RUTH De JONG received her BFA in painting and photography from Texas Christian University. After completing several painting commissions and a stint in Italy her artwork caught the eye of Oscar-nominated production designer Jack Fisk. Fisk encouraged De Jong to consider a career in production design. De Jong dove in headfirst, production designing the award-winning indie film SWEDISH AUTO, staring January Jones and Lucas Haas. Fisk added De Jong to his team that art directed Paul Thomas Anderson’s Oscar-winning film,
THERE WILL BE BLOOD. Soon after, Fisk hired De Jong to assistant art direct on Terrence Malick's, Cannes Palm d’Or winner, TREE OF LIFE.

In 2010 De Jong started the year by art directing THE FUTURE, by award winning writer/director, Miranda July. Teaming up again with Jack Fisk and David Crank to assistant art direct WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, directed by Francis Lawrence. And re-teamed with Terrence Malick again for
TO THE WONDER.

In the fall of 2010, De Jong had the opportunity to show her wide ranging talents when LA based chef’s Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook, creators of the internationally acclaimed restaurant ANIMAL, hired her to design their new restaurant SON OF A GUN. Food Critic’s have raved about the new restaurant, highlighting De Jong’s transformative décor. Following this experience,
De Jong, alongside her brothers, Philip and Peter De Jong, launched an interior design firm and handcrafted furniture line called De JONG & Co. (dejongandco.com).

In 2011, alongside Fisk and Crank, De Jong art directed Paul Thomas Anderson’s film, THE MASTER. Following that De Jong production designed the award winning film, DEAD MAN’S BURDEN, a classic western set in the 1870’s directed by Jared Moshe.

In 2012, De Jong went on to art director Terrence Malick's latest feature films: KNIGHT OF CUPS, WEIGHTLESS and documentary VOYAGE OF TIME.

In 2013, De Jong teamed back up with David Crank to art direct Paul Thomas Anderson’s most recent feature film, INHERENT VICE, based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon. Earning them a nomination from the Art Directors Guild for Excellence in Production Design, for a Period Film.

Most recently De Jong production designed Kenneth Lonergan's latest feature film, MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA, starring Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams. As well as completed the interiors of the new Nashville eatery 5th & Taylor, teaming up with Chef Daniel Lindley to deliver the All-American restaurant.
De JONG & Co. designed all the custom furnishings outfitting the old warehouse residing at the corner of 5th Ave. N and Taylor St. in Germantown.

De Jong is currently working with David Lynch, production designing
TWIN PEAKS for SHOWTIME. All the while, continuing her work with
De JONG & Co. and painting. De Jong is a southern California native and resides in downtown Los Angeles.