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On sale now! CA issue 240 is a bumper special issue with a free 100-page guide to self-promo.

Whether you're looking to grow your client list, win more work or climb the corporate ladder, you need to master the fine art of self-promotion – and Computer Arts issue 240 is your essential guide to doing just that.

A self-promotion special, it's packed full of expert advice and practical tips for promiting yourself – and it's on sale now.

Opening spread from the special report inside Computer Arts issue 240

The bumper issue also comes with a free digital copy of The Self-Promo Handbook, Computer Arts' best-selling guide to standing out from the crowd.

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To celebrate the special issue, Hamburg-based designer and illustrator Florian Schommer (aka Kjosk) crafted a stunning isometric cityscape featuring a New York-style apartment block.

Computer Arts' finishing partner Celloglas then went to town on the print edition of issue 240, adding a double-layered emboss, matt silver foil highlights and a slick spot-UV to pick out the apartment windows.

Inside the issue...

Discover the lessons all designers can learn from the creative industry's very best speakers
  • Promote yourself: get yourself noticed with our expert guide to the self-promo techniques that really work
  • Increase your industry voice: the lessons all designers can learn from the creative industry's very best public speakers
  • Adrian Shaughnessy reveals five proven rules for making an indelible mark on the design industry
  • Self-promo for any budget: make your money go further with our guide to the most cost-effective promo options
  • With the UK's General Election machine revving up and ready to go into overdrive, Steven Heller asks what part does graphic design play in each party's election pledge?
  • Behind the scenes on Moving Brands' stunning identity for one of India's most impressive real estate start-ups, Housing
  • How JUSTSO and Projection Artworks created a world first in projection mapping in their ambitious window display for Fabergé at Harrods, featuring an interactive, 1.5m animated virtual egg
  • All the best new graphic design, illustration and motion graphics work – and much more

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Julia Sagar is a commissioning editor and writer for Creative Bloq, Computer Arts, net, 3D World and IFX magazines. Tweet her @JuliaSagar