RYAN & ALINA SPICER
Ryan and Alina Spicer are true life partners, both personally and professionally!
Their paths crossed as co-workers, and it was not long after that they were inseparable. Their love for interior design and architecture inspired Alina to open up their original business, AK Design, in 2013.
Being a young entrepreneur with a spark to her personality, it didn’t take long for the business to take off in the competitive Naples, Florida market.
It was in mid-2018 that Ryan joined the team full-time, and naturally, the couple changed the business name to ARDesign. “We truly are a better team when we work together,” the couple expresses.
They are an energetic young couple that thrives on design because for them, it is not just a career, it is a passion.
The duo takes on projects with excitement and enthusiasm, which is reflected in their work and throughout the entire process.
Born in the Ukraine, Alina Spicer moved to the United States at a young age. She got her Bachelor’s in Interior Design from the International Academy of Design and Technology of Tampa, Florida.
Pursuing her career led her to move to Naples, Florida in 2012. Shortly after, she jumped right into opening her own firm. “With the incredible support of my family and my amazing husband, this has been challenging but one of the most rewarding events in my life,” Alina says.
Alina adopted Ryan’s love for cycling and enjoys her group rides as well! This led her to dip her toes into trying other new exciting experiences like local group workout classes and even a few spring tries. She also dreams of traveling the world, so she never stops learning and exposing herself to other cultures.
Born in the college town of Bloomington, Indiana, Ryan received a Bachelor’s of Science in Interior Design at Indiana University. He then moved on to graduate school at the University of Illinois, where he obtained his Master’s in Architecture and Masters of Science.
Pursuing his career in architecture led him to relocate to Florida in 2006, gaining over 10 years of experience in his field. Currently, he is in the process of taking his Architecture Licensing exams, which will be another exciting achievement in his young career!
However, he still leaves plenty of room for the things that matter most: his family and his love for cycling. “Being on a bike is a part of who I am. I feel alive and ready to take on life’s challenges after a good ride,” Ryan says.