The best commercial art in the world comes from places like New York, Milan, Amsterdam, and now downtown Lakeland. Since 1959, Communication Arts has published examples of the best in visual communications from around the world through a highly competitive international design competition. This year, designer Tymn Armstrong of downtown Lakeland's Smart Creative is admitted into an elite group of award-winning designers that many spend their entire careers trying to infiltrate.
A spot illustration that Armstrong produced was bestowed a Communication Arts "Award of Excellence" and will be published in their Illustration annual. It will be one of 62 editorial illustrations in the annual, chosen from thousands of entries and alongside work from major agencies and media outlets around the globe.
The illustration, titled "How to Eat Bad Eggs" was originally published in Ocala, accompanying a feature magazine story about a father who made eggs for his son every morning to show his love.
Armstrong, 25, moved his family to Lakeland in 2010 to join Smart Creative, a downtown creative studio specializing in retail communications for large and growing brands. Fred Koehler is Smart's Managing Director. "Since first we met Tymn, we knew that he was the type of designer with the potential to achieve some great successes in his field. We just didn't know it was going to be so early in his career. We're fortunate to have him on our team and in our community."