Who we are
Founded by Richard Coyne and Robert Blanchard in 1959, Communication Arts is the premier source of inspiration for graphic designers, art directors, design firms, corporate design departments, advertising agencies, interactive designers, illustrators and photographers—everyone involved in visual communication. People involved in visual communication turn to Communication Arts for ideas and inspiration more than any other creative publication. CA’s editorials, feature articles and annual competitions
provide new ideas and information while promoting the highest professional standards for the field.
Now in our 56th year, our three-generation family-run business is committed to inspiring all visual communicators, from industry veterans to tomorrow’s innovators.
In addition, the Richard and Jean Coyne Family Foundation was established in 1990 to increase diversity in visual communications. The Foundation currently funds seventeen programs managed by educational institutions and non-profit trade organizations that help economically disadvantaged high-school students develop portfolios to qualify for admission to art school, and provide college scholarships for them to study graphic design, advertising, photography and illustration.
What we do
Communication Arts magazine
is the leading trade journal for visual communications, and the largest creative magazine in the world. Our unique combination of respected juried Annuals in design, advertising, illustration, photography, interactive media and typography; in-depth profiles on designers, photographers, illustrators, design and advertising firms; and numerous informative columns printed with the highest standard of quality makes our magazine the premier publication to cover all aspects of visual communications.
is the online complement to Communication Arts magazine. Updated daily, our website is designed to provide you with daily inspiration through multiple free features. Our Premium Online Content
, included with a paid subscription, contains galleries of Communication Arts competition winners, over 250 in-depth feature articles, a media database of over 18,000 award-winning images and videos and a profile database of over 21,000 individuals and firms with their work.
is a dedicated career resource for creative professionals in visual communications. Individuals can post resumes, job-wanted listings and online portfolios. Companies and organizations can post job openings, information about their capabilities and services, and manage a hiring search through our website. Creative Hotlist users can search for individuals and firms by keyword, location or level of experience. These search results can be further filtered and sorted by date, alphabetically or by geographic location. Sorted results can be saved, filed and accessed anytime.