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Armando is an accomplished graphics and fine artist, builder, designer, writer, teacher and mentor.

For over 25 years he has been a Creative, employed in these areas: signage (vinyl and print), garment design, newspaper, advertising as a freelance artist and as an in-house Ad Director; video production, retail (Ad Director for a shopping mall), digital printing, and web design.

During that time he also worked in the non-profit sector, specifically with churches and youth organizations, as a youth pastor/mentor, writer, media director, public speaker and leadership developer, and as a conference speaker and lecturer. He co-founded a vibrant, artistic church plant in Granite City, Illinois named Tapestry.

He is passionate about social justice and has traveled extensively as an art activist and public speaker as part of the Art Collective, Art Against Oppression.

Armando now lives in Buckeye, Arizona.