Josh Armstrong was born in Cleveland, Ohio and moved to Scotland in 2006.   He is an interdisciplinary artist and his work is characterised by bold design, visual composition and artistic collaboration.

Armstrong has worked with Cryptic since 2009, becoming the first Cryptic Associate Director in 2011. Cryptic Commissions include: The Little Match Girl Passion (2011), World to Come (2011), The Embassy (2012), Lunchbox (2013), these delicate things (2014).  His work has been presented at Tramway, Glasgow; St Magnus Festival, Orkney; Opera North, Leeds; Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh; Espoo City Theatre, Finland;  and Melbourne Recital Centre, Australia.