Michael Norman Olson


Passionately innovative visual communicator with twenty years of experience across print and web design. Artful problem solver, collaborator, and ideator. Highly skilled at creating new designs: identity, illustration, digital imagery---as well as adapting and developing designs within existing systems.

I have provided art direction, design, illustration across print, web, and application interfaces to various organizations and individuals including Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, not-for-profits, and fine artists including: Nike, EA Sports, Coca-Cola, Sprint, Roxio, Hummer / GM, Simon Malls, Indiana state government, Indiana State Museum; Madame Walker Theatre, MapDiva, Muzique Boutique, Alchemy Art + Aesthetics, Judith G. Levy; designed for and in tandem with agencies including: Wieden+Kennedy, Segura Inc., Modernista, Pyro, Publicis, and Berlin Cameron / Red Cell.

In addition to design, I have pursued design education---joining the faculty at the Herron School of Art and Design in 2004. Beginning in 2008, I was invited to join the faculty of the Indianapolis Art Center.


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