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Wednesday, April 19
 

7:30am

SND Charlotte registration desk (open)
Check-in, get your name tag (needed for access to all SND Charlotte events), and pick up your loaded workshop welcome bag.

Moderators
avatar for Anton Mizinov

Anton Mizinov

Executive Director, Tass
Komives has been Executive Director of the Society for News Design since 2009. Before that he was Design Editor at the Orlando Sentinel in Orlando, Fla. for five years. | | Priot to his current role, Komives also directed the Society’s quick course design workshops for two years... Read More →

Wednesday April 19, 2017 7:30am - 7:00pm
Ballroom foyer Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

10:00am

Think Before You Make, sponsored by Upstatement and CQ Roll Call
'Think Before You Make,' sponsored by Upstatement and CQ Roll Call: This pre-conference workshop is dedicated to team-building, design problem-solving and organizational communication. We’re ditching our laptops and heading outdoors for small-group conversations at the beautiful U.S. National Whitewater Center. Oh, and did we mention the ropes course? An additional $125 registration fee applies for this event. Transportation to USNWWC and a free lunch will be provided.

9:00 AM Meet in Sheraton Charlotte Lobby  
9:15 AM Travel from Hotel to U.S. National Whitewater Center via bus, provided by SND
9:45 AM Welcome
10:00 AM Part I: Approach, Information Gathering, & Synthesis
11:00 AM Lunch
11:45 AM Part II: Designing & Facilitating a Workshop
1:45 PM Break
2:00 PM Part III: Building, Testing, & Iterating
2:45 PM Wrap-up
3:00 PM Zipline and Pre-Reception Break
6:00 PM Reception at the Whitewater Center

Moderators
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Upstatement

Upstatement
We’re a free-thinking, fun-loving digital shop that’s boutique by design. Each client collaborates closely with a multi-disciplinary team of designers, developers, and strategists. Everyone here does a little bit of everything, which helps us move fast to make innovative products. Research... Read More →
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CQ Roll Call

CQ Roll Call
CQ Roll Call provides essential intelligence and grassroots advocacy resources to take action. As the premier source of timely news, objective facts and analysis, and coverage of elections and the politics of legislation, we keep our fingers on the pulse of the legislative process... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Holly Copeland

Holly Copeland

Design, Upstatement
avatar for Matt Mansfield

Matt Mansfield

Partner, MG Strategy & Design
Matt works with media, associations, and NGOs, bringing ideas to market with creativity and speed. The firm he founded with Scott Goldman offers a full suite of services in digital design, engagement, strategy and marketing. | | Current and former clients include National Governors... Read More →
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Mike Swartz

Partner, Upstatement
I'm one of those people who's interested in lots of things. I've had a TON of jobs and have picked up a lot of interesting experience along the way. I was interested in art and design early on, and have drawn all my life. I enjoy writing and communicating, and that led me to journalism... Read More →
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Emily Theis

Producer, Upstatement


Wednesday April 19, 2017 10:00am - 5:00pm
U.S. National Whitewater Center 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28214

10:30am

Student Day, sponsored by ACBJ
Student Day, sponsored by American City Business Journals: This student-only workshop includes a handful of speakers, portfolio critiques and a free lunch. The day will start in the mid-morning at ACBJ headquarters, which is a few blocks from the Sheraton hotel.

10:30 AM Garry Howard, Director of Corporate Initiatives, ACBJ
11:00 AM Yuri Victor, Principal Engineer, Vox Media
12:00 PM Lunch on us 
1:00 PM Jamey Fry, Creative Director, Washington Business Journal
2:00 PM Portfolio reviews 

Moderators
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American City Business Journals

American City Business Journals
American City Business Journals (ACBJ) is the largest publisher of metropolitan business newsweeklies in the United States, with 43 business publications across the country reaching more than 3.6 million readers each week.
avatar for Jon Wile

Jon Wile

VP/Content, American City Business Journals
@worldwidewile; Kristen's husband; dad to two pitbulls, Rosie and Titan; VP/Content at American City Business Journals; lover of journalism, food, cocktails, baseball and Ohio State football; @SND Charlotte workshop host... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jamey Fry

Jamey Fry

Creative director, Washington Business Journal
Fry has been Creative Director at the Washington Business Journal for five years. Prior to that he was art director at CQ Roll Call, Boeing and the Chicago Sun-Times. Fry led the redesign of the WBJ three years ago and his work has been honored in SND’s annual Best of News Design... Read More →
avatar for Garry D. Howard

Garry D. Howard

Director of Corporate Initiatives, American City Business Journals
A graduate of Lehigh University and The Lawrenceville School (1977), where he received a four-year academic scholarship through the A Better Chance Program, Garry began his journalism career at the Trenton Times as a Sports Reporter. He worked as an obituary, police and municipal... Read More →
avatar for Yuri Victor

Yuri Victor

Senior Director, Innovation, Los Angeles Times
Victor, who helped start Vox.com, has traveled around the world teaching journalists how to design and code. As a Principle Designer and Developer for Vox Media, Victor has designed over 50 tools that help journalists tell stories visually. Before Vox.com, he worked as the Director... Read More →


Wednesday April 19, 2017 10:30am - 4:00pm
American City Business Journals (ACBJ) 120 W Morehead St, Charlotte, NC 28202

6:00pm

Opening Reception, sponsored by Alley Interactive and Advance Local
The main workshop kicks off with a networking event at the U.S. National Whitewater Center at 6 p.m. Join us on Abbey Island for passed hors d'oeuvres and drinks. Thanks to our friends at Alley Interactive and Advance Digital, the first drink is on the house. 

And, as a special treat, there will be a band! Yacht Rock Schooner will jam out with us for a couple of hours. 

Transportation from the Sheraton hotel to the USNWWC will be provided. Buses will pick up passengers in front of the Sheraton Hotel lobby starting at 5 p.m.

Moderators
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Alley Interactive

Alley Interactive
The world’s top publishers face complex digital challenges in the evolving digital media landscape. We’re here to solve them. We’re not just experts in design and technology. We’re professionals with years of experience tackling some of the biggest issues in publishing... Read More →
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Advance Local

Advance Digital
Advance Local’s ten media groups are the leading provider of news and information in their markets. Holding the #1 position in all of our markets means our brands are deeply rooted in our communities and best positioned to create deep connections with consumers. | | Advance’s... Read More →

Wednesday April 19, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
U.S. National Whitewater Center 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28214
 
Thursday, April 20
 

8:00am

Continental breakfast
Thursday April 20, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Ballroom foyer Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

8:00am

Grits with Gurus
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Grits with Gurus is a chance for anyone to sign up to break bread with a design luminary. We’ll have five gurus and match up to five breakfast companions on both Thursday and Friday.

Thursday Grits with Gurus will include:
  1. Jen Simmons
  2. Mike Rohde
  3. Deb Withey
  4. Greg Manifold
  5. Tobias Frere-Jones
(Please note: Attendees are responsible for their own breakfast expense; everyone is responsible for witty conversation).

Pre-registration required; sign up through the SCHED listing

Moderators
avatar for Steve Dorsey

Steve Dorsey

Vice President / news performance & partnerships, GateHouse Media Center for News & Design
VP of News Performance and Partnerships for @GateHouse_Media’s @CNDaustin. Dad to Fiona; partner to @paprgrl76. Relocated Detroiter. Suffering Tigers fan. Designer. Editor. Convener. SU grad. @inmaorg board member. @SND: exec cmte, Lifetime Achievement honoree, past president, competition... Read More →
avatar for Reed Reibstein

Reed Reibstein

Product Design Manager, American City Business Journals
As Product Design Manager of American City Business Journals, I oversee digital product design for ACBJ's 43 local Business Journals. Our tight-knit product design team partners closely with product owners and developers, emphasizes constructive critique, and welcomes new ideas that... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tobias Frere-Jones

Tobias Frere-Jones

Founder, Frere-Jones
Over 25 years, Tobias Frere-Jones has established himself as one of the world’s leading typeface designers, creating some of the most widely used typefaces, including Interstate, Poynter Oldstyle, Whitney, Gotham, Surveyor, Tungsten and Retina.Tobias received a BFA in Graphic Design... Read More →
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Greg Manifold

Design Director, The Washington Post
Leads a team responsible for the presentation of The Washington Post’s most ambitious stories across the print newspaper, digital and social platforms. The team prides itself on seeking out bold visual presentation while collaborating with reporters, editors, photographers and graphic... Read More →
avatar for Mike Rohde

Mike Rohde

Author, Rohdesign
Mike Rohde is the author of two bestselling books: The Sketchnote Handbook (2012) and The Sketchnote Workbook (2014). He presents workshops around the world that encourage people to use visual thinking skills to generate, capture and share ideas more effectively.Mike is the illustrator... Read More →
avatar for Jen Simmons

Jen Simmons

Designer Advocate, Mozilla
Dubbed “the Terry Gross of the tech industry,” Jen Simmons is the host and executive producer of The Web Ahead. Her in-depth interviews explain emerging technology and predict the future of the web — and won the 2015 Net Award for Podcast of the Year. | | Jen is a Designer... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Withey

Deborah Withey

creative + therapeutic arts practitioner, cheese + pickles design studio
Deb is a designer, illustrator, printmaker and educator inspired daily by what she sees and experiences. Deb is widely admired for the incredible storytelling sophistication she has brought to publications large and small, including several World’s Best-Designed Newspapers. She is... Read More →


Thursday April 20, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Evoke (Le Meridien lobby restaurant) 555 S McDowell St, N Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

8:00am

SND Charlotte registration desk (open)
Check-in, get your name tag (needed for access to all SND Charlotte events), and pick up your loaded workshop welcome bag.

Moderators
avatar for Anton Mizinov

Anton Mizinov

Executive Director, Tass
Komives has been Executive Director of the Society for News Design since 2009. Before that he was Design Editor at the Orlando Sentinel in Orlando, Fla. for five years. | | Priot to his current role, Komives also directed the Society’s quick course design workshops for two years... Read More →

Thursday April 20, 2017 8:00am - 6:00pm
Ballroom foyer Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

9:00am

Designing with … FOOD
There’s a saying we eat with our eyes first. So how do chefs plan dishes to impress the eyes and the palate? Chefs Paul Verica and Ashley Boyd discuss how they conceptualize new menus and desserts, design their plates, and make sure their restaurant’s message is made clear through to readers through the food they serve. Did we say readers? We meant diners. Just like print and digital designers, chefs must often decide between innovation and accessibility while working in a deadline-driven environment. 

