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I have worked both freelance and full-time in the industrial design industry. My design experience includes product and toy design, as well as graphic design. To view my portfolio, inquire about licensing or commissioned work, or to inquire about wholesale products please contact me using the form to the right or email me:

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P.O. Box 1161
Lake Oswego, Oregon

My name is Marisa Dolan and I am an artist and
designer living in beautiful Portland, Oregon. I am
an art school graduate with a degree in Industrial
Design and began my career as a toy designer for
one of the largest toy companies in the world. After
several years in the corporate world, I decided to
venture out as a freelance designer and began
creating my own line of papergoods and artwork
known as MAD Design Studio.

As an artist and designer, I have developed a style
of simple forms with a whimsical twist and I enjoy
the sensibilities of simple, modern design. I am
inspired by bold color, the nature that surrounds
me, and I try to find humor wherever I can.
I hope that when someone sees my work it makes
them smile.

MAD Design Studio Blog

Welcome to the MAD Design studio blog a peek into my methods and madness! Here I introduce new work, talk about my inspiration, and take you behind the scenes - all done with a smile!

Urban Art

Marisa Dolan

One of my favorite things to do when traveling is, of course, to seek out all things art related.  On a recent trip to San Fransisco I was so excited to get up close and personal with this amazing sculpture titled "Cupid's Span", a collaborative piece by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. As a Pop Art fan, it is always a thrill to view the large scale pieces of sculptor Claes Oldenburg in person. Being married to a fellow designer myself, I also love that he collaborated on many works with Coosje van Bruggen, his late wife.  

Cupid's Span is 60 feet high and is constructed of painted fiberglass and stainless-steel.  It represents a bow and arrow, symbolic of love. The open design is meant to frame the views from its waterfront park location. The bow strings and arrow relate to the city's bridges and make it a perfect fit for its location. I enjoyed walking around and seeing it from all angles as well as from a distance. 

If you find yourself in downtown San Fransisco, see "Cupid's Span" located at Rincon Park on the Embarcadero. 

Cupid's Span