Partner and Creative Director
A native of Leeds, Simon is a creative director, production designer, and screen content director. An alumnus of Central St Martins School of Art and the Slade School of Art, Simon has 30 years’ experience designing and creating live events. Simon’s professional career began in scenography designing productions for directors including Vanessa Redgrave, Peter Wood; and working alongside stage designers such as Stefanos Lazaridis, Ralph Koltai and Maria Bjornson for companies including the RSC, De Nederlandse Opera, Scottish Opera, Houston Grand Opera and The Royal Ballet, Cameron Mackintosh.
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 designed the studio set for the BBC’s coverage of the 2012 Olympics.
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.