British artist and designer Jules Kobelin has been a freelance commercial artist for over 25 years and her artistic talent has been recognized worldwide. Now based in California her art & design company initiates concepts and follows through to final production in graphics, web design, art and film production. Her clients have ranged from the small sized businesses to large corporations such as Adobe, NASA and Ladbrokes.
Jules was educated at The Chelsea College of Art and Design in London where she received her BA in Public Art. Subsequently she received an Earthwatch Arts Fellowship Award that sent her to a land reclamation project in Bulgaria. In 1993 her art direction for Martin Gold Salon was nominated in the Avant Garde category of the British Hairdresser Awards and was published in the British Hairdresser’s Journal. In addition her painted backdrops and set design for Fuji Film were published in The British Photography Journal.
After graduating from The Berkeley Digital Film Institute. Jules has worked on numerous productions as a producer, director, editor, art director and production designer. Her art production on the BECAFEST award winning music video “Vagina Song” won “Best Production Design” at The City Shorts Film Festival 2009.
She was the production designer on the pilot episode of Dyke Central, various short films like Uggu and Cuvee and was the Art Director on the critically acclaimed feature film East Side Sushi, won 13 Audience/Best Narrative/Best Screenplay/Jury Awards on the festival circuit in 2015, has had its national US theatrical run since September 2015 and is being distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Mayer and Sony. This past year she was the production designer for Remember Me featuring the multi-award winning actress Rita Moreno which is currently circulating the film festivals around the country.
Inspired by a music video she directed and produced on renowned jazz singer, Jacqui Naylor Jules founded ARTiDOCs. Subsequently she partnered with Marcy Cravat to create artful documentaries that explore the lives and journeys of artists. In 2012 ARTiDOCs received distribution and released the feature length documentary DVD, Lucky Girl, A Portrait of Jacqui Naylor.
Jules has been producing the live filming of the “Live at Coast” DVD series with the Mastering guru and Grammy board member Michael Romanowski at the historic Coast Recorders in San Francisco. She produced, directed and edited the first DVD release of the series, Jeff Campbell, “Stop and Go” Live at Coast. Jeff Campbell is the recent winner of the Guitar Center Singer and Songwriter National Competition.
As an active member of her community, Jules served two years on the board on the City of Albany Arts Committee. In addition she is currently contracting with the City of Albany and KALB channel 33 on various online and broadcast media productions. She volunteers for the Albany Film Festival which is in its 7th year.
Since October of 2015 Jules has been working as a home stager and designer with the high end staging company GiGIPark in San Francisco. In December of 2015 she designed and installed Holiday installations in six large lobbies at China Basin in San Francisco.
For the past six years Lekkermedia has hired Jules as their art director and prop master for several video productions for Adobe. These videos are shared during the annual Adobe Summit and within Adobe.
Jules thrives in a team environment and her strong background as a fine artist and designer invaluably contribute to the look and feel of every project she takes on.