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SPD-U Presenting at Fall College Media Convention in Philly Oct 30-31

SPD-U Presenting at Fall College Media Convention in Philly Oct 30-31

Are you attending the CMA/ACP National Fall College Media Convention at the end of the month with your school's media staff? Or maybe you live in the Philadelphia area and want to go on your own (get the early-bird rate thru Monday the 13th)? Either way, if you're going, make sure you don't miss our 3 sessions that we're presenting ... we've got 2 sets of incredible speakers talking about design, type, fashion art directing and magazines in general! 

Michael Wilson from Philadelphia Magazine and Darhil Crooks from The Atlantic (both "Esquire" alums) are presenting "Life After Esquire" Thursday, October 30th, while Nancy Campbell and Trevett McCandliss of 9 Threads are presenting twice on Friday, October 31 ... "Conceptual Typography" and "Fashion Art Direction." Get all the details after the jump!
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Missed Our Event Last Night? You Also Missed Out on Getting a Job!

Missed Our Event Last Night? You Also Missed Out on Getting a Job!

We had a great discussion last night at our "I'm Graduating: Now What?" spring speaker event about finding work, whether it's full-time, freelance or personal side projects. Panelists Erin Jang, Derek Eng, Kristie Bailey, Brett Affrunti and T Leclaire were super generous in sharing their experiences and giving our audience their tips and advice, and attendees walked away with multiple ways to get that job or freelance gig.

Not only that, they also got a chance at getting that job literally last night thanks to a design pro in our audience who was looking for a junior designer at his big-name magazine and asked all interested there to chat with him. Audience members also got to chat directly with our panelists at the end, we raffled off numerous books, and all attendees got fun handouts, flyers and a discount code to use on Joseph Caserto's online freelancing course. Definitely not an event to miss, but if you did, you can get a few juicy tidbits by checking our live-tweeting over on our Twitter feed @SPDstudents

Thanks to all of you who joined us and a HUGE thanks to our host sponsor Wix.com ... if you're in the city, don't forget you can use their Wix Lounge (the same space we held our event) during the day as a home base between interviews or freelance jobs. And if you don't have an online portfolio yet, definitely check out the Wix templates ... they're super easy to use and tweak to what you want.


Reminder: Career Advice Event Tuesday at 7pm

Reminder: Career Advice Event Tuesday at 7pm

Okay, maybe you're on spring break. Or maybe you're just swamped with school work. Doesn't really matter in a few months when you're living back home with mom and dad in your childhood bedroom cause you can't find a job, right? 

Want to avoid the hassles of adjusting to life post-college with the 'rents? Then join us Tuesday night to hear a gazillion ways other young designers have made work work for them ... from turning internships into full-time jobs, to taking their little side illustrations into a business, to making the most of meeting people, our pros will share their advice ... what worked for them, what didn't and how you can use their tricks to find your own dream jobs.

We'll also be giving away free stuff! You gotta come to have a chance at winning a variety of SPD and design books and Joseph Caserto's online course about freelancing ... in fact, all attendees will get a discount to his course, while one lucky member will walk away with it for free!

Get your tickets and more details here. Don't forget, SPD Student Members pay NOTHING, but you do have to reserve your ticket!

"I'm Graduating: Now What?" Meet Our Speakers, Part 2

Thumbnail image for GraduatingNowWhat-Carousel.jpgThis Tuesday, March 18th, we'll be hosting our next speaker event titled "I'm Graduating... Now What?". Our panel of designers and illustrators has had the full-range of experiences, from full-time work to freelancing to working from home on the side of other jobs to turning those side jobs into full-time businesses. And they'll be sharing their tales of how they found those jobs, what they found most difficult and how their experiences can help YOU in your own hunt for work.

Earlier this week, we met the first 3 of our 6 panelists. Today we meet the other 3, so read on to learn more and click here for more details and to get your ticket. (Don't forget SPD Student Members are free but you still have to sign up for a ticket!)
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"I'm Graduating: Now What?" Meet Our Speakers, Pt. 1

GraduatingNowWhat-Carousel.jpgNext Tuesday, March 18th, we'll be hosting our next speaker event titled "I'm Graduating... Now What?". Our panel of designers and illustrators has had the full-range of experiences, from full-time work to freelancing to working from home on the side of other jobs to turning those side jobs into full-time businesses. And they'll be sharing their tales of how they found those jobs, what they found most difficult and how their experiences can help YOU in your own hunt for work.

Read on to meet the first 3 of our 6 panelists and click here for more details and to get your ticket. (Don't forget SPD Student Members are free but you still have to sign up for a ticket!)


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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!
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The Synergy Spreads!

The Synergy Spreads!

