Thomas Chapman founded Art Unlimited in 1982 and has worked with large and small businesses, schools, municipalities, and international companies. Tom has the rare ability to straddle both the creative and the technical world and brings a flair to his design that is original as well as extraordinarily functional.
Tom now lends his expertise by giving advisory oversight on specific design projects. He continues in a role of leadership to guide the Art Unlimited Team as it evolves and grows. Tom’s ability is a big reason why Art Unlimited can provide exceptional solutions to a wide variety of clients. He is one of the founders of “Northwoods Friends of the Arts,” a Minnesota region-wide arts initiative.
Patsy Chapman, co-founder of Art Unlimited, uses her faith and creative background to help the Leadership Team meet and exceed our goals. She is the driving force behind connecting our resources with local nonprofits, youth organizations, and education in the form of community outreaches and charitable contributions. Pat is involved in leadership roles with a variety of community activities including 4-H Adult Club Leader. She enjoys being a member of the Iron Range Dog Training Club. Pat holds Associate’s Degrees in Education and Child Development.
Anna Chapman Anderson, CEO of Art Unlimited, has grown up working in the marketing industry. As a second generation owner, Anna is leading Art Unlimited within multiple industries and specialties.
She speaks on national stages across the United States and works alongside business owners helping them obtain success. With a keen digital marketing emphasis, Anna has the ability to stay one step ahead of the marketing landscape. She is a recipient of the Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Award.
Because relationships are a key component in the success on Art Unlimited, Anna is an active member in Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3), National Women in Roofing (NWiR), and Business Network International (BNI). In her downtime, you will find Anna enjoying time with her family and dogs. Her most recent hobbies have been experimenting more with cooking and photography.
Elizabeth Chapman is Art Unlimited’s Financial Manager and Business Analyst, along with overseeing the Paid Advertising. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in Business Administration. Her background in business, both in operation and advising, allows personal insight to solve clients’ needs. She is also Tom and Pat’s daughter and Anna’s sister. She enjoys being outdoors, running sled dogs and training her border collies.
Mike brings 15+ years of experience in the web development and e-marketing fields to the Art Unlimited team. He graduated from Duluth Business University with a degree in Graphic Design Media; specializing in web design. He has a strong working knowledge of the various platforms, applications, and code needed to bring a site to the web. In his role as Operations Director, Mike works with our Art Unlimited team members and clients to help ensure that our proven process for marketing and development is implemented effectively. When not managing operations for Art Unlimited, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife and children, is the pastor of his local church, and makes time to volunteer and connect in the local community.
Abby joined the AU team the Summer of 2017 with a background in construction. She is our PPC Analyst and is an expert at making our client’s clicks count. Abby has an in-depth knowledge of the trades and is always willing to help propel her clients to the next level of marketing. In her spare time, she likes hanging out with her husband, volunteering with the local YFC, playing sports, and traveling the world.
Amanda graduated with her AAS Degree in Graphic Design from Mesabi Range Community College in 2014, and just obtained her Bachelor’s in Interactive Web and Design in 2019. She joined Art Unlimited in June 2014 and found her place as the User Experience Manager. She works hard to make sure websites are user-friendly and ‘mobile ready’. Amanda also works with the team to develop resources to help users engage within the website. She works with many software tools to help nurture a lead into a potential customer. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys drawing, taking photos, going for walks, and she and her son really enjoy watching the different types of tropical fish aquariums she has throughout her home.
April joined the Art Unlimited team in May of 2017. She loved working at Art Unlimited so much she asked to stay. She still loves working here and is currently taking online classes through Rasmussen College and will graduate with her Bachelor’s degree in March 2020. Her main tasks revolve around graphic design, blogging, and user experience. In her spare time, April loves to help animals find their forever homes. She enjoys reading, drawing, and taking nature walks. She especially loves spending time with her fiancee, Conrad, and two cats, Angel and Cobalt.
Ashley joined the AU Team in the spring of 2018. With a background in customer service and office management, she is excited to apply her administrative and organizational skills to the complex and fascinating role of SEO management. Her job is to increase website accessibility for users and search engines. Outside of work, Ashley loves baking, board games, laughing and doing anything with her family and friends.
Blythe joined the Art Unlimited Team in November of 2017 with an Associate of Arts degree from Mesabi Range College and a background in retail and volunteer work with kids. She is always on the lookout for creative, practical social media solutions to grow her clients’ success. In her spare time, Blythe enjoys reading, art journaling, hanging out with her eight siblings, and having a weird amount of fun learning new things.
