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The Society of Publication Designers

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

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.The efforts of the Society and its

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.The efforts of the Society and its

COVER OF THE DAY Margaret Atwood guests edits The Guardian Saturday. “The author @therealmargaretatwood talks to @hadley...
03/08/2022

COVER OF THE DAY Margaret Atwood guests edits The Guardian Saturday.
“The author @therealmargaretatwood talks to @hadleykfreeman about feminism, fearlessness and her fight for a better future. Plus she nominates her inspiring changemakers, and introduces a report on the people helping women access abortion in hardline countries.”

CD: @chrisclarkecc
AD: @maggie_b_murphy
PE: @kateedwa @huntforcaroline
Photographer: Derek Shapton @thunder_pino
Editors Merope Mills, @ruthlewy, @charlotte_north, Liese Spencer

Calling all students! The deadline for the 2022 SPD-U Student Competition is just around the corner (Friday, March 25!)....
03/05/2022

Calling all students! The deadline for the 2022 SPD-U Student Competition is just around the corner (Friday, March 25!). Top winners in design, photography and illustration will receive cash prizes, internships and portfolio reviews. Enter now! You’ll find the call for entries at spd.org.

Check out the latest video in our On The Record series! Our host, Victor Williams, Digital Design Director, TIME has a c...
03/04/2022

Check out the latest video in our On The Record series! Our host, Victor Williams, Digital Design Director, TIME has a candid conversation with David Cooper, Illustrator and former Photo Director, Health Magazine; about the melting pot of ideas, the importance of representation, and the “multi-faceted beauty and glory of Blackness.” The On the Record series is typically reserved for SPD members only, however, we are sharing this important conversation publicly for the entire SPD community to watch. Check it out here: https://www.spd.org/video/on-the-record-david-cooper

Looking back to the May/June 2020 issue of @vogue_ukraine with cover art by @yemchuk.
03/03/2022

Looking back to the May/June 2020 issue of @vogue_ukraine with cover art by @yemchuk.

As the month of February comes to an end, it gave us all a moment to pause and honor the creativity, accomplishments, an...
03/01/2022

As the month of February comes to an end, it gave us all a moment to pause and honor the creativity, accomplishments, and achievements of Black Creatives in a range of fields. These past 28 days have also served as a springboard, and a reminder to continue to celebrate people of color every day of the year.

The SPD board compiled a list of talent throughout Black History Month. Not only will it serve as a resource for this organization, it will continue to grow and be shared. The intention is to keep the momentum going by spotlighting those in various creative industries across the board consistently, and frequently. Keep an eye out for the “Spotted” section in our stories!

Please take a moment to check out these IG accounts. This is just the beginning…
…don’t forget to take notice, follow, and support…today, tomorrow, and beyond!

-Photographers-
Ahmad Barber + Donte Maurice / @abdmstudio
Chrisean Rose / @chriseanrose
dario. / @dario.studio

-Illustrators-
Reyna Noriega / @reynanoriega_
kingsley nebechi / @kingsleynebechi
michael kennedy / @michaelkennedyillo

-Stylists-
Solange Franklin Reed (wardrobe) / @solangefranklin 
Naeemah Lafond (hair) / @naeemahlafond
Jason Rembert (wardrobe) / @jasonrembert 

-Art+Design-
Stacey Anne Blake (interior designer) / @designaddictmom
India Solomon (painter) / @fluid.spaces
Njideka Akunyili Crosby (painter) / @njidekaakunyilicrosby

-Writers/Curators-
Legacy Russell (writer) / @ellerustle
Imani Mixon (long-form storyteller) @thecityproper
Hari Ziyad (writer) / @hariziyad

🎉🟥✨🟨✨🟩✨⬛️🎉In our ongoing series, "Honoring Black History Month", today we are highlighting three photographers. Here are...
02/14/2022

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In our ongoing series, "Honoring Black History Month", today we are highlighting three photographers. Here are our picks.

Don’t forget to notice, follow, and support!

