Episode five: interview with Edward Carvalho-Monaghan

In this week's episode we interview artist and illustrator, Edward Carvalho-Monaghan. Edward has previously designed watches such as The Last Bloom, Edward's World, Psychedelic Sunsets, Chaos Window and Vanishing point.  

Edward shares how he started designing for Mr Jones Watches when he met founder and director of MJW, Crispin at the Pick Me Up art fair. 

Edward explains how the watches Edward he has previously designed for Mr Jones Watches have documented how his art has developed over the years. 

watches designed by artist and illustrator, Edward Carvalho-Monaghan

We discuss his experience at Central Saint Martins and how he has evolved his artwork over the years in order to work independently. 

artwork by artist and illustrator, Edward Carvalho-Monaghan

Edward talks through the different inspiration for his past watch designs and current projects including a new watch for Mr Jones Watches coming later this year. 

artwork by artist and illustrator, Edward Carvalho-Monaghan watch designer for mr jones watches

We discuss Edward's creative inspiration and how it has developed over the years from music to architecture and philosophy.

artwork by artist and illustrator, Edward Carvalho-Monaghan watch designer for mr jones watches

Edward explains how challenging it was to work with Mr Jones Watches to design a watch and create a circular composition.

We also discuss his design process and how it was altered to design a watch due to the introduction of elements such as the watch movement.

artwork by artist and illustrator, Edward Carvalho-Monaghan watch designer for mr jones watches

Have a question for Edward? Please leave them below. 

This episode was recorded in May 2020. 

You can find Edward's work over on his website and instagram page. See his past designs for Mr Jones Watches on our design archive.

 

Join us next week on the 29th July as we interview Marion Labbez, designer of Nuage, Ka, The Ascendent and Chinoiserie.