A little bit about Jonny Norridge
Jonny loves to explore meaning and mark making — whether that be with pencil or pixel, text or texture, conversation or code.
Jonny is a graphic designer, artist and educator based in Nottingham, England. The images, compositions and pieces collected here are a small selection of his work. He works in a variety of media and for many different contexts: from small pencil sketches to large steel installations, from experimental digital interactive work to a painting on an old bus depot window. Jonny is interested in using technologies in design whilst remaining deeply human. This includes his practice of using coding as part of the design process. See also: newpollution.co.uk
Education, Training & Teaching
Jonny’s formal art educational training includes, Foundation Art (Oxfordshire College of Art & Design ’95-’96) and an BA(hons) in Graphic Design (Nottingham Trent University ’96-’99). As a result he values engaging in art and design with deep thinking and creative playfulness: pursuing experimentation, craftsmanship and good conceptual thinking.
Jonny is an Associate Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University on the Graphic Design degree course. This follows fifteen-plus years of sessional lecturing in the school of art and design. He teaches students and provides guidance on conceptual design and practical skills in tutorials, workshops and lectures.
newpollution design studio
newpollution is Jonny’s design practice. For over fifteen years, he has been producing work for a vast array of clients, with the belief that good design matters. He loves finding creative solutions to problems and creating graphics that communicate meaning with a sense of style. newpollution was first created in 1999 as an exploratory, research space and launched as a design studio in 2001.
The story behind how Jonny’s design practice ended up with the name newpollution is long and unnecessary… it involves a Beck song, and student radio show and an experimental web-space.
Alongside Jonny’s art and design practice is an ongoing personal journey of silence, wonder, spiritual formation and asking the question: what does it mean to live well? His work at Contemplative Space creates opportunities to explore this with others.
Primarily, this is a place for people to tell their stories, safe in the knowledge that these will be held with reverence and sensitivity. His training has been with the non-profit Sustainable Faith (Amsterdam, 2015-2017) — their schools guide people to embrace the contemplative life. The training covers the art of spiritual direction, listening, questioning, formation, discernment, prayer, meditation and contemplation. To find out more about this area of work visit the contemplative space for details.
This is just one website of many that bear Jonny’s mark. You’ll also stubble on some bits and bobs twitter, instagram, and code sketches at openprocessing. Other work by Jonny is still lingering on the web from previous creative endvours, such as: the Form microsite, simsweatshop, the Lab, tumblr, flickr and Clock-ish.
by J Norridge