ARIG DESIGN GROUP LTD, a Woman Owned Business Enterprise has been providing professional, commercial interior design services for twenty years. All good things must come to an end, ARIG is closing its interior design studio December 31st 2019. I am transitioning from spatial design to visual design, something that I love and brings a sense of calm to me. Many of my interiors projects involved graphic design and illustration for way finding and wall art. I have always spent my off hours honing my illustration skills with a daily practice of drawing something. I have also written and illustrated several books that I have self-published. I am leaving what I know and excelled in for many years to follow this new and exciting path.

I am fortunate to have worked with great clients, both end users and as a sub-consultant to many architects. I have always been selective in project type working with people that have a strong appreciation for the interior designer's role and a sense of humor! In design, the tangible is generally the focus, but the intangible is most important We do not know what the future office will look like. That is why it is important to think beyond the tangible office space and create a branded identity that reflects a compelling culture and produces a positive influence on employee recruitment, employee retention and customer satisfaction. The end result of any design leaves a lasting impression for a very long time and it is the designer's responsibility to provide excellent, professional services to our clients. That is what keeps them coming back.

My last word today on the subject of design is COMMUNICATE OFTEN, it is the key to the success of any project and... keep smiling!

Shown at left is the last corporate interiors project I completed for Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP, a 24,000 square foot space on the top two floors of 50 Key Center in Buffalo NY. The space was transformed into a sophisticated, contemporary work environment reflecting LMWF's vision for this and future generations of the highest caliber attorneys to best connect with and serve their clients. A view of the Boardroom and the city of Buffalo beyond can be seen through a floor to ceiling glass partition as you enter the space presenting a compelling first impression. Collaboration areas, meeting rooms and coffee bars are centrally located adjacent to the connecting stair on the 16th and 17th floor with WINK dry erase walls strategically located for spontaneous interaction and idea sharing. I provided interior design services to LMWF for 3-renovations, first in the Guaranty Building, second a relocation to 665 Main Street and their move to Key Center. A great client and always a pleasure to work with!