resume & Bio
Douglas Einar Olsen is an award-winning Director, Storyboard Artist, Art director AND teacher currently working in the film and tv animation industries.  growing up in the wilds of long island, ny, HE FOLLOWED HIS PASSION for drawing and storytelling TO THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN TO STUDY ILLUSTRATION, THEN ONWARD TO maintain studios in ROME, BERLIN, BROOKLYN AND EVENTUALLY LOS ANGELES, the heart of the entertainment world.  his most recent contributions include credits on RICK & MORTYSONIC THE HEDGEHOG, MAJOR LAZERVENTURE BROS., as well as independently directing the music video 'PROFESSIONAL RAPPER' by Lil dicky [feat. snoop dogg] with much more to come!
AWARDS
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

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
RICK AND MORTY (adult swim)  //  Director, Season 5
Rick and Morty LLC  //  Burbank, CA  [2020]

RICK AND MORTY (adult swim)  //  Storyboard Artist, Season 4 - 5
Rick and Morty LLC  //  Burbank, CA  [2018 - 2019]

DEATHSTROKE: KNIGHTS AND DRAGONS (warner brothers)  //  Storyboard Artist
Titmouse Animation  //  Hollywood, CA  [2019]


SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (paramount pictures)  //  Storyboard Artist, Feature Film
Blur Studios // Culver City, CA [2018]


NIKO AND THE SWORD OF LIGHT (adult swim) // Storyboard Artist, Season 2 
Titmouse Animation // Hollywood, CA [2017]
VENTURE BROS. (adult swim) // Storyboard Artist,  
Titmouse Animation // Hollywood, CA [2017]
LITTLE BIG AWESOME (amazon) // Storyboard Artist, Season 1
Titmouse Animation // Hollywood, CA [2017]
DEEP SPACE 69 (vrv) // Storyboard Director, Season 4
6 Point Harness // Echo Park, CA [2017]
RICK AND MORTY (adult swim) // Storyboard Artist, Season 3
Rick and Morty LLC // Burbank, CA [2016 - 2017]
STEVEN UNIVERSE (cartoon network) // Storyboard Revisionist, Season 5
Cartoon Network // Burbank, CA [2016] 
WORK SPACE ( FOX ) // Director, Pilot Episode
Bento Box // North Hollywood, CA [2015]
PROFESSIONAL RAPPER by LIL DICKY (FEAT. SNOOP DOGG) // Director, Music Video 
Independent // Hollywood, CA [2015]
NEO YOKIO (FOX) // Storyboard Revisionist, Season 1
FOX/ADHD // Hollywood, CA [2015]
GOLAN THE INSATIABLE ( FOX ) // Director, Season 1 & 2
FOX/ADHD // Hollywood, CA [2015]
MAJOR LAZER ( FXX ) // Director, Season 1
FOX/ADHD // Hollywood, CA [2015]
HIGH SCHOOL USA! ( FOX ) // Storyboard Artist, Season 1
TITMOUSE ANIMATION // Hollywood, CA [2014]
AXE COP ( FOX ) // Director, Season 1 & 2
FOX/ADHD // Hollywood, CA [2014]
ZOOLANDER ( unreleased ) // Background Designer, Season 1
AUGENBLICK ANIMATION // Brooklyn, NY ( 2013 )
VENTURE BROS. ( adult swim ) // Background Designer / Storyboard Revisionist, Season 5
Titmouse Animation // New York, NY ( 2012 )
:PM TOONS ( :PMSports ) // Animation Department Director
:PM Sports // New York, NY ( 2011 - 2012 )



EDUCATION
RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN // Providence, RI (2000-2004)
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration.
Selected participant in the European Honors Program // Rome, IT (2003-2004)