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Olly Venning

Lead 3D Artist

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsMotion Graphics Designer - 3D Generalist - 3D Artist

Projects

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About me

I graduated in 1999 from Hertfordshire University with a BSc (Hons) in Software Systems for the Arts and Media. I cut my teeth doing interactive CD-Rom & Flash websites during the dot com bubble. Since then, most of my work has centred around 3D graphics, animation, video & motion design. I also love creating music, so whenever possible I tried to combine my passions. This pursuit of animation & music evolved in 2006, when I joined The Sancho Plan, a pioneering audio visual group. I became their lead artist, and was fortunate enough to create some amazing interactive audio visual shows which toured the globe. http://thesanchoplan.com/ I honed my 3D & VFX skills with five years working as a medical visualiser. Working with bio scientists to re create and visualise cellular and molecular activity was a fantastic experience.

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Skills

  • 3DS Max
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Audio Editing
  • Video Editing
  • 3D Visualisation
  • Art Direction
  • Projection Mapping
  • Particle Effects
  • Team Managament

Work history

Currently

Creative Lead

seeper

Oct 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • - Creative lead on all projects - 3D animation, illustration & motion graphics - Projection mapping, concept art and visualisations - R&D into projection mapping & realtime CG techniques

2015

3D Artist

Nucleus Central

Jun 2014 - Sep 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • - Lead 3D artist - Managed small team of 3D artists - R&D into medical visualization techniques - 3D animation, illustration & motion graphics

2014

3D Artist

AS&K Visual Science

Aug 2011 - Jun 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • - Senior 3D artist - Supervised team and production schedule - 3D animation, illustration & motion graphics - Real time 3D & interactive development; AR & VR

2011

Senior Motion Graphics Designer

IG Group

Feb 2011 - Aug 2011
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • - Established a new Audio Visual department - Managed a small team of digital designers - Motion graphics and video for promotional and training

2011

3D Artist

Freelance

Apr 2008 - Feb 2011
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Selected projects: 3D Animator for Knifedge/ Wella - Produced a series of 3D animations for multi screen immersive live show, including 6.4k screen resolution. Shown at Paris Hair World 201 Workshop tutor for The British Museum, The Cartoon Museum, & Corner House - Running animation workshops with groups of children and young adults Animator for Wagner’s Ring Cycle, The Mariinsky Theatre production - Designed and animated HD motion graphics for stage projections. Shown at The Mariinksy Opera Theatre, St.Petersburg, and The Royal Opera House, London Lead Artist for ‘The Black Page’ by The Sancho Plan - Design and art direction for an interactive animated short, produced in conjunction with Soho Post-Production house Golden Square. Premiered at the Tyne Side Cinema in Newcastle, 2009 Visual Lead for ‘Jungle Imperator’ by The Sancho Plan - Commissioned by the new Ars Electronica centre in Austria. I co-designed an interactive, real time stereoscopic game environment for a 16 x 9 meter immersive space

2008

Senior Motion Graphics Designer

Immedia Broadcasting

Jan 2007 - Apr 2008
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • - Animation & motion graphics - GUI design for digital signage software

2007

Editor - Film

Shoot You Video Productions

May 2006 - Jan 2007
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • - Video Editor for Shoot You video productions - Editing corporate videos, adverts and documentaries

2005

Head of Production

Cube Music

Oct 2004 - Nov 2005
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • - Managed production schedules and staff workloads - Managed studio budget & installation of 3 edit suites - In-Store visuals for Urban Outfitters & Harrods

2004

Editor - Film

Cube Music

Oct 2003 - Oct 2004
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • - Video Editor - Titling and preparing music videos for in-store TV - Content scheduling - Editing and compiling audio programmes

2003

Digital Designer

Bell Media

Sep 2000 - Oct 2003
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • - Digital design for web - Logos & identities for small businesses

2000

Digital Designer

Concept 5D

Sep 1999 - Aug 2000
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • - CD-ROM design - Interface design, logo animations, 3D animations - Digital design for web

Education

1999

BSc (honours) Software Systems for Arts and Media

University of Hertforshire

Sep 1996 - Jun 1999
  • United Kingdom
  • BSc (honours) Software Systems for Arts and Media (2:1)