Frits Olsen
Frits Olsen
Art Director, concept artist and UI designer
Oslo, Norway

About

RESUME:

EDUCATION:
University of the West of England (2007-2009)
Degree of Bachelor of Arts with a major in Illustration.
Art Institute of Vancouver (2005-2007)

PROFESSIONAL WORK:
Voodoo (2020-2022), Art Lead
Released the mobile hit Plantopia.

Acid Nerve (2018-) Art Director on Death's Door, published by Devolver Digital released in 2021.

Capeesh (2018-2020), UX Director
Language learning application for immigrants.

Tellicherry (2017-2018) Art Director on "Cabin"

Snowcastle Games (2009-2017) Illustrator, Art Director
Started the company with two other developers. Today the company is one of the most established indie developers in Norway with a team of 20+ people and two own IPs released on multiple platforms.

Storm Studios (2008) - Concept Artist & 2D animator

Frances Mckay Illustration (2009-) - Book Illustrator

ACHIEVEMENTS/AWARDS:
Death's Door won "Best Indie Game" at the 2021 Golden Joystick Awards
Winner of the Macmillan Prize 2009
Gullstikka 2012 - Best Visuals
GDC SF - Best of Show Winner
Nordic Game 2012 - 2 Nominations, including Best Visual Design

SKILLS:
Concept art and art direction
Illustration
UI design and UX development
Graphic Design and branding
Experience with motion graphics, animatics, and cinematic direction
Low poly 3D modeling and texturing
Knowledgeable about the Unity game engine
Proficient in the use of Photoshop, After Effects, Maya, Figma, Affinity Designer, Procreate, and 3D Coat.

LANGUAGES:
Spoken and written Norwegian (native) and English

PORTFOLIO
http://fritsolsen.com/

Skills

IllustrationConcept ArtArt DirectionTexturingUI DesignGame DesignGame DevelopmentCharacter DesignUV MappingUX Design

Software proficiency

After Effects
After Effects
Maya
Maya
Photoshop
Photoshop
Unity
Unity
3DCoat
3DCoat
Procreate
Procreate
Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Pro
Affinity Designer
Affinity Designer
Figma
Figma

Reel

Productions

  • 752735 death s door windows apps front cover
    • Video Game
      Death's Door
    • Year
      2021
    • Role
      Art Director
    • Company
      Acid Nerve
  • 5443942 l
    • Video Game
      EARTHLOCK
    • Year
      2016
    • Role
      Concept Artist, Art Director
    • Company
      Snowcastle Games
  • Hogworldcover
    • Video Game
      Hogworld
    • Year
      2011
    • Role
      Art Director
    • Company
      Snowcastle Games
  • Greeting01
    • Video Game
      GLITCH
    • Year
      2011
    • Role
      Illustrator
    • Company
      Tinyspeck

Experience

  • Art Director / Concept Artist at Acid Nerve
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    July 2018 - January 2022

  • Art Lead at Voodoo
    Berlin, Germany
    February 2020 - June 2022

  • UX Designer at Capeesh
    Oslo
    August 2018 - February 2020

  • Art Director at Snowcastle Games
    Oslo, Norway
    October 2009 - Present