Jonty Valentine

Head of Department, Graphic Design

Jonty is a Lecturer, Graphic Designer and sometimes a Curator and Writer. Alongside his teaching commitments, he runs an internationally acclaimed design studio with Amy Yalland—Index—which specialises in publication design and graphic design for artists and cultural institutions.

Jonty’s design work was published in New Graphic Design: The 100 Best Contemporary Graphic Designers published by Goodman Books (2013), and has been published in IdN magazine, ProDesign and Threaded magazine.

His primary area of research is in New Zealand graphic design history: he is the co-editor of the periodical The National Grid with Luke Wood (first published in 2006); other significant recent research outputs include the book Mark Cleverley: Designer, published by David Bateman (2014); he has curated a number of graphic design exhibitions—Mark Cleverley: Designer in August 2014, Printing Types in 2009 and Just Hold Me in 2006 (at Objectspace gallery); and Design and Designers: Artefacts from The National Grid in 2012 (at Hamilton’s Ramp gallery).

Jonty received an MFA from Yale University and a BFA from The University of Canterbury, both in graphic design.

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