We had a great night last Tuesday night at our Creative Synergy event thanks to our wonderful host and sponsor Wix.com and of course thanks to an incredible group of panelists! Read on to find out some of the advice they shared and see photos of the event. Thank you to everyone who came out for it!… MORE
Creative Synergy Happening Tonight!

Creative Synergy Happening Tonight!

Whether you're into magazine design or any type of design, you won't want to miss tonight's speaker panel event on creativity and collaboration. We've got 6 incredible panelists ranging from design directors to photo editors to editors and stylists, all ready to share their experiences with you on how they bring out the best of themselves and their teams to create amazing, inspiring work. 

A huge thanks to our event sponsors Wix.com for hosting us in their super-cool, too-good-to-be-true free co-working space, the Wix Lounge on 23rd St here in Manhattan. Doors will open at 6:30 and the event starts at 7.

Get all the details and buy your ticket or reserve your free Student Member spot here ... online registration ends at 3pm. You CAN purchase tickets at the door but by credit card only ... no cash exchanges.

Hope to see you there!


Creative Synergy Spotlight: Photo Director Ann de Saussure Davidson

Creative Synergy Spotlight: Photo Director Ann de Saussure Davidson

Our Creative Synergy event happens TOMORROW NIGHT, the 22nd (Sign up now!). We're talking to our final panelist today about what she's working on and some ways she finds inspiration. Be sure to check out all our panelists and buy your ticket now! … MORE
Creative Synergy Spotlight: Creative Director Kevin Brainard

Creative Synergy Spotlight: Creative Director Kevin Brainard

Our Creative Synergy event happens this Tuesday, the 22nd (Sign up now!), so we're talking to each of our panelists about what they're working on and some ways they find inspiration. Today we're featuring creative director Kevin Brainard ... Read on about Kevin and then buy your ticket before the event sells out... … MORE
Creative Synergy Spotlight: Producer/Editor Frances Bailey

Creative Synergy Spotlight: Producer/Editor Frances Bailey

As the date for our Creative Synergy event approaches (it's next Tuesday, the 22ndSign up now!), we're talking to each of our panelists about what they're working on and some ways they find inspiration... today we're featuring producer/editor/stylist Frances Bailey, but be sure to come back the rest of the week as we meet the remaining panelists. 

Read on about Frances and then buy your ticket before the event sells out... … MORE
Creative Synergy Spotlight: Design Director Tim Leong

Creative Synergy Spotlight: Design Director Tim Leong

As the date for our Creative Synergy event approaches (it's next Tuesday, the 22ndSign up now!), we're talking to each of our panelists about what they're working on and some ways they find inspiration... today we're featuring design director Tim Leong, but be sure to come back the rest of the week as we meet all the other panelists too. 

So read on about Tim and then buy your ticket before the event sells out... … MORE
Creative Synergy Spotlight: Creative Director Cybele Grandjean

Creative Synergy Spotlight: Creative Director Cybele Grandjean

As the date for our Creative Synergy event approaches (it's next Tuesday, the 22nd. Sign up now!), we're talking to each of our panelists about what they're working on and some ways they find inspiration... today we're featuring creative director Cybele Grandjean, but be sure to come back the rest of the week as we meet all the other panelists too.

So read on about Cybele and then buy your ticket before the event sells out... … MORE
Creative Synergy Spotlight: Illustrator R. Kikuo Johnson

Creative Synergy Spotlight: Illustrator R. Kikuo Johnson

As the date for our Creative Synergy event approaches (it's next Tuesday, the 22nd. Sign up now!), we're talking to each of our panelists about what they're working on and some ways they find inspiration... today we're featuring illustrator R. Kikuo Johnson, but be sure to come back the rest of the week as we meet all the other panelists too. 

So read on about Kikuo and then buy your ticket before the event sells out...
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SPD-U Fall Speaker Event: CREATIVE SYNERGY 10/22 @ 7pm

SPD-U Fall Speaker Event: CREATIVE SYNERGY 10/22 @ 7pm

Ever wonder how magazines come up with all the awesome ideas you see in them? Whether it's typography, illustration, photographs or infographics, magazine pros are always collaborating and drawing inspiration from everything and each other in order to create such magic.

Join us for a lively conversation (sponsored by our generous hosts Wix.com) with pros from all types of magazines and design firms (including Wired, Martha Stewart Living, Fortune, O the Oprah Magazine, Rodale, and Pleasure to name a few) ... these art directors, illustrators, photo directors, editors and stylists will share the tricks and tactics they use and you'll walk away with some great ideas on how to come up with your own amazing work. 

Click through for all the details and how to register...
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All-About-Tablet-Design Event TONIGHT!

All-About-Tablet-Design Event TONIGHT!

