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Douglas J. Oliver is President and Chief Creative Officer of Douglas Oliver Design Office, located in Bell Canyon, California. His work has been recognized by all of the major design institutions, garnering awards from the Communication Arts Design Annual, Graphis Annual Reports, The AR 100, Critique magazine's "The Big Crit", American Institute of Graphic Arts, New York Director's Club, The Los Angeles Art Director's Club, and The Western Art Director's Club. His work is also part of the Permanent Design Collection of the Library of Congress.

The consistent excellence of Doug's design of Corporate Communications also made him a perennial favorite in the prestigious Mead Annual Report Show. His annuals were chosen among the best for 15 nearly consecutive years, until the Mead Show came to an end in 2001.

He began his professional career in Los Angeles, working with the legendary James Cross and the late Robert Miles Runyan, who is often called the "father of the modern annual report." At Runyan, he worked on the branding of the 1984 Olympic Games and Mitsubishi. In 1983, Doug opened his own studio to design for Fortune 500 companies, major universities, institutions and foundations across the US, Europe and Japan.

Over the years, Doug has remained active in the larger design community. In 1998, he served as Chair of The Annual Report Design Conference at the World Trade Center in New York City. More recently, he returned to his alma mater, the University of Kansas, as a Hallmark Symposium speaker. He has also maintained close ties with Art Center, serving as an alumni board member, guest speaker, and consultant. In 2004, Doug was one of a handful of graphic designers included in Art Center's "Design Impact", which detailed the contributions of Art Center alumni over the past 75 years. He is currently teaching an Advanced Graphic Studio course at Art Center.