Soulmates Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel founded Studio Job in 2000. This studio was established in the Renaissance spirit - where traditional and modern techniques are combined to produce once-in-a-lifetime objects. The pair started the studio after graduating from the Dutch Design Academy in Eindhoven and in the fifteen years since then, they have moved towards being the contemporary pioneers of personal expression. Technique, science and ornamental designs come together in Studio Job's work as examples of what can be described as Gesamtkunstwerk - a total art work or an all embracing art form. Job Smeets likes to call their style 'New Gothic', with perfectionism and uniqueness as its key features. Nynke Tynagel describes it as a symphony orchestra where a cohesive piece of music is created from an abundance of different sounds.
Works by Studio Job can be found in more than forty museums around the world. The design duo have had dozens of solo exhibitions. Their iconic, heraldic and cartoon-like sculptures are popular with collectors. Proclaimed one of the most influential design teams by the Financial Times, Studio Job is passionate about building up an oeuvre that is becoming increasingly extravagant in its details and increasingly personal.