*The farmhouse, previously know as the "Davis Farm", was built in the late 1800's and has been the location
of the design studio since 1980".
Artworks Design Studio is located across from the Pike High School and the Pike Performing Arts Center on Zionsville Road in Indianapolis. The farmhouse, previously known as the "Davis Farm", was built in the late 1800's and has been the location of the design studio since 1980 when it was restored by developer Harry Hashberger and sold to Dick and Vicki Rice. The charming two story farmhouse has gone through many renovations since the 80's and continues to be the home of the studio, the Rice's and all of their critters. Over three decades the studio has metamorphosed from many drawing tables, a Luicgraph, photo lab and a stat camera to Macintosh computers, HD monitors, scanners and hi-res printers. “It’s crazy to think how much change graphic design has gone through over the years. I think we have Steve Jobs to thank for that.”
According to the Rice's, “working out of our home has always been how we work best. And we have been fortunate over the years to have changed the minds of many business owners on that subject. When we first started, we wanted to get past the fly by night, work out of your home, mind set. In the 80's a lot of potential clients were leary of home businesses, but now I think they enjoy the comfort of our studio and it's surroundings. Since there are so many more businesses working from home now with all of the computer and internet technology, it has taken home businesses to a whole new level of acceptance. We also have the option of offering our clients a home-brewed cup of coffee or a smoothie while meeting. A creative mind always functions best in a creative environment.”