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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 simply triggers peoples imaginations to do the rest of the creating. My work has traveled to Comicon, SXSW, 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 design studio specializing in supporting scientists and engineers at JPL & NASA with visual 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
• 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).

 


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

 


Exhibitgroup/Giltspur

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.