Moderators
avatar for Kristen Wile

Kristen Wile

Senior Editor, Charlotte Magazine
Kristen Wile, senior editor of Charlotte magazine and editor of Charlotte Home + Garden, moved to Charlotte in 2012 from Washington, D.C., where she worked for The Washington Post. Her first job at the paper was sorting mail, before she joined the Weekend section and Going Out Guide... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Boyd

Ashley Boyd

Pastry chef, 300 East
Boyd is a Charlotte native who’s been working in the restaurant industry for more than 20 years, with a specialty in desserts. Boyd splits her time between 300 East and Heritage Food & Drink, where she’s been working alongside Chef Paul Verica for a little over a year now. Boyd’s... Read More →
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Paul Verica

Heritage Food and Drink, Chef/Owner
Verica was one of 20 chefs recently nominated for the Best Chef in the Southeast award by the prestigious James Beard Foundation. Heritage, which was ranked as the top restaurant in Charlotte last year, is nestled in a small town just outside the city limits, which Verica describes... Read More →


Thursday April 20, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
Mecklenburg 3 Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

9:00am

PANEL: How The New York Times is creating a more visual newsroom
With the release of the 2020 Report, The New York Times made it clear that our future rests on visual storytelling. Designers from both the editorial and product teams will discuss the various routes through which we are applying design principles to redefine our core storytelling structures and to elevate the role of design and designers in the process.

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Louttit

Meghan Louttit

Art Director/Multimedia Editor, The New York Times
Meghan Louttit is the deputy editor of The New York Times Digital News Design team, managing those responsible for some of our most visually compelling stories. She is a three-time News & Documentary Emmy award winner, Scripps-Howard Journalism Awards judge, and her work has been... Read More →
avatar for Angelica McKinley

Angelica McKinley

Graphics/Multimedia Editor, New York Times
ANGELICA MCKINLEY is a designer and front end web developer at The New York Times where she crafts digital storytelling for a wide range of projects including breaking news, long-form narratives and social media. Also, she serves as the design instructor for the New York Times Student... Read More →
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Rodrigo de Benito Sanz

Digital Art Director, The New York Times Magazine
Rodrigo de Benito Sanz is the Digital Art Director of The New York Times Magazine, where he experiments with editorial design online and explores new ideas for storytelling in digital media. Previously, he designed and developed interactive and immersive applications for museums and... Read More →
avatar for Jasmine Wiggins

Jasmine Wiggins

Product Designer, New York Times
JASMINE WIGGINS is a product designer at The New York Times where she collaborates with editorial design and product teams to develop reader-first platform experiences driven by user research. Previously, Wiggins has worked at National Geographic, USA Today, and The Baltimore Sun... Read More →


Thursday April 20, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
Carolina A+C Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

9:00am

Designing type for news
Commercial Type make typefaces for everyone; from numbers on the back of sports uniforms, to micro letters on watch faces, but making typefaces for newspapers holds a special place in their hearts. Since designing the famed Guardian typefaces, they have continued to make new and exciting forms for print and now screen across the world. Partner Paul Barnes will talk about a few of these projects, the collaboration Commercial Type form with designers and editors, and what makes a successful face for newspaper and editorial design.

Speakers
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Paul Barnes

Partner and Typeface Designer, Commercial Type
Paul Barnes is a British graphic designer, specializing in the fields of typography & type design. With Christian Schwartz he is a partner in Commercial Type, an internationally renowned typefoundry with offices in London & New York.Graduating from the Typography course at the University... Read More →


Thursday April 20, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
Mecklenburg 1 Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

9:00am

SND Foundation Silent Auction, sponsored by Hoefler & Co.
Moderators
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Hoefler & Co.

Hoefler & Co.
Famous for creating long-lived typefaces that are marked by both high performance and high style, H&Co’s print, web, and mobile fonts help shape the communications of the world’s foremost publications, institutions, and brands. You’ll find H&Co typefaces on Twitter, at Tiffany... Read More →
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David Kordalski

Creative Director, Crain's Cleveland Business
Visual journalist for more than thirty (!) years; spare time is filled as an indoor softball warrior, sometime sailor, avid woodworker and bonsai enthusiast. SND President in 2014. | | | | Formerly the AME/Visuals of The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, the AME of Design & Graphics for... Read More →

Thursday April 20, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Mecklenburg 2 Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

10:00am

Unite & Rebel: Welcome, opening remarks & rally cry
Ground rules, shout outs, thank yous and more 

Speakers
avatar for Jon Wile

Jon Wile

VP/Content, American City Business Journals
@worldwidewile; Kristen's husband; dad to two pitbulls, Rosie and Titan; VP/Content at American City Business Journals; lover of journalism, food, cocktails, baseball and Ohio State football; @SND Charlotte workshop host... Read More →


Thursday April 20, 2017 10:00am - 10:15am
Carolina A+C Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

10:15am

Appetizers: Ignite Talks A
MIKE SALES. Stakeholder Management. Mike will discuss ways to balance the business and creative demands on any high profile digital project, producing a great user experience, increasing engagement and delivering on the financial return.

DAVE STANTON: Reactive Wireframing. I will describe a workflow for creating dynamic wireframes that incorporate persona-level nuances and leverage mock API services to validate data assumptions as well. These wireframes can be used for usability testing and can be easily modified at the persona level as testing uncovers usability problems.

MELISSA ANGLE: Everything I know in life I learned from design. Lessons learned along a journey from print to startup 

Moderators
avatar for Steve Dorsey

Steve Dorsey

Vice President / news performance & partnerships, GateHouse Media Center for News & Design
VP of News Performance and Partnerships for @GateHouse_Media’s @CNDaustin. Dad to Fiona; partner to @paprgrl76. Relocated Detroiter. Suffering Tigers fan. Designer. Editor. Convener. SU grad. @inmaorg board member. @SND: exec cmte, Lifetime Achievement honoree, past president, competition... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Angle

Melissa Angle

Director of Audience, Fans First Media
Melissa Angle is focused on engaging and strategically growing audience for Fans 1st Media / CMG digital products including Rare, one of the fastest-growing shareable news sites in the U.S. | | Mangle was competition coordinator for SND's 34th Edition Best of News Design™ Creative... Read More →
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Michael T. Sales

Design Director, NASCAR Digital Media
Mike Sales joined NASCAR Digital Media in 2012 and currently serves as Director of Design. He oversees the creative direction for NASCAR.com and his team supports advertising, marketing, products and industry initiatives. Some of Sales’ key projects include the onboarding of NASCAR... Read More →
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Dave Stanton

Appirio, Senior Consultant
Dave Stanton is a software architect and technical coach. Currently he works with teams to integrate quality, scalability, security, and accessibility into enterprise mobile and cloud projects. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Florida by researching the behavioral and cognitive... Read More →


Thursday April 20, 2017 10:15am - 10:30am
Carolina A+C Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

10:30am

KEYNOTE: The Washington Post digital revolution

Since the acquisition by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, The Washington Post has gone through an amazing transformation during the past three years. Two people critical to that transformation and growth are Emilio Garcia-Ruiz, Managing Editor, and Joey Marburger, Director of Product. Join them for a fireside chat to learn about what the past few years have been like at The Post and what the future holds.


Speakers
avatar for Emilio Garcia-Ruiz

Emilio Garcia-Ruiz

Managing Editor/Digital, The Washington Post
As the Managing Editor for Digital, I stand in a unique role at the intersection of advertising, engineering and content, taking in a terrific view of the metamorphic disruption and opportunity that exists in media today. My current focus is on Digital Video, while excitedly experimenting... Read More →
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Joey Marburger

Director of Product, The Washington Post
Joey Marburger was labeled as The Washington Post's punk rock star by Digiday for the work he's accomplished as Director of Product. During his time at The Post, there has been immense growth which Columbia Journalism Review called a 'revolution.'Marburger leads a team of product designers in the newsroom overseeing the development and design of digital products such as washingtonpost.com, Android and iOS apps, distributed news, and a variety of other platforms. He has been at The Post for more than six years, moving from Mobi... Read More →


Thursday April 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Carolina A+C Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

11:30am

SND Annual Business Report
SND Executive Director Stephen Komives gives an update about the financials, membership, programs and other initiatives

Speakers
avatar for Anton Mizinov

Anton Mizinov

Executive Director, Tass
Komives has been Executive Director of the Society for News Design since 2009. Before that he was Design Editor at the Orlando Sentinel in Orlando, Fla. for five years. | | Priot to his current role, Komives also directed the Society’s quick course design workshops for two years... Read More →


Thursday April 20, 2017 11:30am - 11:45am
Carolina A+C Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

11:45am

Lunch break (on your own)
Lunch on your own

Thursday April 20, 2017 11:45am - 1:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Designing for ... AUDIO: Three keys for successful platform design at NPR

The Digital Media Design team at NPR strives to design experiences that meet listeners and readers across the all places they are now and will be in the future—websites, smartphones, tablets, connected cars, connected homes, wearables, and more.

Over the past several years, the team has launched and iterated on NPR One—NPR’s personalized, on-demand listening service—on over a dozen platforms. At the same time, we’ve redesigned large swaths of NPR.org, entirely rebuilt the web audio player, created essential internal editorial tools, and embarked on a ground-up rebuilt of the flagship NPR mobile app. Through all these projects, maintaining a consistent, shared vision of how we reach audiences and serve journalism has been essential.

In this presentation, I'll discuss three keys to successful platform and product design at NPR—audience-centric research & design processes, service to journalists, and partnership with local stations. I'll explore how these key themes impact our work and share the lessons we’ve learned in designing products that scale while meeting the needs of each of these core constituencies.


Speakers
avatar for Daniel  Newman

Daniel Newman

Deputy Creative Director, NPR
Daniel Newman is the Deputy Creative Director at NPR.


