top of page

$n@¢K/t!m£ Series

MOTION & NEW MEDIA >

$n@¢K/t!m£

DIGITAL COLLAGE SERIES

TEXTPOP

MOTION DESIGN

EVERTYHING IS GOING SO WELL

SERIES

THE GLITCHKEEPER

DIGITAL COLLAGE SERIES

KEEP RUNNING

ANIMATION

THESE TRUTHS 1.21.20

DIGITAL PRINT

BOSTON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL INTERACTIVE WALL

XR EXPERIENCE

AUGMENTED REALITY LEARNING LABS

XR EXPERIENCE

CLASS OF 2032

MOTION & DIGITAL MEDIA

GRIT & GRACE

ART DIRECTION & TITLE DESIGN

STRENGTH

DOCUMENTARY ANIMATION

STAND WITH UKRAINE

MOTION DESIGN

MINDFUL MIRROR

XR EXPERIENCE

THE TROUBLE

VIDEO

CREATIVITY IN EDUCATION

ART DIRECTION & MOTION DESIGN

LITTLE MINUTES

VIDEO SERIES

MY HEART WILL GO ON

MOTION DESIGN

ART OUT WITH YOUR HEART OUT

PROJECTION MAPPING

MYSTERIEUSE

ANIMATION

TRI

ANIMATION

SPEED RACER: THE NEXT GENERATION

ANIMATION & COMPOSITING

IN THE FAMILY

DOCUMENTARY ANIMATION

VISUAL COMMUNICATION >

STAMFORD DATA SCIENCE INITIATIVE

CREATIVE DIRECTION

XOXO ELLIE

CREATIVE DIRECTION

CLASS OF 2023

CREATIVE DIRECTION

THE LAW UNMASKED

ART DIRECTION

EASTON TOWN SIGNS

ART DIRECTION

diversiTINY

CREATIVE DIRECTION

ELEMENTARY.TTF

TYPEFACE DESIGN

SHORETHING.TTF

TYPEFACE DESIGN

COFFEESHOP.TTF

TYPEFACE DESIGN

MONKEY SPOTTER

CREATIVE DIRECTION

4STAMFORD

CREATIVE DIRECTION

GREENHOUSE STUDIOS

CREATIVE DIRECTION

SAMO.TTF

TYPEFACE DESIGN

SUNDAY WITH SHAKESPEARE

ILLUSTRATION

DARDEN / RED LOBSTER

NESTLE / STOUFFERS

FX / SONS OF ANARCHY

FX / ITS ALWAYS SUNNY

TEACHING INNOVATIONS >

CHARACTER ANIMATION

WORKSHOP

CAMERALESS ANIMATION

WORKSHOP

MGFX BUCKS

LEARNING AID

PHOTSHOP HERO

EXERCISES

LATERAL THINKING

EXERCISES

MEDIA & CONTENT CREATION FOR EDUCATION

SPECIAL TOPICS COURSE

TRADIGITAL CHARACTER ANIMATION

COURSE & WEBSITE

MOTION DESIGN & ANIMATION 2

COURSE & WEBSITE

EXPERIMENTAL ANIMATION

COURSE & WEBSITE

NARRATIVE WORKSHOP

COURSE & WEBSITE

DESIGN LAB 1

COURSE & WEBSITE

MOTION DESIGN & ANIMATION 1

COURSE & WEBSITE

3D MOTION 1

COURSE & WEBSITE

TRANSMEDIA STORYTELLING

COURSE & WEBSITE

MOVING IMAGE & SEQUENCE

COURSE & WEBSITE

ANIMATION LAB

COURSE & WEBSITE

GOLDEN TICKET

IMMERSIVE SYLLABUS

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE

IMMERSIVE SYLLABUS

HOGWARTS EXPRESS

IMMERSIVE SYLLABUS

STUDENT SUCCESS  & COURSEWORK>

INFO >

AWARDED- BEST IN SHOW

THE HAL PRIZE

$n@¢K/t!m£ (I SAID HI)

PHOTOGRAPHY, DIGITAL COLLAGE

Door County, WI, USA

2023

AWARDED- BEST VFX & COLOUR

HOLLYWOOD NORTH FILM AWARDS

CLASS OF 2032

INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY

Toronto, ON, Canada

2019

AWARDED- GOLD

CONNECTICUT ART DIRECTORS CLUB

STAMFORD DATA SCIENCE INITIATIVE

INTEGRATED BRAND DESIGN

Milldale, Southington, Connecticut, USA

2022

AWARDED- DIRECTORS CHOICE

27TH BLACK MARIA FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL

MYSTERIEUSE

THIRD PRIZE

New York, NY, USA

2008

RECENT EXHIBITION

EARTH SPACE GALLERY

THE GLITCHKEEPER SERIES

"DATA DREAM" IMMERSIVE EXHIBITION

Hoxton, London, UK

March 15 - 25, 2024

RECENT EXHIBITION

MARBLEHEAD ART ASSOCIATION

SNACKTIME (I SAID HI)

