Jon Maxwell

Design and Technical Team Leader

Jon is an experienced graphic and 3D designer who has worked on a wide range of HLF projects, and over 200 temporary exhibitions over a period of eighteen years. His enthusiasm and creativity inspires the team to bring a fresh perspective to every new project.

Lynne Avery-Johnson

Lead Designer

After gaining a degree in Visual Studies at Norwich School of Art and Design in 2004, Lynne joined the Design and Technical team as a 3d Designer the same year. Lynne has worked on many of the Heritage Lottery funded capital projects undertaken by NMS ranging from gallery refurbishments through to complete museum redevelopments. Lynne can offer innovative creative solutions whilst considering budget restraints and project timescales.

Katie Jeffs


After achieving a degree in interior and spatial design at Buckinghamshire New University and having worked for NMS since 2008, Katie’s experience ranges from substantial capital funded permanent museum display projects to modest display improvements and temporary exhibitions. She can offer exciting, innovative designs whilst considering budget restraints and project timescales.

Natalie Mead

Design & Technical Coordinator

Natalie joined Norfolk Museums Service in 2007. She studied Fine Art at Southampton Solent University and has worked front of house in a variety of London museums before starting work at Norwich Castle Museum.

Natalie’s role in the department is to coordinate the design and technical work required for capital funded projects and temporary exhibitions across the service.

Alexander Norcross-Robinson

Lead Technician

Alexander is our lead technician. A cabinet maker by trade and with over twenty years service he has gained many and varied specialist museum skills. Picture framing, art handling, mount making or understanding conservation issues Alexander is able to think quickly and problem solve while installing major exhibitions.

Holly Bessell

3D Designer and Technician

Holly began working for NMS in 2012 as a Technician in the Design and Technical team. She studied, a multi-disciplined contemporary crafts course, at Nottingham Trent University. In combination with her high level of creativity she has a broad range of museum specific skills which include making mounts, framing artworks and installing major exhibitions.

In 2015 Holly then became 3D Designer and has since worked on museum exhibitions across some of the 9 NMS sites. She is currently bridging the two roles of 3D Designer and Technician.

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