Originally started in 2018 as one man’s quest to find the perfect metallic purple for his Emperor’s Children, Turbo Dork has now grown from that initial 16 paints on Etsy into a full line of 80 colors distributed around the world! From our humble beginnings as a side hustle at the kitchen table of a Downtown Los Angeles loft to a cross-country move in 2021 to an actual warehouse in Austin, Texas, we have grown quite a bit in our first several years. Despite how much we’ve grown though, we try to maintain a scrappy, ‘can-do’ spirit and strive as a small company to make the best products we can.
With our line of beautiful Metallics and our radical Turbo Shifts, we try to make a palette as colorful as the diverse hobby world we serve. We strive to be a welcoming and inclusive space in the world of hobbies, and one of the most approachable and personable groups of people in the industry. As we look to the future, and the exciting possibilities it holds, we see nothing but opportunities to continue to make our slice of the world as colorful as possible.
Greg De Stefano, the mastermind behind Turbo Dork, where captivating colors come to life! Formerly a commercial and fashion photographer in Los Angeles, Greg made a bold shift into paint production after noticing the hobby world lacked the vividness his photography was known for. An avid Warhammer 40K player and painter since childhood, his passion for vibrant hues led him to revolutionize the industry, earning him the title "Commander of Color." Turbo Dork's innovative and boundless palette now inspires artists and gamers worldwide, igniting their creativity and leaving an unforgettable mark on the miniature painting community.
Co-founder of Turbo Dork, network news producer, talk show host, and star of the award-winning short film Tone, Meredith leads the team here at Turbo Dork. How two decades of news and entertainment work translates to running a paint company is anybody's guess, but if anyone can keep this ragtag crew of adventurers on course, Meredith is sure she knows the way!
Pat aka Momma Dork
An experimental biologist, science writer, website administrator, long-time miniature painter, and most importantly Greg’s mom. Ever since the launch of Turbo Dork, I have been experimenting with the paints and trying to pass on my experience in the Turbo Dorks Facebook Group and Momma Dork’s Miniature Musings Blog. I like bright colors and prefer painting monsters, but no more Gretchin please... (there is a story there, but that is for another time).