Thursday April 20, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Mecklenburg 3 Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

1:00pm

HANDS-ON: Information design — creating DIY signage
Limited Capacity filling up

An exercise in Information Design and signage applying Guemil icons. This hands-on workshop, oriented to a wide design-minded audience, will promote collaborative, experiential, and knowledge sharing through creative experimentation.

In short: A workshop to explore information design creating a DIY signage project, applying Guemil icons for emergency.

Required: Creativity, a curiosity dose and an active participation approach, ideally bringing fresh ideas.

Pre-registration required

Speakers
avatar for Rodrigo "Tuco" Ramirez

Rodrigo "Tuco" Ramirez

Design Professor and Iconography Designer, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Ramirez is a graphic designer from the Valparaíso School in Chile. He has an MA Information Design from Reading University in England. In his design practice, he has been able to mix both typography and information design as disciplines for visual communication in branding, transportation... Read More →


Thursday April 20, 2017 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Governors 1+2 Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

1:00pm

HANDS-ON: Sketchnoting
Limited Capacity filling up

This workshop was designed to develop your sketchnoting skills and to strengthen your visual thinking abilities. The topics and exercises we cover are designed for beginning sketchnoters.

Can't draw? No problem. I'll teach you the basics of drawing and guide you through your sketchnotes. If you have a positive attitude and are willing to experiment and share your work with a small group, you're perfect for this workshop.

Everything is provided. You'll receive a paper, pens, and pencils.

Invest in yourself. Visual thinking skills are valuable for capturing, generating, analyzing and communicating ideas. Spend a day building your skills and your confidence with The Sketchnote Workshop.

Pre-registration required

Speakers
avatar for Mike Rohde

Mike Rohde

Author, Rohdesign
Mike Rohde is the author of two bestselling books: The Sketchnote Handbook (2012) and The Sketchnote Workbook (2014). He presents workshops around the world that encourage people to use visual thinking skills to generate, capture and share ideas more effectively.Mike is the illustrator... Read More →


Thursday April 20, 2017 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Mecklenburg 1 Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

1:00pm

Type of the Future

Dave Crossland, Roger Black, and David Jonathan Ross (DJR) have just one word for you: Variations.

Or, as it's more formally known, the OpenType 1.8 Font Variations format. It’s the first big change in digital fonts in twenty years, and has big potential for news designers.

Variations fonts can combine multiple styles into a single font file. For example:

Compressed and Wide—and everything in between. Designers can select weights anywhere between light and bold, shaking off the fixed incremental constraints inherent in traditional fonts. If you need your type to be a little bolder for smaller sizes, you can simply adjust it in the style sheet without adding another font to the library. This can save space on a network, reduce load times, and provide more flexibility.

Roger will explain what this whole variations thing is all about and explore how the typographical lessons of the past few centuries have led to this new format. “Coordinating styles and sizes of fonts in a publication is much of our work,” Roger says, “and now we’re working on many platforms for the same news brand.” The OpenType Font Variations format is a solution that will make it all work together.

Dave, who has been fascinated with the power of type interpolations since he began studying typography in the early 00s, has commissioned two groundbreaking Variations Fonts for Google Fonts from David Berlow and the Type Network team.* These powerful fonts exploit more “axes” than just weight and width. Decovar changes the tips of the stems and adjusts the height of the crossbars within letters. Amstelvar has primary axes that enable 'programmatic' typography. With Variations, responsive web design now includes responsive typography.

DJR gets real. He will demo a variety of pages and explain how they can take advantage of the tech. There will be multi-size news pages, text that responds to different conditions, and, for branding, logos that can be varied according to use. And if this all sounds too serious, he’ll show what Variations can do for his amazing display font, Fit.**

The future of typography is every day!

__________

* Variations fonts by David Berlow and the Type Network team:

Amstelvar https://fontbureau.typenetwork.com/brochure/opentype-variable-fonts-moving-right-along

Decovar https://www.typenetwork.com/brochure/decovar-a-decorative-variable-font-by-david-berlow


**DJR’s Fit, which has a Variations version in Beta.

Fit https://djr.com/fit/


Speakers
avatar for Roger Black

Roger Black

Director, Type Network
Since LA in 1972, Black has been chief art director or design consultant for publications all over the world. Among them: Rolling Stone, New York, The New York Times, Newsweek, Esquire, Reader’s Digest, The Los Angeles Times, MSNBC.com, Bloomberg.com, The Washington Post, Semana (Colombia), Panorama (Italy), The Straits Times (Singapore), Kompas (Indonesia), The Nation (Bangkok) Tages Anzeiger (Switzerland), Placar (Brazil), Svenska Dagbladet (Sweden), and Scientific American.Black has been involved in many startups. This year... Read More →
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Dave Crossland

Google, Type Designer
Dave Crossland is an English type designer, best known for his role as a Program Manager in the Google Fonts team where he commissions hundreds of typefaces from designers around the world for over a dozen writing systems. As a student Dave dreamed of a free culture of visual communication... Read More →
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David Jonathan Ross

Type Network
DJR draws letters of all shapes and sizes for custom and retail typeface designs. A native of Los Angeles, he began drawing typefaces at Hampshire College and joined the Font Bureau in 2007, where he honed his bézier-wrangling skills. DJR now publishes visually imaginative and technically... Read More →


Thursday April 20, 2017 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Carolina A+C Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

2:00pm

Designing for ... VOICE

With the advent of voice-activated products and platforms, more news companies are dipping their toes in voice and conversational bots. For designers, this raises the question—how do you approach design when it’s invisible? In her session, Sanette Tanaka will go over how her team designed an Amazon Echo bot, never having worked with voice interfaces prior. She will walk you through the steps she followed to adapt her design process for voice, and introduce some methods that you can incorporate in your own newsroom.


Speakers
avatar for Sanette Tanaka

Sanette Tanaka

Product Designer, Vox
Tanaka works on Vox Media’s publishing platform and content management system, which empowers Vox’s editorial brands to do its best storytelling. Previously, she covered real estate for The Wall Street Journal, and continues to report on a freelance basis. She believes her journalism... Read More →


Thursday April 20, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Mecklenburg 3 Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

3:00pm

Lifetime Achievement Award presentation to Darcy Greene & Cheryl Pell

It’s with great pleasure that we introduce two of the SND Lifetime Achievement Award winners for 2017: Darcy Greene and Cheryl Pell.

Darcy Greene and Cheryl Pell have taught together for nearly 30 years at Michigan State University in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences. Bringing students to nearly every SND workshop since 1994 and spearheading the strong student chapter, Greene and Pell are often referred to as the Society’s dynamic duo. The pair even wrote a joint statement when notified of their awards!


Moderators
avatar for Rob Schneider

Rob Schneider

Creative Director, Dallas Business Journal
Rob Schneider is the Creative Director for the Dallas Business Journal, former president of The Society, and coordinator/producer of the SND Lifetime Achievement Award presentations this year.

Speakers
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Rick Epps

Specialist, School of Journalism, Michigan State University
avatar for Darcy Greene

Darcy Greene

Professor, Michigan State University
Greene and fellow Lifetime Achievement Award winner Cheryl Pell have been teaching together at Michigan State University for nearly 30 years and are known as a duo among their students and colleagues. The two advised the Michigan State student SND chapter from its founding. The two... Read More →
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Cheryl Pell

Professor, Michigan State University; 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award winner
Greene and fellow Lifetime Achievement Award winner Cheryl Pell have been teaching together at Michigan State University for nearly 30 years and are known as a duo among their students and colleagues. The two advised the Michigan State student SND chapter from its founding. The two... Read More →
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Andrea Zagata

News designer, The New York Times
I am a member of SND's competition committee, and have been attending since 2009. Want to talk about the print competition? Come find me! I have buttons. I am a 2010 graduate of the Michigan State University Journalism program. I have worked at the Detroit News, Buffalo News, Cleveland... Read More →


Thursday April 20, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Carolina A+C Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

3:00pm

HANDS-ON: Guerilla portraiture
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Guerilla Portraiture is the act of learning to observe and record what you actually see fast enough so that nobody punches you for it. Between 30 and 50 percent of the brain is devoted to processing visual information. It’s important. The actual act of drawing, regardless of how innately talented the artist might be, sharpens his or her ability to interpret the physical world — much like reading or the study of math do. Drawing people, especially people who do not want to be drawn, is like a master class in the language of visual communication that you can take any time. On a bus, in a hospital waiting room, stuck at the DMV? Stave off boredom and make yourself smarter with this delightfully subversive practice.

The Session
1. We are going to spend a few minutes looking at projected examples of other works — some are historical, some are from contemporary artists — to get a sense of what’s involved. Participants will get a handout list of visual and scientific resources for further study. (10 minutes)

2. We will also spend a few minutes on drawing methods. Situating yourself for the best angle, put down the defining lines, and perhaps some ways to integrate cameras into the process when you want to. What are your rights? What are your subjects’? (10 minutes)

3. Draw. We’ll start with quick sketches of one another before, weather permitting, heading outside to find random, unwitting targets. 

4. You’re not required to show your work, but I will be available afterward if anyone wants to review or discuss. And we will create a conference hashtag for those who want to keep drawing through the weekend. (no time limit)

Pre-registration required

Speakers
avatar for Tonia Cowan

Tonia Cowan

Graphics Director, The Boston Globe
Cowan is 20-year infographic veteran that has been at The Globe for almost two years. She previously worked in graphics departments at The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Newsweek, Associated Press and Canadian Press. Read the SND CLT interview with Cowan... Read More →


Thursday April 20, 2017 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Governors 5+6 Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

3:00pm

HANDS-ON: How to become insta-famous
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Is your Instagram account sluggish? Want to take it to the next level? Learn how to tell compelling stories, and create a strong personal brand on Instagram. This session is designed to inspire you and help you develop your own unique style, while avoiding common mistakes.

Attendees will need an iPhone, or an iPad, and a digital camera (optional). Protip: Have your Instagram account setup ahead of time and be ready to step out for some fresh air -- the session will include a 30 minute insta-walk.

