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Hey there, I'm Joby!

For the past 20 years I've worked as a designer & artist in the film, television, music, print, theme park & aerospace industries.

Now I work for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a Visual Strategist (which is a fancy-pants title for "Designer")  in a Studio called... well... The Studio 

All in all, I tend to operate more like a kitchen, than a drive-thru.  I aim to create work that triggers peoples imaginations so what they imagine does most  of the creating. And finally, my work has traveled to Comicon, the TED Conference, the Super Bowl & to space. 

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Jet Propulsion Laboratory | NASA

2012 – Present (5 years) Pasadena, California

I currently work within an on-lab Studio specializing in supporting scientists and engineers with visual strategy for their missions and instruments. I also work with a team to creatively communicate current and future JPL/ NASA space missions to the public for inspiration and education.

BLT & Associates

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


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



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


• Developed visual identity for Mosaic
• Created original design and layout for magazines, brochures, videos, slides and fliers for weekly gatherings,  Film Festivals, Fashion Shows and original stage productions. Also created original magazines and books documenting the relief and humanitarian aid that Mosaic provides around the world (Haiti, Sudan, Thailand, Burma and Mexico).



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.


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


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



January 1995 – June 1995 (6 months) Pittsburgh, PA

• Paid internship involving the design and production of trade show exhibits for large corporations.
• Built models and illustrated layouts of exhibit options for clients.