Benjamin Olive

Auckland, New Zealand
I am always excited by how great design and animation can be applied as smart visual communication for any context. Get in touch and we can talk about what I can do to help you do what you do!

Work Experience

Soap Creative

Interactive Designer

Continuing and expanding my chops as a visual design mix-bag in an awesome way!
April 2015 - Present Sydney, Australia

Freelance

Visual and game development

I am currently offering my skills up for a variety of projects from a variety of sources and countries and I'm bloody loving it! I am working and consulting with individuals, entertainment companies and publishers on projects ranging from kids books, to web design, promotional art and animation, game development and education!

- Art/animation development lead for 3 yet-unannounced mobile games.
- Art/animation consultation, direction and development for web and mobile.

- Acted as guest speaker for an online Adobe animation course in early 2014.
August 2013 - Present Auckland, New Zealand

Flux Animation

Digital Artist/Background Artist/Compositor

At Flux I have been privileged to work in a number of different roles that utilise my varying skills. I have worked on a number of award winning television series’ and commercials. Both taking and providing direction, my primary positions have been as the lead background painter on the animated television series Staines Down Drains, and as a compositor/editor on the television series Tiki Tour. I also contributed paintings, design, animation, matte paintings, voice acting, storyboarding, and texturing for numerous series, advertising and promotional jobs of various styles.
March 2010 - July 2013 Auckland, New Zealand

Education

Media Design School

Certificate in Game and Level Design Fundamentals

Spent an insightful weekend of skill refinement with Laura Dubuk.
March 2014 - March 2014 Auckland, New Zealand

Yoobee Design School

Certificate in Maya Modelling

A weekend introductory course in modelling fundamentals.
August 2012 - August 2012 Auckland, New Zealand

Animation College NZ

Diploma in Classical Character Animation

Three years of skill absorption and building in traditional and digital animation, drawing and painting.
January 2006 - December 2008 Auckland, New Zealand