Oliver has excelled in the Arts since a young age, and by college was already creating zines, running events and exhibiting work. Since then his work has diversified into a wide range of techniques and styles. Heavily influenced by naive art, youth culture and travel. His work is often fun, frivolous and direct but can also hold great depth, detail and experience beyond his years.
As well as working freelance as a designer and artist, he has also been involved in numerous other creative practices giving him skills as a consultant, teacher and director.
“…strong design skills as well as people skills, producing high quality creative work every time.” – Marsha Witter, ITV
“…a dynamic self-starter, organising creative events in town and running his own projects” – Clare Danek, The Media Centre
“…an extremely talented designer. A born networker, his organisation, energy and drive mean that he is the up and coming arts coordinator in West Yorkshire” – Hugh Goulbourne, HCAN
He is the co-creator of Dirt Cheap Magazine.
02 Telefonica, Island Records, Schuh, Stussy, Jameson Whisky, Revolution Bars, The Lazy Camper, Streetwear Today Magazine, Sizzle Creative, Gimme 5, Saving Grace Music, Urban Nerds, Artsmix, Sugar Rush Advertising, Bates Mill, Slam Jam, Afterparty.
Please Come. Huddersfield 2014
Used and Abused, Bristol 2014
Art Basel, Miami Beach 2012
MADLADS, The Media Centre, Huddersfield 2011
New Tricks, The Orange Dot Gallery, London 2011
It’s Grim Up North, The Reebok Lounge, London 2010
Megafon: Street Art for Street Papers, Bergen 2008
Streetwear Today, Vice Magazine, iD online & numerous other blogs.
Design and Innovation Academy. Delhi, India.
The Media Centre. Huddersfield.
Bates Mill. Huddersfield.
Huddersfield Creative Arts Network (HCAN). Huddersfield.
Duchang No. 3 School. Jiu-Jiang, Peoples Republic of China.
You can download my C.V. here.
Events or courses attended
Assistant Manager of the ‘Odd Future – Sweatshop’ Pop-up Store, Brick Lane, London 2012
Numerous live Art & Music events from cafe to warehouse size, Nationwide, 2008 – Present.
Children’s Media Conference, Sheffield 2011
Media Marketplace, Leeds 2011
Royal Television Society – Student Masterclass, Bradford 2011
ITV/Screen Yorkshire Production Skills Workshop, Pre-Production delivered by Researcher/Trainer: Susan Walls, Leeds 2011
ITV/Screen Yorkshire Production Skills Workshop, Basic Camera Operation delivered by Film-making Facilitators: Mi-Lin Tham and Matt O’Brien, Leeds 2011
BRIGHT Tradeshow, Frankfurt 2010