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FORMER DISNEY ANIMATOR

I have entered the digital graphics arena after a 30+ year career as a traditional animator for many studios, including Walt Disney Feature Animation, Hanna-Barbera and many others.

I use my strong drawing and design skills to enhance my digital graphics abilities.

Please visit my website for samples of my work and contact info:
olivagrafix.com

Profile Summary:
Graphic Design Solutions Stockton, CA
More About Me
Drawing, animation, cooking and pocket billiards.
Work Experience:
MICHAEL L. OLIVA

e-mail: anim8ed1@comcast.com on-line portfolio: olivagrafix.com

Versatile – World Class Graphic Artist
Graphics * Design * Illustration * Animation

Extensive experience involving print, web, television, film and animation. Proven track record leading projects and teams to deliver in “deadline” oriented environments, both domestically and internationally. Combines a sense of humor with the ability to problem solve while maintaining a passion for creative excellence. Specialist in collateral print material, logo design and digital illustration.

“Michael’s versatility was a unique and valuable contribution to our team; we named him
“The Swiss Army Knife” Thad Weinlein, President, Artist, Inc.


PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

• Specializing in visual effects animation, visual development, prop/character design, layout and storyboard; contributed to over 25 feature films and over 35 television series. Productions include “Mulan”, “Tarzan”, “Lilo & Stitch”, “Brother Bear” and “John Henry” an Academy Award nominee for “Best Animated Short” film.

• Specializing in graphic design; quickly learned new “digitizing” software. Created original designs integrating embroidery to “brand” a new line of headwear for a major sporting goods chain. Key result; generated over $60k in new revenue with first order.

• Utilizing drawing, illustration and design background, created a new “brand” of gourmet olive oils targeting the specialty foods market. Graphics include collateral marketing material, advertising and print with scheduled retail launch in 2009.


PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

StreamWorks, HatTail - Stockton, California 2007-2008
ART DIRECTOR

Art Director for a “start-up” recreational products and patented headwear company; responsible for direction, oversight and execution of new logo development, new website development, all collateral print materials.
Education:
30+ years of deadline driven production artwork for many major studios.
Organizations / Affilations:
San Joaquin Delta College-Adjunct Professor, Fine Arts Division
Michael Oliva is located in Stockton, CA and has the following skills: Graphic Design Solutions
Art / Creative
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Graphic Design Solutions

Category: Art / Creative
Description
I use my very strong traditional drawing abilities to enhance my digital graphics. Logo design is my favorite area, and I enjoy designing collateral print material as well.

My goal is to increase your company's profile and get you noticed through outstanding visual design solutions.
Relevant Education / Credentials
I have been working as a professional Illustrator/Animator for over 30 years. I also teach traditional Animation and Adobe Illustrator at San Joaquin Delta College.
Years Experience: 34