If you have a writing, illustration or design project for me–or if you just have a question–please send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you. I get a lot of email so if I don’t respond to yours immediately, I will respond within 24 hours during weekdays. I do read every email I receive and your email is important. Please send email to: chriscocomedia at mac dot com
- My design and illustration specialties: illustration, calligraphy/hand lettering, information graphics (maps, charts, graphs), photo editing/tinting/restoring, posters, stationery
- I am experienced in the following design software: Adobe Creative Suite 5, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Corel Painter
- Where do you get your inspiration: I love all things whimsical and cheerful. When you browse my eco-chic prints and notecards on Etsy or my illustrations on Momathon Blog and on BlogHer, you’ll notice the images reflect my passion for family, all things geeky, animals of all shapes and sizes, and travel. My characters celebrate the inherent quirkiness in all of us. I grew up in a Minneapolis suburb on the same block as one of my favorite artists, illustrator Nancy Carlson.I graduated with a B.A. from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. I became fascinated with illustration and design while working as a book editor and advertising copywriter in Minneapolis. Before moving to Colorado and settling down to raise my kids, I had a variety of careers including ski instructor, lifeguard, and even a summer working in a French hotel as a pastry chef.
- What’s your blog? I write the parenting blog MomathonBlog.com that is also featured on BlogHer.com. You can also follow my design blog Decor Crush.
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LinkedIn: Chris Olson | LinkedIn
Behance Portfolio: Chris Olson on the Behance Network