SPD U Student Outreach Committee of the Society of Publication Designers

SPD's Student Outreach (also know as SPD-U) is here to help students learn more about publication design so that... 1) You can improve your own design skills and student publications. 2) You can learn more about the careers in editorial design to see if they're a good fit with your interests and talents. And 3) To help you get internships and entry-level jobs in the field.

Mission: The Society of Publication Designers is dedicated to promoting and encouraging excellence in editorial design. Our members are art directors, designers, photo editors, editors and graphics professionals. Since drafting its charter in 1965, the SPD remains the only organization specifically addressing the visual concerns of print and online editorial professionals. Editorial design plays a crucial role in shaping and documenting our common history; the efforts of the Society and its members also serve to educate and enlighten the public about the importance of magazines and online publications.

The SPD-U Pub(lications) Crawl is back on Friday, October 7th, 2016 featuring tours of Bloomberg Pursuits, BuzzFeed, Con...
09/20/2016

The SPD-U Pub(lications) Crawl is back on Friday, October 7th, 2016 featuring tours of Bloomberg Pursuits, BuzzFeed, Condé Nast Traveler, ELLE Magazine (US), McCandliss & Campbell (Earnshaw's & Footwear Plus Magazine), The New Yorker, Real Simple, and Refinery29.

Students: For more information and to purchase tickets please visit - bit.ly/2016crawl

The Society of Publication Designers

Wrapping up the week with our 1st-pace Student Competition winner: Angela Kilburg from Moravian College. Congrats to her...
04/15/2016
Congrats to our 2016 Student Competition 1st-Place Winner!

Wrapping up the week with our 1st-pace Student Competition winner: Angela Kilburg from Moravian College. Congrats to her and all of our winners!

We're excited to wrap up our announcement of our 2016 Student Design Competition winners today with our 1st-place winner Angela...

Happy to announce our 2nd-place winner today on the blog. Congrats to Tomas Almeida from Norwich University of the Arts!
04/14/2016
Congrats to our 2016 Student Competition 2nd-Place Winner!

Happy to announce our 2nd-place winner today on the blog. Congrats to Tomas Almeida from Norwich University of the Arts!

We're sharing our 2016 Student Design Competition winners this week (check out the runners-up here and 3rd place here), and...

Check out our 3rd-place winner today on the blog. Congrats to Philip Smith from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania!
04/13/2016
Congrats to our 2016 Student Competition 3rd-Place Winner!

Check out our 3rd-place winner today on the blog. Congrats to Philip Smith from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania!

We're sharing our 2016 Student Design Competition winners this week (check out the runners-up here), and today we're happy to...

We're excited to share with you the runners-up in our 2016 Student Design Competition. Congrats to 4th place winner Riza...
04/12/2016
Congrats to our 2016 Student Design Competition Runners-Up!

We're excited to share with you the runners-up in our 2016 Student Design Competition. Congrats to 4th place winner Riza Cruz from California State University, Fullerton ; 5th place winner Amy Thompson from Norwich University of the Arts ; and 6th place winner Bryan Vargas from School of Visual Arts. Check them out on the blog and look for the top 3 winners later this week:

Today we're happy to share with you the runners-up in our 2016 Student Design Competition. Look for the rest of...

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02/10/2016
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01/24/2016

Tentative deadline for this year's SPD Student Design Competition is 4/4. Get your projects started on this snow-day! More announcements next week...

01/15/2016
Our 2016 Student Design Competition Official Rules

Our 2016 Student Design Competition rules are now online! Look for the official Call for Entries PDF and deadline information to come very soon, but you can get started with the rules now.

Every year we hold a Student Design Competition, and if you're a follower of this blog, you'll see many of...

The Society of Publication Designers
11/26/2015
The Society of Publication Designers

The Society of Publication Designers

In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, we here at SPD just wanted to say thank you to all our wonderful members and supporters!!!

Our activities promote the role of our members as critical to the editorial process, as well as fostering new generations of publication designers through educational outreach and scholarship opportunities. And we couldn't do those things without you.

So just a short note to say -- in this season of gratitude -- how grateful we are for YOU!

Whether you're looking for design jobs or ANY jobs, we totally agree with this list...
11/02/2015
9 Things That Really Annoy Hiring Managers

Whether you're looking for design jobs or ANY jobs, we totally agree with this list...