If you haven't already bought your ticket (SPD Student Members: you get in free, but you gotta reserve your spot!) for tonight's "Magazines & Tablets: What's Working and What's Not" panel discussion event, advance sales are now closed but you can buy one at the door tonight. 

And as further enticement, we'll be raffling off TWO tablet design courses from panelist Joseph Caserto! One is "Create Your Own iPad & Android Publications" worth $129 and the other is "Adobe Digital Publishing Suite for Beginners" worth $69. Both are awesome resources for students and professionals, whether you've already got some tablet experience or not. We'll also be offering all attendees a huge discount on both courses. 

Between the raffle, the discounts and the sure-to-be-enlightening-and-awesome discussion itself, you'll walk out a winner for sure. Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Events

Be sure you join us for two upcoming student events, and remember SPD Student Members get free entry (but you still have to reserve your spot)!
Wednesday, April 3: MAGAZINES & TABLETS-WHAT'S WORKING AND WHAT'S NOT. A Q&A discussion with students and pros. 
Wednesday, April 10: STUDENT PORTFOLIO REVIEWS! No matter what shape your portfolio is in, bring it to us and we'll advise you on how to make it better.
Tablet Design Q&A Event: April 3

Tablet Design Q&A Event: April 3

Tablets are opening new horizons--and requiring new skills--for designers. Now interaction design is an important part of overall publication design. Wondering how much you need to know as you enter the field? Come join us Wednesday, April 3 as a great group of pros discuss how tablets have impacted publishing and what you, as students, should be aware of.

Advance ticket sales has ended, but you can still buy a ticket at the door tonight. Click thru for price and location details (and remember SPD Student Members are free!)...
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Mark Your Calendars: Spring Events

Now that our Student Design Competition is officially closed (thanks for all your great entries! we'll update you soon on the judging process), we're getting amped up for some great spring events ... so mark your calendars and watch us here and on Facebook to make sure you get all the details:

• MARCH 11 :: SPD-U @ NYC13 :: We're sponsoring several sessions at the Spring National College Media Convention here in Manhattan. If your school publication staff is attending, make sure you get to our presentations on Monday! If your school isn't, you can still attend on your own by purchasing a day pass. Get all the details here and if you're interested in buying a day pass, email us at spdstudentoutreach@gmail.com.

• APRIL 3 :: Speaker Panel Event on Tablet Design :: Curious about all those tablet versions of magazines? This speaker event will try to fill you in on all the various ways magazines are being published digitally. Look for more details to come soon!

• APRIL 10 :: Portfolio Reviews :: Whether you've got your portfolio practically done, or just have a pile of printouts of your work, bring what you've got and our awesome group of publication art directors will check it out and give you tips and feedback on how to make it better. Just in time for graduation for you seniors, but all student levels are welcome! More details to come.


 

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!


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Mark Your Calendars for Our Spring 2013 Events!

As you're planning your spring semester, we have some super-terrific events to keep in mind:

• First up is our 2013 Student Design Competition. The March 4th deadline is coming fast, so be sure to check out all the details and download the official rules and entry form here. We'll be posting some tips and frequently asked questions in the coming weeks, so if you have any questions you need answered, be sure to email us.

• We're participating in the College Media Association's National College Media Convention here in NYC on Monday, March 11 and Tuesday, March 12. If your school's publication staff doesn't already attend, be sure to watch our blog here for details on how you can get tickets.

• We'll be hosting Portfolio Reviews in early April also here in NYC, exact date and details to be announced in the coming weeks. 

And we have a whole lot more ... from more "Ask the Pros" posts (which will resume next week) to other events and competitions, follow us here and on our Facebook page to make sure you get the details as we announce them.
Get Your Red Hot Career Advice TONIGHT!

Get Your Red Hot Career Advice TONIGHT!

Our "Ask the Pros: Live!" Event is happening tonight at the Type Directors Club on W.36th St in Manhattan, and our amazing group of speakers are chock-full of great advice for you on how to get a job. Doors open at 6:30 and the event starts at 7.

Buy your ticket now for $10 using the form here (SPD Student Members are FREE!!). Pre-advance sales close at 5pm. After that, you can buy tickets at the door for $15 general admission (student members are still free). 

Looking forward to seeing you tonight!
SPD-U

Upcoming Events at SPD-U

Ask the Pros: Live! Join us Wednesday, 10/24 for the inside scoop on how to get a job (and FREE books too!). Space is limited so RSVP now.

• Keep up-to-date on our Facebook page!

"Ask the Pros" Coming to You LIVE! on Oct. 24

Like our "Ask the Pros" online series where the pros answer all your job-hunting questions? Then you're going to love this speaker panel event on Wednesday, 10/24!

