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Michael Johnson is a writer, designer and thinker, and founder of world-renowned brand consultancy, Johnson Banks. He has won many sought-after prizes, including seven yellow and one 'black' pencil from D&AD. He received its lifetime achievement award in 2017. His books include Problem Solved and Branding.


"Seasoned designer Michael Johnson's new book, published by Laurence King, offers readers a summary of his best advice on making it in the design industry. [...] Now Try Something Weirder offers readers a broad range of tips, from how to have better relationships with clients, how to dissect, understand and question design briefs, the secret formula for great presentations and generally how to gain more confidence as a creative" -- Design Week
"Jam-packed with essential advice for designers and creatives of all disciplines" -- Logo Creative
'Michael Johnson is an amazing storyteller with a rich visual sensibility and an uncanny ability to grasp the weird and wonderful. He's also learned a thing or two about life in his years as a graphic designer: you will become not only smarter but wiser from this insightful book. And every page will delight you.' -- Jacqueline Novogratz, serial TED-talk speaker, pioneer of ethical investing (Acumen) and best-selling author
'One cannot be in the design business for the time that Michael has without coming across the issues discussed in this book. As I read, I found myself nodding and smiling and saying to myself, "Yep, I know that one .... and that one." The only way of knowing this information is to have lived it, or to work beside someone exceptional. Sadly, very few of us have that opportunity. So how brilliant then, that rather than keeping these gems to himself, Michael got off his backside and wrote it down in a witty little book.' -- Martin Lambie-Nairn, founder of Lambie-Nairn and world-renowned television branding expert
'Want better ideas, start reading better books. Or even something Weirder.' -- Sir John Hegarty, founder of Bartle Bogle Hegarty
'Michael Johnson offers the most generous kind of professional advice: insightful but full of enthusiasm. Designers need cunning as well as inspiration.' -- Deyan Sudjic OBE, Director of the Design Museum
'I particularly liked pages , , and .' -- Bob Gill, illustration and design legend and author of Forget All the Rules You Ever Learned About Graphic Design, Including the Ones in this Book
'I've always wanted to be a little bit weird. Now a prince of weirdosity has come up with the perfect short guide to the creative life.' -- Robert McCrum, bestselling author and former editor at Faber and Faber and The Observer

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