Since 2007, Jan Olesen has been business partner of world-renowned photographer Mario Testino and managing director of Testino’s creative agency MARIOTESTINO+. The agency supports Testino to realise the breadth of his creative output and enterprise including activities such as creative direction, brand strategy, graphic design, film, books, exhibitions and partnerships. Clients count Burberry, Carolina Herrera, Chanel beauty, Dolce & Gabanna fragrances, Versace and Lancome among many more.
In 2012 Olesen and Testino launched MATE – Museo Mario Testino, in Testino’s hometown of Lima. The not-for-profit cultural foundation works to empower artists, students and the people of Peru through immersion and training in visual culture.