Come hear our panel of awesome magazine design professionals answer your most pressing questions about resumes, portfolios, interviews and all-things-career-related. We'll cover print design, tablet design, illustration and more. Tons of great advice to be had, AND we'll be giving away FREE SPD BOOKS!!!

So submit your questions to us when you sign up for the event, email 'em to us at spdstudentoutreach@gmail.com or arrive ready to ask them yourself on the 24th! Click through for the details and to reserve your spot now, space is limited! … MORE
Design a Page for Seventeen Magazine!

Design a Page for Seventeen Magazine!

Fall has come fast and furious here at SPD-U and we've got another super-cool opportunity for you ... Design the most important page of Seventeen magazine! 

Read on for the details and how to apply (it's easy!) ...
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"Ask the Pros: Live!" Happening October 24

Do you like our "Ask the Pros" series on the blog that answers all your job-hunt-related questions? Then you're going to LOVE our upcoming event ... 

"Ask the Pros" will be coming to you live here in NYC on Wednesday, October 24 at 7pm. We'll have an awesome panel of professionals ready to answer all your most-pressing questions in person, so save the date and look for all the details to come soon. And in the meantime, if you've got any questions you want answered, send 'em to us at spdstudentoutreach@gmail.com and we'll get our panelists to answer them.

And for those of you not able to attend, never fear ... we've got more online "Ask the Pros" posts coming soon.


Congrats to Our SPD-U Grand Prize Raffle Winner!

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!
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SPD-U: Are You A Fan?

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.
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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.
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...

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2011 Is Going To Be Great!

So it may seem like we've been slacking here lately, but what you haven't seen is all the work going on behind-the-scenes. We're gearing up for a spring full of great events and competitions. Save these dates on your calendar and start working on those competition entries!
And of course, have a wonderful holiday season!

Student Design Competition: Entries due March 7. Find all the details and rules here. Still have questions? Email us and we'll answer 'em here on the blog.

SPD-U March (Design) Madness: Join us March 14 for a day of awesome speakers, presentations, door prizes and portfolio reviews. Read about the details we have so far here. (This event is part of the College Media Convention.)

Student Photo Competition: Entries due March 28. Info and rules to come in January.
Are We Your March Madness Pick?

Are We Your March Madness Pick?

Thanks to all of you who came out for our SPD-U March (Design) Madness event Monday ... we had a great time, and hopefully you did too! In fact, we want to know that for sure, so tell us what you think in our survey here. All answers are anonymous and it'll help us plan better for next year, so please be honest and tell us everything!

And a HUGE thanks to our wonderful speakers: Michele Ervin, Josh Klenert, Jenn McManus, Robert Newman, Stravinksi Pierre, Jason Sfetko, Ivylise Simones, Kirsten Sorton, Stephen Sullivan and Sarah Viñas. 

Much More To Come!

Registration for our SPD-U event has officially closed and hopefully you're on the list! But even if you're not, we've still got lots more to come this spring, such as our Portfolio Workshop on March 24th, our Student Photography Competition deadline on the 29th, and our spring Pub(lications) Crawl on April 9. You can sign up for the Portfolio Workshop now (remember student members are FREE!), and we'll have all the details about the office tours coming next week. Until then... enjoy the breather.
Last Chance to Be an SPD-U Grad!

Last Chance to Be an SPD-U Grad!

Registration for our SPD-U March (Design) Madness event closes Friday at 5pm. Don't miss this great opportunity to hear some legendary, super-talented art directors and photo editors! And remember, if you're a student member, your entry is FREE! But you must register to save your spot.
Our March Madness Pick: SPD-U

Our March Madness Pick: SPD-U

Yeah, we know, you're still recovering from getting your Student Design Competition entries done on time ... well, get ready for another jolt of energy at our SPD-U March (Design) Madness event. Next Monday, March 15th, we've got 4 terrific sessions covering all the elements of editorial design. 

Seen all those cool posts of old magazines or alternative-newsweeklies on the SPD homepage? Well, those are courtesy of Robert Newman, and he'll be joining Ivylise Simones in a session on creativity. Want to know how all those gorgeous magazine photos happen? Our second session will fill you in on those details, followed by a tips-and-tricks design session courtesy of previous-panelist Stravinski Pierre. And to finish the day, we've got a panel of designers, photo editors and interactive media designers ready to give you the inside scoop on how to get a job.

Trust us, this is an event you don't want to miss! Registration closes at 5pm this Friday, so be sure you sign up now.
Don't Forget: SPD-U on Monday, March 15

Don't Forget: SPD-U on Monday, March 15

Enough of this competition talk for now ... we've got other stuff going on too! March (Design) Madness begins with our SPD-U event on Monday, March 15 from 12:30pm to 5pm here in midtown Manhattan. We've got an awesome line-up of speakers and topics, so be sure to check out all the details and sign up now, as space is limited!