You’ve made it to the interview, and all that’s standing between you and your dream job is the hiring manager—but winning her over may be easier said than done. So what will it take to make her like you? Well, one thing you can do is avoid annoying her. We reached out to several hiring managers w...

Summer seems forever ago, but check out what some of your fellow students from Syracuse University's VPA - Syracuse Univ...
10/30/2015
Internship Insight: Syracuse U's Communications Design Students

Summer seems forever ago, but check out what some of your fellow students from Syracuse University's VPA - Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts did… and if you want to share your own internship/personal project story, let us know!

While those of you attending school in NYC or other major cities have more opportunities to pursue internships year-round, there's...

SPD U's cover photo
10/19/2015

SPD U's cover photo

A glimpse into this awesome day of office tours from Oct. 2, 2015.
10/19/2015

A glimpse into this awesome day of office tours from Oct. 2, 2015.

A glimpse into this awesome day of office tours from Oct. 2, 2015.

Pub Crawl registration is now closed, but for those of you registered, we sent out a final details email last night. See...
10/01/2015

Pub Crawl registration is now closed, but for those of you registered, we sent out a final details email last night. See you tomorrow!

We wrap up the week with a closer look at Tour D. Be sure to get your ticket now to get a behind-the-scenes look at 8x8 ...
09/25/2015
Pub Crawl 2015 Spotlight: TOUR D - 8x8 Magazine and Time

We wrap up the week with a closer look at Tour D. Be sure to get your ticket now to get a behind-the-scenes look at 8x8 and Time magazine!

Our 2015 Pub(lications) Crawl event is NEXT Friday, October 2nd here in NYC, and we've only got a few spots left! Our limited...

Check out Tour C in next Friday's Pub Crawl ... don't forget, registration ends early: make sure you get your ticket by ...
09/24/2015
Pub Crawl 2015 Spotlight: TOUR C - Esquire and Segal Savad

Check out Tour C in next Friday's Pub Crawl ... don't forget, registration ends early: make sure you get your ticket by next Tuesday midnight.

Our 2015 Pub(lications) Crawl event is happening NEXT Friday, October 2nd here in NYC, and we're filling up fast! Our limited quantity tickets usually...

Take a closer look at Tour B today on the blog ... and get your ticket now!
09/22/2015
Pub Crawl 2015 Spotlight: TOUR B - W and Popular Mechanics

Take a closer look at Tour B today on the blog ... and get your ticket now!

Our 2015 Pub(lications) Crawl event is happening NEXT Friday, October 2nd here in NYC, and we're over half full for registration! Our limited quantity...

We're taking a closer look at our 4 awesome sets of tours in next Friday's Pub(lications) Crawl event … check out Tour A...
09/21/2015
Pub Crawl 2015 Spotlight: TOUR A - Entertainment Weekly & Woman's Day

We're taking a closer look at our 4 awesome sets of tours in next Friday's Pub(lications) Crawl event … check out Tour A today and get your ticket! We're over half-full already!

Our 2015 Pub(lications) Crawl event is happening NEXT Friday, October 2nd here in NYC, and spots are filling up fast! Last year, the limited...

Registration is now open for our 2015 Pub Crawl office tour event! Get behind-the-scenes access at 8x8 mag, Entertainmen...
09/14/2015
Join SPD-U for Our 2015 Pub(lications) Crawl on Friday, 10/2/15

Registration is now open for our 2015 Pub Crawl office tour event! Get behind-the-scenes access at 8x8 mag, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Popular Mechanics, TIME, W, Woman's Day and design firm Segal Savad. Register now to get your first choice of tours!

If you're interested in working for magazines one day whether as a designer, photographer or illustrator, take a break from...

Registration for our 2015 Pub(lications) Crawl office tour event is now open! Happening Friday, October 2. Get all the d...
09/14/2015

Registration for our 2015 Pub(lications) Crawl office tour event is now open! Happening Friday, October 2. Get all the details on our website www.spd.org/student-outreach

2015 Spotlight
09/01/2015

2015 Spotlight

Summer's still here, but take just a minute to put this fall date on your calendar: Our annual Pub(lications) Crawl offi...
08/12/2015

Summer's still here, but take just a minute to put this fall date on your calendar: Our annual Pub(lications) Crawl office tour event is happening Friday, 10/2 in NYC. More details to come in a few weeks.

