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Mission Statement

create home. (It’s just that simple to us.)


Meet the IM design studios team:


Jeff Fenton

Interior Designer


Jeff Fenton is co-owner of IM design studios. Jeff moved to Santa Fe, NM, in 2002 where he and his partner Chris Martinez built a dynamic interior design business including diverse projects ranging from single-room makeovers; to complete home remodels; to the comprehensive interior design of newly constructed luxury homes.


Jeff works closely with his clients to develop a vision for their homes that centers on connection. As an open communicator, Jeff develops relationships that reach far beyond the typical business exchange. Among his many skills are design concept, presentation layout, project management, budget management, sourcing, networking, and the ancient practice of Feng Shui. Beyond his commitment to his clients, he is very active in his community, volunteering his design expertise and time to several organizations including the NM Museum of Art, Santa Fe Design Week, The Buckaroo Ball, Assistance Dogs of the West, and The Life Monologue Project. Jeff is also contributing editor of the Design column in Santa Fean magazine.


Prior to his career in interior design, Jeff spent 15 years as a retail management executive. He worked for five years at Bloomingdales as an executive in the men’s department before joining Gap, Inc. During his 10 years at Gap, Jeff held several corporate and field positions including District Manager, Washington DC; Manager of Product Communications, San Francisco; and Regional Manager, Seattle. Jeff was consistently recognized for his achievements in sales growth, operational control, human resources development, brand management and leadership.



Chris Martinez

Graphic Designer, Photographer

Chris Martinez is co-owner of IM design studios. Chris is the embodiment of the modern day Renaissance man, offering a wide range of skills to our clients. His talent and expertise includes graphic design, commercial digital photography, fine art digital photography, lighting design, electrical, and audio-visual design. Chris is fluent in several graphic design software programs including Photoshop, InDesign, QuarkXPress, Freehand, and Illustrator. He has also earned a US Patent on an exclusive digital photography process called, “Auragami”.

Chris’ talent for composition, layout and design, coupled with his client-friendly style, have made him a valuable resource for several Santa Fe businesses who want to increase their brand visibility through printed materials or web publications. Chris embraces a unique niche by offering “one-stop” digital photography and graphic design services to his clients; taking them from advertising concept to print-ready files and artwork.

Chris is a native of Washington DC, where he taught Second Grade for 8 years following college. Immediately afterward, Chris moved to San Francisco to complete a degree in Graphic Design from Platt College. Before immersing himself in IM design studios, Chris used his degree and considerable talents as Manager of Digital Imaging for a Seattle, WA, print house; and again as Media Manager for Victoria Price Art & Design in Santa Fe, NM.

Please click here to visit Chris' website of his photographic work.



What Does the "IM" in IM design studios mean...?

We are often asked what the “IM” stands for in our company’s name. It actually doesn’t stand for any one thing, but rather a host of things – much like us.




Published Work

IM design studios’ work has appeared in the following local and national publications:

A Year of Santa Fe Homes calendar

Albuquerque Journal North

Elle Décor magazine

Haciendas, A Parade of Homes

Local Flavor magazine

Northwest Home & Garden magazine

Santa Fe Catalogue

Santa Fean magazine

Su Casa magazine

Sunset magazine (yet to be published)

The New Mexican

Trend magazine

Vastu book


And the TLC network's reality design show - Trading Spaces

Community Involvement

In addition to our commitment to our individual clients, we are active design enthusiasts within our community and have shared our design talent, time and expertise with several high profile fundraising events and charitable organizations:


Buckaroo Ball Fundraiser                                                                      

     - The Southwest’s largest annual fundraiser benefiting children, 2008

Santa Fe Design Week                                                                         

     - Santa Fe Interior Designers Presents; Home Tour & Dialogue, 2009, 2008, 2007

New Mexico Museum of Art

     - FoCA (Friends of Contemporary Art) Associate Council Member, 2009, 2008

     - FoCA Board Member, 2007, 2006

     - FoCA Biennial Fundraiser, 2008, 2005

     - FoCA Architecture Tour, 2007, 2006

     - FoCA Studio Tour, 2007, 2006

Santa Fe Preparatory School

     - “Fais-Do-Do” Annual Scholastic Fundraiser, 2007

Assistance Dogs of the West

     - “Animal Shrine” Show & Fundraiser, 2007, 2006

Life Monologue Project

     - Teen Out Monologues, 2006

     - Journal Project Fundraiser, 2005

SITE Santa Fe

     - “Deformities & Deformations, Our Grotesque” – Biennial Fundraiser, 2004

St. Vincent Hospital

     - “Trick or Treat” Pediatric Fundraiser, 2004


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IM design studios
1405 second street
santa fe, nm 87505


All photography and website design: © Chris Martinez, IM design studios, santa fe, nm