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Matthew Oates

Freelance Digital Artist & Children's Book Illustrator

Location:Douglas, Isle of Man
2 Skills
I'm Matt, an Illustration and Animation enthusiast from the Isle of Man.

I studied art throughout high school and went on to complete an art and design HNC at the Isle of Man college, from there I went to to study Media Production BA Hons at Northumbria University in Newcastle.

My C.V. can be found below outling my experience and Qualifications

Matthew Oates - Curriculum Vitae

Personal Details

Surname: Oates

Forenames: Matthew Russell

Date of birth: 07 / 02 / 83

Northumbria University Newcastle (2002-2005)
Isle of Man College (2001-2002)
Ballakermeen High School – Isle Of Man (1994-2001)

BA Hons Media Production
Art & Design HNC Diploma
A-Levels in Art, Technology, and I.T.
12 GCSE passes above grade C

Northumbria University, BA Hons - Media Production

Attained a BA Honours degree in Media Production at Northumbria University in Newcastle, specialising in TV and film, script writing and animation.

Isle of Man College, Art & Design HNC Course

HNC Art & Design – Distinction

Examination passes A-Level 2001 (3)


Examination Passes GCSE 1999 (12)

(A*) Art
(A) Technology (Graphic products)
(B,B) Science (Dual Award)
(B,C) English (Lang, Lit)
(C) I.T.
(C) Maths
(C) History
(C) French
(C) Music
(C) R.E.

A flexible and dependable hard worker, committed to delivering the best results in all aspects of tasks and projects assigned.

Relevant Jobs - Full Time and Temporary

Magic Light Pictures Limited
- Colour Artist from January 2009 – March 2010 full time 15 month contract in charge of assembling colour palettes as part of ongoing animated production using both Photoshop & Toon Boom professional software.

Brash Limited
- Social Media Community Manager from June 2010 - present. Responsible for maintaining Facebook, Twitter & Youtube client accounts, designing banners, landing images and logos for pages, coding custom features, promo video editing & social media consultation and expertise for customers.


Ms. Anne Weadock Mrs Elaine Hunter
Personnel Manager HR Manager
Hilton Hotel Bernhard Schulte Ship Management Ltd
Douglas Dorchester House, Belmont Hill, Douglas
Isle Of Man, IM2 4NA Isle of Man IM3 4RE
(01624) 662662 (01624) 631800

Mr. Daryl Shute Mrs. A. Burnett
Producer Head Teacher
Magic Light Pictures Ballakermeen High School
63 Charlotte Street St. Catherines Drive
London Douglas, Isle Of Man, IM1 4BE
+44(0)207 631 1800 (01624) 648 700