Discover 50 ways to design better branding in our new issue, on sale now
Welcome to Computer Arts; we’ve had a bit of a team shuffle. If my name already sounds familiar, it’s probably because I also edit our sister title Computer Arts Collection (and Computer Arts Projects before that). If not, hello there.
First of all, thanks to outgoing editor Rob Carney, under whose guidance over the last four years this magazine has gone from strength to strength – including the 200 issue milestone a few months back. Be sure to watch out for some exciting developments from Rob in the near future. Big congrats, too, to Julia, who’s stepped up to the plate as operations editor.
So onto the issue at hand. This month we’re delving deep into an area of design that many of you will tackle on a daily basis – branding. With countless applications of the same design work often required across print, web, apps, motion and beyond, there are plenty of practical considerations to take on board – our pro tips this month should help ease the burden.
See you next month, and in the meantime feel free to drop me a line using the details below with any feedback about the magazine, or just to say hello.
Nick Carson Editor
50 ways to design better brandingDesigning for digital throws up a host of challenges. Our panel of pro designers share their top tips for mastering truly cross-platform branding
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Column-grid poster design made neat and easyMark Bloom, aka Mash Creative, walks through how to create perfectly aligned typography using a column-grid system for guidance
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