After a design apprenticeship in France, Paul Jeffrey worked as a concept car designer for Ford Motor Company in Detroit. Within a few years, he quit because he felt stifled by the corporate environment. With his new bride Renee, they headed for the warmer climate of L.A., determined to find the fullest degree of artistic self-expression.
“Although my motives were right, I was arrogant – so blinded by early career success that within one year of leaving Detroit, I lost 6 figures of start-up savings in a risky business deal. Half belonged to Renee and she was opposed to the deal.”