About Us

Client Focused, Engaging Experiences

Interactive Arts, LLC is a real estate photography and virtual tour company serving Minneapolis, St. Paul and the surrounding Twin Cities Metro area of Minnesota. We provide professional photography services and interactive virtual tours. Our clients include property managers, developers, real estate agents, business owners and landscape professionals.

Snapshots vs Stories

We don’t do snapshots, WE TELL STORIES. Every photograph or virtual tour we produce is carefully created and composed for it’s storytelling abilities. For example, the narrative (story) contained in a interior real estate photograph should describe what each space is; it’s shape, size and features and how it relates to other nearby spaces. These are important elements if you want to engage your audience and provide them with an opportunity to picture themselves in that space.

Our primary goal is to create beautiful images that will provide our clients with an ability to experience that space without being there. This is one reason why we call ourselves Interactive Arts.

Our History


Our Beginning

Interactive Arts was founded in 1995 by Chip Jones who was working as a Multimedia Designer in kiosk development. Chip was involved in all facets of kiosk user interface design and development.

In the early 1990’s the internet was gaining attention but was mostly text based, and not yet ready for prime time marketing. Chip realized what impact this emerging technology would have on the kiosk world and quickly became one of the first to embrace HTML and this new technology. Shortly thereafter he launched Interactive Arts, LLC as an internet marketing consulting company.

Chip’s first internet marketing consulting role came in 1996 with the Automotive Aftermarket Division of 3M. It was here that Chip designed and built the first intranet web site at 3M. This web site would later go on to win a 3M Innovation Award.


Ten Years Later

1995 to 2005 was a time of growth and redefining for Interactive Arts. In 2004 we transformed from a web design and development company to a online marketing agency with services in the marketing technology space.

Our online marketing services now included Search Marketing (Organic and Paid), Affiliate Marketing, Web Analytics and other related services.

search engine optimizaion

Ongoing Specialization

By 2015, the online marketing world had gone through dramatic transformation due to improvements in technology and connection speeds. Social Media was now a household term and consumer behavior shifted from bricks-and-mortar to the online world. Much of this shift was due to the proliferation of mobile devices and networks.

In 2012 we added Local Search Marketing to our list of services for small businesses. In 2014 we added photography and 360 Virtual Tour services to compliment our Local Search marketing solutions. We were primarily focused on helping businesses and franchises improve their local search rankings. Part of that solution included the incorporation of photography and virtual tours.

Our Services

  • Photography
  • 360 Virtual Tours
  • Web Metrics / Analytics
  • SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
  • PPC (Paid Search)
  • Local Search Marketing (Local SEO)
  • HTML, CSS, Javascript
  • Marketing Audits / Strategies


Interactive Arts LLC has now evolved into a Real Estate Photography and Virtual Media company. We specialize in high quality photography and 360 virtual tours for commercial and residential properties.

Our clients include real estate agents and agencies, commercial developers, property managers, business owners, landscape companies and marketing teams. We still dip our toes into the digital marketing world if a client needs help with their online business listing.

We continue to adapt to today’s emerging technologies in the real estate media world! For more information: