Simon joined the team in 2008 and is now the Head of Games at Escape Studios. He has over 23 years experience working in the industry and 10 years working in higher education and teaching. He designed the Escape Studios undergraduate degrees and the MA in Game Art.
After graduating from a Fine Art background, Simon joined Bits Studios and later moved on to Sony Computer Entertainment Europe for 10 years, designing and creating environments, characters and leading teams at a senior level.
He worked in senior lead roles on nine published titles including Total NBA ’97, This is Football, Getaway, Black Monday, Kinetic, Kinetic Combat and Sony Playstation Home. During his career he has also created bespoke courses for corporate clients in the video games and TV sectors such as Rare, Big Big Studios and the BBC.
What has Simon been up to?
- January 2018 - The better that software gets, the more creativity is allowed to flourish, 3D World
- November 2017 - Fueling Education, Article published in MCV Magazine How video game graphics and movie VFX are converging.
- September 2015 - Careers Talk at the Ukie Careers Bar at EGX 2015, Careers talk as part of the GamesIndustry.biz Career Fair.