Web Sites & Intranets

Thank you for visiting the Design section of the Chris Olson & Associates web site. We are currently updating our design pages and the services we offer to libraries and information services. The following description provides an overview. If you are currently planning a web site or intranet project and would like information on the design and production services we offer, please contact Chris Olson at 410-647-6708. Or outline your requirements in an email message and send it to Chris@ChrisOlson.com.

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Chris Olson
Principal Consultant


Although Chris Olson never envisioned her Art History undergraduate degree to be a marketing consulting asset (she originally wanted to be an art museum librarian!), her knowledge of color, design, form, shape and function allows her to work easily with the designers and illustrators she has chosen to be associated with Chris Olson & Associates. Clients are encouraged to express their requirements and let Chris Olson interpret it for them in the language of design. In addition, because she embraces a client's overall marketing strategy, she is able to guide clients towards clean and memorable designs and away from design pitfalls and disasters. All of the designers working with Chris Olson & Associates have either won peer-reviewed awards, or have worked on Chris Olson & Associates projects for more than 10 years. Designs done for client logos, brochures, direct mail pieces, product packaging, stationery materials and web sites have received numerous awards.


A successful web site employs graphic design elements to visually convey information. Our experienced designers understand how to exploit graphic elements to achieve desired results. Color, typography, design elements, and page layout are augmented with graphics, banners, icons, buttons, animations, and splash screens. As in all our communications work, we do not allow the graphics to obstruct messages. Our designs are as simple or complex as required. We rely on our unique understanding of information services to compose original copy for web pages, or edit existing copy for web site reading. Our vocabulary is targeted towards intended site visitors and we effectively exploit the multidimensional structure the web offers to create a dynamic, yet easily browsed site.

Review the home pages of several of our web site and intranet projects.

The Knowledge Center of the Knoll Pharmaceutical Company was an extensive intranet project involving hundreds of pages, databases, and links. While we can't show you the intranet per se, we can share with you an overview of the Knowledge Center's features (720 KB), developed when the intranet was launched in 1999-2000. The file uses the Flash (swf) plug-in.

Updated 3/5/05