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: / newpollution
Education, Training & Teaching
My formal educational training includes, Foundation Art (Oxfordshire College of Art & Design ’95-’96) and an BA(hons) in Graphic Design (Nottingham Trent University ’96-’99), 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.
I am now an Associate Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University on the Graphic Design degree course. This follows over fifteen-plus years of sessional lecturering in the school of art and design. I teach students and provide guidance on conceptual design and practical skills in tutorials, workshops and lectures. As part of my work in education I have achieved the HEA Associate Fellow qualification (Higher Education Academy, 2016).
In recent years, I have completed two years of training with the organisation Sustainable Faith in Amsterdam (2015-2017) with their School of Spiritual Direction. This 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 love finding creative solutions to problems and creating graphics that communicate meaning with a sense of style. The site 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 curated and presented a show on student radio. Whilst desperately searching for a title for our venture, someone suggested ‘The New Pollution’ (after Beck) — the name 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 ‘newpollution.co.uk’ 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 newpollution, simsweatshop, the contemplative space. You’ll find some random mumblings at twitter . Other work by myself is still lingering on the web from previous creative endvours, such as: the Form microsite, the Lab, tumblr, flickr and Clock-ish.
by J Norridge