John Armstrong | Graphic Arts, DSLR Film, Photo, A/V Edit
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Graphic Arts & Design





I started with Photoshop, Pagemaker, Illustrator & Quark in 1996, expanding to Flash, Dreamweaver, Director and After Effects in 1999.

I’ve stayed current with all software (exception being Director) and since expanded to FCP, Premier, Indesign and the more modern aspects of Adobes CS suites.

sk8nsmoke_2009_lars and steve tyler

Lars Tetens with Steven Tyler

I first gained work experience in 1997, having been hired By Lars Tetens Inc., as a graphic design intern and quickly becoming Director of the Graphics Department.

Ad for Robb Report & Dupont Registry

Ad for Robb Report & Dupont Registry

With Lars Tetens having several areas of marketing I quickly found myself designing CD jewel cases and CD designs for the recording studio, catalogs for the fashion department, skateboard ads & designs for Lars’ Line of skateboards.


Circa 1998 Ad in Slap Magazine & Thrasher

Also making furniture ads to the elite for Robb Report & Dupont Registry, and cigar ads for Maxim, Smoke, Cigar Aficionado, and a host of others.

Lars Tetens Cigars Label Design


Microwave Filer Logo DesignCommunication Filter Catalog DesignCommunication Filter Catalog Design


Universal Theme Park Candy Store 3D Sign Design

20 foot tall x 100 foot wide digital mural in Photoshop, Print & mounted at Autoclub Speedway car entrance tunnels to speedway

In 2006 I moved to Los Angeles, working 2 years at Universal Imaging LLC; Large format print, as Production and Prepress Designer, & 6 months as Production Designer for 495 Production.

Tool Academy Character Profile, (show preplanning)

Tool Academy Character Profile
(show preproduction)

As Designer on 495 Production’s Tool Academy I handled all aspects of graphic design related to prop creation. as seen in this promo video and below in the image gallery.

Creating various prop design and background elements for the show Tool Academy .


Online integration design of Breaking Bad print ad through AI, PSD & PDF manipulation

In January 2009 I accepted a position at Daily Variety as a Graphic designer, creating Print and Online assets for the Daily Variety newspaper and through March 2013.

Inception Awards Season Ad

Inception Awards Season Ad

Currently I freelance for Film Independent, as a Graphic Designer on an as needed basis.


Film Independent / LACMA handbill

Below is various older work from over years.

Myspace Page overlay (2008) best viewed in an older browser

A collection of older projects

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