It's March (Design) Madness!

It's March (Design) Madness! Join us March 16 for an afternoon of bracket-busting events in publication design and art direction! We've got a top-notch lineup of topics and presenters, all there to give YOU the edge in your design work and job-searching.

All the details after the jump...

SPD U
March 16, 2009
12:30 - 5pm
THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED

OUR FINAL FOUR LINE-UP
GAME 1 :: Creativity
The Fresh Factor: Where to find inspiration and how to use it
PRESENTED BY:
- Kevin Brainard (Principal, Pleasure; formerly Deputy Design Director, Martha Stewart Living)
- Darren Cox (Art Director, SpotCo; formerly Senior Designer, MTV Networks)

GAME 2 :: Graphic Design
It's All in the Details: So you know the importance of typographers' quotes, right? But what other design details should you know about in order to look as professional as possible? Come find out some small but big ways to make your publication look good AND impress the professionals.
PRESENTED BY:
- Andy Omel (Condé Nast Traveler, formerly Rolling Stone)

GAME 3 :: Art Direction
Oh Shoot! Art Directing Photo Shoots: Come hear a magazine designer, photo editor and photographer talk about how they conceptualize and produce a photo shoot, including creative and technical tips.
PRESENTED BY:
- Michele Ervin (Associate Photo Editor, Popular Mechanics; formerly at Seventeen and Runner's World)
- Shane Luitjens (Art Director, Ink Publishing)
- Stephen Sullivan (Photographer, clients include WWD, W and other Condé Nast publications)
- Nancy Stamatopoulos, Moderator (Supermarket News; formerly DNR)

GAME 4 :: Careers
We Want You!: This panel of top-notch designers and photo editors will give you advice and info about enlisting in a career in magazine design, including what jobs are out there and portfolio/resume advice.
PANEL INCLUDES:
- Courtney Brown (Creative Director, Real Simple Creative Studio)
- Michele Ervin (Associate Photo Editor, Popular Mechanics; formerly at Seventeen and Runner's World)
- Samantha Grass (Photo Assistant, Food Network Magazine; formerly Gourmet and Walter Schupfer Management )
- Nathalie Kirsheh (Art Director, W; formerly Details, Popular Science, Nylon)
- Mike Ley (Associate Art Director, Field & Stream)
- Paul Shrynemakers (Creative Director, Online, Rodale Inc)

ARENA
The Marriott Marquis, Times Square, NYC
Specific location information will be sent to you with your RSVP confirmation

PRICE
SPD Student Members: FREE
SPD Professional Members: $15
Non-Members: $20

WANT TO COME?
RSVP to spdrsvp@gmail.com by 5pm, Friday, March 13.
Email us your first and last name, your school name and status (undergrad, grad, professional, etc).
You will get a reply confirming your registration.

THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED.

QUESTIONS?
Email us at spdstudentoutreach@gmail.com

*This event is part of the College Media Advisers Annual Convention.
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