Jonny Norridge: artist/designer

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A little bit about Jonny Norridge

I love to explore meaning and mark making — whether that be with pencil or pixel, text or texture, conversation or composition.

I’m a graphic designer, artist and teacher based in Nottingham, England. The images collected here are a small selection of my work, created in a variety of media and for many different contexts: from small pencil sketches to large steel installations, from experimental on-screen interactive work to a painting on an old bus depot window. Contact me at: 

Education, Training & Teaching

My formal educational training includes, Foundation Art (Oxfordshire College of Art & Design) and an BA(hons) in Graphic Design (Nottingham Trent University), both these establishments, encourage an outlook of taking art and design both playfully and seriously, pursuing experimentation, strong craftsmanship and a love of good conceptual thinking.

For the last fifteen years, I have been a sessional lecturer and tutor at Nottingham Trent University. Currently I teach Level 2 and 3 students offering guidance on conceptual design and use of practical skills. As part of my work there I have achieved the HEA (Higher Education Academy) Associate Fellow qualification.

I have undergone two years of training with the organisation Sustainable Faith in Amsterdam. The training covers the art of listening, questioning, formation, discernment, direction and contemplation. To hear more about this please do get in touch and check out my side project: ‘the contemplative space’.

newpollution design studio

newpollution is my design studio. For over fifteen years, I have been producing work for a vast array of clients, with the belief that good design matters. I am passionate about creating designs with smart conceptual thinking and vigorous visual language. I love finding creative solutions to problems and creating graphics that communicate meaning with a sense of style.

newpollution was first created in 1999 and launched as a design studio in 2001. The story behind the name newpollution is long and unnecessary… I’ll tell it anyway… It starts back in 1997 when a good friend of mine and I started curating and presenting a show on student radio. Whilst desperately searching for a name for our venture, someone suggested ‘The New Pollution’ (after Beck), the title fitted our eclectic approach perfectly and stuck. A couple of years later, when purchasing my first domain name (still a novelty in 1999) — I purchased ‘’  in reference to the previous creative endeavour. In 2001 it was time to push out into the world of running my own design practice and newpollution took on new life.


This is just one website of many that bear my mark — others include newpollutionsimsweatshopsurfaceandnoise, the contemplative space.  You’ll find some random mumblings at twitter, old images of this and that at tumblr … and a few more photos at flickr. Other work by myself is still lingering on the web from previous creative endvours, such as: the Form micrositethe Lab, and Clock-ish.


by J Norridge