Jonathan Hill graduated from Newcastle College of Art & Design in 1994. He initially worked in print producing event graphics for the Leadmill in Sheffield. Jonathan joined Mainartery in 1999; a progressive design studio based in London working solely for the music industry. Over a 3-year period Jonathan produced a range of unique packaging that crossed boundaries between 2D and 3D media. Clients include R02, Universal Music, EMI and Azuli Records. In January 2006 he set up his own studio under the banner The Northern Block to concentrate on the development of new and original typefaces.