resume & Bio
Douglas Einar Olsen is an award-winning Director, Storyboard Artist, DESIGNER AND LECTURER who has worked in the TV, Animation & film industries for the past 8 yeARS.  BEGINNING WITH EARLY CLAYMATIONS CREATED IN HIS PARENTS KITCHEN USING PLAY-DOH AND A HOME VIDEO CAMCORDER, DOUGLAS HAS PURSUED ART AND STORYTELLING SINCE CHILDHOOD.  HE FOLLOWED HIS PASSIONS TO THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN TO STUDY ILLUSTRATION, THEN ONWARD TO ROME, BERLIN, BROOKLYN AND EVENTUALLY LOS ANGELES WHERE HE HAS PRODUCED WORK IN BOTH THE FINE ARTS AND COMMERCIAL MEDIA WORLDS.  DOUGLAS EVENTUALLY FOUND HIS WAY INTO THE WORLD OF TV ANIMATION AS A BACKGROUND DESIGNER VIA ADULT SWIM'S VENTURE BROS.    
AS A DIRECTOR AND STORYBOARD ARTIST, He specializes in cinematic storytelling, high-paced action AND thought-provoking visuals, aLL PORTRAYED THROUGH EXPRESSIVE AND COMMITTED DRAFTSMANSHIP.  HIS TELEVISION CREDITS INCLUDE RICK & MORTY, AXE COP, GOLAN THE INSATIABLE, MAJOR LAZER, VENTURE BROS.LIL DICKY'S 'PROFESSIONAL RAPPER' AND MOST RECENTLY, DOUGLAS MADE HIS DEBUT AS A FEATURE STORYBOARD ARTIST ON MOVIE, 'SONIC THE HEDGEHOG' FROM PARAMOUNT PICTURES.  
Originally from Smithtown, NY, he currently resides in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA.
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)