What next for grads? Find out in Computer Arts 294

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What's next? It's the question on many a graduate's mind at the moment. With grad shows being disassembled as quickly as they were set up, for many the next couple of months will be a time of reflection of the last three years, and some sober planning for the future. 

We're here to help with this issue of Computer Arts (opens in new tab)! We explore the realities facing creative graduates in the UK right now, and speak to industry insiders about what steps to take – and why to take them.

And to make the issue's cover as engaging as possible, the cover lines are all hidden! With the help of our cover treatment partners Celloglas (opens in new tab), you can scratch the foil bars off to find out out just exactly what we've got in store this issue (or read below).

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What next for grads in Computer Arts issue 294

Discover what the next steps into the industry are

Elsewhere in the mag we visit the studios of 2018's Brand Impact Awards Best in Show (opens in new tab) super-power Superunion (opens in new tab). The team discuss their recent D&AD pencil-winning work on the BBC 2 rebranding in depth, and reveal why they aim to retain the feel, and ethos, of a boutique studio.

We also chat to Emily Forgot (opens in new tab) about her design/art/illustrations, check out a new digital exhibition that calls out misogyny while pushing the case for climate change, speak to Michael Johnson about his new book on where the best ideas come from, and pick renowned design writer Stephen Heller's brains on the three concepts that have helped graphic design evolve. 

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There's also loads more inside, including a look at the key objects that have inspired the lives of eight top creatives. Have a look at the gallery below, and then grab your copy today! 

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Beren Neale
Deals Editor

Beren has worked on creative tech magazines and websites at Future Publishing for 13 years. He started this journey as Staff Writer on the digital art magazine ImagineFX, and in 2012 found himself bridging the magazine/website divide as Commissioning Editor on the newly launched Creative Bloq. Since then he took the editor role on ImagineFX, was Launch Editor of the fine art magazine Paint & Draw, moved to Canon Pro Europe website as Deputy Editor, and then edited the graphic design magazine Computer Arts. In 2020 he moved back to Creative Bloq, the biggest global art and design website, and as Deals Editor has applied his expertise in creative tech to help digital creatives get the best deals on the kit that they need and love. Outside of work, Beren is an avid rock climber and music nut.