I never knew exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up, but I always knew one thing with absolute certainty – that I loved art. Whatever I ended up doing with my life, I knew I wanted it to focus around art in some way. I went to college, earned an art degree, and began the job search, which, for a young artist these days can be…challenging to say the least. After a few months I found a job working at a very nice art gallery that specialized in custom picture framing. That was in 2006. In addition to continually producing my own artwork, I’ve been framing ever since.
I didn’t intentionally choose framing. I guess you could say it chose me.
Now I consider myself to be a highly trained specialist in the field, and I want to use my knowledge to help you. I’ve helped hundreds and hundreds of customers over the years, just like you, with the same questions and concerns, and I KNOW how overwhelming custom framing can be.
Do any of these apply to you?
- Have you recently moved into a new apartment or house and are looking to fill those looming bare walls?
- Are you in possession of a piece of artwork that you love but aren’t sure as to the best way to get it up on display?
- Did you spend a pretty penny on a nice set of family photos that should have been put up on the wall…last year?
- Is the beautiful diploma you worked so hard to earn still sitting inside its cardboard envelope?
Working as a framing specialist for the last ten years, the one sentiment I hear people say over and over is “I’ve had this sitting in my house for years meaning to frame it..” Because let’s face it…custom framing is confusing. And the cost makes it something you may not want to enter into lightly.
One of the purposes of this site is to provide you with clarification before you tackle your framing projects. I will be exploring the MANY different options out there as well as giving you my personal recommendations for various products and services. I will answer ALL of your framing questions so that you can get those projects done!
If you’re completely unfamiliar with the custom framing process, check out my Custom Framing 101 post to get started.