March 2011 Archives

New Work: Meet Inside Magazine

StudentPubs-paper.pngIn the spirit of our New Work series over on the main site, and following up on our first featured student publication, we'd like to introduce you to Indiana University's Inside magazine. Art Director Larry Buchanan (a senior studying graphic design and journalism) shares the most recent issue of the Bloomington, Indiana, quarterly with us...

Congrats to Our SPD-U

Grand Prize Raffle Winner!

If you entered our Student Photography Competition or if you submitted work to our Student Design Competition, you know it takes hard work and effort. But for our SPD-U Grand Prize Raffle all you had to do was show up! Find out who won after the jump. And for those that attended, don't forget to fill out our survey and tell us what you thought!

Student Photo Competition: Deadline Friday!

Now that you're inspired by our Student Design Competition winners (more of those to come soon!), take that energy and enter our Student Photo Competition. The prizes are...

Announcing our 2011 Student Design Competition Winners!

Wanna know who won our 2011 Student Design Competition? Well, click thru for our top 3 winners and then be sure to check back next week for the runners-up! We'll then post the full winning entries with Q&As from their designers in the weeks to follow, so keep coming back. And now without further ado, congratulations to...
#38: Inspiration Is For Amateurs

#38: Inspiration Is For Amateurs

The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who'll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work.
--Chuck Close (see his full quote on our Tumblr, reblogged via kyleferrino)

SPD-U: Are You A Fan?

Duke may have the Cameron Crazies, Penn State may have the Nittany Nation, but no one can beat our SPD-U fans! Are you one of them? If you attended our SPD events Monday, March 14, we want to know what you thought! Fill out our quick survey here and give us the lowdown on how we did.

SPD-U: "Awesome" and "Amazing"

Only 2 days left to sign up for our SPD-U event happening this Monday, and only a couple spots remain open. If the session topics and super-cool speakers aren't enticing enough, let your fellow classmates tell you what they thought of our sessions from last year's event...

- "This was one of the first presentations I went to that when I left I was excited and wanted to get to work."

- "It was an amazing experience, I will definitely go to the next one."

- " I gained a much greater understanding of the process of photo shoots, and am glad I had the privilege of listening to real pros."

- "The speaker gave good solutions to design dilemmas. Great pointers and quality presentation showing how to improve a layout."

- "Everything was awesome, a definite highlight of my design event experience."

Got you convinced? Sign up now, only a couple spots left!! Registration closes Friday at 5pm.

The Recent Grad Report:

Brett Tabolt

Joining our previous "Recent Grad Report" designers on the SPD-U "Real World" panel is Brett Tabolt. Read on to hear his story and then join us Monday, March 14 to hear more from him and the others about finding the perfect internship and first job.


The Final Countdown

Okay, so you might have to ditch your friends, skip some parties, and order in all weekend, but there's still a whopping 2 days or so left to get your entries in by 5pm Monday for our Student Design Competition. (Yes, that's THIS Monday.) If you haven't already, check out our tips and advice, our answers to your frequently asked questions, and all the nitty-gritty details. Best of luck! We can't wait to see your brilliance!

The Recent Grad Report:

Lauren Stine

Now that you've heard from Nicole and Travis, we'd like to introduce recent grad Lauren Stine, another of our SPD-U panelists. Be sure to join us on Monday, March 14 to hear more from her and other recent grads about their internship and first job experiences. But for a sneak peek, check out some of Lauren's experience so far...


Student Competition FAQ

Q.jpgI just found out about your Student Design Competition and I want to enter! Is the deadline really next Monday? That's just the first deadline, right? Where do I get the rules? Is there an entry form? What if I'm not in the U.S.? Assuming I win, what if I can't do the internship, should I still enter? And where do I get the story from ... do I have to write it myself?

A.jpgFor all you procrastinators and those who've just heard about our competition: never fear! You've still got a few more days to create an awesome entry and we've got all the answers to your questions here. Read on for all the gory details and then get to work!

Don't Forget These Dates!!

::: Our Student Photography Competition deadline is April 1. Enter up to 3 pictures inspired by this year's theme: Self-Portrait. Details to come.

The Recent Grad Report:

Travis Bonilla

Next in our newest series is another familiar name. Maybe you've met SPD Student Member Travis Bonilla at previous student events, or maybe you recognize his name from our recent "New Work: Student Publications" profile where we featured his student magazine SMH Magazine. You'll also find him on our "The Real World" panel at SPD-U ... even though he hasn't actually graduated yet, he's managed to snag some impressive internships at Esquire and Complex, and even an official job at Essence!

Read on to learn more about Travis and what he's learned so far about the "real world" of magazines. And then don't forget to join us Monday, March 14 to hear more from him, Nicole and many others whom we'll be featuring this week and next.  Bring all your questions, they'll be ready to answer!

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