CHRIS RYAN OLSEN
design // illustration

About

While doodling my way through a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, I met several lovely people in the art department at the University of North Dakota. Soon I was neck deep in a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design and New Art Media. While working for my design professor's ad agency I developed close working relationships with several small theatres, where I found my most engaging and rewarding work as a set designer, fabricator, and art director.

When working, I deeply value using my hands, sketching through ideas, and making craft a significant part of the creative process. Saul Bass said that design is thinking made visual, but I like to think that design is thinking made visceral.

Let's make something together. Find me in my wood shop, or click below and meet me digitally.

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CLIENTS :

Empire Theatre Company
Arivale
University of Minnesota-Crookston
Digital Press at University of North Dakota
ThreeRoads, LLC
Carhartt for Home of Economy
+ more

 

After doodling my way through a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, I met several lovely people in the art department at the University of North Dakota. Soon I was neck deep in a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design and New Art Media. While working for a local ad agency I developed close working relationships with several small theatres, where I found my most engaging and rewarding work as a set designer, fabricator, and art director.

When working, I deeply value using my hands, sketching through ideas, and making craft a significant part of the creative process. Saul Bass said that design is thinking made visual, but I like to think that design is thinking made visceral.

Let's make something together. Find me in my wood shop, or click below and meet me digitally.