Oliver started his career as a copywriter at Saatchi and Saatchi after being named national winner at AWARD School.
He has since worked at agencies around the world for creative directors including Ron Mather, David Droga and David Abbott, returning to Sydney to work for US/Asia Pacific creative director Tom McFarlane at then start-up M&C Saatchi.
Here he partnered with art director Graham Johnson and where for a while they were ranked the most awarded creative team working in Australia by Campaign Brief. This period included 9 Cannes lions for M&C Saatchi offices in Los Angeles, Geneva and Sydney with several new business wins in Los Angeles helping establish M&C Saatchi’s first US office. Meanwhile M&C Saatchi were named Australian agency of the decade by Adnews.
He co-founded Extension 77 with Graham Johnson in 2012, at 77 George St in Sydney.
Also available for freelance work.
Extension 77 (Sydney) 2012 – present.
M&C Saatchi (Sydney, Melbourne, Los Angeles) 2000 – 2012.
Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO (London).
Bainsfair Sharkey Trott (London).
Chiat Day Mojo (Sydney).
Emerson Pond Jones (London).
Saatchi & Saatchi (Sydney).
National Winner AWARD school.