Over the years I’ve developed a minimalistic and colorful style. Details and humor often play an important role in my work. Please read on for a short biography.

Teun, founder Watches and Pencils

Watch illustrations and Creative roots

Coming from a creative family in a small town in the Netherlands, I’ve inherited the creative skills (third generation). After my childhood playing the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and doodling around I studied arts in Tilburg. Here I specialized in drawing and digital design/websites. I finished my study and obtained a bachelor in design.

Love for watches

Throughout the years I've developed a growing interest in watches and started to read watch blogs and visit several watch forums. After drawing many watches and designing some actual ones I came up with an idea to combine my two passions: art and watches.

Founder of Watches & Pencils

I started to draw and really enjoyed the 'environment'. For me Watches & Pencils is an ideal stage to display things that are of interest among us watch nerds. Through my illustrations I can bring certain things to ones attention and discuss these in a more creative way. Sometimes there is a clear message or question, while other times the illustration is just a tribute to an iconic watch. After I presented my idea to Robert-Jan Broer, owner of Fratello Watches, the feature was launched in 2015. It immediately became popular (Link to all the episodes on Fratello). In the beginning of 2020 I decided to stop working only for Fratello Watches and now work daily on a big variety of projects.

For hire!

Interested in hiring me for an illustration or watch drawing after reading this? That’s possible! Please go to the contact page and get in touch.

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