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Sajeev Kumar T.K. named Region 19 director (Asia and South Pacific)

Sajeev Kumar T.K, Visual Editor of Kerala Kaumudi based in Kerala, India, has been named Society for News Design regional director for Asia and South Pacific.

Before his current role, TKsajeev was the sports editor, the editor of the Sunday weekend magazine, and the page one editor. He also runs a very popular website about design in India.

TKsajeev says, “I am excited about working for SND, and assure you my sincere effort towards promoting SND and its activities in Region 19.”

“We’re very excited to welcome TKsajeev to the board,” said Steve Dorsey, SND president. “He’s a proven leader among visual journalists, his passion for bringing people together and facilitating dialogue and sharing ideas will be a huge asset to his region and to SND in general.”

“Not many regions share such a passion for newspapers as you can still find it in India,” said Hans Peter Janisch, SND’s International Director. “Great and lively design combined with circulations that most of us dream about, make this region an important base for the future of SND in southeast Asia. And I think, with Sajeev we have found a great representative for our Society. I am looking forward to working with him.”

Janisch is already working with TKsajeev and others to put on a joint SND-IFRA design conference in Delhi in January of 2012.

TKsajeev’s site is a popular newspaper design site where you can find exclusive interviews with designers like Mario Garcia, Ron Reason, Hans Peter. Jacek Utko, Miguel Gomez, Peter Ong , Charles Apple and others. The site provides useful material for aspiring visual editors, focusing on Indian visual journalists

“Through my site, I have conducted India’s First International Newspaper Design competition in 2010,” said TKsajeev. “The jury was comprised of Internationally acclaimed visual journalists. Charles Apple, the well-known designer, headed the jury.”

“Last year my site had also conducted World cup soccer International newspaper design competition.”

Follow topics and events related to design in India on TKsajeev’s website atnewspaperdesign.ning.

Follow him on twitter: @tksajeev


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Thanks.Expecting everyone's support
What an awesome achievement. Congratulations.
Firstly, Congratulations Sir.
Secondly, its regarding the SND membership. Mostly the seminars and events etc. of SND are held in the US. So is it worth the money to join SND membership( apart from their grt material). I am from India only.

Hi saumya thanks. SND had appointed me with this in give more focus to India.First step is the Regional Director (a link between SND headquarters and the Indian designers).SND is conducting a conference in New Delhi in 2o12 Jan. in association with WAN-IFRA. And this will become a regular affair.More and more training camps will come up in India.So the membership will be very useful
Other offers for SND members

  • Full access to the SND members’ database
  •  A discount on the SND Annual Workshop & Exhibition, three days of learning, inspiration, networking and fun with people from all over the world. 
  • Discounts on one- and two-day regional Quick Courses, such as:
    Web Design
  • Automatic invitations to participate in the annual Best of Newspaper Design™ Creative Competition, and opportunities to serve as a judge or facilitator.
  • A free copy of “The Best of Newspaper Design™”, an annual book with images of the winning competition entries and judges’ comments.
  • A free copy of Design, a twice-yearly magazine about the issues of design and journalism.
  • Free access to Update, a digital members-only newsletter about Society activities and other design community news.
  • Opportunities for portfolio reviews and other mentoring from SND colleagues
  • Discounts on events held by SND partners: the American Copy Editors Society, National Press Photographers Association and Online News Association
  • Opportunities to exercise leadership and expand your skills as an SND volunteer. You can write an article, join a committee, host a Quick Course, offer to speak, serve as a regional director, and more!
  • Opportunities to network with creative, inspired journalists and designers from around the world.


Dear Sajeev, Hearty Congrats


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