Small Cool Judges: Craig Olson

Small Cool Judges: Craig Olson

Maxwell Ryan
Mar 21, 2006

Name: Craig Olson
Location: Portland, Oregon
Size of Home: 2500 sq ft

What would you like to see in this contest?

"The most creative design work often comes from situations where there are limitations instead of unlimited resources. Some of the best interiors I have seen are from places such as urban Japan where space is at a premium. I'd like to see intelligent and creative solutions to small space living, but I am also interested in highly personal interiors that are somewhat over the top…"

Bio: Craig is the Area Manager for Design Within Reach's Northwest and Midwest regions. A longtime employee of the company, Craig previously worked as a Merchandise Buyer for DWR in San Francisco, coming to the company from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Museum Store where he also was responsible for merchandise buying duties.

Craig holds an MFA in Product Design from University of Illinois. Craig has been involved in the design communities of Chicago, San Francisco, and Portland (OR), where he now resides in a late 60s modern home he is restoring.

Craig would also like to give props to Sean Igo's shop called CANOE in downtown Portland:

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