Elizabeth joined the team in October 2018 as SEO Manager. She has a background in customer service and sales, supervising kindergarteners, and caring for people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. She has a great desire to learn. She strives to continuously improve her own skills and work together with clients to produce a high-level digital presence for their businesses. She enjoys time with her husband, hand sewing and knitting, and working with her team at Art Unlimited.
Fred joined the Art Unlimited Team in 2019, the beginning of our 37th year. He is a 100% Iron Ranger as he grew up in Kinney (Republic of, for those who remember) Minnesota. He is also a proud veteran of the U.S. Air force. An avid learner, Fred graduated from Mesabi Range College for Automated Control Technologies and Hibbing Community College for IT Networking and Securities. Fred enjoys being outdoors with his two adorable kiddos and cooking. He is in pursuit of his B.S. under Project Management from Bemidji State University.
Kandi joined the Art Unlimited Team in September 2018. With years of varied office experience, she’s a self-starting pro, bringing a fresh perspective to the Content Editor role at Art Unlimited. In her free time, you’ll find Kandi hanging with her niblings (niece and nephews), reading, making music mixes for her friends, or meandering through forests, scoping for scenes and woodland creatures to shoot with her beloved camera.
Nina joined the Art Unlimited Team in February of 2019 as a Social Media Manager. She is responsible for creating and overseeing unique social campaigns for a variety of clients in different industries and use her skills to increase social reach and engagement through creative postings.
Nina is originally from Serbia where she graduated from the College of Fine Arts with a degree in Interior Design.
Nina enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, and video chatting with her family and friends in Serbia.
Sara Thompson began her adventure with Art Unlimited as an Account Manager in April of 2019. Born and raised in Northern Minnesota, she found her way to Calvary Bible College in Kansas City Missouri. There she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education and met her husband. They spend 8 years on the mission field in South Texas and Mexico. Upon moving back to Minnesota, she spent time as a Learning and Development Consultant for the health insurance industry followed by a time in the healthcare industry focusing on assisted living, memory care and home care services. She and her husband have 3 grown daughters, 2 sons in law, and a sweet granddaughter. She enjoys spending time with family, volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, speaking at women’s retreats and riding recumbent bicycles with her husband.
Tyler joined the Art Unlimited team in June 2019. He graduated from Full Sail University with a degree in Media Communications. With his desire to learn new things, Tyler is excited to be jumping into the world of SEO management. Outside of work, Tyler enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing games, participating in sports, and reading a good book.
Would you like to join the Art Unlimited Team? We are looking for enthusiastic, hardworking individuals who are willing to be versatile and are ready to learn. We are a diverse, dynamic team with a passion for marketing innovation and success. When you work at Art Unlimited, you know that the people you work with care about you. We have core values that we actively try to live as a company culture every day.
Donovan fulfills the need for our newly created Executive Assistant position because of our expanding and growing marketing business. Donovan is a motivated, personable business professional with a successful 22-year track record of public and community advocacy. He possesses a talent for creating social capital, working for others, and has demonstrated the ability to easily transcend cultural & political differences. Donovan is accustomed to handling time-sensitive, confidential information with time management and logistical support experience which will support our CEO, CFO and leadership team. He has the ability to adapt to immediate changes and thrives in our fast paced deadline-driven environment.
Donovan is a lifelong resident, and an enrolled member of the Bois Forte Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe and married to his beautiful wife Sarah. Together, they have a blended family of 5 grown children, 1 grandson and 2 grandchildren on the way. During Donovan’s time away from Art Unlimited, he is a firefighter with Greenwood Township Fire Dept, serves on several boards at the MN DNR and the University of Minnesota. He is also a pastor of a local church, and along with his wife, leads a Monday Night Bible Study, Native American Ministry Missions and outreach and sharing the Gospel, “Minwaajimowin” (Ojibwe – The Good News) with the lost and unreached First Nations People.
Gene began working with the Art Unlimited team in the fall of 2018. Although his college major was in marketing, Gene’s last 27 years have been focused on driving growth through leadership in the banking industry. Understanding business development and its stages will help in structuring a plan for new growth with our clients. Gene moved to Northern Minnesota from Phoenix in 2001. He has thoroughly enjoyed the outdoor lifestyle with his wife and three sons. The beauty of our northern outdoors connects the family to the rich hunting and fishing opportunities that so many dream about. Their family also embraces a love of farming which includes Dexter cattle, Icelandic sheep, various chicken breeds, along with their Great Pyrenees (dogs) to protect them all.
