creative and strategy director
After having eight jobs in eight years, Johnson founded Johnson banks in 1992.
The agency works on a wide range of branding projects, increasingly with an emphasis on 'design for good' and the firm recently completed a complete repositioning for Unicef in the UK comprising print and digital collateral.
Past clients include Acumen, The Guggenheim and The Science Museum.
The studio regularly initiates research projects such as the 3D alphabet project ‘Arkitypo’ and the bilingual English/Japanese typeface ‘Phonetikana’. Johnson lectures worldwide on branding and has won many global design awards, including 8 Pencils form D&AD.
He recently published the second edition of his first book, ‘Problem Solved’, and is working on two more titles. In his spare moments he edits design blog ‘Thought for the week’.