Meet the artists
We've been lucky enough to work with so many great artists and designers
over the years, here's an introduction to each of them.
If you're an artist or designer and you'd like to work with us,
please email your design proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristof Devos is a Belgian Illustrator and Author.
The core of his work is as a picture-book illustrator. He creates books for children of all ages on themes such as friendship, death and standing up for yourself. His work has been described as both quirky and modest.
Once in a while he puts down his pencil and takes to the stage, giving public talks on diverse themes such as inspiration and imagination. Kristof’s work has been translated into a number of different languages and his books are available in a number of countries around the world.
His illustrations have been shown both domestically and in several international exhibitions. His work has received multiple rewards, including a “White Raven”, a “3x3 Mag Merit” and an “Award of Excellence” by the prestigious Commarts Competition.
Kristof designed both the limited edition 'A perfectly useless morning' and the permanent edition 'A perfectly useless afternoon'.
You can see more of Kristof's work here.
Yiran Huang (黄以然)
Yiran Huang is an Artist and Illustrator. She studied at Camberwell College of Arts and completed her Masters at The Royal College of Art in London.
Her work explores drawing as a tool of communication and also as a form of daily observation. Yiran is working in Education mainly in China alongside her commercial work. She has worked with a diverse range of clients from ceramic studios, to fashion designers, academic researchers and Museums.
Yiran is fascinated by the hand-made: exploring the sense of touch, close observation and rhythm in her work. She works in diverse media - applying her draughtsmanship to works on paper, print, ceramics, fabric design and lacquer painting.
Story telling is at the heart of all her work - using her artwork to communicate an emotional state or feeling no matter how small or fleeting it may be.
Yiran designed the limited edition Lucid Dreams for us, you can see the watch here.
You can see more of Yiran's work here.
Paul Wardski is a fine art printmaker and print technician; alongside his creative practice, he prints all of the London made watches at Mr Jones Watches.
Paul specialises in screen-printing and photolithography, he works with imaginary landscapes made with printed ephemera and augmented with hand painted elements.
Paul designed the limited edition Wanderlust watch, the limited Vertigo watch and the existing Vertigo customised watch, see it here.
You can see more of Paul's work here.
Cynthia Kittler is an illustrator from Germany, currently based in Offenbach / Frankfurt am Main. Her clients include: The New Yorker, The New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, Die Zeit, Süddeutsche Zeitung and Der Spiegel.
She has illustrated four books, with a fifth one coming out in April 2019, which will be the first children's book that she’s worked on.
Cynthia studied Graphic Design in Mainz and early on decided to specialise in illustration: "I love how open drawing and developing visual concepts is for so many different tasks and projects. It almost never gets boring".
She also taught drawing and illustration for a time at the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg and Mainz.
Cynthia designed the limited edition Dalli dalli! watch for us, which has now sold out.
You can see more of Cynthia's work here.
Onorio D’Epiro is a designer and illustrator from Bedfordshire, England.
As a child he developed a fascination for character design and special effects and mastered the video recorder at a precocious age in order to feed his passion for film.
He studied Model Design and Special Effects at the University of Hertfordshire and after graduating was drawn to the world of designer art toys.
He began by creating one-off bespoke pieces and later developed a series of robot collectables known as “Justrobots”, which gained a dedicated following around the world. His work has been exhibited widely including at The Pictoplasma Portrait Gallery in Berlin, The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the MARCO Museo de Arte, Contemporano in Mexico City.
Onorio is currently working on developing some of his characters for a children’s television series.
Onorio designed both the Number Cruncher and Robotto Shi watch for us.
Check out Onorio's work for yourself here.
You can also watch Onorio talk through his design process for the Number Cruncher watch in the video below.
London based artist and Illustrator Vic Lee spent 20 years working as a graphic designer on major branding, interior and retail design projects.
Today Vic's work is centred around illustrations that use text and letterforms in unexpected ways. He creates pieces that are realised as large scale murals, limited edition prints or applied to products.
His clients range from multinational corporations to local startups. As Vic says he makes, “pure unadulterated delicious illustration - no additives”.
Vic designed Fantastic Exploits and the limited edition Dream Maker (which has now sold out).
You can see more of Vic's work here.
Dovile is a contemporary jewellery maker. She was born and raised in Lithuania and today lives and works in London.
In her work she explores various mediums and uses contrasting materials particularly favouring a combination of silicone and silver.
She is influenced by the colours and textures of underwater landscapes, which she transforms into stunning palettes of colours, patterns and textures.
Her work is intricate, abstract and bold.
Dovile designed the limited edition watches Sekretas and Autumn's riches, both of these have now sold out.
You can see Dovile's work here.
Fanny Shorter is a designer and printmaker. She grew up in the quintessentially English county town of Winchester, surrounded by historic architecture and idyllic countryside.
