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You Don't Know Jack About Our Designers

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You Don't Know Jack About Our Designers

The Jack Mason design team consists of some of the most talented watch designers in the industry, and we are so lucky to have them as part of the Jack Mason family. Get to know who designed your watch.

Peter Cho - Creative Director

Peter was brought up living in 6 different states, but Chicago is where he claims as his home. Graduating with an Industrial Design degree from Parsons School of Design in Manhattan, Peter started his career in the New York area and moved to Texas in 2010. In 2015 Peter joined the team to launch the Jack Mason brand. "My favorite part of my job is being able to work with multiple teams across Product Design and Development, Communication Design, and Marketing, to see our vision come to life," says Peter. 

What is your favorite Jack Mason watch that you have designed?

  • My favorite watch is the automatic Diver watch because of the technicality and mixed materials involved in designing it. It truly is an everyday watch because of its durability and versatility.

How did you first get introduced to watch design?

  • I thought I would be designing CD players and flip cell phones out of school, but there was a watch company named Movado that first offered me a job to be a watch designer. I knew nothing about watches and didn't even wear one, but immediately fell in love with the industry on day one.

Do you value anything that was passed down to you? If so what is it? 

  • My father used to make a living as an artist. The day I was born, he did a quick 45 second charcoal sketch of my face. It's been hung on the walls of each house in the 6 states I've lived in and I currently have it hung in my own house today. It's a reminder of where I came from and the values my father has taught me.

What is your theme song?

  • My music spans across so many genres, so it's difficult to pick one. For now, I'll just say any song by Gary Clark Jr.

What is the title of your memoir?

  • Cheese and Pepperoni: Go with the classics

Who would play you in a movie?

  • Joseph Gordon Levitt

What is number one on your bucket list?

  • Travel to space

How do you like your coffee?

  • Black

What is your favorite time of the year?

  • Thanksgiving

How would you spend your ideal day in Dallas?

  • An ideal day would start off with some form of exercise in the morning to get it out of the way. It's important to me to be able to step away and clear the mind form the work week by catching up with my closest friends. When the weather is nice, finding a nice patio for lunch and some cold beverages is one of my favorite things to do to spend the day.

Colin Curry - Senior Designer

Colin is a Dallas native who graduated from the University of Cincinnati with an Industrial Design Degree. In 2016 he started as the first designer for Jack Mason and since then, he has worked his way to Senior Designer. "Getting samples of new development has always felt like Christmas, we spend so much time looking at the dimensional artwork on the computer, so nothing beats the moment we finally get to see a watch in the metal," says Colin.

What is your favorite Jack Mason watch that you have designed?

  • The special edition Solar Watch will always be one of my favorites, not only because I like the aesthetic design but because of the new materials and processes we were able to experiment with to make the watch more eco-friendly. The fact that it has become so well liked by our customers is just the icing on the cake for me.

How did you first get introduced to watch design?

  • In college I found out Fossil was headquartered in my hometown, that rekindled an old fascination with watches I'd had as a kid. I pursued an internship with Fossil after that and fell in love with designing timepieces.

Do you value anything that was passed down to you? If so what is it?

  • I have several pieces of furniture that have been passed down to me, one of which is a dresser passed down from my great-grandmother. I have used it for as long as I can remember. The years of time it represents not just as a piece of furniture, but also as trees that grew and were milled into the wood that make it up astound me.

What is your theme song?

  • "Cool Cat" by Queen

What is the title of your memoir?

  • Measure Once, Cut Twice : 30 Years of Learning by Doing

Who would play you in a movie?

  • Adam Scott

What is number one on your bucket list?

  • Replace at least 75% of the furniture I own with furniture I make.

How do you like your coffee?

  • Black

What is your favorite time of the year?

  • Fall

How would you spend your ideal day in Dallas?

  • A day of midway games, corny dogs, funnel cake, and of-course Big Tex at the State Fair of Texas.

Foxx Ohmer - Designer

Foxx is from Northern Kentucky, just about 20 minutes south of the University of Cincinnati, where he graduated with an Industrial Design Degree. In June of 2018, Foxx joined the Jack Mason design team. Right out of the gate, he designed and helped launch the Limited Edition Regatta Timer. "My favorite part about my job is being hands on from the start of a design all the way through production," says Foxx. 

What is your favorite Jack Mason watch that you have designed?

  • My favorite design would be Ellum. It’s the first watch I designed from the ground up and it’s also our first true dress watch. I also think as a design it comes together holistically really well; there is theme of curvature that runs throughout the watch from the case creases, the lug profile from a side view, the overall pebble-esque shape, the dial, the indices, and the hands.

How did you first get introduced to watch design?

  • Jack Mason was my introduction to watch design. I was interested in watches but it wasn’t until I interned here that I had any experience.

Do you value anything that was passed down to you? If so what is it?

  • I have some pocket knives from my grandfather and a carved marble chess set from my grandmother. They are very important to me. I also attach sentimental value to things pretty easy.

What is your theme song?

  • Either "Shake Me Down" by Cage the Elephant, "Calling All Skeletons" by Alkaline Trio, or "I Wanna Meet Dave Grohl" by Wavves.

What is the title of your memoir?

  • Skate or die: the life and times of a product designer

Who would play you in a movie?

  • Theo James, for sure.

What is number one on your bucket list?

  • Number one on my bucket list right now is to see the Northern Lights.

How do you like your coffee?

  • Typically I prefer a little bit of cream and sugar but I can drink my coffee any way really, just not over ice.

What is your favorite time of the year?

  • When I’m not melting in the sun. As long is it’s below 100 I’m pretty content.

How would you spend your ideal day in Dallas?

  • My ideal day in Dallas would be spent skateboarding - anywhere and everywhere.

Come visit our office in Deep Ellum to meet our designers in person and shop all six watch collections. Looking for the ultimate Jack Mason experience? Click here for more information.


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