ABOUT MICHELE

Commercial Interior Design was my life for many years. Corporate design became my expertise and later Healthcare and Educational design through my relationship as a subconsultant with several Architectural firms.  I formed ARIG DESIGN GROUP LTD, as a Woman Owned Business that provided professional, commercial interior design services for twenty years. All good things must come to an end, I closed the ARIG design studio December 31st 2019... yes right before the start of the pandemic. Maybe it was very good timing! If you are wondering what ARIG stands for, it is derived from Architectural Resources Interiors Group, where I worked for 5-years prior to forming my own firm. My attorney advised me that I could not use the word "Architectural" in naming my interiors firm... thus ARIG!

In 2020 I transitioned 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 wayfinding and wall art. I have always pursued artistic projects in my spare time with dozens of sketchbooks illustrating my thoughts and ideas. I have also written and illustrated several books that I have self-published.

Leaving what I have known and excelled in for many years is taking me down a new and exciting path.

I work digitally mostly utilizing Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

My design studio is located in Buffalo New York in the historic Pierce Arrow Factory Complex.

Digital prints are available in my ArtSpan Shop

Digital products are available in my Society6 Shop

If you see one of my designs on this website or my Instagram account that you would like to purchase as product or art and cannot locate it or would like to see it in a unique format, please contact me.

Enjoy!
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