MICHAEL L. OLIVA
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
• 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.
StreamWorks, HatTail - Stockton, California 2007-2008
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.
30+ years of deadline driven production artwork for many major studios.
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San Joaquin Delta College-Adjunct Professor, Fine Arts Division
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