The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Lauren Ahn

The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Lauren Ahn Our team of judges had a super-tough job choosing the winning work in our SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery Show ... thanks to all of you who entered and congrats on all the great work you're doing! 

We're happy to showcase the first of our 8 top winners today ... we'll be featuring a winner a day -- in alphabetical order, they are all equal winners -- until we show all 8, then we'll showcase some runners-up as well, so be sure to keep checking back in with us to see all the awesome work.

Today we're shining the SPD-U Spotlight on Lauren Ahn ... see her winning piece larger and get some details from Lauren after the jump.

SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery Show :: Work #1*
NAME:  Lauren Ahn
SCHOOL:  School of Visual Arts, NYC
2012-2013 STUDENT STATUS:  junior, graduating in 2014
INSTRUCTOR:  Robert Best, editorial design instructor

SPD-U: While our judges saw and judged all the entered work without any information about the pieces, we'd now love to hear what type of publication or project this piece was created for.
LAUREN:  'Time To Wash Our Hands' was made for a magazine I created titled 'Peek', a family magazine for young parents.

SPD-U: What's one of the biggest lessons you learned about editorial design from this project and any others you may have worked on?
LAUREN: The hardest part about editorial design is managing all of the different elements. No piece can be left untreated, and if one element is off, the whole design is compromised.

SPD-U: What are you up to now? Are you currently or do you plan to pursue a career in editorial design of any kind?
LAUREN: I am going into my senior year at SVA. Right now I am interning at an online shopping website ( doing their web graphics, although I am determined to make my way back to magazines.

Find more of Lauren's work at:

Congrats to Lauren and all of our winners. Come back tomorrow to see the next winning piece.

*All of our top 8 selected pieces are equal winners. They are being announced in alphabetical order. 
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