The past year and a half has been equally as challenging as it has been rewarding within our little piece of Portland. We couldn’t be happier with where we are as a studio and seeing what we do grow beneath our feet has been amazing.
When we opened our doors as a studio called Jolby in 2010, it was just the two of us hell-bent on creating great work and pouring everything we had into it. We never thought this small dream would grow beyond the both of us (plus Archie, the studio guard dog).
Now, after growing, learning, and pushing ourselves, we are a team of six people dedicated to telling stories through collaboration and riding the weird. We are Josh & Colby (Founders/Creative Directors), Steven Kasprzyk (Operations Manager), Lea Loo (Designer), Seth Gale (Designer), and our most recent addition Brett Stenson (Senior Designer & Illustrator).
Looking back, Jolby started as an “us” (just Josh & Colby). But now, with our team, it’s a “we”. The feeling of pride for the work we’ve all done together and the stuff that we can’t wait to show you is overwhelming.
The idea of collaborating on every project and keeping an open mind has changed and evolved with each person we add to our team and we’re excited to keep finding new ways to work together and push each other to get better at what we do. Our goal from day one was to collaborate on everything we did and that will continue to be the driving vision.
Our URL JolbyAndFriends.com was originally created because jolby.com was taken. Now more then ever the & Friends hold a weight that we couldn’t have planned. The team is changing and evolving our studio in powerful ways. Our next steps are to make this website reflect just that and to let others know that we are larger and more capable than ever before.
Jolby & Friends is a creative studio that has bloomed into so much more than what we could have ever dreamed of and for that we are incredibly thankful as fans and clients. The future looks weird and we are excited to ride it out.
Keep it weird,
Jolby & Friends