Before her professional career began, Joyce's passion for design was sparked by her early studies of art and architecture in Italy and apprenticeships at the Stanford Graduate Program. Even during her professional career, Joyce's committment to staying on top of design concerns and new information and products led her to classes on accessibility design, building codes and lighting design. That committment continues as JCDA celebrates over 25 years of designing interiors for residential and commercial clients.

Professional Background:

  • California Certified Interior Designer (CID) #0625
  • Professional Status International Society of Interior Designers (ISID) - Charter Member
  • Professional Status International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
  • California Council on Interior Design Qualification (CCIDQ) Representative to 1994 California Building Officials (CALBO) Conference
  • Director of Santa Barbara IIDA for 4 years
  • IIDA CEU Compliance Review Committee - International Level
  • Designer and Director of Public Relations for 1996 Santa Barbara CALM Designer Showhouse
  • Southern California Chapter IIDA Representative for Government and Legislative Affairs
  • Instructor at University of California Santa Barbara for Color Theory
  • Design Project Manager for CALM Design Showcase (supervised 38 designers, architects and contractors and designed a major room)

Work Background:

  • Principle of Joyce Cooper Design Associates - 1983 to present
  • Liaison for CarpetOne Alliance to architects, designers, contractors, specifiers, and property/facility managers in Santa Barbara County - 1993 to 1996
  • Assistant Director of Arts and Lectures at University of California Santa Barbara, CA - 1973 to 1976
  • Senior Price Analyst/Inside Sales Mgr. at Kaiser Steel, Oakland, CA - 1970 to 1973

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