SPD-U@CMA: A Day of Design, March 11

SPD-U@CMA: A Day of Design, March 11 Spring fever has already begun here at SPD-U headquarters as we gear up for a busy spring. First up, of course, is our March 4th deadline for the Student Design Competition (get the details here!). But then...

We've teamed up with the College Media Association once again and will be presenting a bunch of sessions at their Spring National College Media Convention. If you're a member of your college's newspaper, magazine, yearbook staff or other media group, then hopefully you're already coming! But if not, you can still come! Day passes are available which will give you access to the 4 awesome sessions we're presenting on Monday, March 11th, but also ALL of the convention's offerings that day. Read on for all the details. 

And be on the lookout for 2 more great events happening in early April!

The CMA's Spring National College Media Convention

WHEN: Monday, March 11, 2013; 10am - 3:30pm

WHERE: The Sheraton New York, 7th Avenue at 53rd St, NYC

WHAT: An awesome group of art directors and photo editors are presenting 4 sessions at this conference for students:

"What I've Learned" 
Esquire Art Director Stravinski Pierre will share some of the biggest design lessons he's learned, from how he got into the magazine world to his most challenging and memorable layouts. Plus all the cool tips and tricks he's learned along the way.
presented by Stravinski Pierre, Art Director, Esquire

"Creative Type" 
Sure, you can design with the fonts you have ... but ever thought of making your headline furry? Or frozen? Or floating in water? Come join this super-creative duo as they showcase and explain the ideas and techniques behind their award-winning, one-of-a-kind, do-it-yourself type solutions ... you'll walk away armed and ready to start creating your own unique typographic designs. 
presented by Nancy Campbell and Trevett McCandliss, Creative Directors, 9Threads Publishing

"From Concept to Print"
Ever wonder how magazines come up with such awesome photography? This session will give you an all-access look at how it all comes together, from the editor's story memo to the final photo in the layout. You'll walk away with tips and tactics to take your own photography up a level, as well as some fun behind-the-scenes photo shoot stories.
presented by Sarina Finkelstein, Photography Editor, Cigar Aficionado

"Build Your Personal Brand"
Take a lesson from the big corporate brands in how to stand out and be successful. From social media to portfolio and resume design, we'll share some tips to help you finesse the brand that is you in order to help you find that perfect job or even start your own freelance career. 
presented by Irasema Rivera, Creative Director, The Big I Ranch Studio

HOW TO ATTEND:  If you're not already attending the conference with your school's publication staff (if you are, we hope to see you at our sessions! Look for us in the convention program book), you can purchase a day pass to attend Monday's sessions. That includes SPD-U's 4 sessions as well as full access to the convention's other sessions being presented that day (download the day's schedule here). 

COST: $42 for the day. You can purchase the pass on-site at the conference. If you're interested in attending, email us at spdstudentoutreach@gmail.com and we'll give you the details.

QUESTIONS: Email us at spdstudentoutreach@gmail.com

Note: This is not an official SPD-U event, but is a co-sponsored event organized by the College Media Association.
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