With a more than 25 year background as a professional creative, Jeff has made his mark on a number of creative endeavors. Jeff holds a MA in art history and practices painting and photography. Jeff has worked in graphic/web design, advertising, prop styling, interior design and antiques over the course of his career. As an art director, Jeff has created solutions for various home segment retailers such as Neiman Marcus direct, Saks Fifth Ave, Smith & Hawkin, Williams Sonoma and Mary Kay— in addition to fortune 500 companies such as Proctor and Gamble and E Lilly. Jeff has consulted on numerous aspects of the retail/ business, catalog production, e-commerce solutions, retail trends, and web marketing, web design/development, SEO, mobile applications, brand identity across both digital and print platforms. Jeff is a fluent creative, both at home with digital development code, as well as the creative processes of design, advertising, brand message fidelity, photography, art history. In addition to design, Jeff is a licensed Texas real estate agent—Using this expertise, Jeff is a valuable asset during client negotiations, and understanding intuitively the general design direction of each client. Jeff is also an avid francophile, spending large amounts of time in France, sourcing and importing French antiques, housewares to the US design market. Chances are that you might know that Jeff is a PADI certified scuba instructor. In his free time you will often find him either on the way to a tropical island or underwater teaching a group how to dive for the first time. This passion has taken him all over the world from St Maarten to Greece—Madagascar to Bali–Have a seat, Jeff has a wealth of exotic stories to tell." Jeff holds a BA in art and painting from Parsons School of Design in addition to a MA in Art History from Southern Methodist University. JEFF M BARNES  Senior Interior Designer