Joe Ledbetter


Joe Ledbetter (aka: JLed) is an artist known for his distinctive style in painting and vinyl toy design.

A full-time artist and freelance designer since 2004, Ledbetter has created an incredible cast of creatures used to anthropomorphize the human condition. With crisp bold lines and a vibrant palette, he mixes irony, social criticism and mischief, making his work universal and unmistakable.

After earning a degree in Sociology from Humboldt State University in 2001, Ledbetter began his career as a graphic artist in the apparel industry by day and painting for underground art shows by night. Working his way up in the art world, he would quit his day job in 2004 to focus entirely on painting and toy design, which eventually led to solo art exhibitions in 9 different countries, collaborating with top brands (Disney Parks, Mattel, IKEA, Nike Sportswear, Swatch Watch, DreamWorks, DC Collectibles, Sony Music, Kidrobot), exhibiting in museum shows (Andy Warhol Museum, MADRE Museum Italy, Bristol City Museum UK, Riverside Art Museum), having his work sell at auction at Christie’s in New York, and being featured in The Los Angeles Times, Architectural Digest, People Magazine, Juxtapoz Magazine and Hi-Fructose Magazine.

Ledbetter lives and works in his hometown of Los Angeles, CA.