Chris Olean | Graphic Design

Work Experience
NBC Sports Group
July 2018 — Present
Stamford, CT
Contract Graphic Designer

Designed logos, key art, animated HTML5 and static digital banners, social media templates, large format print murals, posters, durations, on-air green sheets, end pages, promotional spots, and photo retouching.

Properties: Sunday Night Football, Premier League Mornings, NASCAR, NBC Sports Gold, NBC Sports Predictor App, internal NBC Sports Group special projects, and the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games.

desai communications
July 2016 — January 2017
East Norwalk, CT
Freelance Graphic Designer

Designed large-format wall graphics, truck wraps, matrix frames, brochures, print advertisements and instruction manuals. Responsibilities included art direction, multi-tasking projects, design, layout, working within brand style guides, and mechanical Production.

Clients: PepsiCo, PepsiCo Beverage and Food Brands, Harman/Kardon, Pitney Bowes, Vahan, Aramark, Diagio Brands, Classic Marketing and Silarx

dory design
July 2009 — April 2016
freelance :: October 2008 — June 2009
East Norwalk, CT
Graphic Designer

Designed logos, identity systems, packaging, PoP displays, retail store branding, brochures, catalogs, tradeshows, advertising & social media campaigns, company blogs, eCommerce websites, parallax scrolling micro-sites and web banners. Responsibilities included creative direction, project coordination, design, layout, multi-tasking projects and mechanical production.

Clients: Maclaren, Laserperformance, Ronson and Albert Thurston.

congdon + company (with brand-taxi)
March 2007 — May 2008
Greenwich, CT
Graphic Designer

Designed corporate branding and identity for a wide range of industries that include; pharmaceuticals, investment management, futures / options trading, digital communication providers, as well as local non-for-profit organizations. Worked on advertising, packaging, product naming, print, logo, identity system development, as well as identity standards manuals.

Clients: MF Global, Pacnet, Flag, Alli, Johnson & Johnson, Dover Capital, GenSpring and Jewish Life HomeCare.

stepping stones museum for children
July 2006 — February 2007
South Norwalk, CT
Freelance Exhibit Designer

Designed a wide range of signage, booklets and toy-food product packaging for the Stepping Stones interactive traveling exhibit Healthyville. Aided visual development of interactive exhibit video games made by WGBH in Boston. Developed visuals to promote Healthy Children, Healthy Communities, a children’s health initiative for the state of Connecticut.

October 2005 — May 2006
Elmsford, NY
Freelance Graphic Designer

Designed packaging for Party City and other stores nationwide.

pratt institute
Brooklyn, NY
2001 — 2005
BFA Communications Graphic Design
Software Proficiency

Design Software:

  • Photoshop CC
  • Illustrator CC
  • Indesign CC
  • Premiere Pro CC
  • FontLab 6
  • After Effects CC (in a pinch)
  • Bridge CC
  • Lightroom
  • Animate CC

Video/Photography Systems:

  • Nikon DSLRs
  • Cannon DSLRs
  • Nikon CLS
  • Set Studio Lighting (in a pinch)

Markup Language Software:

  • Dreamweaver
  • BBEdit
  • Komodo Edit

Familiarity With:

  • Working with Wordpress CMS
  • Working with Square Space CMS
  • Net Suite CMS
  • HTML 5
  • CSS 3: to create responsive layout and animate web elements.


  • Acrobat
  • Outlook
  • Word
  • PowerPoint
  • Excel
  • Fetch
  • Google Drive
  • Drop Box
  • BaseCamp
  • Slack