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Derwyn Goodall: A Rigorous Attention to Craft

Derwyn Goodall: A Rigorous Attention to Craft

February 24, 2020

Derwyn Goodall is Creative Director / Principal at Goodall Integrated Design in Toronto, ON   Derwyn Goodall, RGD, is an award-winning creative director, art director and graphic designer with more than 30 years of design and branding experience. ...

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Design Goes Corporate

Design Goes Corporate

February 21, 2020

Accenture’s Canadian Innovation Hub looks like a hip design agency. The environment is bright and open. Areas that invite collaboration include a long bar table with stools and clusters of window-facing orange couches and swivel chairs. Tucked-away ...

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Hans Thiessen: Hitting it home south of the border

Hans Thiessen: Hitting it home south of the border

February 18, 2020

Hans Thiessen is Partner and Creative Director of Design at Rethink in Vancouver, BC   Rethink is Canada's largest national independent creative agency, with offices in Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal. Over the last decade, Hans has worked with ...

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STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

February 13, 2020

The Mac-driven revolution in desktop publishing was less of a catalyst and more of a cataclysm that sent the industry reeling to respond to laypeople who could produce communications with the right software if not the right skill set.    Inspired ...

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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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