About

ONN Studio® is a multidisciplinary design studio, formed by Avril O'Neil and John Nussey, which specialises in product design and development, research and experimental electronics.

Between them, O'Neil and Nussey have worked with clients including Folk Clothing, ARUP, Barbican, D&AD, Google, Folk, Manchester Museum of Science and Industry (MoSI), National Maritime Museum, Plymouth University and FAI Farms. They have also taught at universities including Bartlett School of Architecture, Goldsmiths College, Central Saint Martins, Ravensbourne and Royal College of Art.

Avril O'Neil
Co-founder & Designer

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Avril O'Neil focuses on the combination of design and technology and how that can be applied to products, installations and education. 

Since graduating from Design at Goldsmith University, Avril has applied and developed her skills on a variety of projects, including the prototyping of secret products for entrepreneurs and the concept development and build of exhibitions and installations for artists, catwalk shows and museums.

As a generalist, she is involved in every aspect of a project. From the concept generation and production through to the delivery and final documentation.

Avril teaches on a variety of courses including the BA Design Course at Goldsmiths and the MA Media communication course at Central Saint Martins.

John Nussey
Co-founder & Creative Technologist

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John Nussey works in the areas of physical computing, product prototyping and open-source electronics.

John studied Product Design and Design Management at Birmingham City University, but later rediscovered his passion for technology through Arduino and pursued more technical roles as a Creative Technologist. Since then he has worked for a vast variety of companies and individuals creating objects and experiences that are unique, fascinating and occasionally bizarre. 

John is a proud advocate and early adopter of the Arduino prototyping platform and in 2013 John authored ‘Arduino For Dummies’.

He teaches the crafts of interaction design, hacking and prototyping at various organisations including the Royal College of Art, Goldsmiths College and the Bartlett School of Architecture.