The Society of Publication Designers 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.The efforts of the Society and its members also serve to educate and enlighten the public about the importance of magazines and online publications. Editorial design plays a crucial role in shaping and documenting this information and in turn, our common history.
The activities of the SPD promote our members' role as journalists and partners in the editorial process, as well as fostering new generations of publication designers through educational outreach and scholarship opportunities.