Pre-registration required

Speakers
avatar for Lucie Lacava

Lucie Lacava

Consultant, Lacava Design
Lucie Lacava is a Design Consultant and President of Lacava Design Inc. Since founding her company in 1992, Lacava has developed an international reputation for award-winning editorial design and visual identity. Lacava’s body of work includes the redesign of more than 80 publications... Read More →


Thursday April 20, 2017 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Governors 1+2 Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

3:30pm

Appetizers: Ignite Talks B
NURI DUCASSI: The Icebreaker Connection. How a Cuban-American designer brings sunshine infused punch and energy to the pages of the Toronto Star from her tropical South Florida base. 

ANDREW MERRIAM: Designers as the world’s most ambitious salespeople: What I’ve learned as a non-designer following designers for 2 years.

YURI VICTOR: Web design is dead. The future of design is undergoing an evolution as audiences move away from websites to environments where designers have little control or capabilities such as Snapchat, Apple News, Facebook Instant Articles, or Accelerated Pages. This talk will discuss the death of websites and apps, embracing change, and what's next for designers.


Moderators
avatar for Steve Dorsey

Steve Dorsey

Vice President / news performance & partnerships, GateHouse Media Center for News & Design
VP of News Performance and Partnerships for @GateHouse_Media’s @CNDaustin. Dad to Fiona; partner to @paprgrl76. Relocated Detroiter. Suffering Tigers fan. Designer. Editor. Convener. SU grad. @inmaorg board member. @SND: exec cmte, Lifetime Achievement honoree, past president, competition... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nuri Ducassi

Nuri Ducassi

Creative Director, Toronto Star
Nuri Ducassi is a cuban-born art director, designer and illustrator. She has worked as art director, designer and illustrator at El Nuevo Herald, The San Jose Mercury News, The Miami Herald, The Montreal Gazette and The Toronto Star. After three years as AME design at the Star, she... Read More →
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Andrew Merriam

Director of Business Development, top level design
Andrew has spent years navigating the arcane world of the Internet's domain name system to bring the new .design extension to market in May 2015. Since then, his work with dots and acronyms has expanded to include participation within a wide variety of design industries. He lives... Read More →
avatar for Yuri Victor

Yuri Victor

Senior Director, Innovation, Los Angeles Times
Victor, who helped start Vox.com, has traveled around the world teaching journalists how to design and code. As a Principle Designer and Developer for Vox Media, Victor has designed over 50 tools that help journalists tell stories visually. Before Vox.com, he worked as the Director... Read More →


Thursday April 20, 2017 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Carolina A+C Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

3:45pm

KEYNOTE: Building products and teams that win

For any company, the path to success is always charted by its people. But how do you build products and teams that win? How do you establish processes that meet key business objectives, but still give your team room to run and grow? What does good leadership look like these days?

In this keynote, we’ll hear from three digital leaders who have answered questions like these and proven success at building teams for organizations like ESPN, theSkimm, Texas Tribune, The Washington Post, and Whereby.Us. This session is intended to be conversational, so be armed with questions for our three presenters.


Moderators
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Rebekah Monson

VP/Product, WhereBy.Us
Rebekah Monson is co-founder and VP of Product and Editorial for WhereBy.Us, a local media startup that connects people to their cities through storytelling and experiences. Its publications, Miami’s The New Tropic and Seattle’s The Evergrey, produce email newsletters, original storytelling, merchandise and events that reach more than a million curious locals each year. WhereBy.Us became profitable in its first year and is currently expanding its tech offerings and scaling to new markets. | | Rebekah also co-founded... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dheerja Kaur

Dheerja Kaur

Head of Product, theSkimm
Kaur is the Head of Product at theSkimm, a company that makes it easier to be smarter by delivering news and information into routines. Their email newsletter, the Daily Skimm, is a daily read for millions of female millennials, and they recently launched an app that integrates into... Read More →
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Amanda Zamora

Chief Audience Officer, Texas Tribune
Amanda Zamora leads The Texas Tribune’s audience growth and engagement efforts. A native Texan, Amanda joined The Tribune in 2016 after spending 13 years on the East Coast working for news organizations including The Huffington Post Investigative Fund, The Washington Post and ProPublica... Read More →


Thursday April 20, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Carolina A+C Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

5:00pm

What newsrooms can learn from Pokemon Go
Before you could catch 'em all, developer Jeff "Bo" Boghosian had to code 'em all. In this session, one of Niantic Labs’ lead developers will discuss the evolution of the startup from Google spinoff to creators of the most-downloaded app of 2016. Boghosian will also talk about what it takes to innovate, how augmented reality is changing the game of gamification and what newsrooms can learn from Pokemon Go.


Moderators
avatar for Joey Marburger

Joey Marburger

Director of Product, The Washington Post
Joey Marburger was labeled as The Washington Post's punk rock star by Digiday for the work he's accomplished as Director of Product. During his time at The Post, there has been immense growth which Columbia Journalism Review called a 'revolution.'Marburger leads a team of product designers in the newsroom overseeing the development and design of digital products such as washingtonpost.com, Android and iOS apps, distributed news, and a variety of other platforms. He has been at The Post for more than six years, moving from Mobi... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bo Boghosian

Bo Boghosian

Senior software engineer, Niantic
Boghosian is a software engineer in San Francisco. If you’ve not heard of Niantic, you probably have heard of its marquee product — Pokemon Go. Boghosian was one of the lead engineers on the most downloaded app of 2016, and jokes that it’s his job to place Pokemon throughout... Read More →


Thursday April 20, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Carolina A+C Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

5:00pm

Designing for … NEWSLETTERS
Newsletters have emerged as an easy way to reach audiences with low tech lift, while having a path to monetization. Media startups are understanding the power of the newsletter -- the just-launched Axios already has a popular morning briefing and CNN's Reliable Sources by Brian Stelter breaks news and is building a brand beyond television and direct connection to audiences. Other newsletters like TheSkimm and Lennyletter have galvanized women. In the last year, Quartz launched two newsletters - a Spanish-language newsletter, La Agenda Quartz, and a lifestyle focused newsletter called Quartzy that has drawn advertisers such as Chanel and Shinola. This session will explore newsletter design and strategy -- how it has evolved, the potential of it, suggested best practices and where the opportunities still are.

Speakers
avatar for Priya Ganapati

Priya Ganapati

Product Director, Quartz
| Priya Ganapati manages product development at Quartz focusing on newsletters, ads, new products and external platforms at Quartz. Prior to that she was at The Wall Street Journal, as one of the first editors in the newsroom dedicated specifically to mobile products and then became... Read More →


Thursday April 20, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Mecklenburg 3 Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

5:00pm

PANEL: Lessons from the legends
Lessons from the legends: SND’s 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients have spent decades teaching visual communication to thousands of students, with alumni working across disciplines in newsrooms and creative offices around the world. Darcy Greene, Cheryl Pell and Randy Stano share the lessons they have taught — and learned — about what principles persist, what evolves and what may yet appear on the horizon.

Moderators
avatar for Randy Yeip

Randy Yeip

deputy graphics director, The Wall Street Journal
Randy Yeip is deputy graphics director at The Wall Street Journal. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from Michigan State University and has served as a judge for various state and national scholastic journalism competitions. Prior to joining WSJ in 2005... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Darcy Greene

Darcy Greene

Professor, Michigan State University
Greene and fellow Lifetime Achievement Award winner Cheryl Pell have been teaching together at Michigan State University for nearly 30 years and are known as a duo among their students and colleagues. The two advised the Michigan State student SND chapter from its founding. The two... Read More →
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Cheryl Pell

Professor, Michigan State University; 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award winner
Greene and fellow Lifetime Achievement Award winner Cheryl Pell have been teaching together at Michigan State University for nearly 30 years and are known as a duo among their students and colleagues. The two advised the Michigan State student SND chapter from its founding. The two... Read More →
avatar for Randy Stano

Randy Stano

Professor, University of Miami
Stano is a 2017 SND Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and has taught at the University of Miami since 1995. Stano’s students have gone on to work at publications such as The Boston Globe, The Washington Post and San Francisco Chronicle. His students, past and present, describe... Read More →


Thursday April 20, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Mecklenburg 1 Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

8:00pm

SND Foundation Karaoke Fundraiser, sponsored by Maps4News
Join us after dinner for an SND Annual Workshop tradition at CJ's Jazz Club, located inside the Sheraton. We've rented out the entire space for this singing showdown, which benefits the SND Foundation and promises to be a good time for singers and non-singers alike. And thanks to our friends at Maps4News, the first rounds of drinks are covered!

Please note: $10 cover charge gets you in the door, 2 drink tickets, snacks and served appetizers, and a swank, cushy red velvet seat in the lounge.

Moderators
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Maps4News

Maps4News
We created Maps4News with the needs of data journalists in mind. Maps4News is the most comprehensive map solution in the News Media Industry. We designed Maps4News with simplicity. Use it to create and publish beautiful basic story locators or to make map visualizations of your data... Read More →


Thursday April 20, 2017 8:00pm - 11:00pm
CJ's Lounge Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204
 
Friday, April 21
 

8:00am

Committee meeting: SND competitions (digital & print)
Friday April 21, 2017 8:00am - 8:45am
Mecklenburg 1 Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

8:00am

Committee meeting: SND Foundation
Friday April 21, 2017 8:00am - 8:45am
Governors 1+2 Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

8:00am

Committee meeting: SND publications & websites
Friday April 21, 2017 8:00am - 8:45am
Mecklenburg 3 Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

8:00am

Continental breakfast
Friday April 21, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Ballroom foyer Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

8:00am

Grits with Gurus
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Grits with Gurus is a chance for anyone to sign up to break bread with a design luminary. We’ll have five gurus and match up to five breakfast companions on both Thursday and Friday.

Friday Grits with Gurus will include:
  1. Lucie Lacava
  2. Rebekah Monson
  3. Lena Groeger
  4. Roger Black
  5. Adonis Durado

(Please note: Attendees are responsible for their own breakfast expense; everyone is responsible for witty conversation).

