Jon spent a decade working in the publishing for Creative Review. He started out selling the small classified adverts at the back of the magazine and a lot of phone calls later he was the magazine’s Commercial Director. In 2011, he decided it was time to do his own thing and he set up Handsome Frank with his cousin Tom. Away from the illustration world he spends his time walking Hendrix the sausage dog, being a very bad wedding DJ and brewing beer for his Old Friends Brewery side project.
Before co-founding Handsome Frank, Tom worked as a designer and art director for various advertising agencies including Ogilvy, Publicis and LBi, which gave him invaluable insight into the creative industry. Outside of work Tom also moonlights as a travel photographer, having received commissions from Lonely Planet, Apple and the Gujarat Tourism. Other loves in Tom’s life include mountain bikes, DIY, music and large speakers.
Design Director, Made Thought
Founder, Vann Alexandra
Co-founder, Early Man Film
Executive Creative Director, The Partners
Founder, Handsome Frank
Co-Founder & Creative Director, MAP
Founder & Director, Kate Dawkins Studio
Co-founders and Design Directors, Machineast
Writer & Illustrator,
Founder, Johnson Banks
Founder, Michael Wolff & Co.
Creative Partners, NB Studio
Co-founder, 3x3 Design
Actors & Trainers, React
Founder, Kaliber Interactive
Founding Partner, Anagrama
Founder & Designer, Magno Design
Creative Director, Farmgroup
Co-founders, The Acid House
Global Partner, Wieden + Kennedy
Co-founders, Yantra Design Studio
Founder, The Meditating Monkeys, Musical Cubicle and SideStep