Elias Williams // @elias.williams
"Elias is such a great documentarian. In his portraits you see the subjects life, joy, pain whatever they're going through it's all there."
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Board Member : Dennis Huynh
Design Director/Medium

Frank Frances // @frankfrancesstudio
"Frank has made waves in the world of shelter and design publications, which historically have not had a lot of representation in them. There is a purity in his approach to photography that I love and beyond that, he is a great collaborator and a lot of fun to be on set with."
-Board Member : Ryan Mesina
Photo Director/Martha Stewart Living
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Awol Erizku // @awolerizku
"Ethiopian-American photographer Awol Erizku has been on my radar ever since his masterpiece Girl with the Bamboo Earring came out. It's been amazing to see his personal work grow to include scultpure and objects outside of traditional photography. I can't wait to see what's next for him in the fine art sphere."
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Board Member : Lauren Brown
Senior Visual Editor/Glamour and Allure

As a community, we are saddened to hear the news from yesterday that, Dotdash Meredith will cease printing monthly issue...
02/10/2022

As a community, we are saddened to hear the news from yesterday that, Dotdash Meredith will cease printing monthly issues of InStyle, Entertainment Weekly, Health, Parents, People en Español and EatingWell. Although the titles will live on as digital brands, many of our colleagues on the print side have lost their jobs.

If you are looking to hire top talent from these leading publications or have been affected by these layoffs, please check out some resources at:

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6897552770816434177

🎉🟥✨🟨✨🟩✨⬛️✨🎉SPD is honoring Black History Month by showcasing the work and accomplishments of Black Talent throughout the...
02/07/2022

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SPD is honoring Black History Month by showcasing the work and accomplishments of Black Talent throughout the month of February.

Check out our stories and newsfeed starting this week to see who we will be featuring at this exciting time!

Today, we are featuring three illustrators. Here are our picks:

Mark Harris // @mrkhrrs_
"I get so excited when I see new work from Mark—his illustrations always feel so fresh, and he's able to take sometimes difficult-to-art stories and make them a masterpiece.”
Board Member : Emily Kimbro
Design Director / Texas Monthly
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Olivia Fields // @tncts
"She's an exceptional illustrator with great ideas and style. I love the colors and lines in her work. Full of energy and detail!”
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Board Member : Raymond Ho
Creative Director/Women’s Health
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Ron Wimberly // @ronwimberly
"Ronald is a comic artist that I went to school with. He’s written a great graphic novel titled, “Black History in its Own Words”, which is a look at Black History framed by those who made it. It presents quotes of dozens of black luminaries with portraits and illustrations.”
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Board Member : David Cooper
Photo Director/Health Magazine

FROM THE ARCHIVES @GQ won GOLD for design this Service Feature (single/spread) entry in 2008's PUB44. Creative Director:...
02/03/2022

FROM THE ARCHIVES

@GQ won GOLD for design this Service Feature (single/spread) entry in 2008's PUB44.

Creative Director: Fred Woodward
Designer: @mister.hewitt
Director of Photography: @dorasomosiphotography
Photographer: @horaciosalinasphoto
#spdtbt

COVER OF THE DAY — @nymag New York Magazine // BLM Movement Decade CoverArtist: Deborah E. Roberts @rdeborah191 .Photo D...
01/31/2022

COVER OF THE DAY — @nymag
New York Magazine // BLM Movement Decade Cover

Artist: Deborah E. Roberts
@rdeborah191
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Photo Director: Jody Quon
@jodyquon

There's one more day to enter in #SPD57! The final deadline is tomorrow, Friday, January 28th. Check out the Call for En...
01/27/2022

There's one more day to enter in #SPD57! The final deadline is tomorrow, Friday, January 28th. Check out the Call for Entries here: https://www.spd.org/spd-57

How about these winners in Cover Typography from last year's #SPD56? The final deadline to enter #SPD57 is Friday, Jan 2...
01/27/2022

How about these winners in Cover Typography from last year's #SPD56?

The final deadline to enter #SPD57 is Friday, Jan 28. Enter at the link in bio.

