The team

Framing Elegance has a great team of staff who can honestly say that each day they come to work and offer to preserve and protect their customers prized possessions and memories. What better  reason is there to go to work!

Everyone at Framing Elegance has been asked to write a brief description of who they are and what it that drives them. So here is an insight to who we are.

Chris Baker

Chris Baker

Hi my name is Chris and I am married to Wayne and along with our son Craig, operate what is very much a family business.

My passion is customer service and make it a goal to provide our customers with the highest level of service and customer experience.

My time is spent in all facets of the business including the framing, customer service, deliveries, assisting with installations and have even been known to do the cleaning.

During the first 6 months of owning the business I did the majority of framing as well as all of the other bits and pieces that go into the running of a business, so I have a good understanding of all aspects of the framing process.

I have undertaken international and Australian design and framing training and continually look for new ideas to offer you, our valued customers. This helps me guide you with the framing process so that the final framed item will not only be protected, but will also look wonderful in the home, office or wherever you are wanting it displayed. I am currently active on the committee of the Professional Picture Framers Association (PPFA) Australia as event coordinator for  Australia.

 

 

When I have spare time I like to show my dogs, Hudson and Tilley, these are standard smooth Dachshunds, spending time with our 4 grandchildren or having a nice meal that I dont have to cook!

 

 

 

Wayne Baker

Wayne Baker MCPF

Hi, I’m Wayne and along with Chris, own and operate Framing Elegance. I started my working career as an aviation instrument fitter before finding a passion for business. So along with numerous technical and quality based qualifications, I have picked up a degree in business, majoring in Production Management.

Since coming into the picture framing industry I have added to these qualifications by completing the Master Certified Picture Framer program run by the Professional Picture Framers Association (PPFA), becoming one of approximately 70 people in the world thus qualified. I am a published author of articles which have appeared in the art and picture framing trade magazine, Profile Magazine.

 I am currently the President of the Australian chapter of the PPFA and am part of the active education team, who excel at passing on their knowledge and experience to others.

You will normally find me in the workshop completing your framing projects and my passion is for learning and offering excellence and quality in everything that I do. Some may say its an obsession of mine!!!  When not framing, I enjoy time with my grand children and family, spending time in the Victorian high country and operating my ham radio station (VK3EV).

Craig Baker

Craig Baker

Hi my name is Craig, I am one of the owners of the business, I have worked in the business for quite some time now, starting in the workshop and still do couple of days a week, to keep my skills up to date, the rest of the week I can be found in the showroom. Training is important to our business and I have undergone international training, currently my spare time is spent studying Business at TAFE which is very enjoyable.

Since being involved with the business I have found that my interest in art has increased and have been known to paint bevelled edges on matboards.

I have a partner and 2 children (they love to help you with your framing when they are in the shop) which keep me busy. My main hobby is deer hunting, but I also love spending time with my family.