Brand Impact Awards 2023: Small Studio of the Decade

Brand Impact Awards 2023
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This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Brand Impact Awards (BIAs), and to celebrate, our special Decade Award, Small Studio of the Decade, celebrates smaller independent studios that have consistently punched above their weight at the BIAs over the years alongside much larger, better-resourced counterparts.

There's no better example of this phenomenon than Johnson Banks, the small but influential Clapham-based studio founded by Michael Johnson in 1992. Known for defining, then designing, brands that make a difference, Johnson Banks has taken home a staggering 19 BIA trophies over the past decade – including nine Gold-winning projects, two of which were voted Best of Show. This puts the agency firmly up there in our top 12 Agencies of the Decade.

Nick Carson

Nick is a content strategist and copywriter. He has worked with world-class agencies including Superunion, Wolff Olins and Vault49 on brand storytelling, tone of voice and verbal strategy for global brands such as Virgin, Pepsi and TikTok. Nick launched the Brand Impact Awards in 2013 while editor of Computer Arts, and remains chair of judges. He's written for Creative Bloq on design and branding matters since the site's launch.