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How AR Workshop® Began

Designers Maureen Anders and Adria Ruff first launched an all-encompassing design company called Anders Ruff, which specialized in graphic design, party styling, featured a DIY blog and an online shop. It wasn’t long before loyal fans and followers of the brand were asking for DIY workshops hosted at a brick and mortar storefront. So, in 2016 Maureen and Adria introduced AR Workshop – a boutique DIY studio that now has more than 125 franchises across the country and is growing through strategic franchise partnerships.


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Maureen Anders

Co-Founder / Chief Executive Officer

Adria Ruff AR Workshop

Adria Ruff

Co-Founder / Creative Director

Libby Martel AR Workshop

Libby Martel

VP of Marketing Communications

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Ryann Fairweather

VP Business Development / ARW Belmont Owner


Emily Ostrowski

Director of National Marketing & Brand Partnerships

Kellie Kosiba AR Workshop

Kellie Smith

Operations and IT Manager


Jillian Russell

Franchise General Counsel

Hannah Sessoms AR Workshop

Hannah Sessoms

Brand Content Specialist


Melissa Bowen

Design Coordinator & Franchise Success Coach


Calhoun Grabowski

Graphic Designer & Project Manager

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Jen Carver

Content Contributor & Social Media Assistant

franchise opportunities AVAILABLE

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Don’t see a location near you? AR Workshop is expanding to select markets in the US. We are currently accepting applications for franchise partners.

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