Every few weeks I spend some time in Barnes & Noble or
Borders (RIP Borders) flipping through graphic design magazines looking for the perfect one. They’re quite expensive so I try to choose carefully…selecting the issue I think I’ll turn to for inspiration again and again.
This month I purchased the February issue of Computer Arts magazine and must tell you, I’m definitely not disappointed. The editorial content and images are rich and inspiring with profiles of designers, a look at a design studio, tips on self-promotion and technical how-tos. The issue came wrapped with a CD packed full of design and illustration portfolios and other bonuses. Plus a smaller handbook with step-by-step tips for Adobe Creative Suite programs and quick articles on managing your freelance business and some design wisdom thrown in among other helpful topics. Terrific web site, too.