The Society of Publication Designers (SPD) is dedicated to promoting and encouraging excellence in editorial design. Our members are art directors, designers, photo editors, editors and graphics professionals. Since drafting its charter in 1965, the SPD remains the only organization specifically addressing the visual concerns of print and online editorial professionals. Editorial design plays a crucial role in shaping and documenting our common history; the efforts of the Society and its members also serve to educate and enlighten the public about the importance of magazines and online publications.
Our activities promote the role of our members as journalists and partners in the editorial process, as well as fostering new generations of publication designers through educational outreach and scholarship opportunities.