Welcoming Natalie Olsen – Senior Designer
Figure 1 Publishing is delighted to welcome Natalie Olsen in the role of Senior Designer. Olsen is an acclaimed book designer who has worked with over 40 publishers and organizations across North America. She has steadily built a portfolio of over 300 publications in a variety of genres through her Calgary-based company, Kisscut Design.
“I first met Natalie through her work and instantly recognized that she was my kind of designer,” says Jessica Sullivan, Figure 1’s Creative Director. “Her book designs exhibit a love and understanding of typography and deliberate attention to the small, but important, details. After I met Natalie in person, I knew we were design kinfolk!”
Olsen has already designed a number of books for Figure 1, including Winnipeg Cooks, A Sense of Place (with Vancouver International Airport) and Power Smart (with BC Hydro Power Pioneers). She is currently working on Edmonton Cooks and the CinCin Cookbook, among others.
“Natalie is a gifted young designer, and a wonderful publishing professional,” says Chris Labonté, Publisher and President of Figure 1. “Bringing her on board is part of our strategy to build the most innovative design department in the country. Natalie and Jessica make a powerful design team, and I cannot wait to see where they take us.”