Ron Norsworthy

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Ronald "Ron" Norsworthy (born in South Bend, Indiana) is an American designer and the CEO and founder of The Norsworthy Fund. He is responsible for numerous design projects, including many notable music videos, sets, interiors, and events.

Norsworthy’s work fuses art, entertainment and architecture. An architecture graduate of Princeton University, he began his career working for architects Joel Sanders and Michael Graves. His interest in the role of architecture in entertainment and pop culture led him to explore art direction and production design.

Norsworthy is notable for his work as production designer for a number of groundbreaking music videos for artists such as Missy Elliott, Jay-Z, and Sean Combs (P. Diddy). These early projects launched a decade in which Norsworthy designed award-winning films, videos, and commercials, working with well-known directors such as Hype Williams, Spike Lee, and Brett Ratner. This pre-eminence was recognized when he was elected to the New York Chapter Board of Governors for the Grammy Awards (1999–2000).

With a background in fine arts, Norsworthy’s art has been exhibited at the Studio Museum in Harlem in an installation entitled "Reparation Tower." The piece, reviewed by the dean of architecture critics, Herbert Muschamp of the New York Times, calls his work "...most compelling".


TV shows & specials[edit]

  • BET Spring Bling 2006 (Miami)
  • Making The Band Reality TV Show, Seasons 1-4 MTV
  • That’s What I’m Talking About, TV Land
  • MTV Spring Break 2003, Miami Florida
  • Madonna Live and On The Record, TV Special, MTV
  • Summer Beach House Kick Off Party, MTV
  • MTV Spring Break 2005 (Cancun)
  • Like a Virgin/Hollywood Medley, 2003 MTV Music Video Awards
  • Direct Effect Presents: Fashionably Loud TV Special, MTV
  • TRL @ Your School, TV Special, MTV
  • Toni Braxton "You’re Makin’ Me High", 1997 American Music Awards

Music videos[edit]

  • "Sinkin’ In", Lisa Marie Presley, director: Barnabus
  • "Sexual", La Da Di, director: Ron Norsworthy
  • "All I Need", Fat Joe, director: Gina Prince Bythewood
  • "Bag Lady", Erykah Badu, director: Erykah Badu
  • "Through the Rain", Mariah Carey, director: Joseph Kahn
  • "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See", Busta Rhymes, director: Hype Williams
  • "Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems", P Diddy featuring Mase, director: Hype Williams
  • "I Believe I Can Fly", R Kelly, director: Hype Williams
  • "It’s All About the Benjamins", P Diddy featuring Lil' Kim and The Lox, director: Paul Hunter
  • "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)", Missy Elliott, director: Hype Williams
  • "Loungin'", LL Cool J, director: Hype Williams
  • "Doin’ It", LL Cool J, director: Hype Williams
  • "Sittin’ Up In My Room", Brandy, director: Hype Williams
  • "A Rose is Still a Rose", Aretha Franklin, director: Lauryn Hill
  • "Phone Tap", Jay Z, director: Nick Quested
  • "Take it to the Streets", Rampage, director: Darren Grant
  • "Whatta Man", Salt n’ Pepa, director: Matthew Rolston
  • "If I Ruled the World", Nas featuring Lauryn Hill, director: Hype Williams
  • "Killing Me Softly", The Fugees, director: Earle Sebastian
  • "1nce Again", Tribe Called Quest, director: Hype Williams
  • "Jazzybelle", Outkast, director: Bille Woodruff
  • "I’ll Be", Foxxy Brown featuring Jay Z, director: Brett Ratner
  • "I Don’t Want To Lose You", Toni Braxton, director: Bille Woodruff
  • "That girl", Maxi Priest featuring Shaggy, director: Hype Williams
  • "Let’s Talk About Sex", Salt ‘n Pepa, director: Maria Magenti
  • "The Weakness In Me", Melissa Etheridge, director: Maria Magenti
  • "You Sang To Me", Marc Anthony, director: Jeff Richter

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