Framing and Design Specialists in Marin and throughout the Bay Area.

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. 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.


  1. Your happiness is the best reason for choosing a talented designers who can make the framing experience enjoyable. 

  2. You trust an expert to guide you through the process of selecting the best frame that will compliment your piece.

  3. You expect more for custom framing as it is an investment which increases the value of the piece of art.

  4. Your designer will help you make the best decision for your budget and your personal style.

  5. It is a joy to work with a designer who cares as much as you do about your art investment.

  6. You want a professional handling your artwork with kid gloves taking proper measures protecting your investment. 

  7. You are important and your time is valuable. An excellent designer will take notice of your requests and do their best to accommodate your needs. 



Serving the Bay Area. Offering the same stiller service and exceptional framing!

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

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. 

Owner, Designer, Master Framer


We provide services to clients in the following industries:

  •  Artists

  • Computer Software Companies

  • Firefighter Professionals

  • Graphic Designers

  • Hospitals

  • Individual Clients

  • Interior Designers

  • Medical Professionals

  • Nonprofits

  • Photographers

  • Private Companies

  • Private Organization

  • Sculpters

  • Small Businesses

Working with clients across a wide spectrum:

  • Artist George Sumner

  • Artist Timothy Horn
    Artist Russell Chatham

  • Artist Tom Killion

  • Artist Tom Wood

  • Broderbund Software

  • Disney Interactive

  • Film Maker, George Lucas 

  • Industrial Light & Magic

  • Lucasfilm 

  • Marin Designer's Showcase

  • Mattel Interactive

  • Meadow Club 

  • Our valued walk-in trade

  • Photographer Todd Pickering

  • San Francisco 
    Decorator's Showcase

  • The Learning Company