Mr. Coyne discussed the history and philosophy of the magazine, how Communication Art's competitions work and how creatives are chosen for profiles in the magazine. He also presented a selection of award-winning design and advertising projects produced on limited budgets and discussed the future of creativity in the post-information age.
Communication Arts is the leading professional journal for designers, art directors, design firms, agencies and corporate communications departments. Through editorials, feature articles and annual competitions it sponsors, Communication Arts provides new ideas and information, while promoting the highest professional standards for the field.
Patrick Coyne is editor and designer of Communication Arts. In addition to determining the layout and content of the magazine, Mr. Coyne writes feature stories and the editor's column. He has also guest lectured at numerous creative clubs and universities. The recipient of numerous awards for his design and art direction (including a silver medal from the Society of Illustrators), Coyne received the 2004 Design Leadership Award from the American Institute of Graphic Arts. Prior to joining CA in 1986, Coyne studied at the California College of the Arts, worked for Michael Mabry Design and SBG Partners and established the multi-discipline, San Francisco-based design firm of Patrick Coyne Stephanie Steyer Design Office.