Freelance VFX Artist

Mike Oakley | VFX Artist | 3D Generalist | TD

Mike Oakley is a seasoned and passionate visual effects artist and supervisor that has worked on episodics, motion pictures and commercials.In his almost 17 years of experience he has had the honor of working on great projects like 2012, Under the Dome and Charmed.

His energetic attitude, strong work ethic and creative insight assures projects are completed on time and exceed expectations. He enjoys changing of hats on a project to fill in gaps on a production.

Mike is now based in Seattle working with aviation clients.

In 2013, Mike Oakley received an Emmy for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role and a HPA Nomination for “Banshee”.

What can we do for you?


Television & Episodic's




Mike was able to take a show that needed a tight execution and really make it sing. The artists working with and for him enjoyed the show and did some fantastic work usually not seen with a small crew. This resulted in much less overtime than many of the crew had normally experienced. He's a hard worker and very solid for team leadership.

Robert Nederhorst
VFX Supervisor at ZERO VFX

Mike is THE go-to guy for just about anything. Mike has such a broad skill set that makes him useful in so many different areas, he makes a great addition to any team.

Ian Farnsworth
Sr. FX TD at Sony Pictures Imageworks

Ive been lucky enough to work with mike on a few features and every time its a pleasure. Mikes got the well rounded background as a 3d generalist, that proved invaluable as CG sup. Every time there was a problem, Mike had a solution and our core team was able to deliver a great product in a smooth and timely manor. I would definitely work with Mike again.

Alex Nice
Art Department Concept Illustrator and VR visual consultant at Lionsgate