Welcome to Gary Olsen's Portfolio and the Illustration Section. Be sure to visit the other sections, including Easel Paintings, Design and Cartoons. The portfolio is updated periodically with new material. Please visit again.
Dylan, graphite on paper
Above, a banner promoting my limited edition print, Dubuque Stained Glass
Above, my most successful print ever published and the original painting, The Grand Excursion, hangs in the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium at the Port of Dubuque
This is a trade show backdrop for a software company that converts paper records into electronic data.
This logo design features an illustrative element that I'm extremely proud of. The design was heavily influenced by a project I was working on simultaneous to this... The Dubuque Stained Glass Project. This logo has been used for tee-shirt transfers, stationery, newletters, and multimedia applications. The organization serves special needs adults in the Dubuque Community. The parallel of the acronym ARK to the graphic design of Noah's Ark evokes protection, survival, and the organizers apparently felt it was on target.
illustration from the NCS Annual Open Enrollment Benefits Book."