About

Olson McIntyre Design Duo

Photo by RYAN ATIENZA

OLSON McINTYRE is a creative design agency. We collaborate with businesses that need a trusted visual partner.

We are problem solvers, good-suggestion-givers, and lots-of-experience-havers. We’re excited to hear about what you do. We’re ready to make you shine.

When we say partnership, we mean it. The final product speaks for both of us —your project is our portfolio.

Whether your project is print, digital, packaging, or branding, we have relevant industry knowledge. We will guide you through the entire creative process — Planning, decision making — all the way through production and completion.

WHITNEY OLSON & HOUSTON McINTYRE

Whitney & Houston have been working together as a design team since 2017. We have a combined experience of 24 years in the creative industry.

OUR PARTNERSHIPS

We pride ourselves on being a reliable business partner, providing advice, ideas, timely responses and excellent work. 

About

Olson McIntyre Design Duo

Photo by RYAN ATIENZA

OLSON McINTYRE is a creative agency. We collaborate with businesses that need a trusted visual partner.

We are problem solvers, good-suggestion-givers, and lots-of-experience-havers. We’re excited to hear about what you do, we’re ready to make you shine.

When we say partnership, we mean it. The final product speaks for you, and us too. Your project is our portfolio.

We have industry knowledge and will guide you through the process of planning & decision making, all the way through production and completion, whether your project is print, digital, packaging, or branding.

WHITNEY OLSON & HOUSTON McINTYRE

Whitney & Houston have been working together as a design team since 2017. We have a combined experience of 24 years in the creative industry.

OUR PARTNERSHIPS

We pride ourselves on being a reliable business partner, providing advice, ideas, timely responses and excellent work. 

About

Olson McIntyre Design Duo

Photo by RYAN ATIENZA

OLSON McINTYRE is a creative agency. We collaborate with businesses that need a trusted visual partner.

We are problem solvers, good-suggestion-givers, and lots-of-experience-havers. We’re excited to hear about what you do, we’re ready to make you shine.

When we say partnership, we mean it. The final product speaks for you, and us too. Your project is our portfolio.

We have industry knowledge and will guide you through the process of planning & decision making, all the way through production and completion, whether your project is print, digital, packaging, or branding.

WHITNEY OLSON
& HOUSTON McINTYRE

Whitney & Houston have been working together as a design team since 2017. We have a combined experience of 24 years in the creative industry.

OUR PARTNERSHIPS

We pride ourselves on being a reliable business partner, providing advice, ideas, timely responses and excellent work. 

Olson McIntyre, Whitney Olson Designer

About Whitney

Personal Portfolio


Short Story: Whitney holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Minnesota and Graphic & Web Design Certificates from Minneapolis College. She has worked as a designer and partner at OLSON McINTYRE since 2017.

Longer Story: I have led a creative life as a multi-disciplinary artist inspired by nature, music and color. I have worked as a painter, musician, preschool art teacher, piano teacher, urban forester and graphic designer. All of these experiences make me who I am and add to the depth of my design work, my work with clients, and my work running a small business.

Some of the more exciting points of my life have been traveling to Scotland, Peru, and Germany (on tour with my band, The Prizefighters); singing with reggae legends Derrick Morgan & Stranger Cole; camping out in a cave singing folks songs with friends, riding bicycle from Minneapolis to New Orleans in 2015, and riding a motorcycle to Montana with a skateboard deck as a seat. I’m a nature lover, & radical thinker. Laughing is my favorite thing about being alive. I love black + white photos, records, landscapes with a thousand messy plant textures, dreaming, and astrology.

All of that weirdness comes into play in my work! I love incorporating hand-drawn aspects into my design work, pushing myself to be a better designer, and being inspired by friends, family, and the folks we work with.


What I like best about being a designer: the challenge that each project brings, the vibrant concepts we come up with, and the relationships we build with our clients.

About Houston


The Short Story: Houston holds a Bachelor of Science from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. He has been a designer since 2001, working both for agencies and freelance. He joined OLSON McINTYRE as a designer and partner in 2017.

The Longer Story: As a kid growing up in West Virigina, I constantly drew and played music. I was encouraged by my parents, one fantastic high school art teacher, and inspired by the album artwork on the punk albums I was listening to. When I graduated high school knowing that traditional college was not for me, I took the jump and was accepted into the graphic design program at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

Coming from a small town and moving to a city, I quickly sought out the local punk scene. Art school was the first time I took schooling seriously, and being a part of the music scene I combined both worlds by creating DIY promotional material for the bands I liked and played with.

Graduating from the two year design program at the Art Institute, a band mate got me hired on to screen print t-shirts. This was a big ‘Aha’ moment for me and I began laying down ink on paper. Honestly, the conditions of this job sucked and felt like my education was being wasted, so I reapplied to the Art Institute and enrolled into the Bachelor’s program.

Upon graduation in 2001 I was hired by a local agency, Buzzhoney, where I had a fantastic creative director. This position taught me how to work within a team, present my work to clients, communicate with vendors, properly set up production files and be conscious of conceptual thinking. I was also spending my Tuesday evenings screen printing posters at Artist Image Resources in the Northside of Pittsburgh and continued playing in bands.

After 10 years it was time to leave Pittsburgh. I maintained a remote position for several years while I lived on the road with an old BMW motorcycle and a MacBook Pro in the panniers. I put 200K miles on the bike, visited Alaska twice, worked the most bizarre jobs for gas, tires and experience while still designing the entire time. This was a very creative moment in my life and I documented the adventures through a design project called Americana Podunk. I also learned the importance of truly leading a creative life.

In 2014 I literally rolled into Minneapolis and never left. It’s here I found my life partner, a more progressive atmosphere, and what started out as freelancing has turned into a full time business with a nationwide roster of clients.


What I like best about being a designer: Projects are like puzzles and as a designer I get a kick out of creating the pieces. 

Olson McIntyre, Houston McIntyre Designer

Video by Logan Lovett & Brandi Ashman.
Silly music by OLSON McINTYRE & Friends.