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The Framer's Workshop - Custom & DIY Picture Framing,
Oversize Printing & Digital Restoration

2439 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704 • (510)  849–4444
Hours: Mon - Sat: 10 - 6 Sun: Noon - 6

FIrst hour FREE Parking Above Our Shop! $2 per hour after the first hour, up to 4 hours.


Meet the Framers at The Framer's Workshop
Kirstie Jeff Michael
Kirstie: Co-Owner

Kirstie Bennett, is the co-owner and founder of TheFramer's Workshop. She and Jeff have won a number of awards, including the SF Chronicle Bay List Best Frame Shop 2008 and 2010, Constant Contact’s Best Newsletter Practices Award 2008, 2009, 2010, and the Oakland Tribune’s “Bay Area Best” for multiple years. Décor Magazine awarded her with the Best-E-Newsletter distinction in 2009 and 2010. See more accomplishments in this site's In the News section. Kirstie holds a B.A. in English and Art History from U.C.L.A. and earned a California Secondary Teaching Credential in high school English from the University of California at Berkeley.  She is also an educator for the Professional PictureFramer’sAssociation’s National Conference. Kirstie handles marketing and corporate art Kirstie's LinkedIn Pageand framing consultation for the business. “I am fortunate to have spent my working life doing what I love.”

Jeff: Co-Owner

Jeff Goldberg is co-owner of the The Framer’s Workshop. He joined the business shortly after it opened in 1977. He and Kirstie have built a life together centered around their family and the business. He earned a B.S. in Business Administration and Marketing at The State University of New York at Albany and attended the Master’s Program in Counseling and Guidance at The University of Oklahoma. Before moving to California he worked as a framer in several fine art galleries in New York and was a shop manager at a high-end restoration gallery in Rochester. His background includes psychiatric counseling and a love of art. Jeff handles shop workflow and the financial side of the business.

Mike: Graphics Manager

Mike's earliest picture framing experience was as a part time job in high school. "Imagine cutting wood frame corners using a hand saw and mitre box! The corners were atrocious." Mike studied design at the Institute of Design of the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago before moving to the Bay Area in 1973. He has worked at The Framer's Workshop since1977. Currently his primary duties involve maintaining our web site as well as all other advertising, printing and graphics projects. He is a fine arts painter with work in the permanant collection of the Oakland Museum and The Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento.

Sara Dana Lee
Sarah: Store Manager

Sarah has worked with us since 2003. She received her BFA from Skidmore College with a concentration in Fiber Arts and a minor in Asian Studies. As well as overseeing staff and store work flow for both retail and corporate projects, she enjoys creative techniques. Her specialty is designing hand-wrapped fabric and other specialty mats with our computerized mat cutter. She also designs creative solutions for framing 3D objects.

Dana: Assistant Store Manager

Dana joined our staff in November, 2012. He has a B.A. in modern literature from UC Santa Cruz. His degree encompases a liberal arts education, with an emphasis on trans-national/heritage literary movements arising out of 19th Century Russia. He is currently engaged in jazz performance and composition studies. With several years of picture framing and shop management experience, he has an excellent eye for color, design and detail. We're happy to have him as our assistant store manager.

Lee: Framing Associate

Lee studied Art and Design at the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida. After school, he lived in Greece for several months supporting himself through farm work, construction and carpentry when not visiting and sketching the ancient sites. He has lived in the Bay Area since the mid 1980s. As a painter, Lee is interested in archetypal mythological themes populated with contemporary super heroes. He paints in oil and acrylic on canvas stretched over tree branches, giving the edges a more irregular and organic feel.

Hugo  

Dina: Framing Associate

Dina is a visual artist, working in photography, bookmaking, and letterpress. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography, degree in 2020 from California College of the Arts. Through self-portraiture and landscape photography her work revolves around themes of self-discovery, spirituality, individualism, and psychoanalysis.

Hugo: Custom Framer

Hugo has worked with us since 2005 and had 12 years of custom framing experience prior to joining our team. Hugo handles the bulk of our custom framing work and frames all oversize projects. He is also a musician and works on event production with his production company, STEELOmusic

 

 

 



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