September 01st, 2022
After attending university in England for Software Engineering, Simon had a successful career in corporate IT before making the leap to visual effects in 2005. He specialized in the technical areas of VFX, such as motion capture and crowd simulations. He is a Pixar Certified RenderMan Tutor, having authored and taught official RenderMan courses for VFX students. Simon has lived in multiple countries around the world, working for VFX studios as a Crowd Supervisor and Render TD, before settling in Toronto in 2013, where he now lives with his family, and eventually joining SpinVFX as a CG Supervisor. Simon has worked on large and small projects for both film and television. In 2016, he was part of the team that delivered the “To the Gates” episode of Vikings (History Channel), which received the VES Award for Best Visual Effects that year. His work can also be seen in the Guillermo del Toro film, The Shape Of Water, which won the 2018 Oscar for Best Picture.
Since joining SpinVFX, Simon has been a core part of the teams that delivered Vincenzo Natali’s adaptation of the Stephen King and Joe Hill novel, In The Tall Grass (2019), Raising Dion (Netflix), Zombieland 2: Double Tap (2019), and The Umbrella Academy S2.