About Us


Applied Arts is Canada’s premier magazine of visual communications. Since 1986, we have delivered gorgeous imagery, strong opinion, timely information and essential industry insight to our readership of creative and marketing professionals.

Five issues cover and celebrate the communication arts community, and include all of the winners from our annual Design, Advertising, Photography, Illustration, Interactive, Printing and Student Awards programs. Our commitment to creating a high-quality magazine, featuring the finest in creative achievement, has distinguished us as the leading voice of the industry.

The magazine's companion website offers a wide range of tools, information and inspiration, designed to enhance our print product, featuring unique editorial content, greater prominence for our Awards winners and other industry-focused features. Bringing online the same principles of editorial excellence as the print edition, our site aims to keep you up to date with the finest work as it is released, news as it breaks, timely features and sharp commentaries by leading professionals. It also offers advertisers another highly attractive avenue of promotion.

Whether in print or online, Applied Arts is your window on the creative industry in Canada and beyond.




We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Government of Canada through the Canada Magazine Fund, Support for Business Development for Magazine Publishers Program.




We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Ontario Media Development Corporation Magazine Fund.




The November/December 2015 edition is here! Ottawa branding agency McMillan designed this stunning Student Awards annual, developing the student notebook meets literary newsmagazine visual concept of the 40+ pages of editorial that explore industry legends and emerging talent. On newsstands now!