Annaka Olsen 

Annaka Olsen 

Annaka Olsen 

Contact

annaka.olsen @ gmail.com

 




Education
 

MFA 2019 Graphic Design
Rhode Island School of Design

BFA Graphic Design 2012 
University of Illinois, Urbana

2018 Code Societies 
School for Poetic Computation.

Contact

annaka.olsen @ gmail.com

 




Education
 

MFA 2019 Graphic Design
Rhode Island School of Design

BFA Graphic Design 2012 
University of Illinois, Urbana

2018 Code Societies 
School for Poetic Computation.

Annaka Olsen's graphic design practice emerges from research into computation, digital publishing and speculative design. She primarily works with Art, Design, and Cultural Organizations, perferably onsite or within small studios. 

 

Educator 

Adjunct Faculty, MICA. 2019 - 2020.
Part-time Faculty, Parsons. Fall 2019 - 2020.
Program Assistant, Computation, Technology, & Culture, RISD. 2017-2019.
Teaching Assistant, Paul Soulellis, Design Studio, RISD. Fall 2018.
Teaching Assistant, James Goggin, Design Studio, RISD. Spring 2018.

 

Graphic Designer

Apartamento Studios, March 2020. 
Rago, December 2019 – January 2020.
David Zwirner, August – October 2019.

Apple, April – June 2017.
Lincoln Park Zoo, January – June 2017. 
Studio Blue, August – November 2016.
The Normal Studio, August – October 2016.
Wright, September 2012 – August 2016.
School of Art + Design, UIUC, October 2011–May 2012.
Ninth Letter Literary Journal, Fall 2011 – Spring 2012.
Someoddpilot (intern), Summer 2011. 

 

Awards & Inclusions: 

2019
— MFA Exhibition, Rhode Island School of Design.
— MFA Graphic Design Biennial, curated by Lizzie Baur.
— Prior Things, Gelman Gallery, curated by Megan Mollina.    

2018
— Graphic Design Triennial, curated by Joel Kern and Goeun Park. 

2017
— Merit Scholarship, Rhode Island School of Design. 2016 
— AIGA Chicago, Corporate Leadership Award with Wright. 
— Communication Arts Region Design Annual. 
— How In-House Outstanding Achievement. 
— Print Regional Design Annual for Le Corbusier + Jeanneret.
— STA 100 Design Archive inclusion.

2015
— Art Directors Club Annual, Bronze Award, Wright Fall Season.
— STA 100 Design Archive inclusion. 

2014
— CHGO DSGN exhibtion at the Chicago Cultural Center, curated by Rick Valicenti. 
— STA 100 Design Archive inclusion.
— The Chicago Design Museum, starts/speculations exhibition.
— FPO Awards, Best of Show, Judges Pick by Louise Sandhaus.

2013
— FPO Awards, Wright Now lookbook
— InHouse Design Awards, Wright Now lookbook

2012
— AIGA Chicago, Annual Graduating Student Scholarship Winner. 
— n to Watch exhibition, Figure One Gallery, curated by Rehema Barber.
— 2012 UIUC BFA Exhibition. 
— UCD Design, recognition for 2012 UIUC BFA Exhibition Design. 
— Type Directors Club, Certificate of Typographic Excellence.    

This is the website of Annaka Olsen.    annaka.olsen@gmail.com

This is the website of Annaka Olsen.    annaka.olsen@gmail.com

This is the website of Annaka Olsen.    annaka.olsen@gmail.com

This is the website of Annaka Olsen.    annaka.olsen@gmail.com