Samantha Olschan

Assistant Professor

Digital Media and Design | Stamford

Assistant Professor, Motion Design & Animation – Stamford


Education: MFA in Film, Video, New Media, Animation, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2007
BFA in Electronic & Time Based Media, Carnegie Mellon University, 2003

Areas of Research/Artistic Focus: Motion Graphics, Animation, Time-Based & Sequential Storytelling, Performance, Design, Experiential Art & Experimental Narrative

Samantha Olschan is a transmedia artist with a M.F.A. in Film, Video & New Media: Animation from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago & a B.F.A in Fine Arts: Electronic & Time-Based Media from Carnegie Mellon University. Having worked across broadcast design, animation, compositing and time-based visualization for television, films, documentaries and media agencies, she continues to research the future of storytelling through animation, design & experiential narrative.

Recent exhibitions and screenings include the Black Maria Film & Video Festival, P.O.V. Series (PBS), The ShortList (PBS), Visionfest, Tribeca Cinemas, Bumbershoot, Seattle International Film Festival, Boston Cinema Census, Boston Underground Film Festival, Conversations at the Edge, The Gene Siskel Film Center, Marblehead Film Festival & the Skopelos Foundation for the Arts in Greece. Teaching appointments in animation, media and design include the University of Connecticut, Pratt Institute, Wesleyan University, Quinnipiac University, Columbia College, New York Film Academy & The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Industry Experience: Kartemquin Films, Nickelodeon/Nicktoons, Lionsgate, Animation Collective, Electric Entertainment, Barefoot Rascals, Montagna Productions, Fox New Channel, ZenithOptimedia 

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