Simon Day

Designer

After agonising about whether to refer to himself in the third person Simon decided to just get on with it and write his bio so you can see what makes him tick.

Way back in 1993 a starry eyed, fresh faced Simon embarked on his career in graphic design at a small print shop in Altrincham. Working primarily with small business needs he quickly had to get to grips with the intricacies of print design and in the process discovered a love of the problem solving nature of graphic design.

Simon has come to relish the challenges of design in an increasingly diverse field. Witnessing first hand the rise of the Internet and other technologies such as the smart phone. Through these new technologies design is increasingly required to reach and effectively communicate with a growing, diverse audience anywhere in the world and Simon has enjoyed working on how design can positively affect these new areas of communication.

Whilst the allure of digital media is strong Simon still has feelings for his first love of print and can be occasionally caught out drunk dialling print to reminisce over the good times, remembering the thrill of the touch of good quality stock and the smell of the printing presses. After all, digital media doesn’t yet reach all the senses.

MY WORK HISTORY IN BRIEF

Kall Kwik Printing

Artwork design and preparation for print.

Monkey Marketing

Web and print design.

Eddison Media

Web design and maintenance.

Sparta Digital

All things design related.

Pindar Set

Creation of advertising artwork for Yellow Pages.

Tuscor Lloyds

Design of corporate paraphernalia.

Ginger Monster

Working freelance under the name Ginger Monster.

THE NEXT BIG THING

I love to learn and i’ve always got an eye on where I might be able to pick up my next new skill. Currently I am exploring 3D graphics for augmented reality purposes, an area I believe will really take off soon and for a designer it adds an extra dimension to consider.

Production Skills

More than 25 years of experience

Photoshop 0%
Illustrator 0%
Indesign 0%
After Effects 0%
Adobe XD 0%
HTML/CSS 0%
Wordpress 0%

General Skills

  • Print Design
  • Web Design
  • Logo & Branding
  • Motion Design
  • Illustration
  • Animation
  • 3D Modelling
  • UI/UX

“The role of the designer is that of a good, thoughtful host anticipating the needs of his guests.”
Charles Eames
Industrial Designer

100

Of Projects

Over the years I have completed 100’s of projects in numerous areas giving me a wide range of experience.

“Where do new ideas come from? The answer is simple: differences. Creativity comes from unlikely juxtapositions.”
Nicholas Negroponte
Architect

So What’s Next?

I’m looking for my next challenge.
si@gingermonster.com

“Make it simple, but significant.”
Don Draper
Mad Man
“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.”
Douglas Adams
Author