William M. Oliver
Furniture Design, United States
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Contact details
San Francisco
Tel: 415 577-7641
Brief Summary
My portfolio and resume/cv are on-line at the following links. Please note that the work showcased in my portfolio is at least a year old, to see more recent work from the companies listed on my resume / cv please contact me directly.

Resume / CV:

Design Book:

Industrial Design Book:

Photography Book:

Photography Show:

Art Book:



2004 - current
Banana Republic, Newell Rubbermaid, Target, Staples, The Sharper Image, Etc.
San Francisco, CA

Designer - Various Design Contracts

Product design / industrial design, product revisions, product specifications, 3d product visualization, etc.

2002 – 2004
Williams-Sonoma Inc. – Home Furnishings Retailer
San Francisco, CA

Designer - Williams-Sonoma Home, HoldEverything, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Teen.

Product design / industrial design, product revisions, color studies, and product specifications. Product packaging / visual merchandising. In-house presentations: image/tear scanning and manipulation, presentation board arrangement, 3d product visualization. Gained a well-rounded knowledge of the retail industry at WSI.

Hardlines Finish Coordinator / Designer - Pottery Barn Kids

A key player in creating, organizing, and implementing a plan to standardize all hardlines painted colors / wood finishes. Responsible for communications and shipments with all agents and vendors in regards to painted colors / wood finishes.

2002 – 2004
CreditFixCourse.com – Personal Credit Repair Course
San Francisco, CA

Art Director / Web site Producer & Administrator / Co-owner.

Managed a programmer/graphic design team to produce this e-commerce company. Visual and technical direction for both the consumer and administrator interfaces. Setup hosting packages, ssl certificates, and dns servers. Course and web site content direction.

2001 – 2002
Speedy Sign A Rama – Sign Shop
San Francisco, CA

Designer - Sign Design / Sign Construction.

Sign design, graphic design, digital photo retouching, e-mail administration, file administration and conversion. Design and creation of signs, graphics, color schemes, and large format digital prints. Worked with a PC, table router, vinyl plotter, and large format digital printer. Upgraded and installed hardware / software.

Angel Graphics Inc. – Art and Photography Print Wholesaler
Fairfield, IA

Designer - Product Development.

Creation of catalogs, new prints, and marketing pieces; Liaison with printing companies. Page layout and design, digital photo retouching. Worked on both Windows and Macintosh OS. Upgraded and installed hardware / software.


JVS – Vocational College
San Francisco, CA

2D/3D CAD Drafting Professor.

Instructor for a college course on 2d/3d cad and drafting in relation to product design, using Ashlar-Vellum software; Graphite v7.2 r3 and Cobalt v6.2 on Windows and Macintosh OS.

Canada College – Junior College
Redwood City, CA

Non-Linear Digital Video Professor.

Instructor for a college course on digital video; using Adobe Premiere 5.2 on Windows and Macintosh OS.


Software: Adobe: Photoshop CS2, Illustrator CS2, InDesign CS2, GoLive CS2, Acrobat 7 Pro; Macromedia: Freehand MX; Discreet: 3D Studio MAX 7; Ashlar-Vellum: Graphite 7.4.4, Cobalt 6.2; QuarkXPress 6.5 Passport; Flexi-Sign Plus 6.0; Microsoft: Entourage 2004, Word 2004, PowerPoint 2004, Excel 2004; Microsoft Windows XP Pro; Mac OS X Tiger; Etc.

Hardware: Built and maintained computers running the Windows platform; have extensive knowledge of computer hardware.


International Travel

Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, India, Japan, Costa Rica

Williams-Sonoma Inc. Internal Training Courses
San Francisco, CA

Essential Management Skills
Selecting Top Talent
Maximizing Microsoft Outlook 2000
Getting Things Done – The David Allen Group
Understanding Yourself In Order To Lead Others More Effectively – Dr. Michael Shaner
Vendor Policies and Procedures Training Session
Conflict Management and Resolution
The Transition To Management For Functional And Technical Specialists – Dr. David Caldwell

College of Extended Learning – SFSU
San Francisco, CA

Autodesk product training – 3d Studio Max v4: level I, level II, Character Studio

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago / MIU - BA Visual Arts
Midwest, USA

Major: digital content creation / digital media
Minor: photography / art
Awards for photography, mixed media, and computer graphics.

Banana Republic, Newell Rubbermaid, Target, Staples, The Sharper Image, Williams-Sonoma Home, HoldEverything, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Teen

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