Pick SPD-U for March (Design) Madness

Pick SPD-U for March (Design) Madness Forget the basketball, SPD-U is where the real action's at this March! Join us Monday, March 14 for an awesome afternoon of top-seeded presentations in publication design and art direction. We've got even more topics and presenters than last year, all there to give YOU the edge in your design work and job-searching. And we're offering portfolio reviews as well. All the details after the jump...

SPD-U March (Design) Madness
Registration for this event has now closed.
Monday, March 14, 2010
Sessions and Panels: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Portfolio Reviews: 10am - 4:00pm


GAME 1: Creativity
Creative Caffeine  Our magazine pros will show you how they keep their design and photography fresh and lively, and how you can give your own work a jolt of energy.

- Leslie dela Vega (Fast Company, TIME, Vibe)
- Rob Hewitt (Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, New York)

GAME 2: The Real World
What They Don't Teach You in Design School  Internships and first jobs... that's where the real education is. Hear our panel of magazine design interns and assistants tell you how it really is and how you can prepare.

- Travis Bonilla (Essence, Esquire, Complex)
- Chelsea Cartabiano (People, Women's Health)
- Lauren Stine (Seventeen, InStyle, Food Network Magazine)
- Brett Tabolt (Surface, The New York Times Magazine)
- Nicole Zigmont (Family Circle, Industry, Complex)
- Adri Ramdeane, moderator (Bullfrog & Baum, Avroko, Popular Mechanics)

GAME 3: Design
Editorial Design Makeover, 2011 Edition  We'll clue you in on some of today's best design tips and tricks to take you from amateur to professional in only 50 minutes!

- Stravinski Pierre (Esquire; Popular Mechanics; O, the Oprah Magazine)

GAME 4: Photography
Oh Shoot! On-the-Set Photo Shoot Tips  A top editorial and fashion photographer will explain how he's dealt with various limitations to get the right shot and how you can too. Geared towards photographers.

- Stephen Mark Sullivan (clients include Conde Nast, Fairchild Books, Macfadden Publishing and more)

GAME 5: Careers
Designer Jobs  Want to be a publication designer? Our magazine experts will offer up some portfolio, resume and job-hunting advice.

- Joseph Caserto (BusinessWeek, TV Guide, Vibe)
- Nathalie Kirsheh (Details, W)
- Danielle Frizziola (Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, TV Guide)
- Paul Martinez (Maxim, Men's Journal, Marie Claire)
- Dungjai Pungauthaikan (Metropolis) 

GAME 6: Portfolio Reviews
Have a almost-finished book you want feedback on? Or maybe you're just starting to pull together some of your work now? Whatever form it's in, we're happy to take a look!
Portfolio Reviews are an optional part of the event. If you wish to take part, you'll have the chance to sign up for a certain time slot when you reserve your spot/buy tickets for the event below. We will ask you for your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice from the following available time slots:
10:00am (full)  ::  10:20am (full)  ::  10:40am (full)  ::  11am (full)  ::  11:20am (full)  ::  11:40am (full)  ::  1:30pm*  ::  1:50pm*  ::  2:10pm*  ::  2:30pm*  ::  2:50pm*  ::  3:10pm*  ::  3:30pm*
Space is very limited so reserve your time slot now! (As slots fill up, we will note it above.)
*Please note that these asterisked time slots take place during the presentations described above, so you will be missing 15-20 minutes of a session.

The Marriott Marquis, Times Square, NYC
Specific location information will be sent to you a few days before the event.

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

Reserve your spot or purchase tickets by 5pm, Friday, March 11 using the order form below. Space is limited, so reserve/buy tickets now!

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