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Q&A with Josh Kenyon & Colby Nichols

Jolby & Friends

We are Josh Kenyon & Colby Nichols, Co-Founders and Co-Creative Directors at Jolby & Friends a collaborative creative studio in Portland, OR. We've been working together since 2005 and believe that we should all collaborate for the better.

Software / hardware

Colby: In the studio we use Mac laptops and Wacom Cintiqs along with the Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. Although everything we do starts with pencil and paper.

Ideal work environment

Josh: A cup of coffee, a bowl of steamed rice, some solid tunes and our team all working. 
Colby: A perfect work day includes lots of coffee, loud music, and being surrounded by happy, busy people. If all of those boxes are checked, it's gonna be a great day.

Work inspiration

Josh: For me it's outside of the studio. Whether it's at a lake fishing, foraging for mushrooms or a trip with my wife; I find my inspiration from my experiences in life. 
Colby: I am constantly inspired by where we live in Portland, OR. The creative community that surrounds us endlessly inspires me to work harder.

Creatives you admire most

Colby: Steven Harrington, Tim Biskup, and Invisible Creature.
Josh: Sanna Annukka, Geoff Mcfetridge and my wife's little sister.

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