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SPD-U, our Student Outreach Committee, hosted its annual Pub(lications) Crawl event on Friday, September 28. The day was a huge success, with tours to the offices of Bloomberg Businessweek, The Huffington Post, Inked, Men's Health, People en Español, and Seventeen. Our Pub Crawl students were given their very own first-hand peek at how magazines are made, by the pros who make them.
There are two more exciting offerings for students coming up this month from SPD-U: Design Seventeen, which is a partnership with one of our Pub Crawl hosts, and an Ask The Pros Live panel discussion. Space is very limited, so be sure to register ASAP. Meanwhile, check out some some more of our Pub Crawl tour pictures after the jump.
The biggest portfolio faux pas is a lack of editing! Don't put anything in your portfolio that you're not truly proud of. It's better to show a smaller tighter body of work than a larger portfolio that contains work that doesn't speak to your potential. --Gail Bichler, The New York Times Magazine
"Sloppy trimming! Presentation is very important. I recently saw a portfolio that contained ripped out magazine pages that were not AT ALL trimmed. Seriously?" --Alice Alves, Art Director at Fast CompanyIn anticipation of our upcoming Student Portfolio Review event next Thursday (details here, sign up by Tuesday at 5pm!), we've asked our superstar panel of reviewers for a sneak peak at their awesome advice. Thanks to Alice for her straight-up take on the biggest portfolio mistake she sees.
For more, check out our related student blog post here. And if you're an aspiring designer still in school, come to the event and get one-on-one advice!
If you're a student or spring 2011 graduate, we want to see the awesome editorial design you've been working on. Whether it's from your class assignments, from your school publication, or just personal projects, it's all good. And if enough of our jury of pros likes it, we'll showcase your work in an exclusive online gallery on this here SPD website. It's a great way to get your work in front of loads of magazine art directors with the power to hire fresh, young talent like yourself. Find all the details and a downloadable PDF here. And hurry, the deadline is Wednesday, June 1!
Tomorrow night, Tuesday, December 2nd, 6:00PM.
FREE for all SPD Student Members!! (& if you're student, but not a member yet, sign-up there!)
Details & info here; you MUST RSVP to attend, but there's still time to do it!