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James Armstrong

Design Director, Graphic Design

James Armstrong is a senior communication design consultant working with corporate and government clients.

James Armstrong's Bio:

James Armstrong is a creative professional with 26 years' experience in advertising and design communications. - - - - - - - - James works with clients in a contrary but solutions-oriented way. Thoughtful strategy and thorough execution are his strengths.  - - - - - - - - Ideas are simple, campaignable and executed with high production values.  - - - - - - - - 22 international and local peer-review awards for creativity in design and advertising. - - - - - - - - James is a Professional Member of the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA) and has represented the design industry as a NSW Councillor at AGDA from 2011 to 2012.

James Armstrong's Experience:

  • Senior Designer (freelance) at Whybin TBWA Sydney

    Full-time freelance role working on Brand Australia and ad hoc client work.

  • Principal at Own business

    Design communications company working with major corporates like Qantas Airways, government (federal, state and local government levels), health, financial services and clients in B2B, consumer, retail, trade and subscriber-based markets.

  • NSW Councillor at Australian Graphic Design Association

    One of 10 Councillors elected to represent AGDA members in NSW and manage the NSW-based activities of AGDA.

  • Senior Designer (freelance) at Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney

    Part-time freelance role (located on-site full-time) working on RTA, Lexus and ad hoc client work.

  • Art Director (freelance) at The Campaign Palace Sydney

    Short- and medium-term freelance bookings working on Telstra and ad hoc client work.

  • Graphic Designer (freelance) at M&C Saatchi Sydney

    Full-time freelance role working on Qantas Frequent Flyer and ad hoc client work.

  • Art Director (full-time) at McCann-Erickson Advertising Sydney

    Full-time role working on Coca-Cola, Nestle, Levi's, Cathay Pacific, Telstra Share Float 1 and ad hoc client work and new business pitches.

  • Graphic Designer (full-time) at Gallaher + Associates

    Full-time design role working on prospectuses, annual reports and packaging. (Success in AWARD School '94 led to the position, above, at McCann-Erickson.)

  • Junior Graphic Designer (full-time) at Kathy Wong Creative Design

James Armstrong's Education:

  • AWARD School Masterclass

    Craft in advertising
  • Top 10 graduate in AWARD School

  • The Design Centre Enmore (formerly Randwick)

    Graphic Design
  • Raffles College of Design and Commerce (formerly KvB)

    Graphic Design and Computer Based Design
  • North Sydney College

    Sales and Marketing

James Armstrong's Interests & Activities:

Design, architecture, photography, writing, sharemarket, small business, roller derby, cricket, sailing, golf, chess.

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