What a time to join Computer Arts magazine! Having barely settled in my seat, I headed straight out for a three-day binge of inspiration at the D&AD Festival, and as we send this issue to the printers, I’m eagerly awaiting the tidal wave of talent that is grad show season.
And it’s an exciting time for the design world as a whole. As well as a bag full of business cards, I left the festival with a head full of questions: what’s being done about the lack of diversity in the creative industries; how can new blood stand out amongst the wealth of talent that’s already out there; and with trust (and interest) in the establishment at a perennial low, can big brands with a genuine commitment to positive change in society fill the void? (That was certainly the impression I got from Chris Moody’s brilliant talk; Evolution of Brand Identity.)
As it’s my first issue, I could happily list all my favourite bits, but you can turn to the contents page for that! Whatever you navigate to first, I hope you’ll find plenty of great ideas and inspiration in the mag. I certainly did.