Steven K.L. Olson
Steven K.L. Olson

Bio

Originally an editorial cartoonist from Puyallup Washington, Steven spent 4 years as an entertainment costuming manager for Walt Disney productions before receiving his bachelor’s degree in Media Arts/Animation from Emily Carr University in Vancouver BC.  Since moving to Los Angeles in 2004, Steven’s creations in animation and digital media have been commissioned by Sesame Workshop, Disney, Universal Studios and Comedy Central and his independent animated shorts have won awards at film festivals across the globe.  From 2005 to 2010 Steven partnered with Josh Faure-Brac to produce the animated political and pop-culture satire series SuperNews!, which was a regular series on CURRENT TV.  In 2010 Steve was hired by Warner Bros. Animation to help bring MAD MAGAZINE to life in a Cartoon Network animated series based on the magazine.  After 4 seasons as lead animator and story artist on "MAD", Steve is back to working on adult animation as the director of "Like, Share, Die" for FUSION TV and storyboard artist for both "Family Guy" and "Bordertown" on FOX.

Résumé‎

EDUCATION
2004 Bachelors of Media Arts / Animation- Emily Carr University of Art and Design (Vancouver, British Columbia)

2006 Maya Training Course- Gnomon School of Visual Effects (Hollywood, CA)


EXPERIENCE

Fox Television Animation, March 2015- Present

"Family Guy"- Fox Primetime Animated Series, Storyboard Artist

 

Six Point Harness, October 2014- March 2015

"Like Share Die"- Fusion TV Network Animated Series, Supervising Director

 

Bento Box Entertainment, February 2014- October 2014

"Bordertown"- Fox Primetime Animated Series, Storyboard Artist

 

Warner Bros. Animation, November 2013- February 2014

"Flintstones WWE"- Direct to DVD Movie, Storyboard Revisionist, Design Clean-up

 

Warner Bros. Animation, June 2010- November 2013

"MAD"- Cartoon Network Series, Story Artist/Lead Animator (4 seasons)

 

Comedy Central, October 2012- February 2013

"The Ben Show with Ben Hoffman"- Animation Director/Story Artist- 6 episodes

 

Mark Burnett Productions, July- October 2011

"CliffsNotes Films"- Animation Designer/Story Artist- 6 episodes

 

Current TV, July 2005- May 2010

"Super News!"- Flash animated political satire -Producer, Designer, Story Artist, Lead Animator


Weird Al Yankovic- Music Video- August 2009
"Ringtone" - Character Design/ Story Artist

Huffington Post- 23/6 (A.D. Miles) - January 2009
"Just Be Lucky" - 50's style animated segments- Designer/Animator (1 Episode)

Current TV- Feb 2007- July 2008
"Explanotions"- Flash Animated Series- Creator/Director/Animator (3 Episodes)

Universal Studios (Chris Durmick)- Sept 2005- Nov 2005
"Floor Warden"- Flash Animated Series- Director/Animator

Walt Disney Co. (Klein Productions)- May 2005-July 2005
·Tokyo Disneyland- "Golden Mickey’s"- Stage Show- 3D Character Animator
·Disneyland (Anaheim)- 50th Anniversary Celebration- 2D/3D Animator/Media Artist
·Disney Cruise Line- "Twice Charmed"- Cinderella Stage Show -2D/3D Animator/Media Artist

Sesame Street Presents: the Body (Thinkwell Design and Production)- Dec 2004- May 2005
·"Sean and the Ladybug"-Flash Animated Short -Designer, Director, Animator
·"Use Your Head", "Brain", "Hands" -Designer, Editor, Media Artist
·"Ernie's Rub-A-Dub Tub", "Telly's Shopping List"- Interactive Design, Animator

Thinkwell Design and Production- July 2004- Dec 2004
·"This is the End of the Beginning" (Harrah’s Casino) Media Presentation- Editor/Animator
·"Sablue" Caesars Atlantic City Pier-Fountain Show- Conceptual Designer/Editor/Animator
·"Ice Age Adventure" Theme Park Attraction- Project Overview Video- Editor/Animator
·"Sesame Street Presents: The Body" - Project Overview Video- Editor/Animator
·Various Theme Park Design Projects -Conceptual Illustrator
·Atlanta Falcons- "Ring of Honor Presentation" -Designer/Consultant