Founded in 2015 by husband and wife Julie + Owen Mc Loughlin, Jando is a multi award winning printmaking studio based in Dublin, Ireland.
Combining cinematic perspective and their love of architecture with a pop culture sensibility, Jando’s work is exciting and modern, with a strong emphasis placed on kineticism and the playful use of colour. Jando skillfully blend a combination of both traditional + modern printmaking disciplines, including screen printing and hand drawn illustration to create their distinctive body of work. Using the Finest archival paper and inks, Jando’s range of prints are guaranteed to retain their vivid colour and striking aesthetic for a lifetime. All Jando prints are packaged in clear protective sleeves made from corn starch and are 100% biodegradable. Jando also produce a range of contemporary greeting cards, notebooks and a series of screen printed tote bags & tea towels.
Julie is one half of multi award winning Irish printmakers Jando. Julie possesses a rare mix of creativity and business acumen. When she’s not busy pulling screenprints in the couples dedicated studio, Julie oversees everything from brand strategy to cultivating business relationships.
In a nutshell, she holds everything together. Her unbounded energy and enthusiasm have been an integral part of making Jando the brand it is today.
Julie is obsessed with the movies of Wes Anderson. She loves everything from the symmetrical imagery of Anderson’s framing, to the quirky characters that inhabit his world and the glorious production design of his films. She also believes in a healthy balance of work, design and life, with a cocktail or two thrown in for good measure.
Owen is the second half of multi award winning Irish printmakers Jando. As a self taught illustrator he believes in throwing out the rule book when it comes to design. Fascinated by the role colour plays in informing our perceptions of familiar objects he loves nothing more than experimenting with colour. Something that is often hinted at in Owen’s work is his love of pop culture, with music and film being two of the biggest influences on Owen’s work. Peter Saville and Anton Corbijn have both had a big impact on Owen’s style and both continue to inspire his thought process and appreciation for design to this day.
He’s an avid collector of films from the Criterion Collection and adores the movies of Stanley Kubrick, Terence Malick, and Michael Mann. Owen can often be found creating lists and doodling in his closely guarded book of ideas.
Jando started as a passion project for the couple when they were planning their New York wedding and wanted to create something memorable for their big day. They set about undertaking designing a whole suite of wedding stationery including everything from a personalised hardback book wedding invitation to luggage tags and button pins. Owen has always had a passion for design, picking up and developing his skills along the way and this combined with Julie’s sharp wit and sense of humour and eye for the finer details meant them working together came naturally.