Studio Manager / Director
15+ years management experience, passion for design and skill in visual communication. Proven track record of business development, strategic marketing and studio operations in 24/7 live broadcast and production environments. Experience in people management including hiring, developing and mentoring a creative production team. Expertise with video production and hands on skills in writing, storytelling, advertising, branding, content marketing, web design, social media content, animation & directing broadcast television.
I am a British born creative director and production manager. With a proven track record of launching and developing video and broadcast initiatives across the globe I provide hands-on design skills with project management experience in branding, marketing, film and TV production. I have also amassed 10,000+ hours of experience directing live television and music events in the UK and the USA.
ART, DESIGN & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
I directed the live broadcast of the Mercedes Benz sponsored Intelligent Future panel discussions about the emergence of artificial intelligence. The broadcast was simulcast to an audience in Palm Park.
PROYECTO ´ACE 2018 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
PROYECTO ´ACE is an independent center of artistic residencies in visual arts located in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. By researching texts, essays, interviews and videos related to Jorge Luis Borges, I developed an installation work which played with the ideas of labyrinths, reflections, and the fragmented.
DESIGN AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT OF SUCCESSFUL VINTAGE-STYLE TIMEPIECE
In 2014 I designed this limited edition watch and managed the production manufacture. This vintage style WW2 themed timepiece sold out in 1 month and sold 1000 units -earning a revenue of over $100,000.
SHOP LC SENIOR DIRECTOR
Over 10 years I was instrumental in developing the business into a significant broadcast network that reached 100 million homes and achieved revenue of up to 1 million dollars per day. Acting as a production designer, project manager and creative director I designed and built 2 studios, created post-production workflows, schedules and content pipelines to feed the 24/7 live broadcast. I hired, trained, managed & mentored over 30 production employees, designed products, and created and implemented successful marketing campaigns.
Simon directed the multi-cam live broadcast of the intelligent Future conference sessions and did a bang-up job! He was a pleasure to work with and I look forward to hiring him again.
Stephen Light - SXSW Commercial Content Manager
Simon is creative, crafty and great with strategy. He balances artistic talent with business savvy and people skills. He's great to have in the room when pitching or selling ideas.
Ryan Hunts - Producer/Director of Photography
Simon is a detailed and very thought-out individual, he combines the desired visual aspect with the storytelling impulse better than any other Director I have worked with. His ability to transform words and ideas into excellent visuals is more than inspiring.