resume & Bio
DOUGLAS EINAR OLSEN is aN AMERICAN Director, Storyboard Artist and ART DIRECTOR working in the ANIMATION, TV & FILM industries.  Recent credits include Rick & Morty (seasons 3 - 5), Sonic the Hedgehog (2020), The Venture Bros, Axe Cop, Major Lazer and the independently produced ‘Professional Rapper’ By Lil Dicky [feat. Snoop Dogg].  He also volunteers as a lecturer and educator. 

Raised On long island in Smithtown, NY, Douglas began his career in 1989 as a founding member of ‘The Ninja Turtles Club’ in Mrs. Bell’s 3rd grade class.  in high school he Interned at CURIOUS PICTURES in the 2-d animation department and also began studying art under local illustrator & educator Jeffery K Fisher. He went on to study at the Rhode Island School of Design (Illustration '04) where he participated in their year long European Honors program in Rome, IT.  Influential faculty include David Macaulay, David Mazzuchelli and Ezio Genovesi
Post-graduation, douglas landed in Berlin, DE where he worked for artist Terence Koh AT Perez Projects Gallery. He also became a founding member of the artist group Wunderkrafthaus, an experimental media collective.  WUnderkafthaus moved on to open Master Kontrol, an arts & exhibition space in Bushwick, Brooklyn from 2006-2010. After developing a steady freelance career in new york, douglas found himself in shared studio space Drawbridge / hypothetical island in Gowanus, Brooklyn where studio-mate and mtv animation alum Mike cavallaro introduced him to Titmouse Animation, where he was hired to join the crew for season 5 of the venture bros as a background designer, thus segueing his career into TV animation and the greater entertainment industry from then on.
he is currently based in Los Angeles, CA.

director

RICK AND MORTY (adult swim)  //  Season 6
Green Portal Productions //  Burbank, CA  [2021]
FAIRFAX (Amazon Prime)  //  Seasons 1 & 2
Titmouse Animation //  Hollywood, CA  [2020]
RICK AND MORTY (adult swim)  //  Season 5
Green Portal Productions   //  Burbank, CA  [2020]

PROFESSIONAL RAPPER by LIL DICKY (FEAT. SNOOP DOGG) //  Music Video 
Independent // Hollywood, CA [2015]
WORK SPACE ( FOX ) // Director
Bento Box // North Hollywood, CA [2015]

GOLAN THE INSATIABLE ( FOX ) // Season 1 & 2
FOX/ADHD // Hollywood, CA [2015]
MAJOR LAZER ( FXX ) // Season 1
FOX/ADHD // Hollywood, CA [2015]
AXE COP ( FOX ) // Director, Season 1 & 2
FOX/ADHD // Hollywood, CA [2014]

:PM TOONS ( :PMSports ) // Web Series & Shorts
:PM Sports // New York, NY ( 2011 - 2012 )


storyboard artist

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


DEATHSTROKE: KNIGHTS AND DRAGONS (Warner Brothers)  //  Feature Film
Titmouse Animation  //  Hollywood, CA  [2019]


SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (Paramount Pictures)  //  Feature Film
Blur Studios // Culver City, CA [2018]


NIKO AND THE SWORD OF LIGHT (Amazon Prime) // Season 2 
Titmouse Animation // Hollywood, CA [2017]
VENTURE BROS. (adult swim) // Season 7  
Titmouse Animation // Hollywood, CA [2017]
LITTLE BIG AWESOME (Amazon Prime) // Season 1
Titmouse Animation // Hollywood, CA [2017]
DEEP SPACE 69 (VRV) // Season 4
6 Point Harness // Echo Park, CA [2017]
RICK AND MORTY (adult swim) // Season 3
Rick and Morty LLC // Burbank, CA [2016 - 2017]
STEVEN UNIVERSE (Cartoon Network) // Storyboard Revisionist, Season 5
Cartoon Network // Burbank, CA [2016] 

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]

HIGH SCHOOL USA! ( FOX ) //  Season 1
TITMOUSE ANIMATION // Hollywood, CA [2014]


BACKGROUND DESIGN ETC
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 )
SHEEP IN THE BIG CITY ( Cartoon Network ) // 2-D Animation Intern
Curious Pictures // New York, NY ( 1999 )


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)
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