Pre-registration required; sign up through the SCHED listing

Moderators
avatar for Steve Dorsey

Steve Dorsey

Vice President / news performance & partnerships, GateHouse Media Center for News & Design
VP of News Performance and Partnerships for @GateHouse_Media’s @CNDaustin. Dad to Fiona; partner to @paprgrl76. Relocated Detroiter. Suffering Tigers fan. Designer. Editor. Convener. SU grad. @inmaorg board member. @SND: exec cmte, Lifetime Achievement honoree, past president, competition... Read More →
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Reed Reibstein

Product Design Manager, American City Business Journals
As Product Design Manager of American City Business Journals, I oversee digital product design for ACBJ's 43 local Business Journals. Our tight-knit product design team partners closely with product owners and developers, emphasizes constructive critique, and welcomes new ideas that... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Roger Black

Roger Black

Director, Type Network
Since LA in 1972, Black has been chief art director or design consultant for publications all over the world. Among them: Rolling Stone, New York, The New York Times, Newsweek, Esquire, Reader’s Digest, The Los Angeles Times, MSNBC.com, Bloomberg.com, The Washington Post, Semana (Colombia), Panorama (Italy), The Straits Times (Singapore), Kompas (Indonesia), The Nation (Bangkok) Tages Anzeiger (Switzerland), Placar (Brazil), Svenska Dagbladet (Sweden), and Scientific American.Black has been involved in many startups. This year... Read More →
avatar for Adonis Durado

Adonis Durado

Chief Creative Officer, Muscat Media Group
Adonis Durado is the Chief Creative Officer of Muscat Media Group, publisher of two major dailies, Times of Oman and Al Shabiba. He also operates as an adjunct design consultant with several clients in Africa, Asia, and Europe. His personal work received honors from the Society for... Read More →
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Lena Groeger

Journalist/Designer/Developer, ProPublica
Lena Groeger is an investigative journalist and developer at ProPublica, where she makes interactive graphics and writes about design’s real world consequences. She is also on the board of the Society for News Design. Before joining ProPublica in 2011, Groeger covered health and... Read More →
avatar for Lucie Lacava

Lucie Lacava

Consultant, Lacava Design
Lucie Lacava is a Design Consultant and President of Lacava Design Inc. Since founding her company in 1992, Lacava has developed an international reputation for award-winning editorial design and visual identity. Lacava’s body of work includes the redesign of more than 80 publications... Read More →
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Rebekah Monson

VP/Product, WhereBy.Us
Rebekah Monson is co-founder and VP of Product and Editorial for WhereBy.Us, a local media startup that connects people to their cities through storytelling and experiences. Its publications, Miami’s The New Tropic and Seattle’s The Evergrey, produce email newsletters, original storytelling, merchandise and events that reach more than a million curious locals each year. WhereBy.Us became profitable in its first year and is currently expanding its tech offerings and scaling to new markets. | | Rebekah also co-founded... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Evoke (Le Meridien lobby restaurant) 555 S McDowell St, N Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

8:00am

SND Charlotte registration desk (open)
Check-in, get your name tag (needed for access to all SND Charlotte events), and pick up your loaded workshop welcome bag.

Moderators
avatar for Anton Mizinov

Anton Mizinov

Executive Director, Tass
Komives has been Executive Director of the Society for News Design since 2009. Before that he was Design Editor at the Orlando Sentinel in Orlando, Fla. for five years. | | Priot to his current role, Komives also directed the Society’s quick course design workshops for two years... Read More →

Friday April 21, 2017 8:00am - 6:00pm
Ballroom foyer Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

8:30am

Creative Mornings Charlotte (off-site)
Join the regular monthly meeting of Creative Mornings Charlotte before Day 2 of SND Charlotte.

We've made special arrangements for your to join this great event to meet local creatives and hear an inspirational message -- and grab a quick coffee and breakfast all at once.

PRE-REGISTRATION is required; sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfX2THvPai5OomDGnuaapq39P1uf3VpEugueiGen2xAjIa2Yg/viewform

More details: http://www.snd.org/clt2017/2017/03/06/were-partnering-with-creative-mornings-on-april-21/

Location: Camp North End, 1776 Statesville Ave., Charlotte, North Carolina 28206 
(PLEASE NOTE: You are responsible for your own transportation to and from this event. SND Charlotte recommends you carpool or Uber. The location is less than three miles from the workshop hotel.)

Creative Mornings Charlotte gives Charlotte’s fast-growing creative set a place to call home – to gather each month to get inspired, support each other, forge relationships and collaborate. It is committed to showcasing Charlotte’s creative thinkers, makers and doers on a global level. SND Charlotte is proud to sponsor the April gathering with architect and former Mayor Harvey Gantt. Sessions typically “sell out” in minutes, but any Unite + Rebel attendee interested in visiting Creative Mornings Charlotte can do so by simply pre-registering with SND.

What is Creative Mornings? It started with a simple goal: breakfast and a short talk one Friday morning a month. Every event would be free of charge and open to anyone.

Today, attendees gather in cities around the world to enjoy fresh coffee, friendly people, and an international array of breakfast foods. Volunteer hosts and their team members organize local chapters that not only celebrate a city’s creative talent, but also promote an open space to connect with like-minded individuals. The sessions are held in different locations every month and are arranged around a theme topic that each of the 164 global chapters interprets locally.

Speakers
avatar for Harvey Gantt

Harvey Gantt

Monthly Speaker, Creative Mornings
Harvey Gantt was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He went to the public schools of that city and graduated from Burke High School second in his class. He attended Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa from 1960-1962. In late 1961, he applied to Clemson University, and was admitted... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Creative Mornings Charlotte Camp North End, 1776 Statesville Ave., Charlotte, North Carolina 28206

9:00am

Changing perspectives: A 360 view inside CNN VR
Design is all about perspective. Breaking the rules can be challenging and rewarding all at the same time. So, how did we do it? In this session, you'll get a behind the scenes look at the process of creating the CNNVR experience for web from the women who made it possible. Learn how to push through obstacles, compromise, and communicate effectively throughout a challenging project. Daniela Dewendt, Alexa Kaspar, Akoua Smith

Speakers
avatar for Daniela Dewendt

Daniela Dewendt

Designer, CNN Digital
Daniela Dewendt, a native of Venezuela, is a Designer at CNN Digital in Atlanta. She supports a variety of digital products such as CNN VR on the web, CNN Entertainment, and CNN Messenger. She also worked on projects like Election 2016, CNN Politics' app, among others. Throughout... Read More →
avatar for Alexa Kaspar

Alexa Kaspar

UX designer, CNN Digital
Alexa Kaspar is a UX designer at CNN Digital. Based in Atlanta, she primarily works on CNNVR products and is the lead designer for the CNN app on Google Daydream. Her work is focused on integrating brand consistency and user interaction into emerging tech.  She especially enjoys... Read More →
avatar for Akoua Smith

Akoua Smith

Designer, CNN Digital
Akoua Smith is a designer at CNN Digital. Based in Atlanta, she supports a variety of digital products such as CNNVR, CNN Entertainment, and CNN’s Snapchat.  Her work is focused on establishing brand development and applying that throughout different projects.  She is a brand... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
Mecklenburg 1 Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

9:00am

Designing for ... TRUST
Trust in the news is collapsing, even as hoax news and information are on the rise. How can journalists show the hard work and care behind the news and win back our trusted role in civil society? The Trust Project, a consortium of news organizations, is developing solutions to boost high-quality news in distribution systems and show the methods behind it. Sally Lehrman director and founder, will share findings from the project’s design thinking approaches and the solutions design and product teams are working on, informed in part by a 2016 partnership with SND. 

Speakers
avatar for Sally Lehrman

Sally Lehrman

Director, Journalism Ethics Program and the Trust Project, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Sally Lehrman, who directs the journalism ethics program and its signature Trust Project, is an award-winning reporter on medicine and science policy who brings a focus on science, technology and social diversity to the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. She has long been involved in evangelizing journalism values and ethics as a local and national leader in the Society... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
Mecklenburg 3 Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

9:00am

PANEL: Best of the best-designed: How'd they do that?
We'll hear from three different designers/project leads who will share the backstory and general context of their recent wins/finalist ranking in the SND print, digital and World's Best competitions.

Moderators
avatar for Steve Dorsey

Steve Dorsey

Vice President / news performance & partnerships, GateHouse Media Center for News & Design
VP of News Performance and Partnerships for @GateHouse_Media’s @CNDaustin. Dad to Fiona; partner to @paprgrl76. Relocated Detroiter. Suffering Tigers fan. Designer. Editor. Convener. SU grad. @inmaorg board member. @SND: exec cmte, Lifetime Achievement honoree, past president, competition... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tim Parks

Tim Parks

Creative director, Omaha World-Herald
Tim Parks is the creative director for the Omaha World-Herald. His work has been recognized by several design organizations, and he has won multiple SND medals and awards. He was the SND38 print competition coordinator.
avatar for Ivar Vong

Ivar Vong

CTO, The Outline
Ivar created the backbone of the Marshall Project, and is bringing a revolutionary way of looking at technology to the process of building a new media business. | | The Outline was among seven finalists short-listed for honors in this year's SND Best of Digital Design competitio... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Withey

Deborah Withey

creative + therapeutic arts practitioner, cheese + pickles design studio
Deb is a designer, illustrator, printmaker and educator inspired daily by what she sees and experiences. Deb is widely admired for the incredible storytelling sophistication she has brought to publications large and small, including several World’s Best-Designed Newspapers. She is... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
Carolina A+C Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

9:00am

HANDS-ON: Amazon Alexa skill-building bootcamp
Limited Capacity seats available

Alexa, the voice service that powers Amazon Echo, provides capabilities, or skills, that enable customers to interact with devices in a more intuitive way using voice. Examples of skills include the ability to play music, answer questions, set an alarm or timer, and more. At this skill-building bootcamp, Jeff Blankenburg from the Alexa Skills Kit team will be onsite to help you add your own skills to Alexa. This bootcamp is built for developers and non-developers alike. You do not have to know how to write code to create skills for Alexa.

Pre-registrations is required

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Blankenburg

Jeff Blankenburg

Alexa Evangelist, Amazon
Blankenburg spent the early part of his career in digital advertising, building websites for Victoria’s Secret, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Ford Motor Company, among others. Following that, he also spent nine years at Microsoft, primarily as a technical evangelist for any new development... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Carolina D Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

9:00am

SND Foundation Silent Auction, sponsored by Hoefler & Co.
Moderators
avatar for Hoefler & Co.

