All of the illustrations, photographs, graphic design, audio, video, websites, and other media on this site are the works of Sam Davis Johnson, with a few minor exceptions that are noted.
Idoart Communications, SiteDesign1 and Blazing Sound Productions and MedeaWorks Pictures are owned by Sam Davis Johnson.
At idoart, the list of products created for press, publishing, broadcast, web, social media or display is vast. In today's economy, you can't focus on just one function. Keeping a product affordable for the client is truly dependant on versatility. Equally important, taking your craft in multiple directions, using all of your skills, will create a broader possiblity for the client, and you, in every way.
Here at idoart, on the farm, I still handle commercial and corporate clients in a broad range of industries including, manufacturing, tourism, construction, music industry and more, and even work with other agencies to supply creative. With those, I get to release the full range of skill on an almost daily basis. But hand drawn art is still my favorite function, and passion. When I'm not doing it for a living, I'm doing it for fun! or was it music?, or photography? or......
Far...m Entrance. Well, about half way up the drive. The farm is named after two of the original animals that were rescued here. Also, everything is on video surveillance from this point.
The main office utilizes multiple systems for graphic design, imaging, video editing with 7.1 Dolby surround and audio mastering. The room has a full photographic studio/video studio with greenscreen and of course a great view of the farm.
Yes, the network reaches the dockhouse. Gives a whole new meaning to casual office day.
The photographic / video studio back view with equipment storage.
In the composers studio, a full symphony's worth of real instrumentation(that stay in their cases) is here with multiple microphones and gear that interfaces through a series of MOTU 828 Mk3s to a choice of DAWs. Video feeds into the room from the NLE station in the main office.(and audio back via fire wire or cat for mastering). It all feeds direct to a 55 inch plasma elsewhere.
If it requires a prop, this is where it originates. The framing shop area is off to the left and is equally well equipped.
The Main Office
The Other Office
The Photo studio
The conventional art studio has eight separate workstations. 6 in view. airbrush stations use Jun-Air and Air force silent running compressors with multiple Iwata & Paasche setups at 3 stations. Including a good old fashioned AB Turbo. Additional stations are well equipped and specifically set up for technical graphics, oil, acrylics, pastels, ceramics, and fiber arts.
The view from the studio is nothing but nature, with combinations of natural northern light across the entire back, and incandescent and tungsten interior.
Unison, Sennelier, Daylor Rowney, in almost every color, and other brands of butter are here for the dusting.
A studio view unobscured by windows.
One of the many things we do is take it on the road. Our typical outdoor festival booth showcases original art, photographs and ceramics, and hundreds of high quality prints for sale. Outside walls also are displayed (not shown).