Also, mark your calendars for these other great opportunities:
• Portfolio Reviews on Wednesday, March 24 from 6 to 8pm; more details to come soon
• Student Photography Competition entries due Monday, March 29th
• Spring Pub(lications) Crawl on Friday, April 9; more details to come soon
Join Our March (Design) Madness!

Join Our March (Design) Madness!

Registration for this event has closed as of 5pm, 3/12/10.

Forget UCLA, UNC and LSU ... SPD-U is the only sure bet when it comes to March Madness. Join us Monday, March 15 for an afternoon of bracket-busting events in publication design and art direction! Like last year, we've got a top-notch lineup of topics and presenters, all there to give YOU the edge in your design work and job-searching. All the details after the jump...

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Think We Better Give You a Reminder

Think We Better Give You a Reminder

2010 is moving fast, and so are we, so a few reminders about upcoming events:

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9
If you're in the NYC area next Tuesday night, then buy tickets now to attend the next SPD Speakeasy with graphic designer Paul Sahre. As a student, you get a discounted rate, and in addition to hearing an inspiring speaker, you'll get the chance to do a little socializing and networking ... you never know who'll be standing or sitting beside you!

MONDAY, MARCH 8
You've now got just over a month until our Student Design Competition deadline on March 8th. Be sure to check out all the rules and details here. There's money, internships and fame to be had, so enter now!!

MONDAY, MARCH 15
Make sure Monday, March 15th is on your calendar for our SPD-U March Madness event here in NYC as part of the National College Media Convention. It's a half-day magazine design bootcamp covering everything from typographers' quotes to career advice. All the details coming soon.

MONDAY, MARCH 29
If you're a photographer type, check out all the info on our Student Photography Competition. Entries for that are due March 29th.

Job-Hunt Help Event TODAY!

Our HELP WANTED event is this afternoon, but you must register by 10am this morning to attend. Check out all the details here.
Get Job-Hunt Help TODAY!

Get Job-Hunt Help TODAY!

Are you a current student or recent grad looking for an editorial design or photo editing job? Then this is the event for you! Sign up by 10am this morning!… MORE

Save The Date: Job-Hunt Event Jan. 19

Read on for more details.
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Save-the-Date: 9/24/09 Office Tours

As we get ready to ring in a new school year, plans are already underway for our Fall Pub(lications) Crawl event ... that's what we call "office and studio tours" for all you freshmen out there.

So mark your calendars!  Thursday, September 24. (usually 9:30am - 4pm)

We'll be visiting the offices of Complex, ESPN the Magazine and Time magazines, as well as the design studio SpotCo, plus a whole bunch more (to be announced soon).

We'll post more info and registration instructions in the next week or two. Spots on each tour are limited and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis, so be sure to stay tuned for all the gory details.

For all you newbies, check out the info from this past spring's tour to get an idea of what to expect.

Next Pub(lications) Crawl: May 1

Want a sneak peak into the real world of magazine design? Then make sure you come to our Pub(lications) Crawl event on Friday, May 1. We're still working on the details, so keep checking back here to find out which magazines/companies will be offering up tours of their offices, as well as RSVP info. But for now, mark those calendars!
Are You A Fan?

Are You A Fan?

Did you attend our SPD U March (Design) Madness event on Monday? Then fill out our survey here. And thanks for coming!

If you were there and gave us your email address for our mailing list, you should have received an email from us about the survey. If you haven't gotten it, please email us at spdstudentoutreach@gmail.com so we can make sure we have the right address.
And the Crowd Goes Wild!

And the Crowd Goes Wild!

A HUGE thanks to all our "all-star" speakers and staffers at yesterday's SPD U March (Design) Madness event! It was a great success, thanks to everyone who attended.

For those of you who couldn't join us, we're hoping to post some video of it here soon, so keep an eye out for that.

And now, let's do the wave and give a thunderous round of applause to our speakers Courtney Brown (Real Simple Creative Studio), Darren Cox (Spotco), Michele Ervin (Popular Mechanics), Samantha Grass (Food Network Magazine), Mike Ley (Field & Stream), Shane Luitjens (INK Publishing), Nathalie Kirsheh (W), Andy Omel (Condé Nast Traveler), Paul Shrynemakers (Rodale), and Stephen Sullivan (freelance photographer), tour-givers David Schlow and the People staff, Kristin Fitzpatrick and the Marie Claire staff, and Nancy Campbell and the Symphony Publishing staff. And last but not least, super-big thanks to our coordinators and support staff Leah Bailey, Kimberly Sall, Emily Smith and Nancy Stamatopoulos.
March (Design) Madness RSVPs due by 5pm!

