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


• 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
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

Vilay Dethluxay

½ Senior Creative Producer
½ Sticky Rice

Sam Rice

½ Creative Producer
½ Adventurer

Sarah Martin

½ Art Director
½ Ham Lord

AJ Minnis

½ Designer
½ Juice

Dillon Lawrence

½ Senior Designer
½ Mountain Dweller

Maggie Johnson

½ Designer
½ cheesybeefyspicycrunchy