About AR Workshop Rockford
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 3 years later with more than 150 franchise locations across the country!