March (Design) Madness RSVPs due by 5pm!

College basketball may have Selection Sunday, but we have Final-Chance Friday!
Today's the last day to sign up for our SPD U March (Design) Madness events. We must receive your RSVP by 5pm for both the afternoon event and the office tours. Check out the details about the afternoon event here. As for the office tours (click here), the Marie Claire tour is full, but there are still a few spots on the People tour and the Symphony tour. Sign up now before the game's over!
More March (Design) Madness: Office Tours

More March (Design) Madness: Office Tours

In addition to our game-changing afternoon of events next Monday, March 16 (click here for all those details), we also are able to offer you a few office tours! All the details after the jump...


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It's March (Design) Madness!

It's March (Design) Madness!

Join us March 16 for an afternoon of bracket-busting events in publication design and art direction! We've got a top-notch lineup of topics and presenters, all there to give YOU the edge in your design work and job-searching.

All the details after the jump...
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Mark Your Calendars: Mar. 16

So the deadline for our Student Design Competition has passed, and we're busy unpacking and organizing your entries for our panel of judges. Keep an eye on the blog as we release details about the winners in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, we're also gearing up for our next event, a series of presentations from some of the coolest designers out there: Monday, March 16 from 12:30-5pm in the afternoon. We're still tweaking the details, but we'll have a career advice panel, a design-tips-and-tricks presentation and speakers on photo shoots and inspiration. So keep checking back to find out how to attend.

Update: Fashion Event Closed

Our Fashion Talk speaker panel event tomorrow night is now fully booked to capacity and no more RSVPs are being accepted.

Didn't RSVP in time? Well, then use that time instead to work on your Student Competition entry! The deadline is Monday, as in 5 days from now.
Fashion Magazine Speaker Panel Next Thursday 2/26

Fashion Magazine Speaker Panel Next Thursday 2/26

EVENT FULLY BOOKED, NO MORE RSVPs BEING ACCEPTED
Is the Devil Wears Prada your favorite book or movie? Did you wish you could be on "Stylista"? Do you dream of working at a fashion magazine? Then this panel is for you! Come hear staffers from Glamour, Harper's Bazaar, Nylon and Vogue and a Ford fashion model discuss the fantasies and realities of designing and art directing in the fashion mag world.

Details after the jump...
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Portfolio Workshop: Spots Still Available!

Don't forget our Portfolio Workshop is tomorrow night (Tuesday, Dec. 2)! We still have spots open, so RSVP now. Remember you can't get in without an RSVP.

You'll get invaluable one-on-one critiques and advice on how to put the whole thing together, so if you're in the hunt for a magazine art dept job, you should definitely be here ... better to hear this stuff now than in an interview!

Details here.

Portfolio Workshop: Dec. 2

Mark your calendars: The date is set for our Portfolio Workshop ...

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2
6 - 8:30
Midtown, NYC (exact location tba)

More info to come very soon!

Missed the RSVP deadline but still want to come?

We closed our RSVP list at 3, but if you missed that deadline and still want to come to tonight's Making Magazines event, please do! Those on the RSVP list have guaranteed seats, but after that, it's first-come, first-serve. Doors open at 6:30.

The address is:
SVA Amphitheatre
209 East 23rd St. (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
3rd floor
NYC

Hope to see you there!

RSVP by 3pm for Tonight!

If you want to come to tonight's Making Magazines speaker event, you'll need to RSVP to us by 3pm today. Click here for the details.

Making Magazines Event THIS THURSDAY!

Spots are filling up, so RSVP now for our Making Magazines: This Is How We Do It speaker panel event. Click here for all the juicy details.
Speaker Panel Profile: Steve Motzenbecker, web designer

Speaker Panel Profile: Steve Motzenbecker, web designer

THIS COMING THURSDAY, Oct. 30th, at 7pm at our Making Magazines event, we'll have an awesome group of magazine insiders discussing how magazines are made ... to come hear what they have to say, you must RSVP. Space is limited! Click here for more info.

Today, we're highlighting the last of our 6 panelists, Steve Motzenbecker, who currently holds the title of Associate Art Director at NYMag.com, the website of New York magazine. ...

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Speaker Panel Profile: John Korpics, creative director

Speaker Panel Profile: John Korpics, creative director

NEXT Thursday, Oct. 30th, at 7pm at our Making Magazines event, we'll have an awesome group of magazine insiders discussing how magazines are created ... To come hear what they have to say, you must RSVP. Click here for more info.

