Q&A with Russel Herneman, Art Director of The Sunday Times

Earlier this year, The Sunday Times, a weekly British national newspaper, was named one of SND’s World’s Best-Designed™ Newspapers. The paper’s design team, known for their bold typography and innovative illustrations, is led by art director Russel Herneman. We sat down with Russel, who has served as art director for the past five years, to […]

SND41: Enter today

It’s that time again.  Time to enter the annual SND Best of News Design Creative Competition.  You all know what that means. Sifting through stacks and stacks of tear sheets. Slicing, taping, filling out forms. Checking and re-checking rules and categories. Agonizing, analyzing, questioning. Gaining confidence, losing nerve, puffing with pride and deflating with doubt. […]

Tip sheet: How to give your digital contest entry the best shot at winning

The Digital Design Competition Committee is selecting judges and updating categories. Watch for live medal results from DC the weekend of Feb. 6-8; World’s Best will be announced by the 2020 SND Workshop. Entries must be submitted here by Friday, January 24, 2020 at 11:30 p.m.

Douglas Okasaki Returns to SND Board

I am happy to announce the appointment of past-president Douglas Okasaki to the Society for News Design’s Board as the Director of International Relations. Douglas has been a devoted and long-time SND volunteer, previously as an SND Regional Director and also elected leadership roles.  He has contributed greatly to SND over the years, including hosting an Iraq […]

Facilitators wanted for SND41: Join us in St. Petersburg

If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to get involved with SND, or to spend a weekend with 60 of the best visual minds in the business, this is your chance. About 30 SND professional volunteers will be needed again in February 2020 to assist in the 41st annual Best of News Design Creative Competition […]

World’s Best winners in print and digital honored at SND41 opening reception

The Society for News Design announced three World’s Best-Designed™ Newspapers — La Nación (Argentina), The Sunday Times (United Kingdom) and The New York Times (United States) — and one World’s Best-Designed™ winner from the digital design competition — Reuters — at the opening reception of its 41st annual workshop.

Ryan Sparrow Joins SND Executive Committee

I am happy to announce the appointment of Ryan Sparrow to the Society for News Design’s Executive Committee as the SND Programs representative. Ryan is the chair of SND’s Best of Digital Design competition, which has continued to grow under his guidance. As Lecturer at Ball State University, where he has been apart of the highly recognized […]

Accolades: Comments, tributes to 2019 Lifetime honoree Tim Harrower

Related: “Saluting Tim Harrower, 2019 SND Lifetime Award recipient” CHICAGO — Tim Harrower was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award — the Society for News Design’s highest honor — Thursday, April 4, 2019, at the opening reception and awards of the organization’s 40th annual workshop in Chicago at the Chicago Cultural Center. TRACY COLLINS Director of the USA TODAY […]