"VARIATIONS 2024" NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBIT

Marblehead, MA, USA

April 21 - June 16, 2024

RECENT EXHBITION

LAS LAGUNA GALLERY

SNACKTIME (GOOD EVE)

OFFICIAL SELECTION, "WOMEN IN ART"

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

March 7 - March 31, 2024

RECENT EXHIBITION

TAG GALLERY

THESE TRUTHS 1.21.20

OFFICIAL SELECTION, "MADE IN THE USA: EXPRESSIONS OF FREEDOM"

Los Angeles, CA, USA

July 2023

RECENT EXHIBITION

GALLERY OMNIBUS

THESE TRUTHS 1.21.20

"PORTRAITS" EXHIBIT

Dresden, Germany

February - March 2024

RECENT EXHIBITION

GALLERY OMNIBUS

SNACKTIME SERIES

"COLOR" EXHIBIT

Dresden, Germany

December 2023- January 2024

FEATURED ON

WOMENWHODRAW.COM

women who draw an open directory of female* illustrators

ONLINE

NYC, NY, USA

ONGOING

EXPERTISE & SKILLSETS

2D & 3D Animation / Motion Graphics / Traditional, Digital, Stop-Motion, Puppet Animation / Digital Drawing / Compositing / Graphic Design / Concept Design / Pre-Visualization / Storyboarding / Drawing & Painting / Digital Video / Editing / Print / Printmaking/ Installation Arts / Photography / Narrative Prose

.

SOFTWARE PROFICIENCY

Adobe After Effects / Adobe Photoshop / Adobe Premiere / Adobe Illustrator / Adobe InDesign / Adobe Animate / Maya / Cinema 4D /Bodypaint / Dragon Frame / Frame Thief / Poser / Procreate / Red Giant / Shake / Toon Boom / Trapcode / Zbrush / Microsoft Office Suite / Google Suite

Samantha Olschan is an award-winning interdisciplinary artist & educator who works across animation, art, and design for brands, films, media, and experiences. 

Her creative practice investigates how storytelling, motion design, & experimental narrative can be of service to under-represented and/or under-served communities.

 

As an educator, she combines collaborative, game-based & project-based learning in the classroom with digital media as a learning aid.

Recent exhibitions and screenings include the P.O.V. Series (PBS), The ShortList (PBS),  The Connecticut Art Directors Club, Tag Gallery Los Angeles, Las Laguna Gallery, Gallery Omnibus, Hollywood North Film Awards, The William Benton Museum of Art, The Peninsula School of Art,  Black Maria Film & Video Festival, New Haven International Film Festival, The Seattle International Film Festival, Boston Cinema Census, Boston Underground Film Festival, FrackFest, Visionfest, Tribeca Cinemas, Bumbershoot, The Gene Siskel Film Center, Marblehead Film Festival, The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts in Greece,  and Womenwhodraw.com.

 

Teaching appointments in animation, design & media include: University of Connecticut, Pratt Institute, Wesleyan University, Quinnipiac University, Columbia College, New York Film Academy & The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

CONTACT

+1-203-610-3456

EDUCATION

MFA. Film, Video, New Media, Animation

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

BFA. Fine Arts, Electronic & Time-based Media

Carnegie Mellon University

AWARDS & HONORS

Judge, EMMY Awards, The New York Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Ohio Valley Region, Categories: Motion & VFX, Sports Openers

2024

Award, Poster Series, $n@¢K/t!m£, Connecticut Art Director Club Awards, New Haven, CT

2024

Best in Show, Photography, $n@¢K/t!m£ (i said hi). The Hal Prize

2023

Gold Award, Integrated Branding Program, Stamford Data Science Initiative. Connecticut Art Director Club Awards. Mildale, CT

2022

Best VFX and Colour- International Documentary, Class of 2032. Hollywood NorthFilmAwards. Toronto, Canada

2019

Womenwhodraw.com, Featured Artist. Online database

2018

Official Selection, The Trouble. Frack Festival. Oklahoma City, OK

2017

Directors Choice- Third Prize, Mysterieuse. 27th Annual Black Maria Film & Video Festival. New York, NY

