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 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.
On January 3, 2006 Jonathan founded 'The Northern Block' with the goal to design & develop new and original typefaces. The foundry has soon established a reputation for producing contemporary typefaces with a high technical value that work in the commercial market place.