Hoefler & Co.

Hoefler & Co.
Famous for creating long-lived typefaces that are marked by both high performance and high style, H&Co’s print, web, and mobile fonts help shape the communications of the world’s foremost publications, institutions, and brands. You’ll find H&Co typefaces on Twitter, at Tiffany... Read More →
avatar for David Kordalski

David Kordalski

Creative Director, Crain's Cleveland Business
Visual journalist for more than thirty (!) years; spare time is filled as an indoor softball warrior, sometime sailor, avid woodworker and bonsai enthusiast. SND President in 2014. | | | | Formerly the AME/Visuals of The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, the AME of Design & Graphics for... Read More →

Friday April 21, 2017 9:00am - 2:00pm
Mecklenburg 2 Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

10:00am

Designing for … BEER
Sure, you drink IPAs and have dabbled in homebrewing. Would you go giving advice to an acclaimed craft brewery owner? Just like too many people in newsrooms think they can design as well as a designer, drinkers think they can jump into beer and compete with the best.

Owner of NoDa Brewing Suzie Ford discusses how her company works with designers to create a brand that is recognizable and why it’s important to have the product and acclaim that back it up.

Speakers
avatar for Suzie Ford

Suzie Ford

Owner, NoDa Brewing Company
The most liked woman in the NoDa Brewery Company group, Suzie is a details-oriented free spirit. She is a proud mom, diet coke lover and general fan of Top 40 music. She once worked in motorsports marketing and is a vanilla ice fan. She is originally from California, and plays lady... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Mecklenburg 1 Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

10:00am

Designing with ... THE CSS GRID
Now that CSS Grid is here, what are we going to do with it? Sure, we can create page layouts very similar to the ones we’ve been using for the last decade, but CSS Grid also opens up a world of new possibilities. Graphic designers of the 20th century fell in love with using a grid for their layouts. How might we apply their ideas to the web, and what might have to change? What do we need to think about when designing for this new paradigm? In this far-ranging talk, Jen will explore the realities and possibilities of new layout technologies and how they will change our craft. You'll leave with exciting new techniques and ideas for your design and development toolkit — and, more importantly, with the inspiration to create bold, new, previously unimagined layouts for the 21st century.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Simmons

Jen Simmons

Designer Advocate, Mozilla
Dubbed “the Terry Gross of the tech industry,” Jen Simmons is the host and executive producer of The Web Ahead. Her in-depth interviews explain emerging technology and predict the future of the web — and won the 2015 Net Award for Podcast of the Year. | | Jen is a Designer... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Carolina A+C Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

10:00am

Punchcutting for pixels

Tobias Frere-Jones will look at the mechanics of reading, and how he repurposed a centuries-old solution to improve on-screen legibility.

Whether it’s a few words in an interface or a thousand words in a blog post, we read words on screens over and over each day. But even with advances in resolution, screens can still hinder us in recognizing and interpreting letters. Frere-Jones has spent decades studying type history and working with today’s rasterizing technology. He found a strategy — commonplace for hundreds of years — that could be applied to this new challenge, and help our eyes and brains in a pixel environment.

He will present a case study of a recent type design project applying these renewed strategies to improve legibility.


Speakers
avatar for Tobias Frere-Jones

Tobias Frere-Jones

Founder, Frere-Jones
Over 25 years, Tobias Frere-Jones has established himself as one of the world’s leading typeface designers, creating some of the most widely used typefaces, including Interstate, Poynter Oldstyle, Whitney, Gotham, Surveyor, Tungsten and Retina.Tobias received a BFA in Graphic Design... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Mecklenburg 3 Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

10:00am

HANDS-ON: How to takeoff with motion graphics
Limited Capacity full
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Three, two, one … blast off!

Okay, you already know how to design so now’s time to fire up your engine with more impact by adding motion to your design game.  With the explosive growth of motion graphics this is a great opportunity to participate in our hands-on motion graphics session and skyrocket to next level of storytelling.

Pre-registration required


Speakers
avatar for Belinda Ivey

Belinda Ivey

Owner & CEO, KarBel Multimedia
Belinda is the Bel in KarBel Multimedia, a creative agency specializing in infographics and graphic design. A 12-year veteran of the newspaper industry, she has worked at four newspapers across the country, spending most of her career as a senior graphics reporter at the South Florida... Read More →
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Terence Oliver

Associate Professor, UNC-Chapel Hill
Terence Oliver is an award-winning motion graphics producer who joined the School of Media and Journalism at the University of North Carolina in 2010 and teaches information graphics, magazine design, graphic design and motion graphics. Oliver created and taught the first-ever motion... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 10:00am - 11:45am
Governors 1+2 Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

11:00am

Designing for … STORYTELLING: Visual journalism at scale
Visual journalism at scale: How The New York Times is developing more powerful storytelling tools in its CMS and digital platforms, and transforming the newsroom's ability to tell stories in more visual and digitally-native ways. 

Speakers
avatar for Matt Ericson

Matt Ericson

Associate Editor, The New York Times
Matthew Ericson is an associate editor on the masthead of The New York Times, where he helps guide the development of the tools and platforms used to present the Times's journalism, working closely with teams in product and technology. Previously, he was the deputy graphics director... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Carolina A+C Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

11:00am

Owning your big local story: U.S. Elections at ground zero

How can you tell your biggest story from every possible angle? How can you be ready for the unexpected? And, what if your biggest story never ends… but just keeps going and going and evolving?

For The Post and so many organizations, our biggest story the last 18 months has been the Election, then the Transition, and now on to the 45th Presidency. We’ll walk you through a range of work from our more than 100 projects, 400+ pages and countless other pieces we built across platforms. We’ll highlight what led to some of our best Election coverage in the newspaper's history, while not shying away from the things we wish we had done differently. Most importantly, we’ll make sure you walk away with a blueprint on how your newsroom might be better prepared for your next big story.


Speakers
avatar for Greg Manifold

Greg Manifold

Design Director, The Washington Post
Leads a team responsible for the presentation of The Washington Post’s most ambitious stories across the print newspaper, digital and social platforms. The team prides itself on seeking out bold visual presentation while collaborating with reporters, editors, photographers and graphic... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Uhrmacher

Kevin Uhrmacher

Graphics editor, The Washington Post
Uhrmacher is a graphics editor at The Post, where he collaborates with reporters, designers and others on the graphics team to tell visual stories, mostly about American politics. His work added context to the presidential campaign and transition using a combination of explanatory... Read More →



Friday April 21, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Mecklenburg 1 Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

11:00am

PANEL: Exploring the impact of the industry's economy on design
An exploration of the impacts on visual storytelling and design triggered by the economic pressures of the news industry, with reports from around the globe. Moderated by David Kordalski.

Moderators
avatar for David Kordalski

David Kordalski

Creative Director, Crain's Cleveland Business
Visual journalist for more than thirty (!) years; spare time is filled as an indoor softball warrior, sometime sailor, avid woodworker and bonsai enthusiast. SND President in 2014. | | | | Formerly the AME/Visuals of The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, the AME of Design & Graphics for... Read More →

Speakers
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Nuri Ducassi

Creative Director, Toronto Star
Nuri Ducassi is a cuban-born art director, designer and illustrator. She has worked as art director, designer and illustrator at El Nuevo Herald, The San Jose Mercury News, The Miami Herald, The Montreal Gazette and The Toronto Star. After three years as AME design at the Star, she... Read More →
avatar for Adonis Durado

Adonis Durado

Chief Creative Officer, Muscat Media Group
Adonis Durado is the Chief Creative Officer of Muscat Media Group, publisher of two major dailies, Times of Oman and Al Shabiba. He also operates as an adjunct design consultant with several clients in Africa, Asia, and Europe. His personal work received honors from the Society for... Read More →
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Javier Errea

Principal, Errea Comunicación
Javier Errea is a journalist. Degree in Information Science from the University of Navarra and graduate studies at the University of South Florida and The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, has been editor in Diario de Navarra, editor in Daily News and Herald deputy in Aragon. He... Read More →
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Saulo Santana

Art Director, Axel Springer SE
Santana’s work comprises of the design and redesign of publications across the world. He is currently Art Director at Bild am Sonntag in Germany and consultant for different publications of Axel Springer. He was formerly Art Director at Correio Braziliense and at the sport daily... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Mecklenburg 3 Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

11:45am

Lunch break (on your own)
Lunch on your own

Friday April 21, 2017 11:45am - 1:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Lifetime Achievement Award presentation to Randy Stano

It’s with great pleasure that we introduce the third SND Lifetime Achievement Award winners for 2017: Randy Stano.

Stano has taught at the University of Miami School of Communications since 1995. He served as president of SND in 1992, the same year that Hurricane Andrew devastated communities south of Miami. The Miami Herald won a Pulitzer Prize for that coverage, design-directed by Stano in 1993, along with a Best of Show and six gold medals from SND. Earlier, Stano served as assistant art director at The Kansas City Times when they won a Pulitzer for coverage of the Hyatt Hotel disaster in 1982.


Moderators
avatar for Rob Schneider

Rob Schneider

Creative Director, Dallas Business Journal
Rob Schneider is the Creative Director for the Dallas Business Journal, former president of The Society, and coordinator/producer of the SND Lifetime Achievement Award presentations this year.

Speakers
avatar for G.W. Babb

G.W. Babb

Director of Design, GateHouse Center for News & Design
In his role at Gatehouse Media's Center for News & Design, G.W. Babb oversees the design of more than 50 daily newspapers, working with the design team in Austin and editors across the country. He also coordinates a team of artists that produces graphics for those papers. Prior to... Read More →
avatar for Rori Kotch

Rori Kotch

Graduate student, University of Miami
avatar for Randy Stano

Randy Stano

Professor, University of Miami
Stano is a 2017 SND Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and has taught at the University of Miami since 1995. Stano’s students have gone on to work at publications such as The Boston Globe, The Washington Post and San Francisco Chronicle. His students, past and present, describe... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Carolina A+C Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

1:30pm

Appetizers: Ignite Talks C
ROB BIELING (Maps4News). Challenges in creating a browser-based mapping tool for newsrooms.
Need a map for your news design print or online? Mapcreator has created the cartographic tool Maps4News together with newsrooms from all over the world. Let’s have a quick look at aspects of cartography that are needed in a good tool.

