Our partners have helped us from product and logo design, testing gear, providing inspiring images, and most importantly sharing our values of developing a sustainable, climate neutral company. Without these partners our products and our message wouldn't exist. Some of these partners are compensated, others just want to help us out and give us guidance and test gear. We love them all. Check them out and their links below.
Alana is an award-winning commercial artist specializing in illustration-driven design with a focus on branding and packaging. Previously leading teams in design, advertising, and tech environments, she now collaborates directly with clients and agencies as a full-time freelancer. When she is not working, she is fly fishing. That's her with flyrod in hand and her JOOB original Alana cap in herringbone flannel.
Cameron Cushman is a filmmaker and avid fly fisherman living in South Florida. He travels the country in search of various species of fish in their native ranges, from salt water flats to high mountain streams. When he is not filming or on the water, he spends time with his family of six, and advocates for those suffering with invisible illnesses by using personal experience and motivational methods. Cameron is an experienced and integrity driven professional with a demonstrated history of working in the outdoor industry.
Francisco is our Argentinian friend and collaborator who takes amazing stills and drone shots across a variety of activities.
Chapter 1: As the son of two park rangers, I built a lot of forts as a kid. I went on to guide whitewater trips in the Canadian Arctic.
Chapter 2: Post college I moved to SF, got an MBA, worked in software, and founded two startups. Then I jumped to outdoor industry and launched a marketing program from scratch.
Chapter 3: Now I live in a Tacoma with my dog Bea, searching for good ramen and trails to run. I work as a freelancer producer, writer, and photographer.
Chapter 4: Scheming the next big thing.
First and foremost an athlete, creative mind and outdoorsman, Colton's passion for wide open spaces and adventure started long before he ever picked up a camera. In 2015 Colton launched into a full-time photography career after shadowing under several of Seattle's elite photographers. At age 27 he has already spent a decade working in the outdoor industry. Colton is known for his ability to capture the human interaction amongst earths most delicate and pristine landscapes. His endurance, dedication and unique perspective make his work special.
Photographer, outdoorsman, optimist. Wil was one of our team members during a shoot out in Tacoma and took amazing stills that captured the outdoors and our product in harmony. You can find him in Seattle when he's not sailing, fishing, or filming.
Zach Reed is a traveling photographer and filmmaker based in Seattle, WA. Zach's adaptive style and unique perspective has enabled him to cover a wide variety of subjects. You'll find his work in print, web, and on television. He has gained recognition globally through his various social media accounts and was Emmy nominated in 2014 for his videography work on a local show
AJ is another one of our amazing photographers who focuses on flyfishing images but can also take some incredible food pics. He has helped us test out some of our prototypes while on a trip down to South Andros. His knowledge of flyfishing knows no bounds.
James is a long-time friend with shared interests in photography, fly-fishing, and outdoor gear. As owner of Old Souls, an outdoor shop in Cold Spring, NY - James would rather be outside than running a business - make that multiple businesses. If you head to Cold Spring you'll find Old Souls and next door is Barber and Brew - where you can get a cut, shave, and beer. Oh yeah, James also manages a wood flooring business in New York. And in his spare time he hosts fly fishing trips around the world - notably Kamchatka Russia and Kiribati. And one other thing - James takes a good picture or two.
Matt is one of our Michigan natives who has helped us out on a number of studio and lifestyle shots around Ann Arbor. He has multiple interests including software user experience, motorcycle rehab, and spending as much time outside as possible.
Benjamin is a long-time JOOB collaborator, before JOOB was even in existence. Benjamin worked with John and Nicha while at our former tech company, and his graphics were always kick ass. JOOB's elephant logo and type were designed by Benjamin, and his team has been working with us to build out our website and social media presence.
Luke is an unpaid fan and has been helpful in getting the JOOB word out there. He shares our values of sustainability and supports small businesses. Cheers Luke!
Nicole runs Blue Moon Wild Yoga in Ann Arbor and has been very helpful in setting up feedback sessions on women's activewear to guide some of our new products for women - she's wearing our latest women's tank prototype in this picture. She's an inspiring yoga coach and has taught Nicha and I a lot about yoga.
Steve is a long-time friend and fly-fishing partner who travels the world with fly rod in hand. He was an early tester of our Day Pack, our Check button down, Everywhere pants and shorts, and our PolyAnna tees. He's brutallly honest and has been invaluable in tweaking our products to make them better.
Sean is my brother and came up with the idea of naming our company JOOB, as well as helped in the creation of the elephant logo. I don't like to admit that he's a better skier than me but yes, he is. As COO of Stone Brewing, he's a key contributor to the spirits during our off sites.
Taylor is a landscape and adventure travel photographer. He creates meaningful, unique and innovative images that ignite a passion in his audience to gain a better understanding of our natural world. Through his unrelenting optimism and drive, he loves to take on challenges and consistently delivers beyond expectation.
Joanne is our partner at MCM Enterprises out of Brooklyn, and has been instrumental in bringing many of our products to market including our O-Coat, Beanies, and Everywhere pants and shorts. From initial prototyping to production to digitzing patterns - they have been a great partner.
Piboon is our fair trade partner out of Bangkok. He has a zero waste, low GHG factory that he designed and built modeling Toyota Production Systems processes - enabling his team to use small lot size, employee driven autonomy and quality control. His team is cross trained to develop every workers skills, and he pays well above average wages for Thailand. He has his own line of triathlete and sports wear he sells in Thailand - and is an avid triathlete himself.
Steven was our Day Pack designer and photo shoot manager for our Tacoma shoot. He's been instrumental in bringing our Day Pack to life, and is one of the most chill guys out there who loves our planet. Cheers Steven.
MiiR is a company that shares JOOB's values, and is our collaborator with our Camp Cup and future items. They have helped us spread the word on sustainability and have helped us reach new people with their partnership.
Eric is a climber, lover of nature, and shares JOOB's values of doing right by nature, people, and realizing it's not all about profit. His post on JOOB nailed what we are all about. Cheers, Eric.
Paul heads up Kendor Textiles and has taught JOOB what sustainable textiles is all about. He and his team have developed a unique partnership with mills around the world who are innovating and developing safer, environmentally friendly materials for brands to use. He's introduced us to the various certifications that identify sustainable fabrics, and continues to bring us new patterns to use. Cheers Paul and Kendor Textiles.