I am a curious, visual people-person somewhat like a sponge for information who likes to daydream, to think, and to use tools to help bring smiles to the world with problem-solving and communication. ¶ I publish a candid notebook — also known as a blog — and edit a small project called imgtlk where people write about art that touched them. ¶ Have a look around and feel free to contact me to say hello or inquire about art direction, design and photography for your project. I am particularly interested in art, music, education, gender equality and basic income projects.
Detail of imgtlk logotype. imgtlk is a project where I ask people to write about an image (or a piece of art that can be represented visually) that was important to them, or inspired them somehow, whether they created it or not.
Drawing and poster for concert of Italian music from 1650 to 1720 by women featuring soprano Marguerite Krull and the Mango Baroque Chamber Ensemble.
Poster design for a concert featuring the music of Julius Eastman.
Poster for the Italian Academy, a Columbia University research center for multidisciplinary inquiry.
Polar bear with map illustration made with pencil, a brown paper bag and Photoshop.
Pencil illustration representing “time” for United Nations Archives.
Various websites I have worked on. I am attracted to simple design patterns that scale across input modes from mouse, pen and keyboard to touch and eventually virtual and augmented reality. I learned all I know from trying and failing, from viewing source, and from nice people who share their knowledge in books and on the internet like Dribbble’s Dan Cederholm, PyLadies’s Lynn Root, and design maestro Milton Glaser.
Good design involves good writing and good typography. To offer the latter to anybody looking to make reading easy on a web browser or a mobile device I made an HTML & CSS template (grab it on GitLab) using the first chapter of Olaf Stapledon’s Star Maker as example text.
I’ve had the opportunity to
review Simon’s professional
work and have found it sound
and appropriate and, at this
point, shows significant growth.
For a designer of such creativity,
Simon also demonstrates all the
essential qualitities of a good
colleague. He’s reliable, punctual,
patient and good humored.
Simon?! I didn’t recognize you without the camera!
It was a privilege to have known
and worked with Simon for
six years. He did an excellent
job and was an asset to
Thank you to everyone who has read my stuff over the years and given me such positive feedback. I would never have had the balls to apply for this job otherwise. Especially Simon Griffee who by encouraging me to write in the first place has unwittingly changed the course of my entire career. I owe you a visit and copious beers :)
Simon is a brilliant designer, a pleasure to work with, an open and creative person, honest and direct. I would recommend him for any position or assignment.