Jonny is a presenter, designer, theatre person and occasional theme park nerd from the North East.
As a designer, Jonny taught himself to use photoshop at school, back when we resembled Justin Bieber circa 2007 and had aspirations of a career in the West End. After dislocating his knee in a dance rehearsal, he began volunteering at the multi-award winning Spark FM at Sunderland University. It was through Spark that Jonny began designing everything from roller banners to bright orange marquees, completing a full rebrand of the station within his first 12 months. The rebrand earned a Student Radio Award for Best Marketing and led to further commissions with the University of Sunderland and its innovative mediaHUB. Jonarc was set up in 2016 following 3 years of freelance work for a large range of clients. His continuing work with the Student Radio Association as their Design and Brand officer led to his induction as an Honorary Life Member of the association in 2017.
When not buried in Photoshop, Jonny is an award-winning radio presenter for Bauer Media Group. His networked Sunday afternoon show increased its reach year on year by 74% and continues to be the most listened to programme on Metro Radio’s weekend schedule. His creativity and unique outlook on life earned him multiple Student Radio Award Best Newcomer and Best Male nominations, eventually taking home Bronze in 2013.
Not content with running a business and entertaining radio listeners with terrible puns, Jonny is also an experienced theatre manager, having managed and supervised the Customer Experience department of one of the largest theatrical venues in the UK, the Sunderland Empire. Working with Disney Theatrical, Jonny was covering the Front of House manager’s role when the theatre broke box office records with its 90,000 capacity run of The Lion King.