Craig Johnson

Lecturer, Music Journalism *

Craig has over 30 years experience of designing for the music, fashion and entertainment industries, managing studios in advertising and media agencies and running his own design company. He was among a handful of designers chosen by Tony Wilson to create the influential and iconic imagery for The Haçienda nightclub, Factory Records and 24 Hour Party People film. Craig teaches at BIMM Institute Manchester.

He has worked on award winning record sleeves, branding and merchandise for all the major record labels as well as campaigns for ITV, Levi's, Diesel and Manchester International Festival. Craig has previously lectured in graphic design at Manchester Metropolitan University, has had work exhibited at Cornerhouse and URBIS and been published in books on Record Sleeve Design and The Art of the Club Flyer as well as in publications such as Creative Review, Design Week, The Face and iD Magazine.

Alongside his design career, Craig also works as a DJ and is currently in possession of a wildly out of control vinyl record collection.

* Freelance lecturer
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