Simon is a Sydney-based art director, illustrator and designer. Growing up in New Zealand, he has always been known to his friends and family as a doodler. He's drawn over his maths exam, into sand at the beach, into his food, all over WIP sheets, and possibly on your face when you were very drunk.
Simon put these skills to a more practical use by graduating with a Bachelor of Graphic Design at Auckland University of Technology in 2005. He landed a job as a digital designer/animator at Saatchi & Saatchi and later moved to Colenso BBDO. Five years later he made the ultimate sacrifice of leaving NZ - right when the All Blacks won the Rugby World Cup on home turf - and moved to Sydney as an art director at BMF. There he worked on numerous above-the-line campaigns and picked up a few awards along the way. In 2015 Simon took a short break from art direction to freelance as an illustrator where he worked on clients such as Nike HK, Smart, and collaborated with a writer to publish a childrens' book Liam The Brave. He also created his own project 'Superbet' which has gained much attention globally. After a year, Simon realised the lonely illustration life wasn't for him and jumped back to advertising at Clemenger BBDO where he's worked on clients such as Hungry Jacks, Pepsi, and Tourism Australia.
He's been travelling the world the last 6 months, and now looking for work again. Email him at email@example.com or call him on +614 6832 8948 if you'd like to chat about opportunities or the best dumplings in Sydney.
• D&AD - In-book (x2)
• Young Guns - Gold
• Award - Silver (x2)
• Award - Bronze (x2)
• Spikes Asia - Gold
• Caples - Bronze
• ADMA - Bronze
• Cannes Lions (x2)
• LIA - Finalist
• Create Design Awards
2016 - 2017 - Senior Art Director, Clemenger BBDO, Sydney
2014 - 2015 - Freelance Art Director & Illustrator
2011 - 2014 - Art Director, BMF, Sydney
2007 - 2010 - Digital designer & creative, Colenso BBDO, Auckland
2005 - 2007 - Digital designer, OMD Auckland
2005 - 2005 - Digital designer, Saatchi & Saatchi NZ