ARTIST INFORMATION:

Steve Johannsen

Illustration & Design

 

 

 

 EMAIL:johannsenstudio@gmail.com

 

 

Poster/Print Store
http://stevejohannsenart.ecrater.com

 

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   I have ALWAYS had a passion for art. I grew up in small mid-west town in what seemed like a “Mayberry” upbringing. I watched the world changing around me on TV, radio and magazines. I was totally amazed with the radical changes in music and the new mind-boggling art of the 60’s and 70’s. I drew alot of portraits and mock posters of my musical heroes of the day. Music became a strong second love.

  In 1972, I moved to Colorado to go to Rocky Mountain School of Art for two years. Following art school, I began working as a commercial printer, but soon realized I lacked the interest in mechanics to excel…and machines bite fingers… which I planned on keeping. I evolved into experience many other areas of the trade.

    I started my first business in 1977.

   We moved to Oregon in late 1987, where I took a full time job with a large printing company. Following a lay off from printing in 2002, I devoted full time into my art business. I still do a wide variety of projects, but am focusing more on my Music Art, Portraits and Events Promotion design territories. As a very versatile artist, I welcome all inquiries and opportunities to work together on personal or commercial projects.

 Artistically…I guess, I never settled into a ‘niche’. I love the challenge of different and new subjects and styles. My roots are 100% old school with alot of Hands-On experiences along the way. Eventually, I had to cozy up to computers and the digital world as well. That’s why my work ranges from paintings to graphic design to portraits to rock and roll. I love the creative freedoms which rock art offers. I’ve also experienced photography, sign design and painting, screen printing posters, apparel and many related fields.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

• Conceptual Design • Illustration • Fine Arts • Graphic Design • Event/Business Promotions • Digital Design • Cartooning • Art Direction • Project & Media Management & Coordination • Customer Service • Vendor Scheduling & Coordination Offset Printing • Screen Printing • Signage • Logos • Print Design • Merchandise/Packaging Design • Apparel Design • Sign Design • Copy Writing • Photography • Technical Illustration • Architectural • Artist’s Conceptions Map Illustration • Publication Covers & Spot Illustration

MEDIA

• Graphite Pencil • Colored Pencil • Pen & Ink • Scratchboard • Watercolor • Acrylic • Oils • Pastel • Conte’ Crayon • Mixed Media • 3-D Modeling • Screen Printing • Digital Art

COMMERCIAL PRINTING

• Quality Assurance (In-house & Vendors Inspection & Approvals) • Vendor Scheduling • CSR • Inter-Dept. Coordinator • Files Coordinator • Journeyman Pressman Asst. • Pre Press • Graphic Design • Camera Operator • Film Stripping • Plate Making • Paper Cutting • Bindery • Material Handling • Shipping Coordination • Screen Printing (all phases) both apparel production and flat work including posters

CLIENTS & PROJECTS

MUSIC

• Gov’t Mule • Warren Haynes’ Xmas Jam • Warren Haynes • Warren Haynes Band • Warren Haynes and the Ashes and Dust Band • The Dead • Grateful Dead • Furthur • Phil Lesh & Friends • Bob Weir and Rat Dog • Allman Brothers Band • Gregg Allman • Hot Tuna • JC Flyer • Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers • Jimmy Buffett • Gary Clark Jr. • Donna the Buffalo • Devil’s Lettuce • Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad • Dopapod • Royal Southern Brotherhood • Tab Benoit • Samantha Fish • Tinsley Ellis • God Street Wine • Strangefolk • Assembly of Dust • Experienced Zydeco (EZ) Riders • Terrapin Flyer • Mark Karan & Jemimah Puddleduck • Everyone Orchestra • Rose Hill Drive • Big Leg Emma • Jah People • Nunn and the Bad Habits • Lymon Louis • Hannah’s Field • Swamp Surfer • Hard Head Management • Fred Cox Merchandising • FEA Merchandising • Red Light Management • Cygnus Productions • Thunderbird Management • Red Star Merchandise • Rhino Records • Blee Music • Bob & Phil Show,Inc. • Hayley Jane and the Primates • Joe Russo’s Almost Dead • Les Brers • Forbidden Gecko Love 

EVENTS

Lock’n Festival • Wanee Festival • Gathering of the Vibes • Mountain Jam • Warren Haynes presents Christmas Jam • Voice of the Wetlands Festival • Smoke on the Water BBQ Cookoff and Music Festival • 13 Nights on the River Concerts • Monster Dash • Friday Nite Movies on the River • Wings and Wheels • Hood River Lavender Festival • NW Stunt Kite Championships • Arts & Eats on the River • Riverside Arts & Eats Festival • Shorty’s Corner Cruise-ins • St. Helens Fireworks • St. Helens Elks Charity Cruise-Ins • Ice Box Days

ORGANIZATIONS

• 13 Nights on the River • St. Helens Community Foundation • Columbia County Tourism • City of St. Helens • Columbia Pacific Food Bank •  St. Helens Community Action • Mesa Verde Nat’l Park • ARA Mesa Verde • Mesa Verde Museum Assn. • Black Canyon Economic District • Montrose, CO Chamber of Commerce • Cortez, CO Chamber of Commerce • Cortez Development Council • Longview Parks & Recreation • Uncompahgre Valley Assn.

PUBLICATIONS & BOOKS

• San Juan Horseshoe Newspaper • Honest Tune Magazine • Relix Magazine • Country Pleasures Magazine • Dead Tour Book • Flights of Fancy Poetry Book • Montrose,CO Centennial Book • Columbia River Reader Newspaper • Columbia County Tourism Publications • Montrose Mirror • Telluride Times

BUSINESSES

• Graphic Arts Center Publishing • Victoria’s Secret • Discovery Channel Fools Gold  • Grateful Edge Sharpening Services • Brian Farmer’s Farmland Fx • Deep Jams.net • CFK Knives • Mangrove Indie Collective • St. Helens Police Dept. • Sherpa Aircraft • St. Helens Pizza Pub • Fultano’s Pizza • Fiorella’s Pizza • St. Helens Computer Center • Rocks 4 Life • Oregon Maiden • Cosmic Cowboy Cafe • Lighthouse Inn and Nauti Bobs Bar • Blue Joe Coffee • Sherpa Aircraft • Scappoose Farmers Market • Rock & Roll Kites • Windy Conditions Kites • Hawaiian Island Cafe • Nice Pear Farms • DuraTow Trailers • Hunky Dory Pipe & Tobacco • Utopia Dispensary • Bully Proof • Return to Balance •  Williamsen & Bleid Painting • Angler’s Restaurant & Lounge • St.Helens Cafe • Oliver Twisted Restaurant • MC Graphics • Leupold & Stevens • Columbia River PUD • ADOS Internet • Ambergraphics • Whatever Sales • MJ Moar Property • DPSST Oregon State Police Training Center • Cool Stuff Shirts • Silver San Juan Scenic Railroad • Artworks • Telluride Company • Purgatory Ski Resort • Wayne Carlton’s Hunting Accessories • Holiday Inn • Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory • United Banks of Colorado • Don Woodard’s Indian Trading Post