SPD-U Presents: Student Portfolio Review - Spring 2019

 

Are you a brave soul interested in the publishing industry? Follow your heart and come out for one-on-one reviews by top creatives in editorial design.

You'll get valuable advice and critiques from publishing professionals and you'll learn what these pros look for in your work when they're planning to hire. It doesn't matter if your portfolio is fully finished or still in the works, digital or print...bring what you've got (full details below). Space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so sign up today!

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WHO: For all student levels and recent grads.

WHAT: Bring your portfolio whether it's finished or still in the works...you'll get one-on-one reviews with some of our best pros! Please note, your work has to be in print form or as a PDF on your laptop/iPad. We won't have the ability to look at online portfolios. No flash drives please.

WHEN: Friday, May 10, 2019 / 3:00pm - 6:00pm | Registration closes on Thursday, May 9th at 1PM EST.

WHERE: Fast Company offices, Downtown NYC (Exact address will be given to you in your confirmation email)

HOW MUCH:
• If you're an SPD student member, your entry is free! However, you must reserve your spot by logging in and registering below.
• If you're not a current member, join now and you can come for free too. Join here and then register below to reserve your spot for the reviews.
• $20 for all other students

REVIEWERS

Kate Elazegui, Design Director, The New York Times

David Heasty, Partner, Triboro

Abbey Kuster-Prokell, Creative Director, Martha Stewart Living

Chelsea Schiff, Art Director, Fast Company

Rob Vargas, Executive Design Director, GQ + GQ Style


 

Congrats to our 2019 Student Competition 1st-Place Winner!

 

We're excited to wrap up our announcement of our 2019 Student Design Competition winners today with our 1st-place winner Gabriela Pesqueira! (Check out 3rd place here, and 2nd place here).

The top three winners will also be formally announced at the 54th Annual SPD Awards Gala in May. Along with an invitation to the Gala, as our top winner, Gabriela's prizes include $2,500, an internship at an NYC magazine, and inclusion in our Pub 54 SPD Annual. 

Congrats to Gabriela and all our winners! Thanks to everyone who entered and made our judges' decision a tough one...we loved looking at your work and commend you all on your great pieces.

First Place and Recipient of the Mitch Shostak Award*
Gabriela Pesqueira

School: University of North Texas
Level: Junior
Instructor: Karen Dorff
Category: How-To Magazine

*Who's Mitch Shostak?
Our top prize is given to honor Mitch Shostak, a dear and dedicated friend of SPD who passed away on June 25, 2014. The former SPD board member had worked at numerous publications before opening Shostak Studios in 1993 where he continued to produce volumes of work for a number of clients. Mitch was widely respected as one of the country's leading publication designers. Committed and passionate in his teaching at the School of Visual Arts and mentoring in his own design studio, Mitch inspired his peers as well as many new generations of designers and art directors. We dedicate our top Student Design Competition prize to him in remembrance of his life and work. 

Thanks so much to SVA for offering housing to our top 3 winners in NYC this summer!

 

Congrats to our 2019 Student Competition 2nd-Place Winner!

 
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We're sharing our 2019 Student Design Competition winners this week and we're happy to share our 2nd-place winner Elise Garcia. The winners are invited to the 54th Annual SPD Awards Gala in May. Along with an invitation to the Gala, Elise's prizes also include $1,000, inclusion in our Pub 54 SPD Annual and an opportunity to receive a magazine internship this summer. Congrats Elise!

Second Place and Recipient of the B.W. Honeycutt Award*
Elise Garcia

School: University of North Texas
Level: Junior
Instructor: Karen Dorff
Category: How-To Magazine

*Who's B.W. Honeycutt?
The second-place prize is our B.W. Honeycutt Award, given to honor the life and work of Bruce W. Honeycutt who died on January 12, 1994 at the age of 40. As the former Art Director of Details magazine, his redesign helped it earn accolades such as "Magazine of the Year" from Advertising Age and "Top Hottest Magazine" from Adweek. Honeycutt's work has been recognized by SPD, AIGA, and the Art Directors Club of New York amongst others. He taught publication design at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and attended North Carolina University at Chapel Hill.  

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Thanks so much to SVA for offering housing to our top 3 winners in NYC this summer!

 

Congrats to our 2019 Student Competition 3rd-Place Winner!

 
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We're sharing our 2019 Student Design Competition winners this week and we're happy to share our 3rd-place winner Danielle Malek. The winners are invited to the 54th Annual SPD Awards Gala in May. Along with an invitation to the Gala, Danielle's prizes also include $500, inclusion in our forthcoming Pub 54 SPD Annual and an opportunity to receive a magazine internship in NYC this summer. Congrats to Danielle!

Third Place
Danielle Malek

School: Kean University
Level: Junior
Instructor: Nancy Campbell
Category: How-To Magazine

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Thanks so much to SVA for offering housing to our top 3 winners in NYC this summer!

 

Congrats to our 2019 Student Design Competition Runners-Up!

 

Today we're happy to share with you the runners-up in our 2019 Student Design Competition. Look for the rest of our winners later this week!

Congratulations to...


Fourth Place: Sam Whitney

School: Syracuse University
Level: Senior
Instructor: Michele Damato
Category: Fashion/Lifestyle Magazine

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Fifth Place: Noah Morgan

School: Kean University
Level: Junior
Instructor: Trevett McCandliss
Category: News Magazine

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Sixth Place: Keri Stefkovich

School: Kutztown University
Level: Junior
Instructor: Holly Tienken
Category: News Magazine

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Congrats to our 2019 Student Design Competition Noteworthy Entries!

 

We had so many amazing entries in the 2019 Student Design Competition that we’re excited to share a few noteworthy entries. Stay tuned for the runner-ups and winners later this week!

In no particular order…


Deana Abdou

School: Kean University
Level: Junior
Instructor: Trevett McCandliss
Category: How-To Magazine

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Rebekah Birleson

School: Norwich University of the Arts
Level: Senior
Instructor: Glen Robinson
Category: Fashion/Lifestyle Magazine

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Heather Leiby

School: Kutztown University
Level: Junior
Instructor: Holly Tienken
Category: How-To Magazine

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Luke Bergamasco

School: Kean University
Level: Senior
Instructor: Trevett McCandliss
Category: Fashion/Lifestyle Magazine

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