Her upbringing formed an enduring influence on her designs and how her work is manufactured.
Fanny originally trained as an illustrator at Brighton University. In 2011 she established her eponymous range of textiles, prints and accessories from her studio at Cockpit Arts in London.
Fanny has designed several beautiful watches for us over the years. Such as the limited edition Baitball and Chromotheter (both now sold out) and Blowball, Promise of Happiness, Tour Du Monde and Vingt Mille that are all still available in our permanent collection.
You can see more of Fanny's work here.
You can also watch Fanny talking through her design for The Promise of Happiness in the video below.
Marion Labbez is an expert craftswoman. She uses traditional Verre Églomisé techniques to transform everyday surfaces such as mirrors and walls into beautiful pieces of artwork.
Marion has designed three watches for us so far, Chinoiserie and Ka 火 (both now sold out) and Nuage which is available in our permanent collection.
You can find out more about Marion's work here.
Or watch the video below to see Marion talking through her inspiration for the Nuage watch.
Edward Carvalho-Monaghan graduated from Central St Martins School of Art & Design in 2014.
Since graduating he has worked for a diverse range of clients, from fashion brand Hermès, to newspapers The Guardian and The New York Times.
Edward is a master of reductive storytelling: creating complex narratives with a few simple lines that make an increasing amount of sense the more you stare at them.
While he readily cites psychedelic music and the work of avant-garde filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky as strong influences, it’s his desire to create work that doesn't draw on visual references or pander to stylistic trends, that makes him such an exciting talent.
Edward has designed several watches for us, all were limited edition and have now sold out. These include: Chaos Window, Last Bloom, Vanishing Point, Edwards World and Psychedelic Sunsets.
You can see more of Edward's work here.
Watch Edward talking through his inspiration for the Last Bloom and Vanishing point in the video below.
Clifford Richards studied book illustration at the South East Essex School of Art in the early 1960s and found his way into advertising.
That was when he began to develop his paper products – a collection of flat-packed, self-assembled cardboard gift boxes which was soon followed with a range of slot-together animals (‘Slottizoo’) and politicians (Slottiwhozoo).
These products were quite unlike anything around at the time and perfectly captured the mood of ‘Swinging London’ in the sixties with its Pop-Art influences.
Encouraged by the commercial success of his products he left advertising to set up his own graphic design business, which also enabled him to develop products for companies like Paperchase and Bloomingdales, as well as his own design projects.
Throughout his long and varied career he has continued to develop ideas along with design consultancy and today concentrates on product development along with his own graphic projects.
Clifford designed Timewise for us, which is now part of our permanent collection, watch him talk about his inspiration for the design in the video below.
You can see more of Clifford's work here.
"Graphic artist, print-maker and designer Anthony Burrill is known for his persuasive, up-beat style of communication. His work is held in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York and has been exhibited in galleries around the world including the Barbican Art Gallery, the Walker Art Center and the Design Museum, London.
Words and language are an important part of Burrill’s output and he has developed a distinctive voice that is sought after not only by collectors of his posters and prints but also by clients including Apple, Google, Hermés, the British Council, London Underground and the Design Museum. Burrill is perhaps best known for his typographic, text-based compositions, including the now-famous “Work Hard and Be Nice to People”, which has become a mantra for the design community and beyond.
Burrill was born in Littleborough, Lancashire. After studying Graphic Design at Leeds Polytechnic he completed an MA in Graphic Design at the Royal College of Art, London. He now lives and works on the Isle of Oxney, Kent."
Anthony Burrill designed the limited edition A-OK! watch for us, which has now sold out.
You can see Anthony talking about his design in the video below or visit his website here.
Adrian Willard is a popular, traditional tattoo artist from the seaside city of Brighton, UK.
Adrian designed the popular Last Laugh Tattoo watch and the limited edition Laugh now cry later (now sold out).
He talks about his inspiration for the tattoo design: “the design comes from the Mexican Day of the Dead festival. The festival focuses on gathering to remember friends and family who have died.
Many gifts and offerings are handed out including sugar skulls that are given to both the living and the dead.
It has become a very popular image in the tattoo world over the years and has replaced the regular skull in the mainstream tattoo trends”.
You can see more of Adrian's work here.
Fernando Volken TogniFernando Volken Togni is half German and half Italian and was born in Roca Sales, a small town in the lush Taquari Valley in Southern Brazil.
He graduated in Social Communication/Advertising and worked for several years as a graphic designer and art director in advertising agencies.
Working with branding and packaging design, Fernando discovered his passion for geometrical shapes and started working as a professional illustrator.
At present he is based in London and works to create illustrations for books, magazines, advertising campaigns, products and spaces. His bubbly illustrations represent daily life with precise attention to details and bold use of colour.
Fernando designed the limited edition Chatterbox for us, which has now sold out
You can see more of Fernando's work here.