SPD. Shaping Visual Culture. 

VISION
The Society of Publication Designers (SPD) powers the future of visual storytelling, setting the standard for editorial excellence. We bring together and support the most talented designers, working across all platforms and disciplines, to learn, inspire, and collaborate. SPD includes anyone contributing to the creation of visual stories, from art directors to coders and data miners, from major publications to independent zines, from seasoned professionals to students. 

Visual storytelling today is ever more dynamic, immersive, and crucial. While the media in which we publish constantly evolves, the ambition to create exceptional work remains constant. Since 1965, SPD has stood for excellence in visual culture, empowering its membership to create the future. Our members are united in their pursuit to publish the most compelling stories, across platforms and disciplines. 

MISSION
The Society of Publication Designers (SPD) is a vital resource serving our expansive network of creative professionals, strengthening the editorial design community and shaping the future of visual culture.

By Janet Froelich & Joele Cuyler . Photo By James Wojcik

By Janet Froelich & Joele Cuyler . Photo By James Wojcik