Kim has worked as a project manager and art consultant for over 20 years. She knows that every client has a unique story, specific style request and budget. Kim’s experience with thousands of projects, both regionally and nationally, has given her the background to be a successful art advisor. Co-founding Art Partners Group in 2006 has expanded Kim’s ability to add and improve client services, create a network of artists and publishers, and partner with suppliers who value quality and cost-effective solutions. Kim holds a BA in Art History from the University of Minnesota.
Brian co-founded Art Partners Group in 2006 with the goal of helping clients with their complete interior visual experience. He appreciates the uniqueness and challenges of every project and finding new ways to create the right solution for each client. Brian has been involved with various aspects of commercial real estate, project management and design for over 20 years. He holds a BA in Business from the University of Iowa.
Bob is an experienced Environmental Graphic Artist, Project Manager and Production Associate. His design solutions incorporate the client’s specific branding requirements with their vision for the uniqueness of the final solution. Bob takes pride in coordinating the design with dynamic materials and methodologies while balancing the required level of flexibility. Bob holds a BA in Art and Graphic Design from Mount Mercy College.
Sara Schultz joined Art Partners Group in 2023. Prior to joining the team, Sara worked as an accountant in snack food manufacturing, as well as the healthcare industry. She holds a Master of Science in Accounting degree from Saint Mary’s University.
Andrea provides clients with a unique blend of ideas for artwork and space branding in commercial environments. Her experience includes artwork project management, marketing and branding. She loves consulting with clients to determine the best way to tell their story in their space. Andrea holds a BFA in Fine Arts from the University of Montana and is an exhibiting artist.
Kari’s background in environmental graphic design and project management brings a unique perspective to any problem. Specifically, she has extensive experience assisting architects, interior designers and public artists. She most enjoys collaborating with clients to help achieve their vision. Kari holds a BA in Graphic Design from Grand View University in Des Moines, IA.
Janie has worked in art consulting and custom framing since 2002. She has experience in many areas of the art world including custom framing in a high-production shop, retail frame design and gallery sales. Janie assists our staff with image resourcing, design and project management. Janie holds a BA in Studio Art from the University of Minnesota Morris and showcases her own artwork in galleries and at art fairs.
Clare has a diverse background spanning interior design firms, retail, and visual merchandising. She loves seeing spaces transform throughout the design process – from an initial meeting to post-installation. Clare holds a BS in Interior Design from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Joe’s experience in the sign industry, coupled with his passion for architecture and branding make his work in production and as an environmental graphic designer an excellent fit. Joe holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Minnesota, Duluth.
Matthew has a background in Interior and Exterior Signage. Some of his favorite podcasts are 99% Invisible and The Adventure Zone. He has a B.A. in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley.
Years of designing exhibitions alongside artists has developed Jameson’s ability to help clients bring their ideas into the world. With each unique challenge, he strives to create success with significance through a dedication to all audiences. Jameson holds a BFA in Studio Art with an Art History Minor.
Joy has an interdisciplinary design background and experience in the sign industry. She is a painter in her free time. She received her BDA in Architectural Design with a minor in Product Design from the University of Minnesota.
Kristie is outgoing, motivated and has a passion for anything creative. She enjoys assisting and fulfilling the client’s visual goal from start to finish. With years of experience in Corporate Branding and Graphic Design, her creative passion and organization makes her a reliable project manager. She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art and Visual Art from the University of North Dakota.
Kali graduated from St. Olaf College in 2019 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Studio Art and Exercise Science. She returned the following year as an art apprentice. Kali has experience as an acrylic painter, as well as in freelance illustration and wedding signage. With an eye for detail and a love for the creative process, she looks forward to helping clients add visual interest to their spaces.
Sophie is a detail-oriented creative problem solver who has experience in project management, art consulting, and social media management. She is also an interdisciplinary artist and holds a BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and has an active studio practice.
Mike holds a certificate in Graphic Design & Print Communications from Mesabi Range College in northern Minnesota. Since moving to the Twin Cities, he has acquired many years of experience working in the commercial printing industry doing installations and operating large format digital printing equipment. Mike is also a self-taught photographer and enjoys inline skating in his free time.
Jose received a BA in Graphic Design and Studio Art while attending Winona State University. His approach to creative problem solving is based on a cross-pollination of art and design principles. He has experience in gallery installation and is currently active in pursuing his artistic endeavors.
Patrick started his career in 1996 as a custom framer before moving into installations. His background in framing serves our clients well in the field. He has the experience to advise Art Partners Group and our clients on the best hardware and hanging methods for all types of installations. In addition to his art hanging skills, he is a master at specialty installations including cable systems, displays and history walls.
Mark began his career as a Project Manager for a company that installed art and furniture in luxury hotels. Mark then started an installation company working with local galleries and interior designers in MN that he eventually sold.
One of his most memorable installs was installing the high school hockey jerseys at Xcel Energy Center entry lobby.
Mandi Hansen, Installation and Production Associate
After graduation, Mandi has gained ample experience in production, installation and graphic design in the sign industry. When she’s not busy with DIY projects, she likes to draw in her spare time. Mandi received a BA in Studio Art from the University of Minnesota.
Since 2008, Ben has gained ample experience in custom framing, construction and spacial design consulting. He has a passion for customer service and uses his knowledge of color, space and design in all aspects of his work. He is an active artist and holds a BFA from Iowa State University with an emphasis in painting and printmaking.
Gerald has an enthusiasm for art and the art making process. He holds a B.A. in printmaking from MSUM in Moorhead, Minnesota. Since moving to the cities he has been consumed by remodeling his house, but has high hopes of spending more time in the studio.
Nick has extensive experience creating, framing, and installing corporate and fine artwork. Coming from an artist-filled family and holding a BFA in Studio Art from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, he always strives for top quality in all his art-related endeavors.
Nate has a degree in graphic design with an emphasis on illustration, lettering and hand painted signs. Always eager for the challenge to learn something new, he is passionate about the creative process and strives for the highest level of customer service.
Alex has a degree in graphic design and has many years of experience framing and printing. He has a passion for film photography and enjoys shooting it too. Alex is eager and willing to learn and do whatever it takes to get the job done!
Angelo moved to Minneapolis in 2022 and joined Art Partners Group in 2023. He received his BA in Graphic Design from Florida State University and has experience in print production. In his free time, he likes to write music and enjoys exploring his new city.
With an extensive 25-year background in all aspects of framing production, Richard brings a wealth of expertise to Art Partners Group. Richard’s passion for the arts extends to his talent as a Plein Air painter, where he captures the beauty of nature on canvas. Holding a BFA in Studio Arts, his keen eye for detail and commitment to craftsmanship ensure exceptional results in every project he undertakes.
Robert McGrady received a BA in Studio Art and a BA in Theatre from the University of Minnesota. He has years of experience as an artist and printmaker. Robert strives to create top quality frames to support the creative vision of the client.