Design Studio

Jonny founded the studio in 2007, a creative consultancy specialising in ‘difference engineering’ for products and projects. The studio works across a diverse range of disciplines from product design to custom made interiors, exhibition stands to outdoor advertising, concept generation to product investment pitches.

Jonny's approach to design is different...

The world is changing, it's in a state of ever-increasing flux and it doesn't matter how long you wait, things are never going to go back to the way they were...there's been a global shift and the game is different now.

Great Design is no longer about just identifying problems and creating's about finding the right questions to ask, so you can keep evolving and adapting.

You can see examples of the Studios latest work here.


As a Trainer, Jonny works in both the Corporate world; for banks, law firms, SMEs and networking organisations; and in Education for Universities (Masters and Undergraduate), Colleges, Schools and programs for NEETs.

He delivers a wide range of Leadership, Creative, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship skills; as well as one off talks, seminars and workshops. He is also an experienced compère, mentor and coach.

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Strategy + Change

Jonny is an accomplished and inspirational change catalyst; dedicating time to being at the heart of a diverse range of cultural and strategic initiatives. He has a wealth of experience in ‘making things happen’, always seeking to push boundaries through creativity, collaboration and harnessing talent; striving to make the world better for everyone. 

He sits on a number of advisory boards on Enterprise, Economic Strategy and the CDI Sector for Sheffield City Council and the LEP, and has recently been appointed to the Sheffield Creative Guild Board.


Jonny and Pennie  have a wealth of experience curating, organising and running a range of distinctly different events, as well as one off events and launch parties, these include:

PechaKucha Sheffield -  a 20x20 presentation evening part of a global, viral network of nearly 900 cities across the world, showcasing Sheffield-to-Sheffield.

Sheffield SOUP - a live, social crowd-funding event, providing no strings micro grants for Sheffield people’s ideas. Led by Pennie, with Jonny supporting.