Jolby & Friends is a multi-disciplinary creative studio building meaningful and thoughtful experiences through collaboration.

Endlessly in pursuit of complex and challenging projects, our goal is only achieved when we can tell a memorable story creatively. What we build should move someone, make them feel something, leave them in awe, and make them smile.

As a team of the best makers, creators, thinkers, and wonderers, we never settle. We push ourselves and the brands that we work with to new places and create what we could have never achieved on our own. We collaborate for the better.

A Few of Our Clients


• Creative Direction
• Art Direction
• Creative Consulting


• Print Collateral
• Interactive and Digital
• Desktop and Mobile
• Iconography


• Commercial Illustration
• Patterns
• Typography
• Spot Illustration
• Illustration Libraries
• Children Books
• Storyboard
• Character Design


• Packaging Design
• Packaging Systems
• Production and Coordination

• Brand Identity
• Brand Standards & Guidelines


Web Development

• Frontend Development
• Backend Development
• Devops/Hosting
• Content Management System Development
• E-Commerce
• Development Team Supplement
• Development Process Consulting/Optimization


• Set Design
• Event Design
• Production and Coordination
• POP Displays


• 2d Animation
• Storyboarding




Accolades & Press

  • Graphis Design Annual: Gold
  • Graphis Design Annual: Silver
  • Graphis Typography: Gold
  • Print Regional Design Annual
  • HOW Self-Promo Design Annual
  • 3x3 Illustration Annual
  • Rosey Award: Identity
  • Rosey: Excellence, Identity
  • Rosey: Merit, Packaging
  • Dwell
  • HOW
  • Grain Edit
  • Drawn!
  • The Dieline
  • Juxtapoz
  • Etsy
  • LA Times
  • HBO's Girls
  • 50 Shades of Grey
  • Publishers Weekly
  • It's Nice That
  • The Fox is Black
  • Kickstarter
  • BUST
  • LA Ink
  • Computer Arts Magazine
  • Logology 2 - Victionary
Jolby & Friends

Jolby & Friends co-founders Josh Kenyon & Colby Nichols ("Jolby") began their creative partnership in 2005 yearning to tell stories through design and illustration without letting ego get in the way of honest, hard work. In 2010, they opened their own studio that quickly grew in size and talent. The team that emerged works each day to put oneself aside in order to create the best and most collaborative work possible.

Josh and Colby are often asked to give talks about collaboration as a foundation for work and life.

Josh Kenyon

½ Co-Founder
½ Pattern Freak

Colby Nichols

½ Co-Founder
½ Wizard

Steven Kasprzyk

½ Business Development Manager
½ Wise Guy

Brett Stenson

½ Art Director
½ Cosmic Cowboy

Vilay Dethluxay

½ Senior Producer
½ Sticky Rice

Rachel Hughes

½ Producer
½ Hustler

Sam Rice

½ Office Manager
½ Adventurer

Sarah Martin

½ Senior Designer
½ Ham Lord

AJ Minnis

½ Designer
½ Juice

Dillon Lawrence

½ Designer
½ Mountain Dweller

Maggie Johnson

½ Designer
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