COLLABORATE FOR THE BETTER

Our Mission

We believe that true collaboration is more than just working together. It's bringing a piece of yourself to the table and abandoning your ego to be a part of something bigger. In our studio collaboration happens at every level of what we do from concept to execution. 

This is the life of our studio and the identity of who we are: A team of designers, makers, illustrators, thinkers, and wonderers. Never defaulting to one kind of solution, our goal with what we do is to push our clients and the ideas behind the work to another place. 

As a team we accomplish more than any of us could have dreamed on our own. This idea is our foundation and our goal, to collaborate for the better. 

FOUNDERS

Est. 2010

Josh Kenyon & Colby Nichols (Jolby) began their partnership in 2005 after meeting at the Art Institute in San Diego. They began to do work as a team after-hours while working as Art Directors and Designers within various agencies. In 2010, the two decided to open their own studio built on the foundation of collaboration and creating the best work possible. They now operate as Creative Directors and Art Directors for Jolby & Friends.

WORK WITH US

New Business Inquiries

We are always looking for new projects and new people to collaborate with.

Contact Steven, Operations Manager:
steven *at* jolbyandfriends.com

Capabilities

Creative
• Creative Direction

• Art Direction
• Creative Consulting
• Strategy

 

Design
• Print Collateral

• Interactive and Digital
• Desktop and Mobile
• Iconography

 

Illustration
• Commercial illustration

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

 

Branding

• Brand Identity
• Brand Standards & Guidelines
• Brand Voice

 

Product

• Packaging Design
• Packaging Systems
• Production and Coordination

 

Environmental

• Set design
• Event design
• Production and Coordination
• POP displays

 

Development

• Web Development

 

Motion

• 2d animation

• Storyboarding

Clients

Disney
Intel
AIGA
Google
Target House
Chronicle Books
Art Institute
Umpqua Bank
Urban Outfitters
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Epitaph Records
Jive
T-Mobile
Build Conference
XOXO
Able Brewing
Hopworks Urban Brewery
Cartoon Network
Poketo
MiresBall
Owen Jones
Pitchfork
GNU
Mervin Mfg.
Studio on Fire
Oregon Cultural Trust
Nonsek
Little Brown & Co.
Epipheo
Sasquatch Press
Gingko Press
Thrice
Sub Pop Records

Accolades & Press

Print Regional Design Annual
HOW Self-Promo Design Annual
3x3 Illustration Annual
Rosey Award: Identity
Rosey's: Excellence, Identity
Rosey's: Merit, Packaging
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Dwell
HOW
Grain Edit
Drawn!
The Dieline
Juxtapoz
Etsy
Publishers Weekly
It's Nice That
The Fox is Black
Kickstarter
BUST
LA Ink
Computer Arts Magazine
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Logology 2 - Victionary

Talks & Workshops

Upcoming Events:

Check back soon!

 

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Past Events (short list):

 

Creative Mornings: Portland
(video here)

Design Madison
Cartoon Network 20th Anniv Show
Museum of Contemporary Craft
PSU Show & Tell
AIGA nowHere Conference
We Make: SketchXChange
AIGA Design Camp
Oregon State University
PageTurn PDX