GOLD MEDAL @Variety
Creative Director: @raul_a_aguila
Illustrator: @francesco_muzzi

SILVER MEDAL @volkskrantmagazine
Art Director: Jaap Biemans
Photographer: @aisha_zeijpveld

MERIT @stlouismag
Design Director: @T0mwhite
Art Director: @emilycramsey
Illustrator: @markcaneso

Last call!  The Late Deadline for #SPD57 is THIS Friday, January 28th.  Head to the link in bio to enter the best editor...
01/25/2022

Last call! The Late Deadline for #SPD57 is THIS Friday, January 28th. Head to the link in bio to enter the best editorial creative competition.

Don't miss your chance to enter in the best editorial creative competition!Editorial publications of any genre including...
01/13/2022

Don't miss your chance to enter in the best editorial creative competition!

Editorial publications of any genre including all newsstand publications, newspapers, newspaper magazines, trade, custom publishing, brand, corporate, educational, institutional, special interest publications, and independent/self-published magazines are welcome to enter in SPD 57. We have categories just for you!

Download the SPD 57 Call for Entries here: https://www.spd.org/spd-57

Enter now (link in bio) to join the ranks of previous winners like, PUB56’s Brand of The Year GOLD Medal winner @nytmag....
01/07/2022

Enter now (link in bio) to join the ranks of previous winners like, PUB56’s Brand of The Year GOLD Medal winner @nytmag.

Creative Director: @gailbichler
Photo Director: @kathyryan

This past year had us all changing shapes. Reminded of this throwback from #pub49 SPD Gold, Photography (still life, sin...
01/06/2022

This past year had us all changing shapes. Reminded of this throwback from #pub49 SPD Gold, Photography (still life, single/spread). 📸 @fantl

More Magazine
CD: @dbishopme
Design: @jamieprokell
Photo director: @natashalunnwatkins
Photo editor: @sswanicke

#tbt #editorialphotography #editorialdesign #stilllife

The #SPD57 Standard Deadline is Friday, January 14th. Don't miss your chance to enter in the best editorial creative com...
01/05/2022

The #SPD57 Standard Deadline is Friday, January 14th. Don't miss your chance to enter in the best editorial creative competition!

Download the Call for Entries here: https://www.spd.org/spd-57

Betty White commemorated by @people for her 100th birthday. RIP Betty! And kudos to the People team @ilanaschweberkaplan...
01/02/2022

Betty White commemorated by @people for her 100th birthday. RIP Betty! And kudos to the People team @ilanaschweberkaplan @allypix77
@aldunham @phoebeweekes

Merry Christmas from editorials past!
12/26/2021

Merry Christmas from editorials past!

12/24/2021

For our second episode in our two-part #WhoTheFDidThat series about career goals, SPD Board Member and Visuals Director + Producer, Natalie Gialluca interviews Bucky Keady, Senior Human Resources Leader, and Jocelyn Yant, Lead Recruiter at Creative Circle about pivoting careers and landing new opportunities in an ever changing industry. Listen to the episode here: https://www.spd.org/who-the-f-did-that/bucky-keady-and-jocelyn-yant

The Early Bird Deadline for #SPD57 is tomorrow, Thursday, December 23rd! Get your entries in before the holidays and sav...
12/22/2021

The Early Bird Deadline for #SPD57 is tomorrow, Thursday, December 23rd! Get your entries in before the holidays and save big. Download the Call for Entries here: https://spd.org/spd-57

