Since the late 1980’s, Jeffrey Cook/Jeffrey Designs has created memorable environments both on stage and off throughout the Pacific Northwest, with scenic designs in greater Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, Portland, and Eugene. His range of experience encompasses everything from multi-scene musicals to classic dramas, interior decor to large scale installations, full scale scenic painting, illustration art, and small detailed 3-D models. He provides in-depth attention and support to his director and creative teams with a process-oriented design which instills each project with fresh insight while building on a solid foundation of classic quality and detail. Jeffrey’s artistic goal is to provide every design with its own unique, appropriate expression, and not an extension of his own personal style.
At the center of JeffreyDesigns work is his focus on scenic design for the theatre. With over 25 years of experience and hundreds of shows created for dozens of theatres, scenery is what Jeffrey feels his talents are best suited for.
Stepping out from behind-the-scenes, Jeffrey works with a wide range of clients to help create environments which have their own unique theatrical quality to them. Large scale holiday decor, restaurant and residential interiors including home cocktail lounges, party style, and decor for conventions at local hotels are all part of his variety of design.
Sometimes projects come to JeffreyDesigns through previous connections, and sometimes the world around is inspiration enough. Production Illustrations and models, greeting cards from his extensive personal collection of photographs, and singular art creations are part of his mission to “return artful style to our world”.
Jeffrey has painted sets for dozens of theatres since 1988. Beginning with studies at WSU in Pullman, volunteering hundreds of hours for community-based theatre companies, earning his MFA graduate degree at the UO in Eugene (a fellowship covered his tuition while leading students in scene painting), and painting sets he designed simply to get the job done. He is a proud member of IATSE local 488 (scenic painters and more).