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Don Chisholm stays ahead of the innovation curve

Don Chisholm stays ahead of the innovation curve

March 27, 2020

Don Chisholm is Co-Founder and Innovation Director of Dossier Creative in Vancouver, BC    Dossier is a leading brand and innovation firm. Don started his career working with a team of multi-disciplinary designers and architects on Expo ’86 ...

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MEANING VS MAKING

MEANING VS MAKING

March 25, 2020

Design is ubiquitous in everyday life but learning to become a designer is not well understood. The reasons for this will be explored in this short piece, part of a larger project which explores the impact of Design Education on learning, creativity ...

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Kyosuke Nishida lets the Tiger out

Kyosuke Nishida lets the Tiger out

March 23, 2020

Kyosuke Nishida is Associate Creative Director at Bruce Mau Design in Toronto, ON   Since joining the BMD studio in 2012, he has worked on brand identities, communications, and digital executions for both commercial and non-profit organizations. ...

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Barry Quinn: Mover and quake-maker

Barry Quinn: Mover and quake-maker

March 17, 2020

Barry Quinn is Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Quake Creative & Design in Toronto, ON   After the success of co-founding Juniper Park and his most recent role as Chief Design Officer NA at DDB (Chicago), Barry decided to launch his own ...

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Winners Gallery

Visual inspiration courtesy of Applied Arts Award winners.

You've got ideas.
Now get them noticed.

The Applied Arts Awards competition is an international recognition of creative excellence with a history of more than 25 years. Applied Arts is Canada's leading voice for visual communicators, so being published as a winner is your best opportunity to promote your work across Canada and beyond.

The Applied Arts Awards are the only competition in Canada that not only recognizes the creative work of professionals across the visual communications sector, but also establishes the industry standard in the photography, illustration, design, advertising and interactive disciplines.

Current Issue

The Winter issue of Applied Arts magazine focuses on the cornerstone of advertising – creativity. Our cover story asks who and what inspires some of the leading Canadian Creative Directors while our columnists delve deeper into what it means to be a "creative", how to be creative in the face of austerity and what creative tools and assets can an agency offer that can't be obtained through in-housing.

Our most popular issue of the year offers over 115 pages of creative inspiration from industry-leading advertising agencies. The SickKids VS campaign, which transformed the category of giving, was created by Cossette and is featured on this cover.

For more information about the issue or to pick-up your copy of the Applied Arts Fall issue today at select retailers, click below.

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