How to start a photography business

10 priceless advice for success in your new career Choose your specialization The specialization chosen by a professional photographer must be one that is deemed viable in generating income that will cover expenses. Scout your competition Visit the websites of peers and competitors to learn about their customers and how you can reach them. Some might feel […]

#SND AMS: Smart News Design Conference

We are delighted to announce our next SND conference in Europe! This time it will be held in amazing Amsterdam. The ‘City of Freedom’ will play host to a three-day event will be filled with learning, networking and talks evolving around the general theme of SND: Smart News Design

Behind TIME magazine’s drone cover: A Q&A with D.W. Pine

video credit: Time Magazine So … who needs Photoshop or After Effects, when you have 958 drones at your disposal? Time magazine collaborated with Intel to sketch its June 11 cover in the sky — a composition of light emanating from a fleet of choreographed drones, about 100 meters in height, photographed from another drone. […]

SND39: Award of Excellence Winners

Category 8Ac, Page Design Portfolio Publication: Memphis Business Journal Lead Designer: Ian Lawson Category 13I, Multiple Illustrations Publication: Vanity Fair Illustrators: Steve Brodner, Andre Carrillo, Joseph Darrow, Ross MacDonald, Edward Sorel, Barry Blitt Deputy Art Director: Kaitlyn Pepe Art Director: Tonya Douraghy Creative Director: Chris Dixon Category 13I, Illustration | Multiple Illustrations Publication: Galileu Designers: […]

Neville Brody is keynote speaker at SND LONDON 2017

It’s a great honor to announce Neville Brody as keynote speaker in the SND conference in London on 3rd November 2017 Neville Brody is one of the most influential graphic designers of the late 20th century and founder of  brody associates Neville Brody is synonymous with ‘visual language’. A seminal creative director, designer, typographer and brand […]

SND38 Individual Portfolio Winner Spotlight: Chris Rukan

Chris Rukan Art Director Outlook, The Washington Post What is the most important step in your design process? The planning. The better the planning and communication (because they go together really) beforehand, the better the final product, always. Who are the key players in your newsroom who you collaborate with to make a project successful? […]

Breaking news: Søren Nyeland as keynote speaker #SNDLondon2017

It is confirmed! World’s Best-Designed Politiken design editor Søren Nyeland will be our keynote speaker in #SNDLondon2017   One thing is certain, Northern Europe publications are showing the world their undeniable high quality of design and creativity in visual journalism. As proof of this fact, the Northern Europe publications got the top award as SND […]

Student Portfolio Review: SND_London_2017

FREE for SND student members! Are you a high school or university student? Or recently graduated? Are you in London or Europe? Here is your opportunity to get valuable advice and constructive critiques from publishing professionals to prepare you for the professional world. Bring your portfolio, regardless if it is comprehensive, under construction or finished, […]

SND38 Individual Portfolio Winner Spotlight: Tim Parks

Tim Parks Creative Director Omaha-World Herald What is your current job title, and how long have you held it? Creative director, two weeks. Before that, I was deputy presentation and planning editor for six-and-a-half years. What do you love about working in print design? The challenge of telling a story so well visually that a […]

17 Awesome Illustrators You Need To Follow On Instagram

During our most recent #TakeoverTuesday, team Lily  asked our Instagram followers to name their favorite illustrator for the opportunity to win one of their signature pins. We like pins. We want to give you one of our @thelilynews pins. Comment with your favorite illustrator and we’ll pick a random winner tomorrow. Thanks to @avivaloeb for […]

SND Digital: Behind Matt Callahan’s Award-Winning Portfolio

This week we take a break from print design to look at some of the digital work being done by our members. Matt Callahan is a designer at the Washington Post, working in both print and digital projects. His digital portfolio was given an Award of Excellence this year in the SND Digital Competition. The […]

SND38 Individual Portfolio Winner Spotlight: Brandon Ferrill

Brandon Ferrill Designer Minneapolis Star Tribune What is your current job title, and how long have you been in that role? I’ve been a designer for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis for the past two years. What do you love about designing for print? I love being part of a process that tries to help […]