Armando Martinez-Celis

Armando Martinez-Celis

Los Angeles, CA, US



As a designer I seek critical thinking through critical making. I find interest in balancing design that is informed by research and thorough concept development while engaging a level of playfulness, exploration, and surprise.


Suisman Urban Design, Santa Monica, CA, US, Graphic Designer

In charge of general graphic design necessities for the firm, including execution for project reports, website design and maintenance, as well as working on publications.

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, US, Student Graphic Designer

Concept and design execution for a variety of printed (signage, books, posters, reports, etc.) and on-screen material for CalArts.

Sep 2011 - May 2013

Outpost, Eagle Rock, CA, US, Graphic Design Intern

Assistance print, on-screen and identity related projects serving a variety clients ranging from local to large corporations.

May 2012 - Sep 2012

Osborn Architects, Glendale, CA, US, Graphic Design Intern

Assistance for Handbuilt Studio, Osborn Architects' in-house graphic design department which also caters to independent customers outside the firm. Provided assistance with print, on-screen, identity related projects, as well as general in-house pieces (reports, presentations, etc.)

Jun 2011 - Sep 2011


California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, US, Bachelors, Graphic Design

Studied in the BFA graphic design program at CalArts, where I was able to work on developing a personal approach to all of my projects. I was able to develop exhibitions, identity and editorial projects that combined particular attention to typography with different philosophical theories (personal poetics and geography, re-enactment, memory theory, etc.)

Sep 2010 - May 2013

College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM, US, Bachelors, Graphic Design

Although originally relocated to Santa Fe enrolled in the school's film program, within a semester I had transferred to the graphic design program. Unfortunately the school shut down due to problems in its administration—although it re-opened its doors almost immediately after being purchased and transformed into Santa Fe University of Art and Design—after which was fortunate enough to complete my studies at CalArts.

Jan 2008 - May 2009