DesignHub Creates 2006 Product Guide for Motawi Tileworks

SALINE, MI (March 10, 2006) – DesignHub, Inc., a Saline-based creative services and marketing firm, has designed and produced the 2006 Product Guide for Motawi Tileworks of Ann Arbor, MI.

The new full-color, 80-page, 8-1/2” x 11” catalog displays Motawi’s full line of installation tiles, including polychrome decorative tiles, field tiles, relief tiles, tile glazes, and architectural moldings. Dramatic large-scale photographs of Motawi tile installed in customers’ homes are interspersed with hundreds of smaller photos of specific Motawi products. Also featured are product specifications, planning and installation guidelines, and details on Motawi’s distinctive approach to the tilemaking process.

The catalog’s design complements the appearance of the tiles themselves, whose influences include early 20th Century decorative artists such as Mary Chase Stratton, Adelaide Robineau, Louis Sullivan, C. F. Voysey, William DeMorgan, and Dard Hunter.

Motawi’s handcrafted tile is found in homes and public places nationwide. It is made by the sibling duo of Karim and Nawal Motawi and their staff of artisans in the company’s Ann Arbor studio. The Motawi team uses locally produced clay and glazes mixed onsite to the company’s own recipes.

Motawi Tileworks was founded in 1992. It today employs 21 people.

More information on Motawi Tileworks is available from the company at 170 Enterprise Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Phone: 734/213-0017. Email: Online:

DesignHub, Inc. works with clients on branding programs, Web site development, brochures, annual reports, newsletters, advertising, direct marketing, packaging designs, and exhibit signage, as well as marketing strategies and plans.

Principals of DesignHub include: Karen Ragland, business manager and account executive; Ted Chesky, creative director and graphic designer; and Chris Kochmanski, marketing strategist and copywriter. The company was founded in 1999.

In addition to Motawi Tileworks, DesignHub’s clients include the Ann Arbor IT Zone, Ann Arbor SPARK, Architectural Media Systems, Berry & Associates, Berry Moorman PC, Carr Engineering, the Center for Automotive Research, Chelsea Community Hospital, DaimlerChrysler, Electrocon International, Hardwood Solutions, Homeowner Services of America, MapInfo, NanoBio, Packaging and Shipping Specialists, Peters Building Co., Phoenix Contractors, Picometrix, Qualigence, Saline Business Development Association, Saline Celtic Festival, Samson Senior Properties, SignGraphix, Simons-White & Associates, Survey Sciences Group, Thomas B. McMullen Co., the University of Michigan’s Congenital Heart Center, and others.