Kenneth Olson

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Kenneth Olson

Graduate Teaching Assistant for OSU Design Foundations

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Areas of Expertise

  • Interactive Media
  • Stage Craft
  • Autodesk Maya
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Transdisciplinary Collaboration


  • B.S. Digital Arts and Design: Production Animation, Dakota State University

Kenny Olson's creative research is focused on making meaningful and engaging experiences using narrative and human centered interaction. His work converges at the crossroads of theatre and animation under the umbrella of themed entertainment design. He believes “theatre Is everywhere” and every day brings a new opportunity to say “yes and”.

Prior to joining OSU, Kenny was a regional stagecraft / technical intern with Black Hills Playhouse, lead production designer of the Madison, SD Terror Trail haunted attraction, and a Sioux Falls Washington Pavilion Children's Summer Art, Science, and Theatre intern. 

Kenny is an Eagle Scout with creative work recognized by KCACTF Region 5 for DSU’s Frankenstein Media Design (winner) and DSU Annual Research Symposium (participant).

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