About Vicki + Tom
Itinerant Studio is a production art studio creating original and limited edition mixed media works using a variety of techniques and materials that serves the design and wholesale trade. Itinerant Studio is a production art studio creating original and limited edition mixed media works using a variety of techniques and materials that serves the design and wholesale trade.
Vicki and Tom, the husband and wife team of IS, work primarily from their Springfield, Ohio studio, but often travel to gain inspiration, work on a photographic project, learn new things, eat good foods, and spend time enjoying a new place together with their daughter.
Vicki and Tom are both native midwesterners. Ohioans. Vicki from Lorain, an ethnic melting pot on the shores of Lake Erie; and Tom from a small farm in the middle of rolling hills outside the small college town of Granville.
Vicki and Tom met in 1998 while working together in Columbus, Ohio, and started their business in 2004 primarily as a photographic studio. Itinerant Studio evolved focusing on their artwork, as well as some amazing collaborations with other artists, designers, non-profits, and small creative companies.
When Vicki and Tom moved to Springfield, Ohio in 2006 they knew it was the place to grow Itinerant Studio. With a diverse economy and population, as well as more museums than McDonalds, a Frank Lloyd Wright house (Westcott House), a symphony, bike trails and kayak runs, an active group of working artists, and countless other cultural and outdoor activities, Springfield fostered the type of working and living space they wanted to be a part of.
Today Itinerant Studio is in a new building with more space and a small creative staff that produces artwork for countless shops, interior designers, architects, and the hospitality industry.
One of the best parts of having our artwork produced in house is the ability to play and be creative with our materials and techniques. We can get an idea on Tuesday, and by Thursday we are looking at a finished piece. It addition it allows us to let our clients be creative and come up with ideas that we can implement and sample out – Quickly and without added expense.
Producing in house also gives us the chance to try out new materials – especially ones that are locally produced or are environmentally sound. Some quick facts about some of our products.
- Sustainably harvested core
- Formaldehyde free
- Responsibly made in the United States
- Purchased from a company only 2 miles from our studio.
- Recycled aluminum
- Recycled rubber core
- UV cured ink on all panel prints (wood, aluminum, etc)
- Foam Core Board Made in Columbus, Ohio. (only 45 miles from our studio)
- Nearly all framing supplies are purchased from a Columbus, Oh supplier.
- Re-use of many of our packing materials.
- Kraft paper is 100% recycled.