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It's March Madness at SPD-U!

Thumbnail image for SPDU_Icon.jpgForget college basketball ... you should be placing your bets on our future editorial design talent over at SPD-U
Thanks to our terrific judges Rob Hewitt, Fred Woodward, Deanna Filippo, Kristin Fitzpatrick, Jeff Griffith and Todd Detwiler for their time judging our 2014 Student Design Competition last Friday. We'll be announcing the winners on the student blog this week, so stay tuned!
• Our next student event takes place Tuesday, 3/18, featuring an awesome line-up of speakers sharing their job and freelancing experiences. If you teach a class or have an intern or junior designer, be sure to send them our way!
• We have a new blog series called "5 Questions For..." featuring a different professional each time talking about their job title and what it entails. If you'd like to be considered for a feature post, email us at spdstudentoutreach@gmail.com.

And there's lots more planned beyond that, so even if you're not a student, be sure to follow us on our blog, Facebook and Twitter for all the latest. Thanks for your support! Go Team SPD!

New Work: Student Publications - Fashion Week Edition

em1_thumb_w_580.jpgOur Covers of the Day aren't the only way we're celebrating NYC Fashion Week here at SPD ... SPD-U (our student branch) is getting in on the action too. Check out the terrific work in em Magazine - a college fashion mag courtesy of the students at Boston's Emerson College ... created by students and featuring student work, over on our SPD-U blog.
STUDENTS: 4th Tour Added to Pub Crawl! Sign Up Now!

STUDENTS: 4th Tour Added to Pub Crawl! Sign Up Now!

Our Pub(lications) Crawl office tour event quickly sold out, so we've added a 4th set of tours! Get all the details here and sign up now to reserve one of the coveted spots. Registration closes midnight on Tuesday, 9/24. 
Students & Recent Grads: Attend Our Pub Crawl, 9/27!

Students & Recent Grads: Attend Our Pub Crawl, 9/27!

Over in SPD-U land, we're gearing up for another great academic year. First up: our annual Pub(lications) Crawl event! Our friends at Bon Appetit, Fortune, Nylon, The New Yorker, Pentagram and More magazine are ready to give you a sneak peek at how they put their magazines together. Registration is now open and filling up fast. Get all the details here, and don't forget, SPD Student Members get free entry!

(NOTE: This event is for students or recent graduates only.)
Students, Recent Grads & Teachers: Follow SPD-U on Facebook!

Students, Recent Grads & Teachers: Follow SPD-U on Facebook!

As we head into another academic year, our SPD-U Student Outreach group (see that little "STUDENTS" link in the menu bar above? That's us!) is gearing up for another batch of fantastic events and opportunities. Stay updated by following our blog and Facebook page. 
Attn Students & Recent Grads: Get In the SPD-U Spotlight!

Attn Students & Recent Grads: Get In the SPD-U Spotlight!

If you're a current student or have graduated within the past year, we'd love to see what you've been up to! Enter your student design work in our SPD-U Spotlight Juried Online Gallery Show and if selected, your designs will be posted here and on Facebook for all to see. 

You can enter any editorial design you've created since last January 2012, so even if you've graduated, if you designed it as a student, enter it! Otherwise, there are no rules and it's totally FREE

The only downside: the deadline is THIS MONDAY, June 3rd! So hop to it and send us your best work, we can't wait to see it and show it! Get all the details here on our student blog.
Thanks to All Our 2012-2013 Student Event

Thanks to All Our 2012-2013 Student Event "Pros"!

This past Wednesday we wrapped up a great year of student events with our annual Portfolio Reviews. Check out some awesome photos of the event on our Student Blog here. 

A huge thanks to our reviewers (shown above) and to our host Wix.com at the Wix Lounge (a free co-working space here in Manhattan, definitely worth checking out!)

And a super-huge thanks to ALL our amazing contributors and participants in our 2012-2013 academic year! Whether you were one of our Pub Crawl hosts, an "Ask the Pros" event panelist or online blog series participant, a presenter at our SPD-U@CMA event, a Student Design Competition judge, or a panelist on our recent Tablet Design Discussion event, we are extremely grateful to you! 

We still have lots of online stuff to come, so keep an eye on our Student Blog and our SPD-U Facebook page as we announce more winners in our Student Design Competition and announce a new Online Gallery Show for students. 

And if YOU would like to get involved with our student events or online projects, let us know! We'd love your participation!
SPD-U Update: A Busy Spring for Students!

SPD-U Update: A Busy Spring for Students!

In case you're not keeping up with us over on our Student Blog and SPD-U Facebook page, our SPD-U Student Outreach group is in the midst of a very active spring. Check out what's been going on and encourage any students and junior designers you know to attend our upcoming events:

• We recently announced our top 3 winners in the 2013 Student Design Competition. Check out first-, second- and third-place now and look for more commentary and winning entries to come.

• This coming Wednesday, April 3, we have what is sure to be a lively discussion about creating magazines on the tablet and how students can prepare themselves.

