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Framing and Design Specialists in Marin and Throughout the Bay Area Since1977.
You can expect us to have the skills and credentials and expertise to roll up our sleeves
and come back to you with innovative solutions.
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My professional career as a picture framer began over a half century ago. In 1962, my parents opened Heritage Frames on 19th and Irving in San Francisco. From the onset at the age of 15 (photo left), I worked at Heritage after school and on Saturdays learning the art of picture framing and design. To further my education, I was mentored and inspired by industry expert, Paul Fredrick. In 1977, after fifteen years in San Francisco, we relocated to Marin with a new identity, Ringseis Designs. I genuinely enjoy making contacts and spending time talking with people and providing strong customer service. I take pride in understanding our clients. I am dedicated to providing forward-thinking, relationship-driven and strategic services designed to help every one of my clients, individual and businesses achieve their goals.

Pictured Left: Jim Ringseis at age 16 working at his

family's frame shop, Heritage Frames, which was

located on Irving Street in San Francisco.

Why Choose Us?


We specialize in museum standards and practice conservation and archival techniques.


State of the Art

We have a state-of-the-art framing facility fully equipped to handle any size job.


Design Results

We offer expert design solutions and tailor your design to meet your personal style and budget.


Jim Ringseis
Master Framer​

Jim's love of art and all things related give him a unique and sophisticated design sense. He has a great deal of pride in what he does. His passion for design and the perfection he brings to his work is truly unmatched. "What I find most rewarding is the one-on-one connection with my customers." You can learn more about Jim by checking out the documentary called, "Naples Yellow" that premiered at the 2013 Mill Valley Film Festival. 

Working With Clients Across A Wide Spectrum


  • George Sumner

  • Timothy Horn

  • Russell Chatham

  • Tom Killion

  • Tom Wood

  • Kristen Garneau

  • Marin Society of Artists

Film Makers

  • George Lucas

  • Brad Bird 

  • Big Rock Ranch

  • Lucasfilm

  • Industrial Light & Magic

  • The Walt Disney Company


  • Todd Pickering

Interior Designer

  • Jane Richardson-Mac


  • LUCID Art Museum, Marin

  • De Young Museum

Designer Showcase

  • SF Decorator's Showcase

  • Marin Designer's Showcase


  • Broderbund Software

  • Disney Interactive

  • The Learning Company

  • Mattel Interactive

  • Meadow Club 

  • Kaiser Hospital

  • Daly City Fire Department

  • ​Our valued walk-in trade

  • And more ...

Offering the same stiller service and exceptional framing since 1962.
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