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Sin - Animation - Cheltenham, Glos GL51 3AG, UK

Oliver Sin

Cheltenham, Glos GL51 3AG, UK


Graduate in Graphic Design from the University of the West of England.

Currently working for the Beggars group producing flash 'campaigns' to promote band/artist material.

Imagery Editing - Photoshop, Illustrator (6 years)
Editorial design - Indesign (3 years)
Moving Image and Web - After Effects, Flash (3 years)
3D - Cinema4D
Video Editing - Final Cut
Sound Editing - Audacity, Soundbooth




I both design and animate for my worldwide clients.

Work History

Creative Designer

nerv interactive limited

September 2010 - September 2013

A Creative Designer at Nerv Interactive, responsible for making things look cool.

Freelance Motion Designer


August 2010 - December 2010

Freelance position as a Motion Graphic Designer/Animator, help work on motion projects for Aspire Llp and the Met Office while with 375.

Freelance Flash/Graphic Designer

Beggars Group

March 2009 - April 2011

Promotional Freelance Flash/Graphic Designer, creating Flash and GIF based banners for the record labels within the Beggars Group.

XL Recording
Rough Trade

Concept artist and Motion Designer/Animator

SS Great Britain Project

October 2009 - July 2010

Chosen students at The University of the West of England take part in celebrating 40 years since the return of the SS Great Britain. We mark the celebration with a 12 minute long film dedicated to the great journey it undertook from sparrow cove, Falkland Island back to Bristol.

My duty was the preproduction of concept art for the journey and animating the composited scenes.

Freelance Motion Designer

HP Labs - EnCoRe Project

November 2009 - June 2010

Producing a motion piece to raise awareness of online privacy.

EnCoRe is a multi-disciplinary research project, spanning across a number of IT and social science specialisms, that is researching how to improve the rigour and ease with which individuals can grant and, more importantly, revoke their consent to the use, storage and sharing of their personal data by others.

Freelance Animator and Designer


From July 2009

A passion for Animation & Illustration with key understanding of Graphic and Web Design, With over 4 years of experience working with a variety of big and small clients.

- Naked Juice
- Shortlist
- HP Lab's Encore Project
- Beggars Group
- XL Recordings
- Rough Trade
- Matador Records
- 4AD Records
- Zawatt Inc
- 375 Digital
- University of the West of England

Freelance Designer

Beggars Group

March 2009 - April 2011

Flash Designer for 2 years for Beggars Group. Creating digital banner adverts for their record labels, 4AD, XL Recordings, Matador and Rough Trade.

Working for some of the big artist and band names such as, Adele, Super Furry Animals, Vampire Weekend, Basement Jaxx, The Horrors, M.I.A etc

Assistant for the I.T. Department

Newent Community School

July 2006 - September 2006

Summer work - Helping out in the I.T Department of Newent Community School

IT Assistant

Newent Community School

July 2006 - August 2006


Newent Community School

February 2006 - July 2006


Nerv Website Redesign

2013 saw a big overhaul of the Nerv studio website. Nerv is where I am currently working as one of their designers and was given the opportunity to redesign the new studio site for 2013.

A fully responsive site for all mobile platforms, the new Nerv studio website now proudly presents all of their big projects from clients, worldwide.

My A&K

These are concepts for the My A&K pitch. My A&K is a customer portal run by Abercrombie & Kent, a luxury travel agency. The portal allows the customer the ability to create their perfect holiday packages through inspirations and with any ideal location they desire.

Winston's Wish

Winston's Wish is the leading childhood bereavement charity and the largest provider of services to bereaved families in the UK. I was giving the privilege to redesign their current website at Nerv. Below are some logos, icons and the website design I was most happiest with, before the finalised version.

EATH website

EATH - Europe Asia Trading Hub is a business hub building concept that will be based in Athlone, Republic of Ireland. Deloitte asked Nerv to help with the web and presentation visuals to pitch the concept to the Asian market. Below is the EATH one pager website I designed out in aid of the presentation.

It's a Shape Christmas

'It's a Shape Christmas' returns for another year and Manchester based, Shape Design Studio, asked if I would like to participate for another year in their digital Christmas advent calendar alongside 24 other creative talents.

All donations from this years event went to Manchester's Children's charity, Wood Street Mission.

Go to see 'It's a Shape Christmas'
Agency: Shape Design Studio

One Thing I Know

One Thing I Know by Creative England, curated and designed by Fiasco Design. One Thing I Know, collates the hard won experiences of over forty South West creative leaders, from the more established to niche start-ups, in order to share the knowledge gained from running a creative business with the next generation of creative entrepreneurs.

All illustrations and designs that accompany the book are by some of the top South West, UK creatives and i was approached by Fiasco Design to help bring this book to life.

View more of the book online

Silver Screen Society

My Jason and the Argonauts and Being John Malkovich poster for the Silver Screen Society.

"Silver Screen Society honors the many stories told through the world of cinema by bringing each month a new film and a continuous stream of creatives that carry with them their own unique interpretations and ideas."

Oliver Sin 2013 Showreel

Showreel for 2013

New World

From the twinkling infinity of the cosmos comes the creation and evolution of the Earth, as visualized in this vibrant short set to the music of acclaimed Canadian musician Jim Guthrie.

A personal project I worked on throughout 2013 in my spare time. Just keeping myself busy in downtimes and learning more skills.

Design: Oliver Sin
Animation: Oliver Sin
Music: Jim Guthrie - The Fantabulous World Of Jimmy 3 Guts

AARP: Mentor Up

Mentor Up, a new way to make a difference, brings together young people for mentoring and volunteering that help people 50 and older.

I had the opportunity to help out with the design and animation on this project for AARP. This is a subject that is quite often neglected in society, but the older generation need as much help as anyone else. It was a pleasure to have the chance to work on such a project.

To find out more about 'Mentor Up':

IBM 5in5: The City Will Help You Live In It

5 smart technology trends for the next 5 years: 'The city will help you live in it'

For citizens, smart phones enabled by cognitive systems will provide a digital key to the city. People can have fingertip access to information about everything that’s happening in the city, whether an experience is right for them, and how best to get there. Because the cognitive system has interacted with citizens continuously, it knows what they like—and can present them with options they might not find easily.

Rebranding of Nerv

Making Nerv studios more pimp

Star Wars Uncut

Currently creating my scene for the Star Wars Uncut remake or the Empire Strikes Back.

Attached are some concept character designs for the animation.

Illustrating the mascot for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Me and Steve Bridger at Nerv was given the chance to create the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Game's Mascot, Clyde. Working on his signature pose, 17 Sporting poses and the Backstory animation.

Qualifications & Certifications

(BA Hons) Graphic Design

University of the West of England

Foundation Art and Design

Uni. Gloucestershire

Newent Community School


University of Gloucestershire

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