ELIZHANG. Experiments in Lego journalism

TONY SULLIVAN (wemap). How smarter maps can help build smarter communities.

Moderators
avatar for Steve Dorsey

Steve Dorsey

Vice President / news performance & partnerships, GateHouse Media Center for News & Design
VP of News Performance and Partnerships for @GateHouse_Media’s @CNDaustin. Dad to Fiona; partner to @paprgrl76. Relocated Detroiter. Suffering Tigers fan. Designer. Editor. Convener. SU grad. @inmaorg board member. @SND: exec cmte, Lifetime Achievement honoree, past president, competition... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rob Bieling

Rob Bieling

CEO, Maps4News
Rob Bieling is a serial entrepreneur with one of the first master degrees in Computing Sciences and over 30 years of experience developing geographic and cartographic systems.Working in business development but still an active programmer, he is currently a lead developer and CEO of... Read More →
avatar for Tony Sullivan

Tony Sullivan

Co-founder + VP, Wemap
A native Texan with a soft spot for France, Tony worked in the sports and entertainment world for over 10 years before becoming a co-founder of Wemap. He's always been interested in not just knowing what's going on but also having a clear idea of where things are happening. VP of... Read More →
avatar for Eli Zhang

Eli Zhang

Interaction Designer/Developer, Tampa Bay Times
Eli Zhang is an interaction designer/developer at the Tampa Bay Times. He conducts in-depth data analysis and makes innovative interactive graphics. He is a Silver Medal winner of this year's Malofiej Award. Eli studied interactive media art at New York University's Tisch School of... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Carolina A+C Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

1:45pm

KEYNOTE: Creating a culture of creativity and infographics

The next World Cup is just around the corner. Yep, you heard it right, that's next year. But when do you start brainstorming your content or create a plan of action? Our answer: Now. In this session, get some insights and inspirations from two speakers from Times of Oman who were responsible for orchestrating an award-winning World Cup supplement. It was a showcase of creativity, graphic and visual experiments that earned Times of Oman two Judges' Special Recognitions in SND 36 for its "indefatigable creativity" and its "creative range and spirit." Just consider how they managed to pull off one edition without any text -- just pure visuals. Or how they produced a life-size 3D ball graphic that won two gold and named the "Best of Show" in Malofiej Awards.  




Speakers
avatar for Adonis Durado

Adonis Durado

Chief Creative Officer, Muscat Media Group
Adonis Durado is the Chief Creative Officer of Muscat Media Group, publisher of two major dailies, Times of Oman and Al Shabiba. He also operates as an adjunct design consultant with several clients in Africa, Asia, and Europe. His personal work received honors from the Society for... Read More →
avatar for Antonio Farach

Antonio Farach

Infographics Editor, Muscat Media Group
For two decades, Honduran visual journalist Antonio Farach has been telling stories through graphics. He started at a local daily Diario Tiempo without knowing that he'll end up a career as an infographic designer. He took up civil engineering in his undergrad and later abandoned... Read More →



Friday April 21, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Carolina A+C Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

2:45pm

Confessions of serial job-hopping designers
We have changed jobs a few times in our journalism careers. Okay, if you must know, between the two of us we have held exactly 28 different jobs in journalism. What were we thinking? Here's your chance to find out. We'll sort through all our hopping in search of lessons that might be helpful as you make your own future career choices.
  • How do you know when it's the right time to change jobs — and how do you assess if an offer is right (or wrong) for you?
  • How many jobs are too many? (Twenty-eight. Twenty-eight is too many jobs to have.)
  • How can you acclimate quickly to a new environment and start making a difference right off the bat?
  • Should you worry about staying in one place too long?
We'll tackle all the tough career questions you've always wanted to ask a couple of serial job hoppers.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Ball

Tim Ball

Creative Director, Politico Europe
Tim Ball is Creative Director for Politico Europe. He joined Politico's team in Brussels a few months after its launch in 2015, and is responsible for establishing its identity on the Continent as well as for visuals on all platforms. For the last three years, Politico's print edition has been a finalist for World's Best Designed News... Read More →
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Paul Wallen

Print Architect, Advance Media
Paul Wallen is Print Architect at Advance Digital Inc. Paul began his career as a U.S. Navy journalist and served aboard the USS America during the Persian Gulf War. Before starting at Advance Digital last spring, he was a Senior Designer at ESPN The Magazine. Over the years Paul... Read More →



Friday April 21, 2017 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Mecklenburg 1 Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

2:45pm

Designing for … CONVERSATION

Lauren Leto and Sam Williams both build conversational products, but they come at it from completely different ways.

Leto is an author, entrepreneur and product nerd best known for co-founding the viral website, “Texts From Last Night.” Her latest product, “Listen,” could fundamentally change how we use mobile devices by treating phone numbers as usernames and prioritizing conversation like a social feed. Williams is a software engineer for the Quartz bot studio, where he helped build the organization’s first news app and tinkers with experimental projects.

In this session, Leto and Williams will share tips, tricks, and lessons learned from their efforts to build conversational products inside and outside the newsroom.


Moderators
avatar for Kyle Ellis

Kyle Ellis

Senior Product Manager, American City Business Journals
Visual journalist turned product owner with a penchant for producing collaborative innovation events for media and civic technology communities. Energized by blue-sky ideation and fulfilled by collaborative execution, Kyle believes that data-driven decision making, a deep understanding... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Leto

Lauren Leto

CEO, Listen Inc. (Texts From Last Night)
Leto is co-founder of Texts From Last Night. Her latest project, Listen, is an app that helps users manage their texts and calls. In 2012 she wrote Judging a Book by its Lover, published by an imprint of HarperCollins. Read the SND CLT interview with Leto... Read More →
avatar for Sam Williams

Sam Williams

Senior Software Engineer, Quartz
Sam Williams is obsessed with rethinking journalism, working with data and making cool things at Quartz. He worked previously at Macmillan Publishers where he worked on various digital products, primarily focused on higher ed learning. He also has an unhealthy obsession with bitcoin... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Mecklenburg 3 Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

2:45pm

HANDS-ON: Illustrating hopes, dreams, fears — a time capsule
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will be your chance to unwind, breathe and just let loose on a creative project. We’ll be creating content to be included in a time capsule — that’s right … a time capsule — that reflects the hopes, dreams and fears you have at this time, as you continue your work as visual communicators. This session will give you the space, energy and materials you’ll need to create a tangible piece that ponders these questions, and it will be part of a greater whole that will be displayed at the workshop — then tucked away safely for future generations to discover.

Pre-registration required 

Speakers
avatar for Julie Elman

Julie Elman

Professor, Ohio University
Julie Elman is an assistant professor in the School of Visual Communication at Ohio University in Athens, where she teaches courses in design and picture editing. In 1987, she received a Master of Fine Arts degree in photography from OU and in 1982 received her Bachelor of Fine Arts... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 2:45pm - 4:30pm
Governors 5+6 Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

2:45pm

HANDS-ON: Storytelling through clay modeling
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Learn how to use 3D models to advance your information graphics with Fernando Baptista of National Geographic. In this hands-on session, Baptista will teach you how to create clay sculptures that advance storytelling across platforms, with a focus on achieving the best point of view, texture, and light. You don't have to be an expert sculptor to attend this session — just come with a desire to learn!

Speakers
avatar for Fernando Baptista

Fernando Baptista

Senior Graphics Editor, National Geographic
The Spanish-born artist developed and defined his graphic skills at El Correo in Spain. Upon moving to America, Baptista accepted a position at National Geographic as Senior Graphics Editor. This position gives Baptista a platform to freely experiment with a varying number of mediums... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 2:45pm - 4:30pm
Governors 1+2 Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

2:45pm

PANEL: Design hubs — efficiency *and* creativity? sponsored by RJI

Centralized printing operations were the first wave of productivity enhancements for news operations. That led to better equipment (one good press can be better than a handful of older presses), improved quality control (easier to monitor and adjust one than a dozen), and usually results in better delivery from plants located near major roads. But what about design and layout… and copy editing? In this wide-ranging discussion, you’ll discover there’s no one-size-fits-all… and that these hubs often create other important content creation capabilities. Interested in exploring a design hub for your organization, or what it takes to work in a design hub? Leaders from the leading design hubs/centers will share their insights in the double-session sponsored by the Reynolds Journalism Institute - Missouri School of Journalism. We'll examine the current state of the state of life in the nation's leading shared design centers, and include information from clients of these hubs, and lessons learned.

RJI is proud to continue a tradition of sponsoring content and speakers at the SND Workshop for several years. Some past notables include: Trina Chiasson, Dan Archer, Paul Bolls, Alex Remington 


Moderators
avatar for Brian Steffens

Brian Steffens

Communications Director, Reynolds Journalism Institute
Brian Steffens is a veteran communicator with executive-level experience in newspapers, magazines, digital media, public relations and news association management. For more than four decades, he’s led change and innovation in photojournalism, color, typography, design, packaging... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tom Clifford

Tom Clifford

Vice President, Center for News & Design, GateHouse
The Austin-based Center is the hub for centralized page design, copy editing, content development and digital publishing. At the moment, 67 daily newspapers and 160 weeklies are produced in Austin – including commercial clients such as the Dallas Morning News, The Oklahoman and... Read More →
avatar for Tracy Collins

Tracy Collins

Director, Phoenix Design Studio at Gannett, Gannett
Tracy Collins is director of Gannett’s Phoenix Design Studio. He formerly was senior director of operations (including design, graphics, editing and photo) at The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com. He joined The Republic in 2000 after a 10-year stay in Pittsburgh. At the Post-Gazette... Read More →
avatar for Michael Donnelly

Michael Donnelly

Editor, Lee Design Centers
Donnelly is the editor of the Lee Enterprises Design Centers in Madison, Wisc. and Munster, Ind., managing the daily operations, training and strategy for the two design hubs, which service 45 daily newspapers and nearly 300 specialty publications in 21 states. Having worked with... Read More →
avatar for Tim Frank

Tim Frank

Senior Director of Print Innovation, Advance Local
Designer, Illustrator, Photographer, Manager, Educator | Previously with the Gannett studio in Asbury Park and the South Florida Sun Sentinel. | Founded NewsPageDesigner in 2002. | timothyfrank.com | Twitter: @tmfrnk... Read More →
avatar for Robin Johnston

Robin Johnston

Director, McClatchy News Desk East, McClatchy
Johnston started designing features pages for The Chicago Tribune in the early nineties, a time she thinks of as the Rococo period of journalism, notable for the detail and playfulness that marked designs of the time. In the twenty years since, she has watched as changing habits in... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 2:45pm - 4:30pm
Carolina A+C Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

3:45pm

A field guide to in-browser design
The best way to design a web page is to build a web page. In this session, design and technology leaders from Alley Interactive will give real-world examples of the in-browser process used to design, prototype, test, and release complex, high-traffic sites for clients like Digital First Media and The Brookings Institution.

