Type, student sessions kick off #SNDDC

Coming to #SNDDC in the spring? Be sure to arrive in time for two special programs — one on news type across platforms and another focused on the next generation of news designers.

The SND Annual Workshop (April 9-11 in Washington) will kick off with these two terrific day-long events.

Thursday, April 9: “News Type” — The legendary Roger Black is planning this special typography program. “News Type” presenters will focus on the bedrock issues of branding and voice, as well as how to use CSS to adjust designs and how designers can get type to work for way-finding in digital publications — as well as many more subjects and case studies. The “News Type” program will benefit anyone who designs. Admission will be free for SND members. We’ll provide more details after the holidays, but be sure to book your workshop travel so you can be here for the “News Type” event.

Thursday, April 9: “The Student Sessions: News Designers of the Future” — Students will also want to arrive early to hear from design professionals at The Washington Post, The New York Times and Vox Media. Sessions begin in the morning and continue through lunch. The afternoon will be reserved for portfolio critiques: Be certain to bring examples of your work. Thanks to the generous support of The Washington Post, the event, as well as breakfast and lunch, will be free for all students. The full schedule for “The Student Sessions” will be posted in January.

A reminder for students: There are a limited number of travel grants for #SNDDC at the Newseum. Grant recipients agree to volunteer on-site, either with conference logistics or live digital coverage of workshop events. The deadline to apply for a student grant is Dec. 31.

Planning for next year? Be sure to add #SNDDC to your year-ahead agenda and register now if it’s best for your budget to have charges hit before the end of 2014.