Student Outreach

Save-the-Date: Pub(lications) Crawl 10/2/15

Save-the-Date: Pub(lications) Crawl 10/2/15

As you guys finish up internships and summer trips and vacations, we're hard at work planning our next year of SPD-U events and opportunities ... most notably, our annual Pub(lications) Crawl event! This day of magazine office tours is not to be missed, so mark your calendars now for Friday, October 2. 

Space IS limited on these tours, so be sure to follow us here and on social media to be notified when registration is open. And don't forget SPD-U Student Members get to come for FREE!! All other students: it's just $15 to get this exclusive look at how magazines get made. We'll announce the magazines we'll be visiting in a few weeks and registration will open in early September. See ya then!

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SPD-U Summer Portfolio Review 2015 Wrap-Up

SPD-U Summer Portfolio Review 2015 Wrap-Up

It may be summer, but you wouldn't know it looking at the photos from our Summer Portfolio Review on July 22. The lucky attendees of this limited-audience event brought in their portfolios and printouts and iPads and laptops, and got one-on-one time with our reviewers. Unlike the typical review you'd get during a job interview, our panel of reviewers were there to give honest feedback on both the work and the format to help students strengthen what they had. But don't just take it from us! See what some of the students had to say:

"It was really nice talking to the professional designers and having them recommend a bunch of other designers who have similar styles and interests."
--Hieu Tran, student at the Maryland Institute College of Art

"Meeting with professionals and getting feedback at the portfolio review has really helped me improve my work." --Francis Vazquez, student at the School of Visual Arts

"Really nice, I had good feedback." -- Lee Jacob Hilado, student at City College

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And lastly, a huge thanks to our wonderful reviewers and event staff!

  
REVIEWERS:  Heather Haggerty (Creative Director, Everyday with Rachel Ray), Kristin Lenz (Art Director, Inc.), Ed Levine (Creative Director, Psychology Today) and Mike Schnaidt (Art Director, Men's Health)
  
EVENT COORDINATOR: Sarah Garcea (Art Director, Inc.)
 
+  EVENT STAFF:  Stanley Collado (Art Assistant, Women's Health) and Lauren Stine (Assoc. Art Director, O, the Oprah Magazine)
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The 2015 SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Our Merit Winners, Part 2

The 2015 SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Our Merit Winners, Part 2

We're wrapping up the last of our wonderful 2015 SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery Show winners today with the second half of our Merit Winners (like the SPD professional competition, we award Gold Medals, Silver Medals, and Merit Awards ... all winners within each category are equal and are being feature in random order). Click through for more great designs... … MORE
The 2015 SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Our Merit Winners, Part 1

The 2015 SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Our Merit Winners, Part 1

You've now seen our 2015 SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery Show Gold Medal winners as well as Silver Medal winners. Now we're excited to share our Merit Winners (like the SPD professional competition, we award Gold Medals, Silver Medals, and Merit Awards ... all winners within each category are equal and are being feature in random order).  

There were 13 Merit Award-winning designs. Today we'll showcase the first half, followed by the second half tomorrow. Click through to see even more of these terrific student designs...
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The 2015 SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Silver Medalist Leslie Xia One More Time!!

The 2015 SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Silver Medalist Leslie Xia One More Time!!

After showcasing our Gold Medal winners, this week we've been revealing our 2015 SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery Show Silver Medal winners (like the SPD professional competition, we award Gold Medals, Silver Medals, and Merit Awards ... all winners within each category are equal and are being feature in random order).  

This afternoon we're featuring our final Silver Medal piece from previous winner Leslie Xia (check out her first Silver Medal piece here and her second Silver Medal piece here). Click through for her full entry on this 3rd piece and to read about it...
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The 2015 SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Silver Medalist Claudia Rubin

The 2015 SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Silver Medalist Claudia Rubin

After showcasing our Gold Medal winners, this week we're revealing our 2015 SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery Show Silver Medal winners (like the SPD professional competition, we award Gold Medals, Silver Medals, and Merit Awards ... all winners within each category are equal and are being feature in random order).  

This morning we're shining the SPD-U Spotlight on our previous winners: Claudia Rubin (see her Gold Medal piece here). Click through to read more about this Silver Medal-winning design...
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The 2015 SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Silver Medalist Leslie Xia...Again!

The 2015 SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Silver Medalist Leslie Xia...Again!

After showcasing our Gold Medal winners, this week we're revealing our 2015 SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery Show Silver Medal winners (like the SPD professional competition, we award Gold Medals, Silver Medals, and Merit Awards ... all winners within each category are equal and are being feature in random order).  

This afternoon we're once again shining the SPD-U Spotlight on Leslie Xia for another Silver Medal-winning piece. Click through for her full entry and to read a Q&A with her...
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The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Silver Medalist Christy Luu
The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Silver Medalist Christy Luu
After showcasing our Gold Medal winners, this week we're revealing our 2015 SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery Show Silver Medal winners... ...More
The 2015 SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Silver Medalist Mary Kate Henry
The 2015 SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Silver Medalist Mary Kate Henry
Last week, we showcased our 2015 SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery Show Gold Medal winners, and this week we're revealing our... ...More
The 2015 SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Silver Medalist Leslie Xia
The 2015 SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Silver Medalist Leslie Xia
Last week, we showcased our 2015 SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery Show Gold Medal winners, and we're excited to now show... ...More
The 2015 SPD-U Spotlight Shines on May Kim
The 2015 SPD-U Spotlight Shines on May Kim
We've been showcasing our 2015 SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery Show Gold Medal winners this week, and we're excited to show... ...More
The 2015 SPD-U Spotlight Shines on George Prah
The 2015 SPD-U Spotlight Shines on George Prah
We're showcasing our 2015 SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery Show winners this week, and we're excited to show the next Gold... ...More