For as long as he can remember, Tod Barker has been creating visually in some capacity or another. After completing a BA in design at Eastern Michigan University, he worked in various artistic venues, from being a dresser on Broadway, to working in visual merchandising (display) for both Macys Herald Square in NYC, and for Macys Union Square in San Francisco, specializing in home decor & accessories. After returning to Michigan to complete his Masters degree, he opened The Painted Touch, a decorative painting service in Ann Arbor, and then became the visual merchandiser for the award- winning Selo/Shevel Galleries.
After a move to Savannah, GA, where he worked at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Tod opened HomeDetails, a custom interior business focusing on painting, finish carpentry and ceramic tile.
In 2007 after studying with Barbara Greene, co-author of IRIS IN THE HOUSE he became certified as an Interior Redesign Industry Specialist, and then returned home to Michigan, and to the gallery where he once again created displays with hand-crafted artwork in a beautiful environment, while continuing to build his Michigan practice in Home Staging and Consulting work. After the gallery closed its doors (following a 39 year run), Tod began focusing on expanding the TodB Studio, incorporating the creation of re-surfaced home accessories and small furniture into the service business of working to make clients' homes more functional and marketable.
And now, as of 2016, Tod has relocated back to Savannah, once again working to make homes beautiful to live in, and ready for the market too! He is also available for visual merchandising consultation or installation, and he's recently taken up oil painting, and will be offering paintings for sale soon...