Photographed by Patricia Chang.
Jay Jeffers
Jay Jeffers has run his own interior design firm since 1999, gaining critical acclaim from an early start. His incredible work has been featured in countless publications, showrooms, and has been placed into residences around the country. He even opened up his own San Francisco store filled with beautiful home decor.

Although Jeffers now leads a team of 10 designers, he began pursuing a career in advertising at Gap. "It was a fun, fantastic environment full of interesting, creative people, but my job was very analytical," says Jeffers. "I was searching for a career that would make me happy going to work every day and I realized this wasn’t it. I took a night class through Berkeley Extension – Intro to Interior Design – and it was love at first swatch."