DDG Frameshop serves the art world with fine picture framing and matting. Open to collectors, galleries, and artists, we work with clients to design and build custom frames for an individual piece or an entire exhibition.

Since we opened in 1988, we’ve always had two priorities: to deliver the best of conservation framing and to compliment a piece of artwork through simple yet elegant frame design. At DDG Frameshop we use only museum quality materials and methods,   specializing in traditional rice paper hinging techniques and working exclusively with 100% cotton rag mat board and UV protected glazings.  Whether it’s devolping framing options for your next show, to preserving a family heirloom, DDG delivers the highest quality in preservation framing and design.

Our knowledgeable team of experts offer consultation and guidance through out the framing process. From design to delivery, DDG Frameshop can take care of all your framing needs.

 
 

 

our team

Don Gatanis          owner Don started the frameshop in 1988 in New York City. With a strong background in fine art, photography and architectural studies Don combines his knowledge and experience to create a frame shop that incorporates style, integrity, and functionality. Don's success in framing reflects his understanding and appreciation of art and photography while serving each client's particular needs. 

Don Gatanis         

owner

Don started the frameshop in 1988 in New York City. With a strong background in fine art, photography and architectural studies Don combines his knowledge and experience to create a frame shop that incorporates style, integrity, and functionality. Don's success in framing reflects his understanding and appreciation of art and photography while serving each client's particular needs. 

Heather McKenna   manager Heather attended Pratt Institute and received her degree in 2013 in painting and sculpture. Her years of experience as an artist assistant,  studio manager, and design work has given her the experience required to lead this large scale, custom framing studio. Managing the matting and fitting department Heather brings her artistic sensibilities and construction knowledge into every framing project.  Outside of DDG Heather is a practicing studio artist.

Heather McKenna  

manager

Heather attended Pratt Institute and received her degree in 2013 in painting and sculpture. Her years of experience as an artist assistant,  studio manager, and design work has given her the experience required to lead this large scale, custom framing studio. Managing the matting and fitting department Heather brings her artistic sensibilities and construction knowledge into every framing project.  Outside of DDG Heather is a practicing studio artist.

Nick Rahn            woodshop manager Nicholas Rahn, a graduate of University of the Arts in Philadelphia, began woodworking in high school building electric guitars in his parents basement in New Jersey. After moving to New York, he worked professionally building instruments and furniture before finally finding his home at DDG. When not joining mitres Nicholas composes and plays double bass for his band  All Boy/All Girl.

Nick Rahn           

woodshop manager

Nicholas Rahn, a graduate of University of the Arts in Philadelphia, began woodworking in high school building electric guitars in his parents basement in New Jersey. After moving to New York, he worked professionally building instruments and furniture before finally finding his home at DDG. When not joining mitres Nicholas composes and plays double bass for his band  All Boy/All Girl.

Emily Knowles hinger and fitter Emily attended Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University in New Brunswick receiving her bachelors degree in 2016 in painting, sculpture and art history. Emily worked as an artist assistant before entering the world of framing. She enjoys the diversity of work at DDG and the attention to detail each piece deserves. Aside from DDG, Emily is a coffee enthusiast with an ongoing studio practice, living in the Heights of Jersey City.

Emily Knowles

hinger and fitter

Emily attended Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University in New Brunswick receiving her bachelors degree in 2016 in painting, sculpture and art history. Emily worked as an artist assistant before entering the world of framing. She enjoys the diversity of work at DDG and the attention to detail each piece deserves. Aside from DDG, Emily is a coffee enthusiast with an ongoing studio practice, living in the Heights of Jersey City.

Krystal Quiles           hinger and fitter Krystal graduated from Pratt Institute in 2014 with a focus in illustration. She has since enjoyed working with production teams fabricating window displays and sets. Her passion for creative projects of all scales led her to the world of framing. She digs the detailed processes involved in elevating and protecting works of art. When she is not framing, you can find her on the dance floor or in her studio in the Bronx working on freelance illustration and animation projects. Check her out at www.krystalquiles.com .

Krystal Quiles          

hinger and fitter

Krystal graduated from Pratt Institute in 2014 with a focus in illustration. She has since enjoyed working with production teams fabricating window displays and sets. Her passion for creative projects of all scales led her to the world of framing. She digs the detailed processes involved in elevating and protecting works of art. When she is not framing, you can find her on the dance floor or in her studio in the Bronx working on freelance illustration and animation projects. Check her out at www.krystalquiles.com .

Gabrielle Roth         hinger and fitter Gabrielle, a California native, began working in fine art framing while she was a graduate student in Sculpture at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University in New Jersey.  She brings her experience handling artworks and a passion for problem solving to each project. She enjoys the challenges that unique works of art represent and the opportunities they provide to learn new techniques. When she isn't striving to be 'fast and accurate' at DDG she runs a feral cat gang and maintains a studio practice in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Gabrielle Roth        

hinger and fitter

Gabrielle, a California native, began working in fine art framing while she was a graduate student in Sculpture at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University in New Jersey.  She brings her experience handling artworks and a passion for problem solving to each project. She enjoys the challenges that unique works of art represent and the opportunities they provide to learn new techniques. When she isn't striving to be 'fast and accurate' at DDG she runs a feral cat gang and maintains a studio practice in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn.