My name is Chris Olson and my studio is in Colorado. I am a licensed illustrator and designer specializing in original artwork and surface pattern designs for stationery, textiles, apparel and home furnishings. There are lots of different ways in which I collaborate on projects and you can view my services and deliverables here.
I also partner with brands to help them develop a marketing strategy using design and illustration in social media, webinars, and events. Projects include custom-branded content through design, writing, and editorial direction.
My art has been licensed on Papyrus Greeting Cards and Stationery as notecards. I have a selection of surface pattern designs and graphic prints available at Pattern Observer Studio and Hunt + Gather Studio. Blurb recently hired me to create a childrens’ gratitude journal that will be sold on their website. My surface patterns were featured in UPPERCASE magazine Surface Pattern Design Guide.
I was thrilled and honored to receive the Pattern Observer Award of Excellence. Pattern Observer's goal is to support, inspire and promote both emerging and established designers as they grow their businesses and careers. According to Pattern Observer: "We would like to recognize these designers who have taken our series of workshops and exceeded our expectations with the Pattern Observer “Award of Excellence.” Designers who have earned our “Award of Excellence” have proven themselves to be talented artists, trustworthy partners and emerging leaders in our industry. They have experience in the apparel, home decor and quilting markets and are working with clients around the globe. Interested pattern buyers should reach out to each designer through their website."
Copyright © 2018 Chris Olson. Artwork and prints may not be copied or reproduced without permission.