Jeremy rejoined the Art Unlimited Team in October 2018 after interning during the summer of 2017. He was raised here on the Iron Range and is a veteran of the United States Air Force. While in the Air Force, he obtained knowledge of Windows Server and Unix Server systems while obtaining a CompTIA S+ certificate. Afterward, he moved back to Side Lake, MN where he got married and started a family. He graduated from Hibbing Community College from the Network and IT Security course in addition to earning a Microsoft MTA Certification. During this time Jeremy learned valuable skills in server management, Active Directory, Cisco Routing, and so much more. During his free time, Jeremy spends time with his family and plays sports and video games.
Katie joined the Art Unlimited Team in October of 2017 to help manage accounts payable and receivable. She specializes in QuickBooks operations. Katie is passionate about bringing straightforward, efficient, and helpful information to all she serves. In her free time she enjoys cooking new recipes and hanging out with her husband and daughter.
David started with Art Unlimited full time in 2010. David has over 25 years of experience in the technical and computer field. Before joining Art Unlimited, David lived in the Twin Cities area and worked in the electrical and pneumatic automation field. Then he and his family moved back to the Iron Range where he worked in the Process Engineering and Quality Control field. David graduated from Hibbing Community College with an AAS degree in the CAD program in 1992 and then returned in 2008 to obtain a Microcomputer Technology, Networking, and Web Design degree. Prior to that, David graduated from Eveleth Technical Institute with a degree in Automation in 1989. David heads up our programming department. He is a committed team player who brings in new ideas and exciting designs for Art Unlimited’s clients. David enjoys spending time with his family, loves to travel and when not working, he always has a tool in his hand tinkering on cars or odd jobs around the house.
Dan joined the Art Unlimited team in June 2019. Born and raised in Ely, he went to school at Vermilion CC for a year in pre-engineering, then went to Bemidji State University for Technical Illustration and Graphic Design. Dan was in the US Army for 12 years, working his way up to sergeant before earning his commission as US Army Armor Cavalry Officer 4 years into his service. Since then, Dan has 23 years of experience as a graphic designer, art director, and creative director. He also taught graphic design for five years before coming to AU. Dan enjoys hunting and fishing, gardening, snowmobiling and pretty much anything outdoors.
Jake started as an intern with Art Unlimited in September 2018 and became an official Team Member in December 2018. Jake graduated with a B.A. degree in Psychology from Bethel University in 2014. Next, he decided to change career paths to study web development when he enrolled in an online web development program at Lake Superior College (LSC). Jake is expecting to graduate from LSC with an A.A.S. degree in December 2018. He is a dedicated problem-solver and is committed to helping our clients in any way possible. In his free time, Jake enjoys going to concerts, traveling, playing video games, working on personal projects, spending time with friends/family, and hanging out with his dogs (Oliver and Teddy).
Michelle joined the Art Unlimited Team in early 2017 as an SEO Manager and is now our Project Manager, coordinating clients and our team to keep our projects on time – and in budget! With a Retail Merchandising degree from U-W Stout, Michelle is our resident fashionista! She enjoys project management, and uses her gift of winning others over daily in managing our new projects. Michelle’s marketing experience comes from her entrepreneurial businesses including hand crafted glass jewelry, and her latest endeavor: personal training. In her spare time, Michelle and her husband can be found at their local gym. They both enjoy running and help organize an annual 5k fundraiser in Virginia.
Susan joined Art Unlimited in September 2013. Prior to working for Art Unlimited, she was a proud member of the US Air Force for 6 years as a Crew Chief on a C-130 and was able to explore the world. She graduated from Hibbing Community College with a degree in CAD and then graduated from U-W Stout (Magna Cum Laude) with a BS degree in Package Engineering. Susan then worked as a Packaging Engineer for 16 years, designing product packaging that was attractive as well as functional. Susan’s various jobs include WordPress Content, auditing websites, as well as server & domain management. Susan’s passion is taking pictures of flowers, wildlife, and scenery. She and her husband deer hunt together and both love the sport of summer & winter fishing and she enjoys kayaking on the rivers and lakes nearby whenever possible.