SPD-U Spring Speaker Event: 3/18/14 @ 7pm

SPD-U Spring Speaker Event: 3/18/14 @ 7pm Whether you're a senior about to graduate, or any type of student looking to enter the creative side of magazines, this is the event for you! We all know getting that dream full-time job right out of school is hard to come by, so what do you do? 

Come hear our panel of designers and illustrators share their experiences, successes and failures as they've gone through the hunt for full-time jobs, freelance gigs and side projects. You'll walk away with some great tips and advice on how to approach YOUR search for fulfilling work post-school, even if it's not what you originally thought it would be.

Click through to see who our super-cool panelists are and to get your ticket!



THE EVENT:
 
I'm Graduating... Now What?
SPD-U Spring Speaker Panel


THE PANEL: (subject to change)
 
Brett Affrunti, Illustrator  (The New Yorker, Entertainment Weekly, Money magazine)
Kristie Bailey, Designer/Art Director  (Popular Mechanics, O, the Oprah Magazine, Priest + Grace)
Derek Eng, Designer  (Travel + Leisure, Cooking Light, W)
Erin Jang, Art Director/Illustrator  (The Indigo Bunting, Martha Stewart Living, Esquire)
T. Leclaire, Designer/Photographer  (rag + bone, GQ, Teen Vogue)
Jay Soysal, Art Director  (Sports Illustrated, Edible Queens, Scholastic)

Learn more about our panelists here and here.


WHEN:
 
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Doors will open at 6:30 and the event will end between 8:30 and 9:00


WHERE: 
  
235 West 23rd Street, 8th floor
New York, NY 10011
  
A HUGE thanks to our sponsor Wix.com for hosting us at the Wix Lounge, a super-cool FREE co-working space. Wix.com offers cutting-edge web technology that enables users to design, manage and host free websites without having to learn to design or code. Seriously, they're cool and so easy to use, check 'em out!

HOW MUCH: 
 
• FREE for SPD Student Members!  

• $15 General Admission  

• Not a member? Join SPD as a Student Member now and then admission to this event is FREE!  Plus free or discounted future events for a year, a copy of our SPD Annual, 3 free entries in our Student Design Competition, and lots, lots more! Membership fees for students attending schools in the Tri-State Area (includes NY, NJ and CT) are $50, and for those outside of the area, it's $40. Considering the SPD Annual alone costs about $60 and each Student Competition Entry is $10, this is an awesome deal! (Let's not forget how good it'll look on your resume.)


WANT TO COME? 
 
Use the button below to sign up. If you're a SPD Student Member, you'll need to sign in to reserve your FREE ticket.  Online registration ends at 3pm on 3/18/14.  After that, tickets will be sold at the door if space is still available, using a credit card only (sorry, no cash exchanges).

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QUESTIONS?
 
If you have questions about the event or want to submit questions or topics for the panelists to discuss, send 'em to us at spdstudentoutreach@gmail.com
 

A HUGE THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR WIX.COM
 
Wix.com enables everyone to design, publish and host stunning HTML5 websites. No coding, no previous design skills, just log in to Wix and start creating with our easy drag-and-drop website builder! In that spirit of encouraging creativity and enabling entrepreneurship, in 2010 Wix founded the NYC Wix Lounge. The Wix Lounge is a completely free co-working, event and exhibit space for creative professionals. Grab your laptop, pop into the Lounge and enjoy a productive work day, great networking opportunities, and amazing events. The Wix Lounge provides free support to New York-ers, giving them the tools and tips for successfully launching and managing their businesses' online presence. To learn more, please visit http://www.wix.com.
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