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Interior Image Group: An intimate interior design studio focused on the hospitality, education and healthcare industries
Interior Image Group delivers visually impactful interior architecture and design with the individualized attention that only a boutique firm can provide. Bringing reality to your vision is our passion: Creating a unique, unforgettable character for each and every space…with clean designs and just a touch of visual candy to make it pop.
So, why select Interior Image Group for your next project?
Depth With a wide spectrum of services, including every element of design, construction administration, and brand development, we can handle the evolution of any project from inception to completion. You need it…we're on it.
Diversity By incorporating the best ideas and inspirations from a variety of industries, we're able to create environments that are both distinctive and user-friendly—whether in luxury hospitality, higher education, or healthcare.
Talent Exceptional design demands a blend of creativity, ingenuity, and technical expertise. Our design team's experience includes some of the nation's finest four-star hotels, the #1-ranked rehabilitation hospital in the U.S., and award-winning work in the restaurant industry—among countless other projects.
Support The look and feel of every project, of course, extends into the client experience. We view our relationship as a partnership, and pride ourselves on a hands-on approach to customer service. (You might even feel a bit coddled!)
Ultimately, innovative design goes far beyond creativity, or a clever mix of textures, materials, colors, and patterns—it's also about understanding your goals and challenges, and executing the process on time and on budget. With Interior Image Group, you can be confident that all of the components will come together in concert…creating an extraordinary experience in alignment with your vision.
Bringing the experience, academic qualifications, and certification to deliver exceptional interior design and simplify purchasing needs.
The Interior Image Group team has a wide range of formal education in interior design, fine arts, and architecture, including undergraduate and graduate degrees from prestigious institutions such as the University of Illinois at Chicago and Virginia Commonwealth University. Our senior staff includes National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certificate holders, a prestigious designation for interior design/interior architecture professionals attesting to their ability to create interior spaces that are aesthetically pleasing, functional and safe. In addition, our designers have extensive training on today's best CAD, 3D rendering animation, and graphic design software programs.
As a certified member of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), Interior Image Group has also completed the rigorous documentation and site-visit process to affirm the business is majority woman-owned, operated and managed.
For in-state projects, Interior Image Group is a certified member of Indiana Women Business Enterprises (WBE) and qualifies as an Illinois Female Business Enterprise (CMS/FBE).
The Interior Image Group team delivers expertise in all aspects of interior design, construction administration, and brand development.
The interior design process thrives on creativity and teamwork. To ensure seamless, timely completion of your project, Interior Image Group can work with your organization, the construction contractors, and architecture firm at a variety of levels in planning, management, and procurement.
Our professional service lines include interior design, construction administration, and brand development—everything you need to bring your project from the initial goals, concepts, and budgets to final completion and a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony. Along the way, as a boutique design firm, Interior Image Group also adds a personal touch—with a hands-on approach to customer service, regardless of what specific design services you need.
Today's consumers have vastly higher expectations for the interior spaces they encounter—it's a function of lifestyle in a high-tech, connected world.
While the final result of a professionally designed project will be cohesive and appropriate to the space and audience, a vast range of components play a role in bringing it all together. Here's a quick look at what you can expect when working with your interior design team.
• Program Development
• Conceptual Interior Design
• Schematic Interior Design
• Design Development
• Rendered Perspectives
• Prototype Branding
• Furniture Selections & Specifications
• FF&E, Art, Accessory Selection
For a project to come together, the design concepts need to be properly communicated to the team that's building it. Interior Image Group offers you an advantage.
After completion of the design development phase, a team of certified design experts are needed to develop construction documents that will accurately communicate the design intent. Few boutique interior design firms offer as extensive experience as Interior Image Group in working closely with architects and contractors—on site as well as off site. Here's a glimpse at the process.
• Interior Construction Documents
• Engineering Documents Coordination
• Base Building Architects Coordination
• Specialty Consultant Coordination (Audio/Visual etc.)
• Clarifications to Contractors & Suppliers
• Finish & Lighting Submittal Review
• Custom Fabrication Shop Drawing Review
• Construction Bid Review
• Project Management & Administration
By incorporating elements of your interior design concept into other aspects of the environment, you can strengthen your brand while enhancing the user experience.
It's been said that "image is everything"—and emphasizing the themes developed during the interior design process can offer significant dividends in brand recognition. The following are a few of the ways Interior Image Group's brand development and graphic design services can enhance and leverage your message.
• Concept Naming & Branding
• Logo Design
• Interior & Exterior Signage Concept Design
• Menu Board Concept Design
• Menu & Uniform Concept Design
• Graphic Mural Design
• Wayfinding Concept Design
Patti Tritschler brings more than 30 years of experience in management and business ownership to the interior design field. As president of Interior Design Group since 2004, her sole mission has been to bring client visions to reality. To accomplish that, she relies on her strengths of service, leadership, and in-depth knowledge of design processes, project management, and operations.
