They call me Phibse and I am a passionate digital designer.

My main focus right now are so-called watchfaces and watchapps for the Pebble Time Smartwatch, which I design - in cooperation with my canadian friend Edwin Finch.

On this site you will find more information about me as well as an overview of all previously designed/released watchfaces. Of course there is a digest of other things I designed in the past such as homescreens for the Windows Mobile Smartphones as well as some websites and stuff.

Thanks for your interest and your time!

iPhibse who?

Who is this guy and what is he doing?

For as long as I can remember, I am into design. From quite an early age I started personalizing my stuff and change them to my liking. What started with sketching, I soon moved on to digital once I got my hands on (back in the days) PAINT and Paintshop Pro.

Not long thereafter the switch to Photoshop happened and the possibilities seemed infinite.

My main aim initially was to design so-called homescreens for the previously popular Windows Mobile Smartphones. This was the moment I tasted blood and I made myself a name in the community releasing over 100 homescreens. This came hand in hand with freelancer work for well-known companies such as HTC, Microsoft, Navigon etc.

My current (technical) passion is the Pebble Smartwatch, which I bought myself back in summer 2014. The main reason for buying this smartwatch was the fact, that one can design his own watchfaces. My interest was woken and it did not take long until I started designing my own watchfaces and putting together layouts for the pebble's 1-bit b/w-display.

It was also the time I met Edwin Finch in the pebble forum and found my "coding counterpart"!

We complement each other perfectly - me designing the faces / coming up with fancy ideas and Edwin making them a reality.

Our approach is relatively simple: each watchface must be pixelperfect and one of a kind.

This brings me to our first commercial project we worked on together - and still do:

Lignite Watchface Collection

Lignite Watchface Collection

Once having released a few of these faces we decided to launch a collection of 20 exclusive watchfaces on Kickstarter.

To cut a long story short: we were literally overwhelmed by the sheer amount of backers and reached a grand total of CAD $7'177.--!

We keep releasing watchfaces for the Pebble smartwatches and strive to always come up with something new!

Roughly a year after our first campaign we decided to have another go - this time with something completely different and a much bigger scale:

Lignite Music for iOS

Lignite Music for iOS

The app is entirely designed by me and coded by Edwin. It's our take on a music player, covering all the issues we had while using the stock or other related apps.

While playing back music, the app can be easily controlled through gestures without having to glance at the display. Perfect for activities like driving.

All of this while looking absolutely stunning and introducing new features like "enhanced shuffling" as well as dynamic playlists!

Should you wish to learn more about my work and what I/we have done and released so far, please go to the Portfolio section.


All the watchfaces and many other things I designed so far...

Below you will find a digest of my work. If available, you can click on the picture to be taken to the respective live-version.


Downloadable stuff from yours truly.

Should you still own a Windows Mobile Smartphone and wish for some personalization, feel free to download a ZIP-archive of all my previously released homescreens.


Questions, requests, anything?

You can either contact me through these services:

...or use the form below to get in contact with me, thank you!