The design studio
The studio is an independently owned Australian small business, based in Sydney, and operating since 1999.
Design services are performed by James Armstrong. Where a project requires specialised technical skills, or additional capacity, external supporting services are contracted and managed internally by James.
Services are agile and responsive to changing events (e.g. COVID-19).
High-value projects have been successfully designed for Qantas Airways (over 7 years) and small- to medium-sized businesses. The studio is a contracted service supplier to the Australian Government (since 2009). Most clients have worked with us for 5 years or more; some for over 10 years.
Company founder and project lead is a senior creative with 28 years’ experience in graphic design and advertising disciplines.
James’s creative skills have been recognised by industry peers with 23 design and advertising awards. James’s service is personalised and accountable which pleases clients too.
James is a Member of the Design Institute of Australia (Australia’s peak industry body for professional design) and a Professional Member of the Australian Graphic Design Association (Australia’s peak national organisation representing the communication design profession).
View James’s full CV here.
Areas of strength
> Branding/visual identity and implementation
> Communication/advertising campaigns
> Publication/editorial design and production
> Infographic design and other information-rich projects
> View visuals of other stand-out projects in Portfolio.
A design supplier to the Australian Government
The company is a pre-approved/contracted service provider for these Australian Government contracts:
(1) Strategic Brand, Marketing and Communication and Graphic Design categories of services via the Creative and Digital Communication Services panel (SON3637213, Supplier ID: CDC235); and
(2) Strategic Branding, Print Design and Digital/Online Design services to the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (Deed no. A201807-05).
Notable government projects
> The National Financial Literacy Strategy for ASIC 2015–18
> Six annual reports, and corporate plan, for the Commonwealth Ombudsman
> Industry-facing reports supporting safety and quality Australian health care
> Consumer- and industry-facing infographics for ASIC
> COVID-19 factsheets and guidances for hospitals.