About Us

"The Royal We"

The Art Department is a little shop with big ideas in Downtown Moberly, Missouri.

Currently, the Art Department is a one-man show. That man is Russell McCoy, a Missouri native who, as the son of a preacher, has lived all over (but mostly in Missouri.)

Russ is a graduate of the Multimedia Graphics Technology program at Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology in Okmulgee, OK and also has a degree in general biblical studies from Central Christian College of the Bible in Moberly, MO.

After completing his degree work, Russ lived in the Mexico City area for around 18 months. When it was time to come home, he brought his beautiful wife, Mariana (Rivera Ramirez) McCoy with him and resumed his life in the good old US of A.

During the last ~8 years, Russ has been an e-commerce entrepreneur, a freelance designer, and a full-time graphic designer for a grocery chain in the southeastern United States (Alabama, to be exact).

In late 2013, former Art Department owners Jeff & Jenn Schulte were offered an opportunity they couldn’t refuse which relocated them to Omaha, Nebraska. Not wanting a business they had worked so hard to grow disappear into the night, they offered Russ McCoy the opportunity to continue their work serving Moberly (and other parts of Missouri and the country) with professional graphic design, signage and printing. He very enthusiastically and gratefully accepted the offer and took over operations in October of 2013.

And since this is a one-man shop (and I’m writing this myself), I’ll go ahead and change my writing from third person to first.

I’m Russ McCoy, and I’m very excited to be the new owner of The Art Department, a business that has an outstanding reputation in Missouri that I mean to keep.

I look forward to meeting you and serving you in whatever you may need. Give me a call or stop by anytime. I’ll be glad to see you.