Simon will join us as new Creative Director at Counterculture as we plan to expand our events portfolio.
As practitioners across the corporate, public and not-for-profit world begin gearing
up for the return of live events, Counterculture is delighted to
announce the appointment of internationally-renowned production designer and
screen content director, Simon Beresford, as its Creative Director.
Already an established associate of Counterculture, Simon will now bring his
experience fully to bear as a partner and Creative Director. A successful production
designer in film and television, Simon production designed Another Year by Mike
Leigh. Other production design credits include Out of Season with Dennis Hopper,
Bradford Riots for Channel 4, the Long Walk to Finchley and the Song of Lunch with
Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman for the BBC. Simon also designed the studio set
for the BBC’s coverage of the 2012 Olympics.
Taking up his new role as partner, Simon said:
“Working with Counterculture is going to be exciting because this is an organisation
that really understands the creative narrative and the bigger picture. Working in film
and theatre, the telling of the story, the colour, the texture, the shape and how you
present that to the world is central. The same applies to events. It’s not just about
putting on a great event. We owe it to our clients to ask how an event will really
engage with people and how it will be something that they will remember for the
rest of their lives. I am more than excited to be part of Counterculture, working with
clients to deliver genuinely unforgettable experiences.”
Tom Watson, President of Counterculture, welcomed Simon’s appointment as
“I am delighted to announce Simon Beresford’s appointment as Creative Director
and partner at Counterculture. The coming months are going to be an exciting but
challenging period for all sectors who are planning physical events. Innovation and
creativity will be more important than ever before. As we expand our portfolio in this area with the launch of our new events prospectus we are exceptionally fortunate to have someone of Simon’s calibre leading this work.”
Richard Godfrey, Executive Producer at Viacom – MTV Networks, Disney,
“I’ve worked with Simon for over twenty years on live and broadcast events, and
have always very much enjoyed the experience. Simon’s creative flair and
enthusiasm have always worked well to drive creative ideas and outcomes for a
great many projects. His ideas are always fresh; and bring a theatrical edge and
narrative arc that brings extra value to any live event. Clients and performers alike
always appreciate Simons creative input and accomplished design sensibility; and I
really enjoy working with him as a producer. I wish him all the best with
Simon specialises in designing large-scale live events, broadcasts and commercials.
He has designed shows for Norah Jones, The Cure, Nickelodeon, launched MTV in
Africa, and has commercial clients such as Heineken, Wagamama, Microsoft, Rolex,
BBC Sport, Unilever, Cisco, IMG, Studio of Art and Commerce, and The Manual
London. Simon makes his experience available to help community groups and local
events and initiatives.
Simon directs, designs and produces screen content to work seamlessly with his
characteristically narrative-based design work.
Find out more about Simon here
Our Events service here