"I'm so impressed with the events Jim has been doing. He is a natural at it . Combined with his highly developed sense of aesthetic and creativity, it's a joy to watch. I can't wait to join all of you in the group!"
-Leah Cavender, EZ Bow Maker Creator
Jim has over 30 years of design experience. He has owned and operated Christmas Jim Holiday Decor since 1993, which became Holiday Home Creative in 2018. Back in the beginning, he created the design standard for the Christmas decorations in the historic district of St. Charles, Missouri where he owned and operated Main Street General Store. Jim has appeared at multiple events as a guest designer, and recently started the Make-It and Take-It seminars at The Working Women's Survival Show in St. Louis and served a teaching and design residency at Illinois' largest Christmas store, Treetime Christmas Classics. Jim attends market at least once a year to stay up-to-date on all of the latest trends and styles and has tons. Jim taught his first wreath-making class all the way back in 1997. Today he does multiple weekly livestreams on Facebook and was the founder of the Creative Crafters Connection Facebook group that features regular Livestream Paloozas, featuring the best of new and up-and-coming designers from the crafting and floral design community.
Jim is a retired theatre producer and worked around the country as a production manager, stage manager, scenic designer and lighting designer. He has over 400 shows on his resume. He resides in the Chicagoland area with his partner Scotty and their three adorable (loudly snoring ) pugs.
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