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How AR Workshop® Began

Meet Maureen (Anders) and Adria (Ruff). These two are the designers behind the 2010 design company Anders Ruff®, a popular graphic design, party styling, DIY blog and online shop. Anders Ruff® quickly evolved from an Etsy shop, to their own branded e-commerce platform and blog where thousands would visit and shop their online store for printable party goodies.  They coined the blog column, “Ruff Draft”, which was a source of DIY inspiration and ideas for many years. 6 years later and many creative ideas completed, these two had demands from fans and clients to offer hands-on workshops where they could teach their skills to others. Their dream of coming out from behind the screen to offer DIY workshops for home decor and other creative skills came true! The vision was to create an inspiring and charming boutique workshop that not only offers classes but sells unique and beautiful retail items that Maureen and Adria use in their styling jobs and photoshoots for magazines and celebrities!  AR Workshop® was born! Their DIY loving audience quickly noticed the AR Workshop® brand and concept, and started asking to open their own locations. Now here we are, over 2 years later with more than 100 franchise locations across the country!


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Maureen Anders

Co-Founder / Chief Executive Officer

Adria Ruff AR Workshop

Adria Ruff

Co-Founder / Creative Director

Becky Jacob AR Workshop

Becky Jacob

VP of Operations and IT

Libby Martel AR Workshop

Libby Martel

VP / Regional Manager

Kasey Wright AR Workshop

Kasey Wright

VP of Franchise Development /
Owner ARW Raleigh & ARW Cary

Deidra Knaus AR Workshop

Deidra Knaus

VP of Marketing and Public Relations

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Ashley Kaske

Director of Supplier Relations /
ARW Tulsa Owner

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Ryann Fairweather

Franchise Success Consultant / ARW Belmont Co-Owner and Manager

Hannah Sessoms AR Workshop

Hannah Sessoms

Marketing Coordinator


Calhoun Grabowski

Graphic and Design Assistant

Meghan Skelly AR Workshop

Meghan Skelly

Design Coordinator /
ARW Tampa Owner

Kellie Kosiba AR Workshop

Kellie Kosiba

ARW Charlotte Manager

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