BIO
Douglas Einar Olsen is an American Director, Storyboard Artist and Art Director with over 10 years experience in the TV Animation and Film Industries.  Recent directing credits include Rick and Morty, Fairfax, Major Lazer, Axe Cop, Golan the Insatiable and the independently produced hit music video, 'Professional Rapper' by Lil Dicky [feat. Snoop Dogg].  Storyboard credits include feature films Sonic the Hedgehog 1 & 2 and Venture Bros.  He also contributes as a lecturer, educator and curator for the experimental animation screening series, PROTOZOA.
Raised in Smithtown NY, Douglas studied under local illustrator and educator Jeffery K Fisher before going on to attend the Rhode Island School of Design (Illustration '04).  He continued his studies abroad in Rome, Tuscany and Berlin.
Currently he is based in Los Angeles, CA.

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director
  UNANNOUNCED HALLOWEEN SPECIAL //  Titmouse Animation [2022-present]
  RICK AND MORTY (season 6)  //  Green Portal Productions [2021]
  FAIRFAX (season 1 & 2) //  Titmouse Animation / Amazon Prime [2020-2021]
 
RICK AND MORTY (season 5)  //  Green Portal Productions [2020]
 
PROFESSIONAL RAPPER by LIL DICKY (FEAT. SNOOP DOGG) //  Music Video [2015]
 
WORK SPACE ( pilot ) // Bento Box [2015]
 
GOLAN THE INSATIABLE (season 1 & 2) // FOX / ADHD [2015]
 
MAJOR LAZER (season 1 ) // FOX / ADHD [2015]
 
AXE COP (season 1 & 2) // FOX / ADHD [2014]
  
:PM TOONS // :PM SPORTS WEB TOONS [2012-2013]

storyboard artist
   VENTURE BROS. MOVIE //  Titmouse Animation [2022]
  SONIC 2 // Paramount Pictures / BLUR Studios [2022]
 
RICK AND MORTY (season 5)  //  Green Portal Productions [2018-2019]
 
DEATHSTROKE: KNIGHTS AND DRAGONS  //  Titmouse / Warner Bros [2019]
 
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG // Paramount Pictures / BLUR Studios [2018]
 
NIKO AND THE SWORD OF LIGHT (season 2)  //  Titmouse / Amazon Prime [2017]
  VENTURE BROS. (season 7)  //  Titmouse Animation [2017]
 
LITTLE BIG AWESOME (season 1)  //  Titmouse Animation [2017]
 
DEEP SPACE 69 (season 4)  //  6-Point Harness [2017]
 
RICK AND MORTY (season 3)  //  Green Portal Productions [2016-2017]
 
STEVEN UNIVERSE (season 5)  // {REVISIONIST} // Cartoon Network [2016]
  NEO YOKIO (season 1)
 // {REVISIONIST} // FOX / ADHD [2014]
  HIGH SCHOOL USA! // FOX / ADHD [2014]
 
AXE COP (season 1)  //  FOX / ADHD [2014]
 
VENTURE BROS. (season 5)  // {REVISIONIST} // Titmouse Animation [2013]

BACKGROUND DESIGN / art direction
  PROFESSIONAL RAPPER by LIL DICKY (FEAT. SNOOP DOGG) //  Music Video [2015]
   ART DIRECTOR / DESIGN SUPERVISOR / CHARACTER DESIGN

  ZOOLANDER // BACKGROUND DESIGN // Augenblick Animation [2013]
 
VENTURE BROS. (season 5)  // BACKGROUND DESIGN // Titmouse Animation [2013]
 
WHITEBOARD ANIMATION  // DESIGN & LAYOUT // Whiteboard Animation [2012]
 
:PM TOONS // DEPARTMENT SUPERVISOR / DESIGN DIRECTOR // :PM Sports [2013]
  MIGHTY FIVE // ART DIRECTION // Independent Music Video & Stage Production [2010-2012]
 
WUNDERKRAFTHAUS // ART DIRECTION // Video, Animation & Fine Arts Production [2006-2010]
 
A LITTLE CURIOUS // ANIMATION INTERN // Curious Pictures [1999]


EDUCATION
  RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN // Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration (2000-2004)
  Selected participant in the European Honors Program // Rome, IT (2003-2004)
AWARDS
  CREATIVE ARTS EMMY AWARD: Best Animated Program [2020] - "The Vat of Acid Episode"
  CREATIVE ARTS EMMY AWARD: Best Animated Program [2018] - "Pickle Rick"
  ANNIE AWARD: Best General Audience Animated Television/Broadcast Production [2018] - "Pickle Rick"
  CERTIFIED RIAA GOLD SINGLE RECIPIENT for
 "Professional Rapper" by Lil Dicky ft. Snoop Dogg [2017]

TALKS
  SCI-ARC GUEST LECTURER:  ENTERTAINMENT DESIGN C/O LIAM YOUNG - JAN 2020
  FEAR AND WONDER: AN EXPEDITION THROUGH THE LANDSCAPES OF FICTION: STRELKA, MOSCOW - JULY 2019
  RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN ALUMNI SPEAKER SERIES: PROVIDENCE, RI - APRIL 2019
  LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY COLLEGE ART DEPARTMENT LECTURE:  LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 2018