Manley Design History
During 1991-2001 I worked designing and fabricating custom high-end furniture, primarily for children. The jobs usually consisted of multiple pieces completely furnishing a room, based around a theme or style, including custom wall murals in some cases. My pieces were sold out of stores located in Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Del Mar, and Palo Alto including other locations over the years. Designs focused on creating an environment to stimulate the child’s imagination while maintaining a practical level of utility. Several rooms sold to celebrity clients including Will Smith and Jada Pinkett, Whoopi Goldberg, John Goodman, Pia Zadora, Nicholas Cage, and Sinbad. From 2006-2011 I was doing contract 3D design work for a company called Applied Ideas, Inc. primarily. Since 2011 I have been doing 3D and architectural work for a variety of companies and individuals. In addition I continue to create custom artwork which I occasionally sell.