Simon Griffee

Self-portrait, NYC, 2018.

A multicultural background and life experience growing up in Brazil and Tunisia, going to school in the U.K. and living in Italy for many years heightened Simon’s sensitivity to life’s contrasts and made him a life-long student of the visual arts. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Advertising from Bournemouth University and a City & Guilds Diploma with Distinction in Photography from Arts University Bournemouth, but his most effective education has been from individual people who have inspired him, including those who have spoken across time through the magic of books, films, music, sculpture, websites, computer games and nature.

Simon has had the pleasure to work with fine people in many places including startups in California and in Rome, companies in London, the multilingual bureaucracy that he hopes one day will become Starfleet called the United Nations, master graphic designer Milton Glaser, the talented people at Joan Creative, and currently Magnum Photos photographer Bruce Gilden and the Italian Academy at Columbia University.

He publishes a blog of mostly visual things and duplicates some of these to Instagram and Dribbble. An RSS syndication feed is available, as is a mailing list that brings weekly blog posts to your inbox. Contact Simon by email at