Part 1 I was recently interviewed by a graduate student, Ivan Iannoli, who is completing his master of fine arts degree in photography at UCLA.. His diverse, multimedia master's thesis is on "Exploration of Color and its Influence in our Lives."
Through this interview you may be able to understand the complexity of color that internally and externally connects to the human being. Because color is so personal to me and each human being, I would like to share this interview with you.
Dear Ms. Olson, In reviewing your website, I see that you do a great deal more than simple color analysis. I'm very interested in all that you do, and I hope that we can eventually discuss those many areas, but for now I'm really focused in on the role that color plays in your practice. The questions below are all meant to get a sense of your view and ideas about color. As I mentioned, I'm very interested in how professionals view color. I am truly appreciative of your time! 1. Please talk about what brought you to this field. What were your interests when you started? Why color? How did you discover the effects of color? My favorite gift as a child was a box of 64 crayons. At the age of 8, I won a Cinderella coloring contest because I drew outside the lines. In high school I was on the department store fashion board; and at the University of Texas, I was named one of the "20 Best Dressed Co-Eds." Color, fashion and design have always been in my heart. After college I did some modeling for charity fashion shows. Presently, as an image consultant, I use an advanced system of Validated Personality Color Analysis in which I connect personal coloring to personality, bone structure and energy intensity. This unique psychologically validated concept creates a powerful presence through positive self-discovery.