Join SPD-U for Our 2019 Pub(lications) Crawl!



If you're interested in working for magazines one day whether as a designer, photographer or illustrator, take a break from your class routine with our annual SPD-U PUB(lications) CRAWL! Our Pub Crawl is an annual day-long event where you'll get to tour the offices of two fantastic magazines and/or design firms for an in-depth look at the way things really work. Our tour hosts are getting ready to give you exclusive behind-the-scenes access, so come armed with your curiosity and questions, and prepare yourself for a unique tour of great magazine-making.

Space is extremely limited, so RSVP to reserve your spot now. All tours are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis ... so the earlier you register, the better chance you have of getting your top choice of tours.

Registration Deadline: Monday, September 30th at 5:00PM EST

Pick which tours you'd most prefer to go on and choose your'll be asked for your tour choices in the registration form. Please be aware that tours are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis, so the earlier you register, the more likely you will get your top choice of tours. But even if you don't get your first choice, don't worry...ALL the tours are awesome, trust us!!

Friday, October 4, 2019
9:15 am - 4:00 pm (end time is approximate)
We will start at the SPD Office: 27 Union Square West, Suite 207, NYC 10003 | 212.223.3332

Doors open at 9:15 and registration takes place until 9:30. Please be aware we leave for the various tours promptly at 9:45--if you're late, you're going to be left behind and because of logistics, you cannot join us at a later time during the day. The day will end after the last tour, no later than 4:00pm. After that, you are free to leave.


  • FREE for all SPD Student Members! But you must reserve your spot and give us your tour choices in the registration form by logging into your account here!

  • $15 for everyone else (This event is for students of any level as well as recent graduates who are within a year of their graduation date. Teachers and faculty members are also welcome when accompanying their students, but you do need to register.)

  • OR join now as a Student Member for $50 ($40 if you're out of the NYC area)...if you join now, your admission will be FREE to this and all our other SPD-U events this year. Plus you get lots of other awesome stuff, like a free SPD Annual and free competition entries.


  • a government-issued photo I.D. for access to office buildings

  • money for lunch or bring your own lunch; also make sure you eat breakfast BEFORE you arrive in the morning

  • a MetroCard or money for subway travel...we try to walk as much as we can, but some subway travel will be required

  • a notebook for notes and a bag since you'll be getting handouts and magazines

  • umbrella/raingear and comfortable shoes since we'll be walking to the different offices

  • office-appropriate clothing. You definitely don't have to wear a suit or get too fancy -- you will be walking a lot, after all -- but just remember you WILL be in various professional settings and you may be meeting people who one day will interview you, so dress with that in mind.
    Leave the résumés and portfolios at home...we'll have a Portfolio Review later on and you'll have the chance to review it with our panel of professionals at that time.


Space is limited so RSVP asap! Your tour preferences are just that; in other words, they are not guaranteed. Tours are assigned on a first-come, first-serve the earlier you RSVP, the better chance you have of getting your top choice. This also means that if you are part of a large group registering, you may not all get assigned the same tour. Tour assignments will be given to you the morning of the event.

No Refunds. Questions? Email us at