WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT JOHNNY LAU..
Johnny Lau (刘夏宗) is a Singaporean artist famous for his iconic comic series Mr Kiasu. Since the 1990s, Lau has been appointed creative director or co-producer of a number of projects with various art and design forms, including publishing, TV, interior design, and mentor for youth talents.
Lau had committed to work on “Mr. Kiasu” for 10 years and in 1999, he stopped the series at the peak of its popularity. He went on to run a technology company for 7 years doing character downloads for mobile phones with offices in Singapore, Tokyo and Chennai. After that, Lau went back to his architecture roots and served as the creative director of Gallery Hotel for another 7 years, designing their spaces and rooms. Later, he helped run a government incubation programme for companies from creative industries. At the same time, he was also teaching at SMU, NTU, LASALLE and NAFA.