Today, we're featuring the moderator of our event, creative director John Korpics. Currently heading up his own design studio, John Korpics Design, he's been a publication designer and art director for over 20 years... … MORE
Speaker Panel Profile: Scott Omelianuk, editor

Speaker Panel Profile: Scott Omelianuk, editor

On Thursday, Oct. 30th, at 7pm at our Making Magazines event, we'll have an awesome group of magazine insiders discussing how magazines are created and where you could fit in. To come hear what they have to say, you must RSVP. Click here for more info.

In preparation for the event, we're highlighting each of the 6 panelists (all the easier for you to do a little research beforehand and come armed with questions for them, hint hint). Today, we're featuring editor Scott Omelianuk. Currently the editor-in-chief of This Old House magazine and the senior member of the management team of This Old House Ventures, Scott is a veteran media executive with experience in television, magazines, books, and web publishing...

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Speaker Panel Profile: Stravinski Pierre, designer

Speaker Panel Profile: Stravinski Pierre, designer

On Thursday, Oct. 30th, at 7pm at our Making Magazines event, we'll have an awesome group of magazine insiders discussing how magazines are created and where you could fit in. To come hear what they have to say, you must RSVP. Click here for more info.

In preparation for the event, we're highlighting each of the 6 panelists (all the easier for you to do a little research beforehand and come armed with questions for them, hint hint). Today, we're featuring designer Stravinski Pierre who's currently serving as Associate Art Director at Popular Mechanics magazine...

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Speaker Panel Profile: Marian Isel Barragán, photo editor

Speaker Panel Profile: Marian Isel Barragán, photo editor

On Thursday, Oct. 30th, at 7pm at our Making Magazines event, we'll have an awesome group of magazine insiders discussing how magazines are created and where you could fit in. To come hear what they have to say, you must RSVP. Click here for more info.

In preparation for the event, we're highlighting each of the 6 panelists (all the easier for you to do a little research beforehand and come armed with questions for them, hint hint). Today, we're featuring Marian Isel Barragán who currently serves as Photo Editor at Complex magazine...

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Speaker Panel Profile: Edel Rodriguez, Illustrator

Speaker Panel Profile: Edel Rodriguez, Illustrator

On Thursday, Oct. 30th, at 7pm at our Making Magazines event, we'll have an awesome group of magazine insiders discussing how magazines are created and where you could fit in. To come hear what they have to say, you must RSVP. Click here for more info.

In preparation for the event, we're highlighting each of the 6 panelists (all the easier for you to do a little research beforehand and come armed with questions for them, hint hint). Today, we're featuring illustrator Edel Rodriguez who's done work for The New Yorker, TIME, Newsweek and The New York Times amongst others ...

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Speaker Panel: Oct. 30 7pm

Speaker Panel: Oct. 30 7pm

You know there are designers and editors ... but what about the photos and illustrations and all the web stuff? Come hear our panel of insiders discuss how magazines are created and where you could fit in. Panelists' names and all the details after the jump. … MORE
Pub Crawl Report

Pub Crawl Report

Seems like everybody had fun and got lots of great info on our Pub(lications) Crawl last Thursday. Check out some pictures here...

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Next Event: October 30

Thanks again to all the magazines and students who participated in our Pub Crawl yesterday! It was a great success. If you missed it, be sure to come when we do it again in the spring.

Next up: a speaker panel on Thursday, October 30th, at 7pm. All the exact details will be here next week, but for now, mark your calendars!

And off they go!

Thanks to everyone participating in our Pub(lications) Crawl today! If you weren't able to join us, then keep checking in here throughout the year since we do these magazine art department office tours twice a year, once in the fall, once in the spring.

A HUGE thanks goes out to our participating magazines: Condé Nast Portfolio, Esquire, The FADER, Fast Company, Pentagram, Siempre Mujer, Vanity Fair and W

Pub Crawl CLOSED

Registration for our Pub(lications) Crawl event tomorrow is officially closed. Thanks to everyone who has signed up, it's going to be a great day! Be sure to check your email for the starting location and last-minute details. Contact us if you haven't received the email by noon today.

For those of you who couldn't make it, mark your calendar for our next Student Outreach event on Thursday, October 30, at 7pm here in the city. More details on that to come next week.

And don't forget our Student Competition! The deadline is March 2, 2009, but time flies, so get busy! Check out the rules here. We'll be posting more about that soon as well.

Pub Crawl Update: Tour D now full also

Registration for Tours A, C and now D in Thursday's Pub(lications) Crawl event are now full and officially closed. There are only a few spots left in Tour B ... first come, first serve! Click here for the details.

Pub Crawl Update: Tour A and C FULL

Tour A (Siempre Mujer and Esquire) and Tour C (Vanity Fair and Fast Company) are all full and officially closed. There ARE still spots in Tour B (The FADER and Condé Nast Portfolio) and Tour D (Pentagram and W). If you want to sign up, you must do so by midnight tonight!

