GOPHERWOOD DESIGN / BUILD specializes in Custom Woodwork. Our goal is to assist you in the design process and deliver a product we are both proud of. We are eager to help you with whatever your needs may be:
Interior or Exterior Design/Build
Trade show display Fabrication
Retail environment and display program fabrication
Custom Vehicle conversion
We enjoy the wide variety of specialties our clients request and are up for any challenge.
As a youth I worked with my father building timber frame structures in southern California, from homes to commercial buildings. He is also a small/large scale wood worker and continues to be a mentor to my work. While attending UCSB I found a talent as an artist and began working in visual merchandising for a number of national retailers. While working with Urban Outfitters as a display artist I began making gifts for friends with in the company. The gifts were well liked by the visual director and a buyer contacted me to produce my first line of small goods for some of the more curated new stores. Working closely with this buyer we customize the products for various markets. During this time I also traveled for UO opening new stores and designing seasonal floorsets for the brand as a whole.
At the same time the work I was doing in the Santa Barbara Urban Outfitters was noticed by a local entrepreneur, Shelter Social Company. To date we have collaborated on larger installation builds including but not limited to work at The Alamo Motel, The Rancho Inn, the Hamlet Inn and Sama Sama kitchen. It is by way of my clients and their support that I have the confidence and persistence to design and build in both the large and small scale.
In the years that have passed since starting GWDB I've been able to work with many amazing people and gain some notoriety for being a custom woodworker. Some of my work has been published in Dwell, Sunset, Vogue and a number of newspapers