Saturday, August 30, 2008

It’s That Time of Year Again

Is it really already September? Well, even if you’re not excited about being back at school, you should definitely be excited about what we have in store for you this fall.

First off is our Pub(lications) Crawl on Thursday, Sept 25. We’ve got 8 awesome magazines offering up tours of their offices in this day-long event (it’s worth asking your professor for the day off, trust us). Details are still being finalized, so be sure to keep checking back for all the info and how to sign up.

Secondly, you’ll definitely want to come to our fall speaker panel on Thursday, October 30. We’ll be explaining and discussing how those pages you see actually come together ... everything from brainstorming with editors to working with illustrators to photo shoots, and all the stuff in between.

Third is a new event we’re putting together: a Portfolio Workshop. Not only will you have the chance to get your design portfolios reviewed, but we’ll also be giving you tips on what you should do and—perhaps more importantly—what you shouldn’t. The point of the day is not for you to bring in a perfect portfolio but to leave with one ... or at least the knowledge to get there. We’ve yet to set a date for this event, but we’ll let you know as soon as we do.

So ... 3 great events in 1 fall semester! Sounds too good to be true, right? But wait, there’s more! Check out our new SPD website: It’s brimming with information and inspiration. Be sure to add the blog there to your daily reading list, and look for more great additions to the site over the next few months, including the opportunity for your own personal profile page where you can create an online portfolio and more (we’ll be posting more about this and the new student membership options in the coming weeks). And in fact, this blog will be moving over to that site soon, but keep coming back here for now for all the latest details and info.

Hope your Labor Day Weekend is a refreshing one and best of luck in the new school year!