Computer Arts April 2016 Issue 251

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It's easy to neglect your portfolio. But for designers and illustrators, a fresh online presence is essential – which is why issue 251 of Computer Arts contains our guide to creating the perfect online folio in a day, including choosing a hosting platform, curating your best work, writing attention-grabbing project descriptions, and promoting the finished portfolio via social media.
 
We also report on the next wave of illustration. As more and more agencies and commissioning editors turn away from photography for branding and editorial work, we assess the reasons for illustration's resurgence, and reveal the hottest styles and most exciting new illustrators of the year.
 
This month's cover was created by one of those illustrators: although only a year out of university, Michael Driver already has a client list including the Guardian, Wired and the Washington Post. You can see more of his playful, painterly work inside the issue. 
 
Also in this issue:
 
  • How to choose a high-end printer for perfect in-studio proofing
  • Lippincott's Lee Coomber reveals why less isn't always more when it comes to brand design
  • How ANTI created the new identity for Oslo's high-profile Barcode high-rise complex
  • Firebelly founder Dawn Hancock argues that crowdsourced design has its place when it serves the public good
  • Malika Favre deconstructs her stunning vector illustrations for Kuoni's new travel brochure
  • Pentagram partner Michael Bierut reveals his personal design inspiration
  • Plus our selection of the world’s best new graphic design, illustration and motion graphics work.