Speakers
avatar for Christa Field

Christa Field

Creative Director, Alley Interactive
Christa Field is the Creative Director at Alley Interactive, specializing in brand development, design systems, and user-centered design methodologies. Prior to joining Alley, Christa led UX and Design for Viacom's MTV and VH1's Shows Platform.
avatar for Josh Kadis

Josh Kadis

Director of Product Development, Alley Interactive
Josh leads Alley’s publisher tools and analytics practice, bringing internally developed products to market and leading projects for major news publishers. He also oversees Alley’s Javascript development practices and has represented the agency as a speaker and panelist at events... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Mecklenburg 3 Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

3:45pm

Reset, remake, restart your career
Every year, thousands of designers graduate from our educational institutions and countless current professionals go through fits of reinvention in hopes of propelling themselves to the next opportunity — yet many will never make the cut while the positions they were seeking go unfilled.

I'll break apart what an ideal design candidate looks like from the perspective of industry professionals who are hiring today and then we’ll investigate how you can position yourself to have a successful career in this ever-changing environment.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Courtney

Chris Courtney

Director // Design Program, Bloc
Hi, I'm Chris Courtney. | | Currently, I am Director of the Design Program at Bloc.io, an online education startup based in San Francisco, California. At Bloc, I draw upon 20 years of design experience building brands and products to prepare the next wave of designers how to push beyond how something looks and focus on why it matters. Previously, I was a print and... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Mecklenburg 1 Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

4:45pm

Appetizers: Ignite Talks D
REBEKAH MONSON: Getting down to business. Ready to make the leap into entrepreneurship? Here's a lot of stuff I wish I'd known before I cofounded a startup, and why more designers like you should get into business.

YING WU: Mobile news design in China. Half of Chinese use smart phones to consume news.That is twice the entire US population. China has become the biggest mobile news production and consumption country in the world. In this talk, you will learn how journalists in China do news design on mobile and how they integrate the latest technology for news storytelling to get the best user experience on mobile.

PAUL VOLPE: The result of the 2016 presidential campaign was a surprise to many. How design helped us miss the rise of Trump -- and how it can help us cover his presidency.  
 

Moderators
avatar for Steve Dorsey

Steve Dorsey

Vice President / news performance & partnerships, GateHouse Media Center for News & Design
VP of News Performance and Partnerships for @GateHouse_Media’s @CNDaustin. Dad to Fiona; partner to @paprgrl76. Relocated Detroiter. Suffering Tigers fan. Designer. Editor. Convener. SU grad. @inmaorg board member. @SND: exec cmte, Lifetime Achievement honoree, past president, competition... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rebekah Monson

Rebekah Monson

VP/Product, WhereBy.Us
Rebekah Monson is co-founder and VP of Product and Editorial for WhereBy.Us, a local media startup that connects people to their cities through storytelling and experiences. Its publications, Miami’s The New Tropic and Seattle’s The Evergrey, produce email newsletters, original storytelling, merchandise and events that reach more than a million curious locals each year. WhereBy.Us became profitable in its first year and is currently expanding its tech offerings and scaling to new markets. | | Rebekah also co-founded... Read More →
avatar for Paul Volpe

Paul Volpe

Executive Editor, Politico
Paul Volpe is the executive editor of POLITICO. Previously, he was a deputy Washington bureau chief at The New York Times and a deputy editor on the politics desk, helping direct coverage of the 2016 and 2012 presidential campaigns. Paul also served as a deputy political editor at... Read More →
avatar for Ying Wu

Ying Wu

Founder, MediaX
Ying Wu is Visual Director for People's Daily Media Innovation (PDMI), based in Beijing, China. She focuses on media technology and invention, such as AI voice searching tech, storytelling on mobile by using VR/AR, gaming, animation and data visualization, etc. Ying was an Assistant... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 4:45pm - 5:00pm
Carolina A+C Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

5:00pm

KEYNOTE: A Conversation with The Undefeated
How do you start a successful media organization when many that have been around for more than a century can’t yet define success? Find a space where you can be Undefeated.

Kevin Merida left his position as Managing Editor at The Washington Post to launch The Undefeated, a news site focused on the intersection of race, sports and culture under the ESPN umbrella. Merida will explain how he made the decision to jump from legacy to the lesser-known, how he built a small team that acquired a massive audience and how story-telling is more important ever before. 

Moderators
avatar for Jon Wile

Jon Wile

VP/Content, American City Business Journals
@worldwidewile; Kristen's husband; dad to two pitbulls, Rosie and Titan; VP/Content at American City Business Journals; lover of journalism, food, cocktails, baseball and Ohio State football; @SND Charlotte workshop host... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Merida

Kevin Merida

Senior Vice President and Editor-In-Chief, The Undefeated, ESPN
Kevin Merida is Editor-in-Chief of The Undefeated and a fan of great writing, great shooting, great beaches, great jazz clubs, underdogs and comebacks. | | Merida joined ESPN in November 2015 as senior vice president and editor-in-chief of “The Undefeated,” ESPN’s media platform... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Carolina A+C Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

7:00pm

Closing Reception, sponsored by Type Network
Join us at the NASCAR Hall of Fame and put your driving skills to the test as we put the finishing touches on this year's workshop. We will honor the World's Best-Designed winners and present other top awards.

The awards program begins at 7:20 pm inside the NASCAR Hall of Fame theater

Highlights will include:

  • Malofiej 25th edition winners
  • SND Digital Gold winners and World’s Best
  • SND Best of News Design Gold winners and World’s Best
  • President's Awards
Followed by time to enjoy the NASCAR Hall of Fame

Moderators
avatar for Type Network

Type Network

Type Network
Type Network is a growing alliance of the best independent type designers and foundries from around the world. From elegant scripts to editorial superfamilies and everything in between, we’ve got the right type for any project. Start browsing our collection now to explore our diverse range of typefaces... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for John Grimwade

John Grimwade

John Grimwade Information Graphics
I’m John Grimwade, and I’ve made an awful lot of infographics. They fall into three distinct categories: the good, the bad, and the ugly. But enough of that … | | My background: I started out making infographics in newspapers, then switched to magazines, books, and corporate... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 7:00pm - 11:00pm
NASCAR Hall of Fame 400 E M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28202

8:00pm

PHOTO OP: Join the SND Lifetime Honorees
Have you been influenced, impacted or educated by Cheryl, Darcy and/or Randy? Please linger after the awards presentations for a special group photo. Immediately following the SND Awards Gala, join this year's Lifetime Achievement honorees on stage for a #kodakmoment.

Moderators
avatar for Kenney Marlatt

Kenney Marlatt

Journalist, Chicago Tribune
avatar for Rob Schneider

Rob Schneider

Creative Director, Dallas Business Journal
Rob Schneider is the Creative Director for the Dallas Business Journal, former president of The Society, and coordinator/producer of the SND Lifetime Achievement Award presentations this year.
avatar for Randy Yeip

Randy Yeip

deputy graphics director, The Wall Street Journal
Randy Yeip is deputy graphics director at The Wall Street Journal. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from Michigan State University and has served as a judge for various state and national scholastic journalism competitions. Prior to joining WSJ in 2005... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Darcy Greene

Darcy Greene

Professor, Michigan State University
Greene and fellow Lifetime Achievement Award winner Cheryl Pell have been teaching together at Michigan State University for nearly 30 years and are known as a duo among their students and colleagues. The two advised the Michigan State student SND chapter from its founding. The two... Read More →
avatar for Cheryl Pell

Cheryl Pell

Professor, Michigan State University; 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award winner
Greene and fellow Lifetime Achievement Award winner Cheryl Pell have been teaching together at Michigan State University for nearly 30 years and are known as a duo among their students and colleagues. The two advised the Michigan State student SND chapter from its founding. The two... Read More →
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Randy Stano

Professor, University of Miami
Stano is a 2017 SND Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and has taught at the University of Miami since 1995. Stano’s students have gone on to work at publications such as The Boston Globe, The Washington Post and San Francisco Chronicle. His students, past and present, describe... Read More →



Friday April 21, 2017 8:00pm - 8:15pm
NASCAR Hall of Fame 400 E M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28202
 
Saturday, April 22
 

8:00am

SND Fun Run
The SND Fun Run will start at 8am on Saturday, April 22 in Elizabeth Park near the hotel. 
Participants will meet at the Spirit of Mecklenburg statue (it’s a big galloping horse). The variable distance jaunt will cater to attendees of all activity levels with a 1 mile, 5k, and 10k loop and we’ll take advantage of gorgeous waterside pathways of the Little Sugar Creek Greenway — which features numerous underpasses and will allow us to avoid all motorized traffic on this run.

Afterward, we’ll eat every pancake possible.

Photo: Charlotte Outdoor Art

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Chris Courtney

Director // Design Program, Bloc
Hi, I'm Chris Courtney. | | Currently, I am Director of the Design Program at Bloc.io, an online education startup based in San Francisco, California. At Bloc, I draw upon 20 years of design experience building brands and products to prepare the next wave of designers how to push beyond how something looks and focus on why it matters. Previously, I was a print and... Read More →



Saturday April 22, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Elizabeth Park, Spirit of Mecklenburg statue Little Sugar Creek Greenway, Charlotte, NC 28204