Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Portfolio: Reviewed

Lots of great advice was flying around the Village Copier last night as a bunch of you sacrificed a lovely summer evening for Portfolio Reviews. More than a few left saying they were excited to get home and rework some of their stuff. AND we had snacks. A successful evening all around, we’d say.

Thanks to all of you who came, and a big thanks to our 7 reviewers!

That’s it for our summer events, but we’re busy planning out a great fall schedule which will include MORE portfolio reviews, so keep coming back here as we set the dates and details. And as always, if you have any ideas or suggestions for things you’d like to see us do, don’t hesitate to send ’em to us! Or reply to this post in the comments below.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

RSVPs Closed

No more RSVPs for tonight's Portfolio Reviews ... BUT if you're late to the game, you can still come! (Location info here.) We can't guarantee you a spot, especially in the more crowded later times, but if you come on the early side, you'll likely get in.

Last Chance for Portfolio Reviews!

Our later time slots are all full, but we still have openings in the 6:00 and 6:30 time slots. RSVP with your preference by 3pm. Details here.
Hope we see ya there!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Time's Running Out for Portfolio Reviews!

Spots are filling up for our Portfolio Reviews tomorrow night (Tuesday, June 24th). The 7:30 and 8:00 time slots are full, but we still have openings in these time slots:
6:00 :: 6:30 :: 7:00

So RSVP now and tell us your 1st and 2nd choices for time slots. Remember, all RSVPs must be received by 3:00 tomorrow.

More details here.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Now and Later

NOW: Spots at our Portfolio Review next Tuesday are filling up, so sign up now!

LATER: Check out Ed2010’s “How to Be a Kick-A** Intern” speaker panel, being held next Wednesday, June 25. Even though it’s geared more towards editorial interns, it’ll still give all you current interns and intern-wannabes tons of inside secrets and tips on how to wow your supervisors.

Mark your calendar now for our Pub(lications) Crawl event on September 25. It’s a chance for you to visit the offices of your favorite mags and see where and how it all comes together. It’s a weekday, but it’s well-worth, um, “missing” class for ... your professors might even agree!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

In NYC This Summer?

Then you have no excuse not to sign up for our Portfolio Reviews next Tuesday! See the post below for more details. And remember, it doesn’t matter what form your book is in ... even if it’s just a pile of papers, bring it! But space is limited, so you MUST rsvp.

Also, if you’re in town, make sure you check out the events at Ed2010. Don’t know what Ed2010 is? Well, get to know them as they’re a wealth of magazine info and they represent your future coworkers. They’re aimed more towards the editorial side of magazines, but they have awesome events, active message boards and tons of insider info on their site. And they’re hosting a party tonight for all magazine interns at the Boat Basin Cafe (click here for details) ... a great opportunity for networking, door prizes and fun, of course.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Portfolio Reviews, June 24th

Okay, so we’ve finally set the date for our summer portfolio reviews: next Tuesday, June 24th. This event is geared toward design students looking to break into a career in publication design. You’ll show your portfolio to top magazine art directors for feedback on the presentation and pacing of your work. And if your book isn’t in perfect shape, don’t worry! Just bring the work that you like and we’ll help you edit it down and explain what we art directors are looking for.

WHEN: NEXT TUESDAY! June 24, 2008
6 - 8:30 pm (sign up for time slots on the half hour, see RSVP info below)

Village Copier
20 E. 13th Street, NYC (between 5th Ave & University Pl., a block south of Union Square)

HOW: Space is limited, so you must RSVP by 3:00pm, June 24th. Send an email to (RSVP details here) and indicate your preferred time slot: 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00. This event is FREE for all SPD Student members. The entry fee for non-members is $10.

QUESTIONS? Email us at or call 212-223-3332.

Hope to see you there!