We're a unique group working daily to bring Japanese prints to collectors, dealers, and enthusiasts worldwide. We take our work seriously, but we take our fun seriously, too! We mix our active, fast-paced Fuji Arts sales days with some laughs, group lunches, and unlimited cold beverages in the fridge.
We're phoning and emailing with you daily, so we'd like to put some faces behind the conversations . . .
Marketing & Media Manager
Jared heads up Fuji Arts’ marketing and media efforts with an emphasis on website maintenance and social media outreach. Your Fuji Arts experience should be fresh and compelling as we strive to connect with our clients in new ways. With an eye for design, and a strong sense of our market, Jared focuses on making connections and getting the message out on the website and on the internet.
Jared is originally from Indiana, now living an Ann Arbor lifestyle. He likes to spend time with his family traveling, enjoying the outdoors, cycling, and hiking.
Matt is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the only native Ann Arborite on the team. He oversees Fuji Arts' shipping department and is responsible for the safe delivery of Fuji Arts’ orders to every corner of the globe. We also depend on Matt for inventory management and photo processing. He has a keen eye for detail and often suggests process or order changes for efficiency and to keep shipping costs down for Fuji Arts’ clients.
Matt loves sports and has an infectious enthusiasm for Michigan athletics. He stays active by playing soccer and golf, along with running through the Nichols Arboretum on campus.
Founder & President
Bill was born and raised in Michigan and proudly hails from the Upper Midwest. In our part of the USA, we are known for our direct, friendly manner and lack of pretentiousness. That's the perfect place for Fuji Arts, where the "nose in the air" attitude, so common in the art world, just seems unnecessary to us.
After several years in a family business, and some exciting career twists and turns, Bill founded Fuji Arts in 2000. He loves art, travel, collecting, gardening, and having a beer with friends. He's a natural entrepreneur and Fuji Arts is his passion.
Partner & Sales Director
David is a Texan by birth and a Michigander by choice. He made his way to Ann Arbor after successfully completing a civil engineering degree, deciding to pursue his passion for Asian arts, language, and cultures. David leads the sales effort at Fuji Arts, and his friendly spirit and intelligence show through.
David loves to travel and has been all over the world. He is a knowledgeable gardener, avid basketball and college football fan, and an all-around fun guy to hang out with.
A Nebraska native, Paula found herself in Michigan by way of Virginia. She has a master's degree in art history and museum studies, and has worked in art galleries and museums as diverse as the Museum of Nebraska History and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. She spends her days at Fuji Arts researching and writing, providing our clients with an informative description for each print that we sell.
Active in the local arts scene, Paula shows her mixed media artwork regularly. She also loves to travel, read, garden, and enjoy the beautiful Michigan beaches.
Graphics Manager & Inventory Control
Phil's been with Fuji Arts since 2006, and with 180,000 prints sold in that time, we are sure that Phil holds the world's record for the most photos of Japanese prints ever produced by one person! Phil also leads inventory control and order fulfillment.
Phil lives in Ann Arbor where he likes to work out and enjoy the outdoors with his wife and dog. In his spare time, he designs and creates furniture.
Fuji Arts is located in a renovated urban loft office on Ann Arbor's bustling Main Street. Happily ensconced in the upper Midwest of the USA, we enjoy the changing seasons, friendly people, and fun activities happening all the time in our popular university town. Take a virtual tour of Fuji Arts - we're unique in the business.