!

In our efforts to spread the word about our Student Design Competition and other terrific opportunities and info, we invited you to fill out our SPD-U Social Media Survey to tell us the best ways to get in touch with you. To help encourage you to do so, we also held a raffle where all who filled out the survey before Tuesday, January 20, were entered to win one of 5 sets of SPD Annuals. We held the drawing last week and notified the winners. Congratulations to the following 5 students who each won a set of 4 of our most recent SPD Annuals:
  
  • Stefania Cianciulli, senior, State University of New York - Purchase
  • Makayla Kinney, senior, 
University of Texas at Arlington
  • Michelle Lock, senior, University of Miami
  • Graham McFie, first year, Langara Community College
  • Francis Vazquez, junior, School of Visual Arts
The raffle may be over, but you can still tell us your thoughts on the best ways to reach you and other students. Fill out our SPD-U Social Media Survey here.
From the Student Competition Archives: Competition #14 - 2012 Winners

From the Student Competition Archives: Competition #14 - 2012 Winners

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As we celebrate SPD's 50th Anniversary and to get prepared for THIS year's competition, we're going back in time to showcase all the past Student Competition winners. (Get details on this year's competition here.)

Back in the beginning, the competition was more like the professional competition in that it honored the best work being done by students from the past year. Starting with the 6th competition in 2000, we started giving an assignment and students created entries specifically for our competition. 

A few weeks back, we showcased the top winners from the 2011 competition. And today we're highlighting all the winners from 2012. This is the 14th Student Competition...

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#TBT: SPD Throws It Back to 2012 Student Competition Winner T. Leclaire

#TBT: SPD Throws It Back to 2012 Student Competition Winner T. Leclaire

50th-Small.jpgAs part of SPD's 50th Anniversary celebration, we're looking back at our past Student Competition winners (see galleries of past winning work here on the blog). A few of them were kind enough to speak with us about what they've been up to since their wins and how the competition affected them. 

In 2012 as part of our 14th Student Competition, Taietsaronsere Leclaire won the 2nd place prize AND an Honorable Mention for his work as a student at Parsons The New School for Design under instructor Urshula Barbour (see T.'s award-winning work below as well as in the link here). 

We recently caught up with T. amidst his busy days as a freelance art director and designer, working currently with J. Crew among others. Read on to hear about his career so far...

Image above: Invites to the fall/winter 2013 menswear collection show for rag & bone
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Students: Fill Out Our Survey and You Could Win a Set of SPD Annuals!

Students: Fill Out Our Survey and You Could Win a Set of SPD Annuals!

If you've ever seen one of our SPD Annuals, you know what an awesome source of inspiration it is for design, photography and illustration for ANY type of design project. You also know that they can retail for as much $65 a piece. Well, now here's your chance to win FOUR of these wonderful books!

Want to win? All you gotta do is fill out our SPD-U Social Media/Correspondence Survey telling us how you prefer to be contacted by us ... we promise, it's fast and easy. Then at the end of the survey, enter your info and you'll be entered into the raffle to win one of FIVE sets of these books. Each set consists of 4 of our most recent annuals (though if you already have 1 or 2, we can replace the duplicates with older versions).

The survey closes at midnight, Monday, January 19th, so get your shot at the prizes now! 

You CAN fill out this survey anonymously, but to be eligible for the prize, you must complete the required parts of the survey and submit your name, school info and email address. To be eligible you must be either a current student or have graduated in the past year. The survey will remain open until midnight, Monday, January 19, 2015. The winners will be announced here on the blog by Monday, January 26, 2015. Questions? Email us at spdstudentoutreach@gmail.com.

From the Student Competition Archives: Competition #13 - 2011 Winners
From the Student Competition Archives: Competition #13 - 2011 Winners
As we celebrate SPD's 50th Anniversary, we're going back in time to showcase all the past Student Competition winners. (And don't forget to enter THIS... ...More
Student Design Competition Q&A: Who Exactly Is Eligible?
Student Design Competition Q&A: Who Exactly Is Eligible?
Somewhere in your rules and FAQs, I saw something about having to be a student at an undergraduate institution... ...More
From the Student Competition Archives: Competition #12 - 2010 Winners
From the Student Competition Archives: Competition #12 - 2010 Winners
As we celebrate SPD's 50th Anniversary, we're going back in time to showcase all the past Student Competition winners. (And don't forget to enter THIS... ...More
From the Student Competition Archives: Competition #11 - 2009 Winners
From the Student Competition Archives: Competition #11 - 2009 Winners
As we celebrate SPD's 50th Anniversary, we're going back in time to showcase all the past Student Competition winners. (And don't forget to enter THIS... ...More
From the Student Competition Archives: Competition #10 - 2008 Winners
From the Student Competition Archives: Competition #10 - 2008 Winners
As we celebrate SPD's 50th Anniversary, we're going back in time to showcase all the past Student Competition winners. (And don't forget to enter THIS... ...More