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Executive Creative Director Rob Sweetman

Executive Creative Director Rob Sweetman

September 4, 2019

Rob Sweetman is a founder and executive creative director at One Twenty Three West in Vancouver.   Rob helped launch the agency in a garage with partners Bryan Collins, Jeff Harrison and Scot Keith to embrace the current realities of our industry. ...

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Addison's Kevin Barclay

Addison's Kevin Barclay

September 4, 2019

Kevin Barclay is the creative director at Addison in New York, NY.    After accepting Applied Arts' invitation to judge, award-winning CD Kevin Barclay – originally from Winnipeg – confessed the following: I bought the very first issue of App ...

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Rethink's Joel Holtby

Rethink's Joel Holtby

September 4, 2019

Joel Holtby is the partner & creative director at Rethink in  Toronto.  Over his career, Joel Holtby has been called one of Canada’s top advertising talents and has been a regular feature in Strategy’s top creative report card. He has b ...

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Canadian Down Syndrome Answers Tough Questions

Canadian Down Syndrome Answers Tough Questions

September 4, 2019

Jeff Hilts is the Chief Creative Officer at FCB Canada in Toronto An award-winning Chief Creative Officer, Jeff’s passion for creative thinking along with an unwavering commitment to his craft has helped shape his multi-disciplinary career. Jeff ...

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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 Fall issue of Applied Arts magazine sees Will Novosedlik and his editorial team examining the role of education in the ever-changing design landscape.

Readers will also get a first look at the 2019 Student Awards winners, including the cover design by Capilano University's Jominca Engelbrecht – a visually stunning poster she designed for the Vancouver Folk Festival.

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

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