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Left to Right: Greg Kletsel (studiomate), Mike Tabie, Lemmy, Karen Goheen


Studio Size

Small (1-5)

Year founded




Studio Bio/Philosophy

We are Two Arms Inc., specialists of the hand made. We love and appreciate smart design in any form. We believe in craftsmanship and attention to detail and the sweet spot between concept and execution.

The Team

Two Arms Inc. has 2 people. Of those, 2 are studio heads and 2 are managerial.

60% of studios are small-sized (1-5 people).

Gender Breakdown

50% male

50% female

Average height


Shortest: 5’7”
Tallest: 5’7”

Average age


Youngest: 28
Oldest: 31

Number of interns/year


Average: 1-2

Studio Disciplines

Breakdown of Work



Primary Specialties

  • Art Direction (58)
  • Branding & Identity (77)
  • Editorial/Publication Design (51)
  • Illustration (45)
  • Packaging (45)
  • Print (75)
  • Product (23)
  • Web Design (59)
  • Web Development (25)

Clients’ Industries

  • Advertising (22)
  • Fashion (45)
  • Healthcare (18)
  • Local & community organizations (41)
  • Media & Publishing (58)
  • Music (28)
  • Products (32)
  • Restaurants & Food (29)
  • Retail (43)
  • Sports (22)
  • The Arts/Cultural Institutions (71)

Two Arms Inc.’s Clients

Karen Goheen, Owner and Principal Designer


Age 28, Female, from Jupiter, Fl, USA, now lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY.

Previous Design Employment

  • CRO2
  • Groundwave Inc

Time spent designing

80% actual

100% desired

Mike Tabie, Owner and Principal Designer


Age 31, from Davie, Fl, USA, now lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY. Primary design education is school (University of Florida).

What’s been the biggest influence on your design career?

My first job out of school was with Lure Design in Orlando Florida. I can say that I learned more in those first few years than I did throughout all of my college eduction. To this day they remain some of my closest friends and mentors.

Previous Design Employment


The Space

The studio is about 400 square feet. It’s rented and they’ve been there for 4 months. They share a space with 1 other company/individual.

Approximately 133 square feet/person. The average is 210 square feet/person.
37% of studios share a space.

Number of times moved


Total people in space


Two Arms Inc.: 2, Other: 1

Other businesses in the space

  • Illustration


  • Coffee maker (53)
  • Elevator (54)
  • Free booze (28)
  • Free drinks (27)
  • Free snacks (27)
  • Photo/video equipment (45)
  • Roof access (14)

Number of plants



Books and bookshelves, Massive murals, Our friends' artwork, Our work, Photos, Process materials for ongoing projects

Desk Policy

To each their own: some keep their desks tidy, while others like it messier.

Space Satisfaction

We like it, but plan to make some changes to the space

Working Days

Working week

The work week is 40-49 hours/week, core hours are 9:30-6:00, with the first in at 9:30am and the last out at 7:00pm.

50% of studios work 40-49 hours/week.
The average is 40-49 hours/week.

Work Weekends?

A couple times/month

Take Summer Fridays?

Every once in a while

Busiest Time of day?




Plays music for 100% of the day at an average volume. Currently obsessed with Bluegrass, Graveyard, Two Gallants, Oldies, and most played over the last year is Graveyard and CCR.

Side Projects

Art Prints, Ink Slingin'

42% of studios have side projects.

Pick your poison


Overall Noise Level


59% of studios are average

Studio pets

1 dog

32% have pets at the studio

Extra-curricular activities

Bimini Ring Contest

Working groups



Work from home?

A couple times/month

Encourage freelance work?


Lunch Habits

Everyone eats together

Favorite delivery/take-out: Oishi Sushi

Eat out for lunch?

Once a week

Favorite sit-down lunch: Natural Garden Grocery

Critiquing Process

Studio Outings

Attend conferences, Day trips to museums, Day trips to the movies, Dinner, Drinks after work, Weekend trips, Roti Boti

Favorite Place(s): Flatstock, MoMA, Rock Shows, Happy Hour

Studio Rituals

Happy Hour Fridays, Youtube Lunch Friday, Chalkboard Wednesday, Test Print Tuesday


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