About Us

Imaging Expressions has been building commercial frames for over 10 years.  Located in the heart of Kansas City, Imaging Expressions started out by supplying the photo lab industry with finished frames and has continued to grow and evolve.  Over the past five years, Imaging Expressions has expanded into serving the hospitality and healthcare industries with their needs for framed art and mirrors.

Imaging Expressions prides our self on our highly qualified and capable staff, available to help our customers with all of their design needs, meeting any deadline and delivery date.  Due to our facilities central location in Kansas City, we are able to offer the most competitive pricing available and short shipping times to any location in the country.  All frames are produced on site and we use only state of the art equipment, including double miter saws, automated mat cutters and semi automatic gallery wrap canvas stretchers to ensure the quality and repeatability of all of our products.

Our team’s ability to complete all of our frames in a detailed and professional manner coupled with our expansive inventory of moldings and our access to art work for all tastes; allows us to be able to offer frames that are designed to meet you and your clients needs at the most competitive cost.

From our Ready Made and Specialty frame lines to our Build Your Own and Designer for the hospitality industry, Imaging Expressions is here to meet your needs.




John Bower   /President/

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John is a born and raised Kansas Citian.  He has over 40 years of executive experience in the manufacturing industry in both plastic and photographic fields.  His business philosophy is total commitment to customer service and developing long term partnerships with both customers and vendors to ensure an awesome experience for all involved.  When he’s not working you can find him pitching in his mens softball league (20 years strong), tending to his tropical plants or finding relaxation in warmer weather.


Craig Childress  /Vice President/


Craig has resided in Blue Springs, Mo for the past 30 years with his wife and two daughters.  He is an avid softball player and takes much pride in his role as “Papa”.  Craig is an education graduate from Central Missouri State University, (now the University of Central Missouri).  Craig has been a part of various aspects of the frame and photo industry for more than 30 years; he always looks forward to challenges and is very detail oriented.


Bob Liepsner  /Hospitality & Healthcare/

With more than 30 years experience providing outstanding service to the hospitality and healthcare industries, Bob is one of the best resources in the country for designers.


Katie Hogan   /Framer/ 


Katie is a Kansas City native and is excited to have found a job where she gets to use both a Mac and a miter saw, although not at the same time!  Katie has 10+ years of professional custom framing experience, including several years of gallery ownership during her time spent in Chicago.  She has degrees in Studio Art and Communication Design as well as a minor in Art History.  Katie spends her free time on her love for glass blowing. Go Royals!


Holland Weber  /Marketing & Media Manager/

Holland was born and raised in St.Louis and moved to Kansas City in 2015.  She currently lives in Raytown with her boyfriend and their french bulldog, Stella.  When she’s not busy working, Holland has a passion for design and photography.  A graphic design graduate from Penn Valley, Holland has over 2 years of graphic design and marketing experience.


Bear  /Plant Guard Dog/

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Bear is a soft coated Wheaton terrier.  Can be bribed with scrambled eggs and pancakes.

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