Mats Nordaas Olsen

Graphic/Motion Designer & Illustrator

As the title suggests I'm Mats, a passionate designer and illustrator based in Trondheim, Norway.

Although I've always had a burning passion for design and art I early felt discouraged from pursuing it as a career due to constantly being told it was too risky and unreliable. Hence, when it came time to choose an education I ventured to Trondheim for an engineering degree - the “smarter” choice.

After spending three stressful years studying engineering, I realized that I would only find true fulfillment and happiness by following my creative passion. And so I quit.

Since then, I have been fortunate to work at Reality Adventures, a local Escape Room company in Trondheim, for over 5 years as a graphic designer. I take pride in contributing to their success as the highest rated escape room business in the area through my creative designs and illustrations.

Though its utility eluded me at first, my background in cybernetic engineering has equipped me with a strong foundation in problem-solving, analytical thinking, and technical aptitude, skills highly transferable to the field of design, allowing me to approach projects with a unique perspective and innovative solutions. And while I may not have a formal design degree, I have spent years honing my skills through practical experience, self-directed learning, and a deep passion for design and art.

Experience & Skills

Reality Adventures
Graphic Designer
Sep 2017 — Present day
Graphic Designer
Sep 2017 — Present day
Graphic Design
Motion Design
Web Design
3D modeling

Adobe illustrator

Adobe After Effects

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe InDesign






Clip Studio Paint

Other interests:
Bouldering, health and fitness, film and animation, video games, cooking

Want to get in touch?
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