How we work


Every Fat Pencil Studio project begins with a conversation. We work with you to develop a detailed understanding of the project, problems, considerations and desired outcomes. We bring a wealth of practical and technical knowledge to the table that enables us to identify the most effective strategy for achieving your goals.


Once we have determined the best course of action, we get busy using our considerable array of tools to realize your project. The resulting product can include, but is not limited to: digital 3d models, video, slideshows, diagrams, presentation boards, real-time graphics, interactive illustrations, and hand drawings.


We take an active role in making sure your presentation graphics are powerfully received. We offer real-time modeling and navigation for court cases, interview presentations, public meetings, and screen-sharing conference calls. We are available for test-runs, training, button pushing, and logistical and equipment support.


  • Working with Fat Pencil was great. Joshua has a real gift for translating concepts to compelling graphics.

    Alan HickenbottomPresidentTanner Creek Energy

    The 3d drawings help all team members identify constructability and logistics challenges.

    Greg WimmerProject ManagerFortis Construction

    Fat Pencil Studio created 3d diagrams that helped us understand what each witness could have seen from their perspective. These were valuable to our team during trial preparation, and proved very convincing to the jury.

    Larry PetersonAttorney at Law

    Everyone on the team was mightily impressed with your knowledge, responsiveness, and quick uptake on the details.

    Nanci KlingerAttorneyCity of Portland

    Our experience working with Fat Pencil has been great. Their finished products have consistently exceeded our expectations. When we see their work, we often wonder, how in the world did they do that?

    Thomas BrexProduction ManagerAdvanced Energy Systems

    You guys did a fantastic job! Having Jason along for the pre-proposal meeting to see the existing site conditions was imperative to formulating the graphics.

    Blain GroverProject ManagerFortis Construction

    The graphics helped communicate our story where words were just not enough.

    Eric H.I. HoffmanOperations ManagerHoffman Construction

    Fat Pencil Studio did an impressive job on every deliverable, working diligently to meet the project’s tight deadlines, despite frequent and multiple last-minute design changes.

    Katharine BrendleSenior Transportation Project ManagerURS Corporation

    We use digital models as a collaboration tool to help our team develop a clear understanding of logistical challenges. Fat Pencil Studio helps us tackle ambitious projects, and prepare compelling presentations.

    Janice WestcottDirector of MarketingLease Crutcher Lewis

    Joshua’s unique background of engineering and architecture allowed a creative and constructive problem solving process that culminated in an end-product far beyond what we could have dreamed of.

    Carl Ivar HolmenCo-FounderBM Energy Group