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.
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
Please click here to visit Chris' website of his photographic work.
What Does the "IM" in IM design studios
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.
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
And the TLC network's reality design show - Trading
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:
- The Southwest’s largest annual
fundraiser benefiting children, 2008
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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