We are designers and producers of marketing communications that excite and engage our clients’ customers.
We ask lots of questions, study each client’s products and services and learn their business culture. Our goal is to help them attract customers that are a good fit; the type of customers that are profitable, long-term and become a source of referrals.
From the outset, I had very high expectations for Understanding Whey Protein, but the actual surpassed the anticipated. The design, copy and writing style, and print quality were combined in a brochure that I’m proud to have under the Hilmar Ingredients brand. I appreciate the effective teamwork and the flexibility of your interactions with us.
Director of Marketing, Hilmar Ingredients
Armstrong Associates team of professionals assisted in developing and executing Exchange Bank’s brand through market research, advertising campaigns and in-branch promotions. Partnering with them to design creative solutions that helped validate the Bank’s brand – both internally and externally – was challenging, exciting and rewarding.
Vice President, Marketing (Former), Exchange Bank
Armstrong Associates was able to capture and synthesize all of the information, and produce a rebranding strategy that satisfied all of our outcome objectives. I think the best comment I can make about Armstrong Associates is that I look forward to working with them again.
Executive Director, Redwood Empire Food Bank
Strategic thinkers who work closely with the client to craft winning solutions. Open-minded and insightful, the Armstrong team brings consistently solid thinking and creativity to every project.
President (Former), Beam Global Spirits & Wine
For over six years Armstrong Associates has worked with my business on large and small projects. Apparent from the very beginning, Armstrong Associates made every effort to understand our personality and culture. Showing astonishing intuition, their creativity reflected so well on who we are and how best to project that in marketing identity, materials and web presence. They are remarkable listeners, talented designers and deftly skilled at expanding the horizon on what is possible.
Mark Quattrocchi, AIA
Partner, Quattrocchi Kwok Architects
Armstrong’s responsiveness makes me feel I’m their first priority. They ask the right questions that yield creative projects for my firm.
Marketing Manager (Former), Quattrocchi Kwok Architects
Armstrong Associates has been our marketing communications partner for 20 years. They have helped us to define and over time refine that instantly recognizable imagery that is clearly SupHerb Farms. We have worked together on everything from logos to printed materials, photo shoots, advertisements, posters, greeting cards, business cards, copy and various generations of our website. As the Director of Marketing they have certainly made my job a lot easier!
Director of Marketing (Former), SupHerb Farms
Kenwood Vineyards had a long and very successful relationship with Armstrong Associates from 1980 until I retired in 1998. Tom Armstrong and I worked together to produce brochures, advertisements, posters and especially Artist Series labels. Tom has always employed an expert team of creative designers. It was a small team that changed little over time and we got used to working together in an intuitive manner. The ads Tom’s team created for the Wine Spectator got us a lot of attention and more than paid for themselves. Armstrong Associates is professional, creative, reasonable and fun to work with. If I had it all to do over again I’d stick with them for sure.
Partner and V.P. (Retired), Kenwood Vineyards
Our team has produced nearly 10,000 projects. We are seasoned professionals in concepting, graphic design, writing, coding, illustration, photography and presentation.
Our client relationships are mutually beneficial, averaging more than a dozen years. The same quality of relationship extends to our support team of photographers, illustrators, printers and specialized service providers. We enjoy the collaborative nature of creative work, as well as the evolving and expanding opportunities it offers.
Tom is the firm’s resident Design-o-Saur, which is appropriate given his 40+ year professional career in design, marketing and advertising.
“I love what I do. This business is crazy and really fast-paced. Everything is constantly changing. It keeps you in touch with the world and gives me the opportunity to learn. I spend time every day seeking out what’s new, what’s working and what crashed and burned.” Tom brings his business acumen to the client relationship. “I enjoy learning the client’s business from the ground up. That is the only way you can relate to what they do, their challenges, and then be in a position to offer sound advice.”
Tom is a graduate of California State University, Chico, with bachelor degrees in both business and visual communications. He has also pursued advanced course work at Stanford University and through the Wizard Academy, an international school for accelerated education in business and the arts. He is a member of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity, and is past president and PAL member of the Active 20-30 Club #50 of Santa Rosa.
Anna has been with Armstrong Creates for 25 years. Her expertise is in design and managing client brands across a diverse range of marketing communications. Anna applies her boundless energy to detailed, thoughtful focus on achieving the client’s objectives. She is well known as a stickler for consistency and quality. Anna is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, with a B.S. in Design and has completed additional course work from California College of the Arts.
Terry has been with Armstrong Creates for nearly 20 years. A trained copy editor, she is expert at working with the client to achieve communications that are clear, effective and consistent. Thus, everyone has come to expect Terry to ask questions that probe for clear understanding of the situation and what is to be accomplished by the marketing effort. Her responsibilities also include management of some client’s advertising and media relations programs. Terry is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison earning a B.A. in Communications.
John has been with Armstrong Creates for over 12 years. He honed his skills in advertising design and production at regional weekly publications. John is also an independent screen writer and Indie film director and producer whose films have garnered national awards and international showings. His story telling talents are utilized with Armstrong Creates clients in the production of client videos, animations and advertising campaigns. John studied media and communications at Sonoma State University, Santa Rosa Junior College, and Academy of Art, San Francisco. He holds an A.A. degree.
Laura is the newest member joining Armstrong Creates in 2012. Laura brings the Millennial Generation’s perspective to the firm in addition to contributing up-to-date skills in web design, social media, illustration and graphic design. She is curious by nature and with a distinctive ability to translate processes and technical terms so as to assist team members and clients with understanding technology options and solutions. Laura is a graduate of California College of the Arts with a B.F.A in illustration.
Lia has been with Armstrong Creates for 15 years. In addition to her accounting and office management role, Lia is an active contributor to critiques of client projects. Her perspective as the “consummate consumer” is invaluable. Lia is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento with a B.A. in Environmental Design. She has completed additional course work in marketing and public relations.
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