More than 40 years ago, visionary leader and SND lifetime Achievement Award recipient Tony Majeri organized the first SND workshop in Chicago. His vision: To gather visual design leaders from newsrooms to share ideas, inspire and help people understand how important visual communication was to helping people understand the news.
Today’s media environment bears scant resemblance to that of a generation ago, but there has been one constant: Over four decades, the Society for News Design (SND) has carried out a mission to design, promote and advance excellence in visual journalism across all mediums.
Now this reaches beyond newsrooms. Today, governments, associations, non-profits and corporations are focusing on telling their stories, hiring designers, UX leaders, graphic artists, AR/VR specialists and CX experts.
At a time when information is being consumed in many ways, across a multitude of platforms—and breaking on a moment-to-moment basis—SND’s critical role as stewards of the professional visual storytelling is more relevant than ever before.