jean_augustin.jpgThe Design Group is one of the nation’s largest minority owned and operated event production, planning and marketing solutions companies specializing in high-end theme décor, set design and floral displays. TDG has a full floral design studio, carpentry shop, full graphics, creative writers, event and meeting planners, and multimedia and communication specialists.

JEAN AUGUSTIN: Principal and chief creative officer, from Cap Hatien, Haiti, co-founder with Dionne Anderson, managing director.

Company mission: The Design Group transforms your visions into memorable realities. The Miami-based firm has worked with major corporate clients in designing, managing and producing high quality, first class events.

Its clients have included the Citi Financial Chairman’s Forum, Dwayne Wade’s NBA All Star festivities, Nielsen Ratings National Client Meeting, the Humana Golf Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation, PGA Tour, the Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival, and the100 Black Men of American’s Yearly National Convention.

Stay tuned for: Continued expansion of TDG’s creative portfolio, sharing success and giving back to students in Haiti along with educating and empowering young men and women.

Contact: The Design Group (TDG Miami), 20190 N.E. 15th Court, North Miami Beach, 33179; call 305-652-7900; email; visit

Best thing about my work: I love seeing the pure joy on the faces of my clients walking into a room after it has been decorated.

Philosophy: The Haitian proverb, men anpil, chay pa lou, or many hands (make) the load lighter.