Simon Griffee
Design consulting, art direction, photography.

Design Work

I am available for freelance design work and am particularly interested in art, video games, music, education, gender equality, and basic income projects. Contact me. Sometimes, when the moon is full, you can find me yelling through my screen in Dribbble and Instagram. Selected Clients: Bruce Gilden, Columbia University, Joan Creative, Milton Glaser, United Nations.

Plant Guardian Landscape

Woman looking into the sun in a verdant African landscape.

Key art made for an International Plant Protection Convention promotional video. Here are more details about the project. 🌱 ☀️

Pencil Illustrations for the United Nations Archives

Pencil illustrations made to represent various concepts for the United Nations Archives.

Pencil illustrations made the the UN Archives Section.

A few individual examples out of almost 100 illustrations:

Explore Archives
Manage Records
Manage Records

Ensemble Échappé Posters

Ensemble Échappé calligraphic title made with a brush.
Hand-painted calligraphic brush title along with variations of a poster design for Ensemble Échappé.

The ensemble is performing two concerts and an opera premiere during a residency at Columbia’s Italian Academy

Ensemble Échappé curtain design.
With a photograph of the Italian Academy’s Teatro curtains.
Ensemble Échappé statues design.
With a photo of statues in the Metropolitan Museum of Art at night.
Ensemble Échappé Strait of Dover design.
With a photo of the Strait of Dover from the air.
Ensemble Échappé notes design.
With a type design focussed on sound and color.

Watercolor for Arjomand Poster, New York City, 2019

Published 2019 October 14

Watercolor painting for a poster announcing Ramin Amir Arjomand’s upcoming 2019 November 7th concert at Columbia University’s Italian Academy.

The poster:

Arjomand2019 Poster 24x16in B Watercolor

The flyer: Arjomand2019 Flyer 8.5x11in B Watercolor

Vintage Black and White Photo Treatment, Firenze, Italia, c. 1955

Published 2019 October 14

Digital treatment of vintage black and white photograph “Abito Carosa, 1955 © Giorgini Archive”, for the Heritage Practices and Critical Fashion Theories workshop and exhibition at the Italian Academy.

Signage Typography, New York City, 2019

Published 2019 July 2