After graduating from Newcastle College of Art & Design in 1994, he initially worked in print producing event graphics for the Leadmill in Sheffield. In 1999, Jonathan joined Mainartery; a progressive design studio based in London working solely for the music industry. Over a 3-year period, he produced a range of unique music packaging that crossed boundaries between 2D and 3D media. Clients include R02, Universal Music, EMI and Azuli Records. In 2006 Jonathan set up The Northern Block type foundry to design clean, geometric typefaces aimed at the convergence media users. Recently his font designs have received recognition as some of the most popular work on the market and with his dedication to mentoring and training new type design talent in the UK his influence is set to grow stronger.