Patti's dedication and experience have earned the firm a reputation for delivering exceptional design services for business owners and operators in a wide variety of industries. Her background includes the successful completion of interior design projects for numerous high-profile clients, including Hilton, Marriott, Purdue University, Olivet Nazarene University, Franciscan Alliance, and Harrah's.
As leader of a versatile and talented team of designers, graphic designers, and project managers, Patti's responsibilities include business development and client relations. And as the liaison between staff, suppliers, and industry experts, she continually strives to brainstorm, design, and deliver projects that exceed client expectations.
Kangana offers a wealth of experience both in new construction of full-service hotels as well as renovations in existing properties. In addition to interior-design specific tools such as AutoCAD, Architectural Desktop, and 3Dstudio Max, Google Sketch-up, and Autodesk Viz, she brings expertise in graphic design and branding capabilities through programs such as Adobe Indesign and Adobe Photoshop.
During her career, Kangana has worked with international brands such as Hilton, Marriott, IHG and Choice Hotels, providing a wide range of services, from space planning, rendering, and creating color boards, to FF&E, project budgeting, and accounting. She also designed and created brochures, flyers and logos for sales and marketing.
Kangana earned her master's degree in Fine Arts Interior Design from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.
An organized and motivated team player, Kangana has a laser-like focus on clear communication and customer service as well as outstanding design.
Laura brings strong K-12 education experience to the Interior Image Group design team, with more than 20 school projects to her credit. A National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certificate holder, she has also worked with clients, architects, engineers, and contractors to design healthcare and other commercial buildings.
Laura's design talents are augmented with exceptional project management skills: assembling bid documents, researching and composing specifications, designing presentation boards, and coordinating designs with contractors and installers, from initial building designs through occupancy. Her technical skills include all recent versions of ArchiCAD, AutoCAD, PlotMaker, PlotClient, AutoDesk, ArtLantis Rendering, Adobe PageMaker and PhotoShop and Deltek Vision.
Prior to joining Interior Image Group, Laura was an interior designer at MKC Associates in New Philadelphia, Ohio. She graduated cum laude from the University of Akron, with a B.A. in Interior Design.
Laura sees each project as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for her clients — and views it as her personal responsibility to create the most outstanding possible design.
With 20 years' experience in architectural design, Kevin brings a wealth of knowledge to every project and expert-level proficiency in the industry-leading AutoCAD program. His in-depth understanding of design and building processes ensure that Interior Image Group's drawing management, drawing quality assurance, and contractor management are top notch. Kevin's extensive and diverse portfolio of work showcases the development and implementation of technical solutions within the built interior space.
During the course of his career, Kevin has worked with high-level clientele in numerous industries, including Allstate, Scripps Network, Franciscan Alliance, and Olivet Nazarene University. He earned a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and has taken graduate courses in Architecture.
Combining technical expertise and design savvy, Kevin maximizes efficiency and accuracy throughout the process.
Since 2004, Interior Image Group has successfully completed projects in a variety of industries for organizations from small to large—with one consistent element: exceptional end results that reflect the client's vision.
Interior Image Group formulates its designs with the knowledge we're making a tangible impact on the people who live in, work in, or visit those environments. In a healthcare setting, that might mean using lighting and traffic flow to increase patient comfort, or incorporating artwork to provide psychological stimulation. In an education environment, material and finish choices need to support students' spiraling expectations while meeting high-traffic, heavy-use demands. Hospitality projects require a similar dose of durability—with the addition of the luxuries and enticements to stay, play, relax, eat, and drink. And for technical environments such as a laboratory, it's about balancing key aspects such as surface materials, mechanical requirements, chemical usage, and air-handling demands.
Based on experience with a diverse range of clients, Interior Image Group is up to the task—no matter the scope, industry, or design challenge. Some of our most recent work is listed below.
Restaurants & Entertainment
• Blue Square Café
• The White Rhino Bar and Grill
• Majestic Star Casino Wings 'N Things
• Majestic Star Casino Access Lounge
• Majestic Star Casino I & II Interior Renovation
• CNH Corporation Employee Cafeteria
Hotels and Resorts
• Harrah's Joliet Casino
• North Star Mohican Casino Resort
• Proposed Hotel Lobby Design
• The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at St. Anthony Health
• Rios & Lapinski Plastic Surgery & Dermatological Institute
• Meridian Medical Associates
• Olivet Nazarene University Recreation Center
On the Boards
• Hilton Garden Inn, Chesterton, IN (public space renovation)
• Hilton Garden Inn, Orlando, FL
• Hilton Garden Inn, Buffalo, NY
Ready to start moving on a new interior design, building or remodeling project? Tell us about your needs, goals, and dreams…and we'll put you one step closer to making them reality.