Please note: If you ignore this and you RSVP requesting Tour A or C (which are full), you will be assigned to one of the others. Also, there is no changing of tour choices after midnight tonight. Click here for all the event details.
Pub Crawl Profile: Condé Nast Portfolio

Pub Crawl Profile: Condé Nast Portfolio

In preparation for THIS Thursday's Pub(lications) Crawl event, we're profiling each participating magazine/organization. Spots are still available in each tour group, but the registration deadline is midnight TONIGHT, so rsvp now. Click here for all the details.

Condé Nast Portfolio • www.portfolio.com • part of Tour B
We see business differently. ...
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Pub Crawl RSVP deadline tomorrow

Just a reminder that you must RSVP by midnight Tuesday night if you want to attend Thursday's Pub(lications) Crawl. All the details on how to do that here.
Pub Crawl Profile: W

Pub Crawl Profile: W

In preparation for THIS Thursday's Pub(lications) Crawl event, we're profiling each participating magazine/organization. Spots are still available in each tour group, but space is filling up, so rsvp now. Click here for all the details.

W •
www.wmagazine.com • part of Tour D
W is the only pure luxury, fashion and lifestyle magazine.
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Pub Crawl Profile: Fast Company

Pub Crawl Profile: Fast Company

In preparation for next Thursday's Pub(lications) Crawl event, we're profiling each participating magazine/organization. Spots are still available in each tour group, but space is filling up, so rsvp now. Click here for all the details.

Fast Company • www.fastcompany.com • part of Tour C
Founded in 1995 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, LLC., Fast Company magazine illuminates the evolution of business through a unique focus on the most creative individuals in the marketplace. ...
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Pub Crawl Profile: Esquire

Pub Crawl Profile: Esquire

In preparation for next Thursday's Pub(lications) Crawl event, we're profiling each participating magazine/organization. Spots are still available in each tour group, but space is filling up, so rsvp now. Click here for all the details.

Esquire • www.esquire.com • part of Tour A
As the only general-interest lifestyle magazine for sophisticated men, Esquire defines, reflects and celebrates what it means to be a man in contemporary American culture. ...
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Pub Crawl Profile: The FADER

Pub Crawl Profile: The FADER

In preparation for next Thursday's Pub(lications) Crawl event, we're profiling each participating magazine/organization. Spots are still available in each tour group, but space is filling up, so rsvp now. Click here for all the details.

The FADER • www.thefader.com • part of Tour B
The FADER magazine is the definitive voice of emerging music and the lifestyle that surrounds it. ...
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Pub Crawl Profile: Vanity Fair

Pub Crawl Profile: Vanity Fair

In preparation for next Thursday's Pub(lications) Crawl event, we're profiling each participating magazine/organization. Spots are still available in each tour group, but space is filling up, so rsvp now. Click here for all the details.

Vanity Fair • www.vanityfair.com • part of Tour C
From entertainment to world affairs, business to style, design to society, Vanity Fair is a cultural catalyst--a magazine that provokes and drives the popular dialogue. ...

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Pub Crawl Profile: Siempre Mujer

Pub Crawl Profile: Siempre Mujer

In preparation for next Thursday's Pub(lications) Crawl event, we're profiling each participating magazine/organization. Spots are still available in each tour group, but space is filling up, so rsvp now. Click here for all the details.

Siempre Mujer • www.siempremujer.com • part of Tour A
Siempre Mujer is for the Hispanic woman living in the U.S. who keeps her traditions alive and embraces new American values. Siempre Mujer reflects her lifestyle, aspirations and dreams.
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Pub Crawl Profile: Pentagram

Pub Crawl Profile: Pentagram

In preparation for next Thursday's Pub(lications) Crawl event, we're profiling each participating magazine/organization. Spots are still available in each tour group, but space is filling up, so rsvp now. Click here for all the details.

Pentagram • www.pentagram.com • part of Tour D
Pentagram is organized and run so that designers may achieve their best -- because design at its best satisfies clients, pleases users and gratifies the designer. We design print and screen graphics, products, environments and buildings. ...

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Now Available: Pre-Pay for the Pub Crawl

Have you RSVP'd for our Sept. 25 Pub(lications) Crawl yet? To make things easier, we now have the option to pre-pay for your entry. If you're an SPD Student Member, your entry is free of course, but for everyone else, you can now pay by credit card beforehand. Check out the details here.
Come Get Your Fill (of info of course!)

Come Get Your Fill (of info of course!)

Here's your chance to get an inside peek at how magazines actually come together. Come armed with your curiosity and questions (but leave the portfolios at home please). All the details after the jump.
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