Hey there, I'm Joby!

For the past 25 years I've worked as a designer & artist in the film, television, music, print and theme park industries.

Now I work for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a Visual Strategist in the 18x communications and education department, particularly within a small design studio called…well…the Studio.

I’m not looking for freelance projects but will take them from time to time so please reach out if you have something interesting. I’ve lead crews and creative teams both paid and volunteer and even work with kids alot so let me know if you need input into your project or educational needs.

I've realized recently that I love creating artwork that simply acts as a trigger for peoples imaginations, allowing them to do the rest of the creating themselves (which ultimately tells the best story).

Outside of the interwebs- my work has traveled to the Super Bowl, Comicon, SXSW, the TED Conference & good old fashioned outer space. 

Contact me HERE

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Jet Propulsion Laboratory | NASA

2012 – Present (5 years) Pasadena, California

I currently work as a Visual strategist within 18x, an organization of communicators and education specialists, supporting scientists and engineers at JPL & NASA with design, art and strategy. Through this process we help them "think through their thinking" finding creative solutions for how to better communicate their missions and projects to each other and the public.


BLT & Associates

April 2011 – April 2011 (1 month) Hollywood, CA

GRAPHIC DESIGN:

2 Week freelance job working on poster comps for films "Cowboys and Aliens" and "X-men: First Class."

 


Mosaic

January 2006 – January 2011 (5 years 1 month) Los Angeles, CA

ART DIRECTOR:

•         Developed visual identity for Mosaic

•         Produced and led groups of volunteer film makers, photographers and traditional /digital media artists as they created passion projects within the city and globally.

•         Created original design and layout for magazines, brochures, videos, slides and promotion for weekly gatherings, special events such as film festivals, concerts, fashion shows, original stage productions as well as materials documenting the relief and humanitarian aid that Mosaic provided around the world (Haiti, Sudan, Thailand, Burma and Mexico).

 


NEOTEK | HAND PROP ROOM (HPR)

January 2000 – January 2003 (3 years 1 month) Burbank, CA

Created props, costumes and concept designs for film and television. Clients include directors J.J. Abrams, Joss Whedon, Steven Soderbergh and Acadey Award winning costume designer Milena Canonero.

Film: 

Solaris; Pirates of the Caribbean ; Bruce Almighty ; Cat in the Hat ; Bad Boys 2 ; XXX ; Scorpion King ; Constantine


Television:

Star Trek Enterprise ; Buffy The Vampire Slayer ; Alias ; C.S.I. ; Malcolm in the Middle ; Angel ; Firefly

 


Walt Disney Imagineering

January 1997 – January 2000 (3 years 1 month) Glendale, CA

Model maker, sculptor and Rockwork Engineer for Tokyo Disney Sea in Tokyo, Japan. 

Produced scale models of rides and attractions in parks Mediterranean Harbor; sculpted full scale props and set pieces for the park at Tujunga location; worked for 1 year in the Rockwork department on the parks central piece, a 21 story tall volcano