Jolly is a family nickname for Oliver, and is often shortened to Jol which rhymes with ball, wall, tall and y'all. 
 I love hearing good jokes & telling bad ones. I enjoy pickin' on guitars, playing outside, watching cartoons, and I've been drawing since I called it coloring. My early years were spent in Boston, but somehow I never developed the wicked cool accent. At 14, I shipped off to boarding school in New Jersey where I miraculously mastered the delicate art of avoiding expulsion. After four years, I managed to graduate relatively unscathed and headed farther south to college where I eventually earned a BFA in painting. This opened many doors into the wonderful world of construction in rural North Carolina as well as a slew of various kitchen jobs. I was blessed with opportunities to "serve fries with that", pour concrete and operate heavy machinery. Occasionally, I even had the pleasure of turning “this here pile o’dirt” into “that thar pile o’dirt”. Luckily, a good friend noticed that my wheels had been spinning for way too long and pointed me toward The Creative Circus where, in spite of my neighbors thinking that I was an aspiring trapeze artist, I discovered the amazing concept that one can actually get paid to think and bring ideas to life. Since then, I haven’t looked back, but I do miss the heavy machinery. 

Experience
Art Director: Morvil Advertising+Design
Wilmington, NC  |  Feb 2016 - present
EmergeOrtho, Liberty Senior Living, Wendy Wilmot Properties 
 
Sr. Art Director: Doner
Southfield, MI  |  Aug. 2012 - Dec. 2015
Smithfield Foods, Bush’s Beans, Simply, Cat’s Pride, ADT, JCPenney, Ohio Health
Art Director: Yellow Submarine
Pittsburgh, PA  |  Feb. ’09 - Aug. ‘12
Cedar Fair Entertainment Co., EO Essential Oils, Kenny Ross Auto Sales
Art Director: Freelance
Oct. ’07 - Dec. ’08
Syngenta, Novartis, Oral ATP, High Point Furniture Market
Art Director: Coyne Beahm Shouse
Greensboro NC  |  Nov. ’06 - Oct. ’07
Mt. Olive Pickles, Hanes, Belgard (pavers & hardscapes), Southern States (agricultural supplies)
Accolades
2022 Communication Arts Short List:
Call of Duty: Warzone 
Skills
Open-Minded Visual Thinker
Strong Drawing Ability
Extensive Experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
“Okay” Guitar Player
Education
The Creative Circus: Art Direction / Design / Illustration
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro: Bachelor of Fine Arts
The Lawrenceville School


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