James Armstrong is a design communications consultant.
James Armstrong's Bio:
James Armstrong is a creative professional with 25 years' experience in advertising and design communications.
James works with clients in a contrary but solutions-oriented way. Special projects needing communications strategy development and brand implementation are his strengths.
Ideas are simple and campaignable and executed with high production values.
19 international and local peer-review awards for creativity in design and advertising.
Professional Member of the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA) and AGDA NSW Councillor 2011-12.
James Armstrong's Experience:
Principal at Own businessOctober 1999 - Present | Redfern
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 AssociationOctober 2011 - October 2012 | Sydney
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 Sydney2005 - 2006 | The Rocks Sydney
Part-time freelance role (located on-site full-time) working on RTA, Lexus and ad hoc client work.
Senior Designer (freelance) at Whybin TBWA Sydney2004 - Present | Pyrmont
Full-time freelance role working on Brand Australia and ad hoc client work.
Art Director (freelance) at The Campaign Palace Sydney2002 - 2003 | East Sydney
Short- and medium-term freelance bookings working on Telstra and ad hoc client work.
Graphic Designer (freelance) at M&C Saatchi Sydney1999 - November 2001 | Sydney
Full-time freelance role working on Qantas Frequent Flyer and ad hoc client work.
Art Director (full-time) at McCann-Erickson Advertising Sydney1994 - December 1997 | North 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 + Associates1994 - 1994 | McMahons Point
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 Design1992 - 1994 | North Sydney
James Armstrong's Education:
AWARD School Masterclass1994 – 1994Craft in advertising
Top 10 graduate in AWARD School1994 – 1994
The Design Centre Enmore (formerly Randwick)1991 – 1992Graphic Design
Raffles College of Design and Commerce (formerly KvB)1989 – 1989Graphic Design and Computer Based Design
North Sydney CollegeSales and Marketing
James Armstrong's Interests & Activities:
Design, architecture, photography, writing, sharemarket, small business, roller derby, cricket, sailing, golf, chess.