My focus as a color consultant/designer is to bring an in-depth approach of supportive color design to all areas of my work. I enjoy working directly with a client, or collaborating with other design and construction professionals in a creative way that adds to the overall value of a project.
IACC accredited color consultant/designer
Specialized training in the field of applied color psychology and human response to color, through the International Association of Color Consultants/Designers (IACC), provides the technical foundation that I apply to any project whether it’s a commercial, residential, institutional, or corporate environment. My thesis subject for IACC: The Importance of Color in an Elementary School.
Professional association with Color Marketing Group (CMG) has provided industry contacts and cutting-edge trend information. “Color Marketing Group” is an international association whose membership includes leaders in color and trend forecasting as well as product designers from all industry segments. This organization helps define the colors that appear in products you use throughout your personal and business environments.
My approach to color design is from the perspective of fine art, combining the elements of color, shape, line, and proportion in relation to details of your building’s interior, exterior, surroundings and of course your own preferences.
The Focus is on Your project
Clients report that they appreciate our attention to detail, our concern for high quality design and service, and our ability to listen and address their concerns in a creative way-achieving results that exceed their expectations.
About Barbara Jacobs
Barbara Jacobs studied fine arts at the Academia di Belle Arti in Florence, Italy; the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied with David Hockney and Adja Yunkers; and the University of Minnesota, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in studio art with a concentration in painting and printmaking.
From 1986 to 1990 she was awarded grants from the Massachusetts Council on the Arts to teach design seminars on traditional design and decorative arts techniques of many cultures. Since 1983 she has worked in many areas of surface design, using a variety of artistic and decorative finish techniques to create innovative color finishes, murals, and other furnishings for residential and commercial interiors. Throughout this time her work has been produced in many venues of the design marketplace, from print design for the garment industry to contract wall coverings, and now her own line of custom Tibetan rugs, Silk Road Weaves.
Her published articles on the subject of color design for the built environment have appeared in the New England Real Estate Journal, Structures (Banker and Tradesman), Shopping Center World, Boston Magazine, Boston Home and Garden, cnn.com, hgtv.com, a variety of online publications, and local newspapers. Ms. Jacobs has been a guest lecturer for Wentworth Institute of Technology, the Boston Design Center, Build Boston (a trade show of the BSA), RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) and the premier trade events for contract interiors, NEOCON South (Atlanta) and NEOCON (Chicago).
Ms. Jacobs is a fully accredited Color Consultant/Designer of the IACC, International Association of Color Consultants/Designers, and formerly of Color Marketing Group (CMG).
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