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Douglas Einar Olsen is an award-winning Director and Storyboard Artist working in the TV and film industry.  He specializes in cinematic storytelling, high-paced action, thought-provoking visuals and strong draftsmanship.  In addition to his recent work in TV and Film, he has contributed to the arts and entertainment fields as an Art Director, Background & Character Designer, Animator, Costume & Set Designer and Art Handler.  He has also exhibited in fine art galleries as a video artist and sculptor.  As a student, he received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design ('04), as well as studied for years under 'hometown hero' Jeffrey K Fisher.  
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
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)  //  Storyboard Artist, Season 4
Rick and Morty LLC  //  Burbank, CA  [2018 - 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)