Schuylerville junior receives honor from famous designer

Junior George Olsen poses with designer Aaron Draplin after Draplin selected Olsen's sketchbook as his favorite
Junior George Olsen and designer Aaron Draplin joke around and pose for a photo after Draplin selected Olsen’s sketchbook as his favorite. Photo by Erin Reid Coker

A Schuylerville High School junior’s sketchbook is getting him noticed by a well-known graphic designer. George Olsen is enrolled in the Early College Career Academy through SUNY Adirondack. As part of his graphic design class, he is required to keep a sketchbook using Field Notes. On Monday, March 27, Field Notes co-founder Aaron Draplin visited the Queensbury campus for a workshop and public lecture. The students created a “Best in Sketch Galley” for Draplin to judge all of their sketchbooks and choose his favorite. Olsen’s was selected and the Media Arts Club awarded him with a prize that Draplin presented to him after the lecture.

About Aaron Draplin

Designer Aaron Draplin smiles as he looks at Olsen’s sketch of him.
Photo by Erin Reid Coker

Aaron Draplin is a graphic designer, author and founder of Draplin Design Co. (DDC) based in Portland, Oregon. His clients include Nike, Burton Snowboards, Esquire, Red Wing, Field Notes, Ford Motor Company and the Obama Administration. Draplin is also the author of “Pretty Much Everything: Draplin Design Co.”, which chronicles his life and career with a blend of wisdom and humor.