Laura Olsen + strategic alliances = Olsen Creative

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Laura Olsen formed Olsen Creative in 2001 with three things in mind: make a living doing what she loves, have fun, and bring the breadth of her service-offering to small and start-up businesses. With over 25 years experience as an art director in advertising and direct marketing, she has maintained long-standing relationships with service providers and independent contractors in the fields of design, illustration, photography, printing, multimedia, web design, systems development, advertising, marketing and public relations. She's no ordinary freelancer – she incorporates these connections to provide diverse solutions to any project that comes her way.

Olsen started her career after graduating from Central Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design degree. Since then, she has kept on the cutting-edge of her industry by attending seminars and classes in management, computer graphics and production techniques. In her agency, corporate and freelance experience, she has worked on behalf of Bank of America, Pacific First Bank, Magnolia Hi-Fi, Skipper's, Bayliner, Cruise Alaska, Cellular One, US West Cellular, Community Transit, Egghead Software, IBM, Corel, Microsoft, Apple Computer, Pantone, and others.

Experienced with creating promotions for these established corporations, Olsen applies big business know-how and out-of-the-box creative strategies to help growing businesses get to the next level.

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here are just a few strategic alliances

Leita Hermanson - Principal, Upside Down

Upside Down is an idea / invention company that produces outstanding results in sales and marketing by helping businesses take a bold new look at their products and services. We have a burning desire to help companies generate the brilliant ideas that supercharge sales, marketing, advertising, and PR efforts. We help startup, expanding, and high growth companies, and firms looking for a new spark, execute marketing tools that help them thrive with renewed vigor. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Keith Megay - Photography

Keith is a master of producing highly effective images for communication and commerce. He can provide you with many photographic techniques and styles in a range of photographic categories including product, food and architecture. He offers world class images and is always focused on service and professionalism. Choose from either traditional film or state-of-the-art digital capture with color management technology. He prides himself on his ability to produce high quality images with quick turn-around times. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


"Laura is an excellent manager and inspirational designer. She provided me with a solid foundation to build my career on. I admire her ability to laugh at situations that are otherwise stressful, keeping her team calm and on target. She's truly one of a kind."
Mike Swartz
Web Developer / Graphic Designer, Zones, Inc.

"As Laura's colleague at Zones, Inc., I had the opportunity to work with her on many direct marketing projects. In addition to being a very good designer, I was impressed with Laura's ability to see the big picture in terms of marketing and creative strategy. Her ability to think strategically and put that thought process to work in solving creative marketing problems can only benefit her clients."
Dan Bradley
Online Copy Chief and eMedia Manager, Zones, Inc.

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