Jolby is a creative studio that makes for the better. We do this through design, illustration, and thoughtful creative solutions.

We look for the potential in every idea, every project, and every person. We don’t believe that there’s a “right” or “cool” way of doing things – but there is a Jolby way. We look at the world with wide eyes; soaking up not just what is, but what could be. We sift through the mundane, the average, the lackluster and we find the gold. We nurture, incubate, and feed our ideas until something magical happens. We see restrictions as challenges and roadblocks as jumping-off points. We say “yes and...” and we always Ride the Weird™.

Our studio is selective in the projects we take on and are thoughtful about the ways we work. We love to partner with those who share this optimism. Where we work is fun, playful, and inviting. We share our bright outlook on the world through community events and well thought-out creative solutions. At Jolby, there is no expectation of perfection and ego doesn’t get a seat at the table. Everything we do, we do collectively with the goal to be better and to make others better.

 

A Few of Our Clients

Capabilities

Creative
• Creative Direction
• Art Direction
• Creative Consulting

 

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

 

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

 

Product
• Packaging Design
• Packaging Systems
• Production and Coordination

Branding
• 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

 

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

 

Motion
• 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
The Jolby Team

Jolby co-founders Josh Kenyon & Colby Nichols began their creative partnership in 2005 wanting 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 create the best and most collaborative work possible. The studio was previously known as "Jolby & Friends", but the name has been shortened. Don't worry—we're still friends.

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
½ cheesybeefyspicycrunchy