Thomas Jayne / Designer
The firm’s founder, Thomas Jayne, brings a varied and extensive educational background to his work. He studied architecture and art history at the University of Oregon where he received a Bachelor of Architecture, and then continued on to Winterthur Museum, earning a Masters degree in their graduate fellows program in American Material Culture. After his academic work, he pursued fellowships at the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Historic Deerfield and J. Paul Getty Museum before finding his way to Christie’s Estates and Appraisal Department. From there, his exposure to architecture and the decorative arts naturally lead him into interior design. He was fortunate to have his start in the field at two influential design firms in America, Parish-Hadley & Associates and Kevin McNamara, Inc., before setting up his own firm, Jayne Design Studio, in 1990.