I have been working in the industry for 25+ years as Senior Animation Artist, Creative Consultant and Producer as well as Educator and Mentor.
I started in the 2D days with an internship at Disney in California on 'Aladdin' to work at Disney Feature Animation in Paris on movies such as 'Hercules' and 'Tarzan'. Then I relocated to Asia where I worked in education and where I have been instrumental in setting up the Lucasfilm Animation studio in Singapore as the Manager of Artistic Development to create 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' TV Series.
During my 10+ stay in Asia, I also lived in Japan where I worked as CG Animator on Disney TV productions and local content, before moving to the UAE. This is where Oliver headed the Cartoon Network Animation Academy as an initiative to establish the Cartoon Network Studios Arabia to train talent and to develop a production pipeline and the production processes to create UAE’s first mainstream CG TV Series 'Mansour'.
In the recent years I have been very much involved creatively in Visual Story Development for TV-Series, Games and Features with Cartoon Network, Compulsion Games, Squeeze, Netflix and Cinesite, primarily as a freelancer, while executing a variety of projects in the capacity as Creative Consultant and Producer for government TV Channels and animation production houses.
I have also been instrumental in establishing the animated feature story department for the acclaimed production house Platige Image in Poland and recently headed the story department at Tiny Island Productions in Singapore to work on their first feature.