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Justin Armburger

How I Pay My Bills

I’m Justin Armburger, the art director of Lawn & Landscape and Cannabis Dispensary magazines, based in Cleveland, Ohio.

My job responsibilities include:

  • Designing the print and digital editions
  • Branding, marketing and event design
  • Collaborating with freelance illustrators and photographers

I'm also an adjunct professor at Kent State University, where I teach Magazine Design. I previously taught Public Relations Publications, which teaches PR students how to apply theory and concepts to create practical, efficient design.

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  • Things That Make My Mom Proud

      • 2018 Folio Ozzie Award Finalist
      • New Magazine Design - Cannabis Dispensary (winner)
      • Media Kit Design - GIE Horticulture Media Kit (honorable mention)
      • 2018 Azbee Awards
      • National Gold - New Publication Design (Cannabis Dispensary)
      • National Gold - Front Cover, Illustration (Lawn & Landscape)
      • National Gold - Opening Spread, Illustration (Lawn & Landscape)
      • National Gold - Opening Spread, Photo (Lawn & Landscape)
      • National Gold - Contents Page (Lawn & Landscape)
      • 2018 TOCA Awards
      • Gardner Award (Best in Show) for design
      • First-Place Award - Overall Magazine Design (Lawn & Landscape - October 2017)
      • 2017 TOCA Awards
      • Gardner Award (Best in Show) for design
      • First-Place Award - Overall Magazine Design (Lawn & Landscape - October 2016)
      • 2016 Azbee Awards
      • Regional Silver Award - Contents Page (Heartland Region)
      • Regional Silver Award - Cover Design (Heartland Region)
      • 2016 TOCA Awards:
      • First-Place Award - Overall Magazine Design (Lawn & Landscape - October 2015)
      • First-Place Award - Two-Plus Page Design
      • 2013 Keystone Press Awards
      • First Place - Front Page Design by the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association
  • Past jobs that have nothing to do with design

    • Hot dog line cook
    • Nude model
    • Door-to-door salesman
    • Meat cutter at food processing plant