A beach sunny day — Selfie

                                      Artifact is an independent graphic design studio — founded by the art director and illustrator Manco Olsen, based in Twin Peaks (Washington). With a background in music, he creates a balance between his artistic vision with responsability to create thoughtfully executed solutions tailored to each client. His work ranges from identities, print and digital design to photo and art direction for graphic and motion design.



Artifact — independent graphic design studio founded by the art director Manco Olsen, based in Twin Peaks.

With special interest in deep knowledge, new design thinking methods and approaches through collaboration. We don´t believe in monsters, hacking or dev ninjas. Just hard work.

After a regular design education and getting a diploma in Graphic Design in Buenos Aires, I moved to NYC and started an Art Direction work for different agencies and a wide range of brands mainly focused on music. Now I drive my own studio based in Twin Peaks.  

  • University of Cambridge
    BA Computer Arts, 2011
  • Rushmore Academy, Houston
    Elementary School, 1999

BBC Commendation
BBC, June 2019

Student of the Year Award
University of Suffolk, June 2019

  • I make photos in
  • Writing words in
  • Being a good friend at
  • Freelance starting at 2015
  • UX+UI Design Lead
    Oct 2020 – Present
  • Midweight Digital Designer – Itineris Ltd
    June 2019 – September 2020
  • Design Administrator – Frugalpac Ltd.
    Jun 2016 – Aprl 2018
  • Junior Graphic Designer – Black & Black
    Sep 2015 – Jun 2016

Snap, Bitmoji, The Wildlife Trusts, Conde Nast College Swyft Home, Kickgame, Topdog Harnesses, FamilyCarersNet, The Westy Group, Fanny’s Your Aunt, Raising Joey, Salary Finance, Dog Training College, Avado Learning, Activate Learning, Kings College London, Charles Stanley, FRP Advisory, Crawley College, Alpkit, MSC, Springboard


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