Erik Olson

Erik Olson was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, and worked many years as a freelance illustrator out of Los Angeles and New York for several nationally recognized clients. He has also created numerous classic Dungeons & Dragons paintings.

Olson has taken part in both individual and group shows. He recently completed over 100 hours of online lectures on perspective and is in the process of writing and designing a book on the subject. In addition to his current teaching position at CCS, Olson has taught at Art Center College of Design in the Illustration, Foundations and Industrial Design departments for 10 years as an adjunct professor. More information can be found at and

  • BFA, Art Center College of Design, MFA, Wayne State University
  • Associate Professor

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