• Then NEXT Wednesday, April 10, we have an awesome group of pros giving Student Portfolio Reviews.

A Toast to Pub Crawl 2012!

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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. 




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Wanna Be One of Our

Wanna Be One of Our "Pro"s?

In case you haven't noticed, we have an awesome new series going on over on the student blog called "Ask the Pros" ... that's where students and recent grads submit their questions about the job hunt and then YOU guys answer their questions. We're always looking for new "pro"s to be on one of our panels, so if you have a little bit of time to answer a few questions, email us at spdstudentoutreach@gmail.com and we'll send you all the details. 

Portfolio Faux Pas, Part 2

Portfolio Faux Pas, Part 2

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
That's just one piece of awesome portfolio advice you'll get from our expert panel of reviewers in this Thursday's CMYK: Student Portfolio Review event (registration has been extended through Wednesday!). If you're a student in the NYC-area, it's a rare opportunity for hands-on guidance in prepping your portfolio for the real world of interviews, so sign up now!
Biggest Portfolio Faux Pas

Biggest Portfolio Faux Pas

"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 Company
In 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!
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Students, Don't Forget: Show and Tell Entries Due Tomorrow

Students, Don't Forget: Show and Tell Entries Due Tomorrow

Even if you're just finding out about our Show and Tell Online Student Design Show, it's not too late to enter. All you gotta do is send us your best work by 5pm June 1. How easy is that? Find all the details here on our Student Blog.
Online Student Design Show:Entries Due June 1

Online Student Design Show:

Entries Due June 1

Forget rules, forget themes and categories, forget formulas and all that normal competition jazz ... for our new Show and Tell 2011 Online Student Editorial Design Show, all you gotta do is show us the best stuff you have going.

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!
Ron Gabriel: The (almost) Graduate

Ron Gabriel: The (almost) Graduate

Ron worked as a magazine art director until August 2009, when he left Hearst Magazines to pursue a MFA in Design from the School of Visual Arts. He worked for titles including Seventeen, New Woman, The New York Times Upfront, and CosmoGirl, as well as the international editions of Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar and Esquire. We first hooked up with Ron when he was just beginning his two-year stint as a graduate student in SVA's Designer as Author program, so we wanted to check in again as he prepares to graduate.
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The SVA 2010 Yearbook

The SVA 2010 Yearbook

SPD Grids just got its hands on a hot-off-the-presses copy of the 2010 SVA student yearbook. Compiled and designed by faculty advisor/instructor/creative director Genevieve Williams and a top team of seniors, the book is packed with brilliant design and imagery. The yearbook comes in a white box with five books and a DVD inside, all wrapped in a colorful belly band. 

We're told that scans from the book will be available online for viewing soon. Check back at this site. In the meantime you can watch a cool animated film starring 2010 SVA seniors here.





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Calling All Students

Calling All Students

In case you haven't noticed over on our Student Blog, our student programming is in a frenzy of activity these next few weeks: our annual Student Design Competition deadline is this Monday, March 8 (see past winners in the link above); a week later, March (Design) Madness begins with our SPD-U event on March 15; on Wednesday, March 24, the madness continues with Portfolio Reviews (details to be announced soon); entries in our Student Photography Competition are due March 29; and we close out the craziness with our Spring Pub(lications) Crawl on Friday, April 9 (more details to come). If you're a student, we want to see you entering and attending all of these events! And if you're a teacher, please pass the word along to your students: there are great opportunities (cash prizes, software, internships & workshops and networking & great advice) for the taking.
Student Photo Competition Winners Announced

Student Photo Competition Winners Announced

The Society is pleased to announce the winners of our first-ever student photo competition. We were thrilled to receive over 250 entries from schools across the country to our Land/Sea/Air contest, and while it took us awhile to get our act together to post the victors (okay, my act), it doesn't take away from just how darn proud we are of our kids.
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Student Photo Competition Judges Talk

I asked our esteemed judges for their thoughts on our first annual student photo competition and here's what they had to say:
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The Kids Today...

The Kids Today...

... are gonna be alright. And you know why? Because they've got fantastic teachers giving world-class advice, some of the best in the business opening their offices and telling it like it is about the way the work gets done, and now, just in time for the mad rush to spring portfolio reviews, an event JUST for students, and JUST to work on putting together the portfolio to land that dream internship (or, gasp, a job!).

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!
The Rules

The Rules

So, you just got your first internship at that great magazine or design studio. Well done! We know you're juggling school and work, and that school comes first. We're all about making sure you learn as much as possible and that your talents are being properly nurtured. That said, we also have a few things we expect from you in return. And so, we want to share some tips to help make your internship good for all of us.

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Back to School

Back to School

I've been teaching at SVA for a really long time. I actually can't even remember how long, but it's got to be at least 16 or 50 years now. Sometimes it's great, and sometimes it's inconvenient. Occasionally, it's incredibly frustrating. But that said, I wouldn't take back the many hours I've invested in the classroom and only wish more designers taught, too. Here's why:



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