At Aesthetics Inc., our goal is to assist organizations in the physical expression of their mission, vision and values through art and design.

Going beyond a standard level of service, we implement graphic design, interior design, art programs, wayfinding, interpretive displays and experiential branding in the creation of unique and inspiring environments. Our knowledgeable and talented team of designers and consultants artfully design experiences that are engaging, patient-centered, aesthetically pleasing and research-based. Whether updating an existing space or starting from scratch with new construction, we design from a holistic perspective, creating transformative environments that support health and well-being.

Since 1980, Aesthetics has collaborated with more than 400 companies, including some of the largest and best-known healthcare organizations in the United States and Canada, and with numerous major architects and artists around the world. Originally established to provide art for hospitals and medical clinics, the firm has since established itself as a leader in the field of healthcare art and design. In 2009, Aesthetics founder Annette Ridenour co-authored a book with Blair L. Sadler, Transforming the Healthcare Experience through the Arts. Annette is also a founding member of the Planetree Network, the National Organization for Arts in Health, and a key proponent of generative space.

“It is very clear that Aesthetics knows their business — including a growing body of research that indicates a healing environment with positive distractions that stimulate the imagination can substantially reduce anxiety, perception of pain and potentially decrease the time spent in hospital. As a result, we are confident that our institution will be a world-leader in the patient healing experience and, through the help of Aesthetics, will be an inspiring place that heals the mind, body and spirit. We unreservedly and enthusiastically recommend Annette Ridenour and Aesthetics Inc.”

Debora Sweeney, Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer
BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, Vancouver, British Columbia

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland

Valley Children’s Hospital

Rady Children’s Hospital

We won an award!

Aesthetics Inc. was awarded Highly Commended in the “Use of Art in Public and Private Spaces” for our work at Valley Children’s Healthcare. On July 15th, Annette received this prestigious award during the International Academy Awards ceremony at the 12th Design & Health World Congress and Exhibition in Vienna, Austria.