February 13, 2008

DesignHub Produces 2008 Wholesale Gift Tile Catalog for Motawi Tileworks

SALINE, MI (February 13, 2008) – DesignHub, Inc., a Saline-based creative services and marketing firm, has designed and produced the 2008 Wholesale Gift Tile Catalog for Motawi Tileworks ( of Ann Arbor, MI.

The 2008 catalog updates previous editions, also produced by DesignHub, with a refreshed design and details on new decorative tiles from Motawi Tileworks. These include the exclusive Frank Lloyd Wright Collection® ( and tiles based on the designs of artist Yoshiko Yamamoto, whose works fuse Japanese design sensibility with fine craftsmanship.

The full-color, 20-page, 8-1/2” x 11” catalog highlights over 120 of Motawi’s most popular handmade art tiles, both framed and unframed, available for resale. The catalog includes notes on displaying Motawi tile, whether framed, hung on walls, or on stands.

The catalog’s design complements the Arts and Crafts aesthetic of the tiles themselves, whose designs are influenced by 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 25 people.

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

DesignHub, Inc. works with clients on branding, website design and development, brochures, annual reports, newsletters, advertising, public relations, 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 A&H Lawn Service, Advanced Photonix Inc., Aluminum Supply Co., American Aqua, Architectural Contractors Trade Association, Berry & Associates, Berry Moorman PC, Carr Engineering, Center for Automotive Research (CAR), Center for Information Management (CIM), Chelsea Community Hospital, Chelsea and Bridgewater Lumber, Chelsea Milling Co., Chizek Custom Builders, Chrysler Corporation, Crain’s Detroit Business, Daniels and Zermack Associates, Daycroft Montessori School, Dexter Research Center, Electrocon International, The First Congregational Church of Ann Arbor, Hardwood Solutions, Homeowner Services of America, JPRA Architects, Lamaze Family Center of Ann Arbor, Marshall Sales Inc., McMullen Company, Metropolitan Building Services, Oil Purification Systems Inc., Packaging and Shipping Specialists, Peters Building Co., Phoenix Contractors, Pitney Bowes MapInfo, Pointwise Real Estate Group, Power Wellness, Qualigence, Rand Construction, the City of Saline, Samson Senior Properties, The Shipman Company, SignGraphix, Survey Sciences Group, Tisch Investment Advisory, the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, and Vinylife Hose Co.

Further information is available from DesignHub, Inc., 600 W. Michigan Ave., Saline, MI 48176. Phone: (734) 944-8705. Email: Online:

Media Contact:

Chris Kochmanski
DesignHub, Inc.

(734) 944-8705