Check out the pix from our Summer Portfolio Review event a few weeks back. Thanks to our reviewers: Heather Haggerty fro...
08/06/2015

Check out the pix from our Summer Portfolio Review event a few weeks back. Thanks to our reviewers: Heather Haggerty from Every Day with Rachel Ray, Kristin Lenz from Inc., Ed Levine from Psychology Today and Mike Schnaidt from Men's Health!

Heather Haggerty from Everyday with Rachel Ray looks over the work of Kutztown University student Adam Leisenring.

Sharing the very last of our 2015 SPD-U Spotlight winners on the blog today:  our 2nd batch of Merit Winners! Check them...
08/03/2015
The 2015 SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Our Merit Winners, Part 2

Sharing the very last of our 2015 SPD-U Spotlight winners on the blog today: our 2nd batch of Merit Winners! Check them all out and a huge thanks to everyone for entering and sharing their terrific work from the past year. We can't wait to see next year's!

We're wrapping up the last of our wonderful 2015 SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery Show winners today with the second half...

Now that you've seen our Gold and Silver Medal pieces from the 2015 SPD-U Spotlight, check out our Merit Winners! The fi...
07/30/2015
The 2015 SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Our Merit Winners, Part 1

Now that you've seen our Gold and Silver Medal pieces from the 2015 SPD-U Spotlight, check out our Merit Winners! The first half is on the blog now, look for the second half tomorrow!

You've now seen our 2015 SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery Show Gold Medal winners as well as Silver Medal winners. Now...

Wrapping up our SPD-U Spotlight Silver Medalists with this design from Leslie Xia, a MICA (Maryland Institute College of...
07/30/2015
The 2015 SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Silver Medalist Leslie Xia One More Time!!

Wrapping up our SPD-U Spotlight Silver Medalists with this design from Leslie Xia, a MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) recent grad. (And yep, she had 2 more pieces that won Silver Medals!). Check out this newspaper design in full over on the blog:

After showcasing our Gold Medal winners, this week we've been revealing our 2015 SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery Show Silver Medal...

The winning pieces in our 2015 SPD-U Spotlight have been chosen and announced! Check out our posts here and visit www.sp...
07/30/2015

The winning pieces in our 2015 SPD-U Spotlight have been chosen and announced! Check out our posts here and visit www.spd.org/student-outreach for more.

Congrats again to our previous winner Claudia Rubin from Syracuse University for this SPD-U Spotlight Silver Medal-winni...
07/29/2015
The 2015 SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Silver Medalist Claudia Rubin

Congrats again to our previous winner Claudia Rubin from Syracuse University for this SPD-U Spotlight Silver Medal-winning design! Check out her full post on the website.

After showcasing our Gold Medal winners, this week we're revealing our 2015 SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery Show Silver Medal winners...

Leslie Xia, a recent grad of MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art), has ANOTHER SPD-U Spotlight Silver Medal-winning ...
07/28/2015
The 2015 SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Silver Medalist Leslie Xia...Again!

Leslie Xia, a recent grad of MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art), has ANOTHER SPD-U Spotlight Silver Medal-winning piece today … check out her full entry on the blog.

After showcasing our Gold Medal winners, this week we're revealing our 2015 SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery Show Silver Medal winners...

Congrats to our next SPD-U Spotlight Silver Medal winner Christy Luu from Pratt Institute! Full entry and Q&A on the blo...
07/28/2015
The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Silver Medalist Christy Luu

Congrats to our next SPD-U Spotlight Silver Medal winner Christy Luu from Pratt Institute! Full entry and Q&A on the blog:

After showcasing our Gold Medal winners, this week we're revealing our 2015 SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery Show Silver Medal winners...

Another great SPD-U Spotlight Silver Medal entry from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania rising senior Mary Kate Henry!...
07/27/2015
The 2015 SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Silver Medalist Mary Kate Henry

Another great SPD-U Spotlight Silver Medal entry from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania rising senior Mary Kate Henry! Full piece and Q&A on the blog:

Last week, we showcased our 2015 SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery Show Gold Medal winners, and this week we're revealing our...

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