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.

Our 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.


We would like to thank our advisory boards for their guidance on industry issues. 


Editorial Advisory Board

Vanessa Eckstein, Blok Design

Anna Goodson, Anna Goodson Management

Chris Gordaneer, Westside Studio

Mark Jones, Seneca College

Stephen Jurisic, john st.

Clare Meridew, GTB


Awards Advisory Board

Rich Brown, art director

Matthew Donne, copywriter

Jack Latulippe, creative director

Jinah Lee, art director

Catherine Peacock, account director


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.




Subscribe now to Applied Arts and be part of the 2017 year! Subscribing gives you access to both the print and digital editions.