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Check it out! DWR founder Stephanie Steinberg and career coach Phil Dean were guests on The Society of Publication Designers new podcast! Listen below for resume and cover letter tips!
David Cooper : Hey y’all! I have a new interview up on The Society of Publication Designers discussing my career as a photo director and illustrator. Check it out! ✌🏽🙏🏽 https://www.spd.org/member-spotlight/david-cooper
#SPD56 | 🏆✨¡Tec Review lo vuelve a hacer! Ganamos la medalla de oro 🥇y plata🥈en la categoría de fotografía de la The Society of Publication Designers.
Super news for BA Design for Publishing student Nina Avery on winning first place in the The Society of Publication Designers Student Competition! 🏆 Check out Nina's winning editorial design: http://ow.ly/CgpI50EzDVn #WeAreNUA
We're honoured by the recognition, The Society of Publication Designers!
Congratulations 'Asia Society Magazine' Design Director Lisa Lok for her work that earned four medal finalist nominations at The Society of Publication Designers annual design competition. See the full spreads and read the stories online or purchase a hard copy at https://asiasociety.org/magazine
Sephardi Voices portrait photographer, Liam Sharp, is one talented artist. We are so proud to share Liam's work for Sephardi Voices with you, along with his interview with the The Society of Publication Designers in New York. BRAVO! Read full article here: https://www.spd.org/member-spotlight/liam-sharp?fbclid=IwAR3EHYCAflRumPHklbT8tQoQ5q_rDJ1_p6JNH6Eq9ZWODt9ueYC3BpFgpfA
Robert Newman : Robert Newman : If you're a magazine maker of any kind (including digital), check out the The Society of Publication Designers Pub56 design competition. Pub56 will give awards to the finest magazine design, illustration, photography, motion graphics, video, and more. The judges include some of the best visual and creative minds in the business. More info: https://www.spd.org/spd-56. Early bird deadline is December 22; standard deadline is January 15, 2021. This year the judging and entries are all virtual, so it's easier (and cheaper) to enter since you don't have to mail or send physical copies.
Really excited to take part in Portfolio Reviews for the Society of Publication Designers. I'm reviewing on 10/22, please join us. The Society of Publication Designers https://www.spd.org/events/photography-portfolio-review-2020
Meet New York Writing Room photography and design coach Natalie Gialluca! Natalie is an award-winning photo editor, producer and consultant based in New York City. She conceptualizes creative direction, handles full-scale production and goes on-set to art direct photo and video shoots. An exceptional producer in studios, on location and on hot television/film sets, Natalie has over 10 years of experience creating content and producing original photography for clients in editorial and advertising environments. She works for print and digital mediums, and her clients range from national magazines to television networks, film studios and social media brands. Most recently, Natalie was a photo editor for Entertainment Weekly. Working directly with top studio executives, celebrities and public relations teams, Natalie was responsible for conceptualizing, pitching, producing and art directing high concept cover shoots for the magazine. Natalie has built strong relationships with some of the world’s most celebrated photographers, and worked with many of the industry’s top agents, wardrobe stylists, hair stylists, makeup artists and set designers. She takes pride in her ability to curate the best team to produce moving and effective imagery for each project. She has served on the jury for the American Society of Magazine Editors and The Society of Publication Designers and has conducted portfolio reviews for NY Fotoworks, Photo District News, PhotoPlus, At-Edge and SPD. When she’s not working on her color-coded Excel documents, or down the internet rabbit hole looking for inspiration, you can find Natalie in front of the television, trying to catch up on her programs before her daughter demands to watch her friend Elmo! Sign up with Natalie for: Photography, portfolio and website reviews, editing and sequencing, website refresh and rebuild, marketing material selection and guidance. Visit newyorkwritingroom.com/coaches to book a virtual coaching session!
Congrats to the magazine team @RiceUniversity, which made the top 31 in The Society of Publication Designers Members' Choice cover contest, alongside Time, Bloomberg, Oprah and others. It's great to see higher ed titles in the same class as the top newsstand magazines. https://www.spd.org/55-members-choice
We're so thrilled that not one, but three of our BA Design for Publishing students have won awards in the international The Society of Publication Designers competition! 🥳🏆 Huge congratulations to Ollie Turner, Phoebe Barker and Callan Norton. Explore their work 👇 https://www.spd.org/student-outreach/category/SPD-U+COMPETITIONS?fbclid=IwAR1uDTphkMMuqiOydRuJYUF3nXi_jwDxWsZYZVaxwDzJ1GmPcC4W8B5gsAM