2008

SELECTED EXIBHITION

Data Dreams, Immersive Exhibit. eARTh Space Gallery Hoxton, London, UK

2024

Variations 2024. Marblehead Art Association Gallery. Marblehead, MA

2024

Women in Art. Las Laguna Gallery. Los Angeles, CA

2024

Portraits, Gallery Omnibus, Dresden, Germany

2024

The Hal Prize, The Peninsula School of Art, WI

2023

Color, Gallery Omnibus, Dresden, Germany

2023

Made in the USA, Expressions of Freedom. TAG Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2023

William Benton Museum of Art

2022

Connecticut Art Director Club Awards. Mildale, CT

2022

William Benton Museum of Art

2020

Hollywood North Film Awards, Toronto, Canada

2019

Amazon Prime Streaming, International

2018

Connecticut Film Festival, Bethel Cinemas, Bethel, CT

2018

The Learning Futures Network & Fogarty & EDfutures, Curtin University, Bentley, Australia

2018

Boston Children's Hospital Lobby, Boston, MA

2017

Frack Festival, Oklahoma City, OK

2016

Amazon Prime Streaming, International

2014

Marblehead Festival of the Arts, Marblehead, MA

2013

The Short List, PBS, National Syndication

2008

27th Annual Black Maria Film & Video Festival. New York, NY

2008

Boston Cinema Census, Boston, MA

2008

Annual Boston Underground Film Festival, Boston, MA

2008

Seattle International Film Festival, Seattle, WA

2007

The Gene Siskel Film Center

2007

PRESS

Announcing the 2023 Hal Prize Winners, Door Country Pulse, December 8, 2023

E18: Women in Animation,Select+CT Podcast, December 22, 2021

Creating Art in COVID-19, Daily Campus, 0ctober 20, 2020.

Danbury director’s film on future of education to premiere in Bethel, Newstimes.com May 26, 2018

Exploring Color Theory, DadsForCreativity.com, 2016

2015 NMC Five Minutes of Fame, New Media Consortium, 2015

© SAMANTHA OLSCHAN

CITATIONS

Worwood, Matthew, J., 2020. From Teacher to Designer: Promotion Teacher Creativity When Using New Technology. John Hopkins University. 

Ceglio, Clarissa, 2019. Redesigning Scholarly Communications Workflows and Work Habits for the Digital Age: The Greenhouse Studios Proposal.  Journal of Scholarly Publishing. University of Toronto Press Inc. (UTPress).

McCaw, Caroline,  2017 . Here I Am: A Collaborative Exhibition Between Technology And Art History Students Exploring Culture And Identity. AIGA Design Educators Converge Conference, Long Paper Session.

Bortolamedi, Clarisa E. Carubin, 2017. Motion graphics, una disciplina emergente del diseño vista a través del análisis de sus planes de estudio en la educación superior de los Estados Unidos. University of Barcelona.

Villaseñor, Irene, 2008. In the Family by Joanna Rudnick: A Film Discussion Guide. PBS.org.

PRESENTATIONS & PANELS

Olschan S. (2023). “Embracing Empathy & Ambiguity through Making DEIA Media”. FATE Conference 2023- Serious Play, Foundations in Art: Theory & Education.

Olschan, S. (2021). “Puppetry, Game Design, and Digital Performance”. 2021 Spring Puppet Forum Series, The Ballard Institute and Museum. Panel.

Olschan S. (2021). “Building Communities of Practice through Lateral Thinking Exercises & Play in Digital Art & Design Foundations”. FATE Conference 2021- Infrastructure, Foundations in Art: Theory & Education.

Olschan, S. (2020). "Creativity During Quarantine"., The William Benton Museum of Art Panel

Olschan, S. (2020). 2020 “UConn Faculty Exhibition Spotlight: Samantha Olschan with Hannah Lim”

Olschan, S. (2017). "Greenhouse Studios / Scholarly Communications Design at The University of Connecticut". AIGA Converge Conference

Violin, J. Olschan, S. Pejril, D. & (2017) “Animation for "Digital Visualization as a Tool to Bridge Science and Policy: Examining the Long-Term Effects of Phosphorus on the Everglades Ridge Slough Landscape". Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration Conference.

Olschan, S. with Worwood, M. (2016). "Class of 2032" Crowdsourcing, Visualization & Documentary Project. Creativity Con.

Olschan S. with Hunter, T. “Puppetry & Digital Performance in Boston Hospitals.” Ballard Institute Puppet Forum.

Olschan, S. with Worwood, M. (2015). "Class of 2032", 2015 NMC Summer Conference.

bottom of page