Hi, I'm Verne. I help people and brands create better watch photos.
What began as an exploration of the intersectional beauty of watches and photography, Watch Studies today has become a vehicle for me to give independent brands and creators the resources and expertise to stand out and tell richer stories. Through original content, professional tools, and community support, my goal is to make watch photography more accessible for everyone.
I'm a seasoned designer and photographer who has committed his career to helping independent brands and creators thrive. Before starting Watch Studies, I spent the last 7 years as the Director of Design at Shopify, focused on creating products that helped level the playing field for small businesses and entrepreneurs alike. Prior to that, I co-founded one of Toronto's leading product design studios, which was acquired by Shopify in 2013. Along the way, I've launched a few other things too.
My work is rooted in the following values:
- Chase my passions relentlessly
- Create, capture, and share life's beauty
- Lift the community around me by helping others create what they love
- Be intentional about being better every single day
If these values resonate with you, let's work together!