Grand Rapids, Michigan USA is home, most of the time. Having studied at Kendall Collage of Art and Design. Oakley enjoyed a long career as a digital artist, clients included Disney, NASA, Chrysler, and many more. Over the course of a 15+ year career Dave became a master of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, and the now defuncted Adobe Flash. Dave was among the very first digital artist in the early nineties. And gain world wide notoriety as Hoaks, creating ANSi Art with iCE, a well established ANSi Art group.
Now in semi-retirement Dave enjoys creating art, just for the sake of creating art. And enjoys the process of creating visual stories, that hopefully resonate with people on some level.