Robert Simons

Design Management

  • LocationUnited Kingdom

About me


Highly motivated, solution orientated individual seeking continued growth in the cultural, visual and technology sectors. Combination of artistic awareness, commercial focus, business acumen, interpersonal skills, creative ideas and practical abilities.



  • Advertising
  • Film
  • Marketing PR
  • Visual Arts
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Art Photography
  • Commercial Photography
  • Digital Imaging
  • Design
  • Producing
  • Strategic Planning
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Photoshop
  • Ideas Development

Work history


Senior Design Management Consultant

Represent Recruitment Ltd

Aug 2015
  • Represent exists to promote excellence in the graphic design community by nurturing talent. We provide a more rewarding experience of design recruitment, sourcing permanent or freelance positions for Graphic Designers, Digital Designers and Design Managers of all levels. • Client Consultancy and Representation for Design Managers of all levels including; Account Managers, Client Service Directors, Strategic Consultants, Project Managers, New Business Managers, Studio Managers, Art Buyers and Creative Producers. On the lookout for exceptional Copywriters as well. • Establish, develop and nourish strong working relationships with global Design agencies and professionals. • Advise effective strategies towards Design Management and resourcing.


Managing Agent & Producer


Mar 2010 - Aug 2015
  • Pocko is a communications consultancy with over 15 years experience, specialising in producing content and providing services for the art, culture and communication fields. Services include brand communication and activation, curating, publishing, film, illustration, design, photography and animation. • Produce a wide variety of content media ranging from ATL advertising, animation, motion and photography production, brand activation & development, exhibitions, in-house and external publishing. • Act as main point of contact with clients, artists and creative team throughout all stages of commission and production. • Liaise with clients, working closely with leading global advertising, communications, publishing and design agencies to produce and co-ordinate a wide range of commissioned projects. • Effectively manage quotes, scheduling and production pipeline up to delivery of all creative output. • Achieved consistent objectives to ensure the highest quality of creative content, whilst maximising profitability and client satisfaction. • Extensive experience and proven success in Creative Consultancy and Art Buying. • Exhibition proposals, budgeting and curating. • Regularly meet with artists and creatives to advise a clear and effective direction for their work, development and promotional strategy. • Talent scout: negotiated working contracts and exclusive representation for internationally acclaimed artists, designers, photographers and new talent.


Gallery Manager

Brown Gallery

Sep 2009 - Oct 2010
  • Work closely with a large group of individual international artists, promoting and selling their work, through both exhibitions and personal contacts. • Curator and gallery representative at international art fairs: Art Basel Miami & Zoo Art Fair London. • Produce and co-ordinate all marketing and press information about exhibitions and events. • Liaise with private collectors, gallerist, engaging with the public and negotiating sales. • Manage the daily business and upkeep of the office and gallery. • Assist the Director in all administrative tasks, correspondence, planning, organising and presenting exhibitions. • Oversee the installation and de-installation of the exhibitions. • Photographing, digital editing and cataloguing of all acquisitions. • Co-ordinate transportation of artworks, both nationally and internationally.


Head of Client & Press Relations

Andipa Gallery

Sep 2009 - Feb 2010
  • Establish partnerships and sales relationships through strategising, creative proposals and presentations. • Building professional network base with a wide range of external groups, from architects, interior designers, concierges, to galleries, corporate collections, wealth managers and advisors, museums and institutions. • Co-ordinate with Head of Development to establish various events and sponsorship opportunities, involving both upcoming exhibitions as well as corporate evenings. • Assist in the preparation and execution of exhibitions, including the production of all marketing and press materials. • Develop relationships and work closely with the press to create an awareness of the gallery with particular focus during exhibition periods. • Liaise with clients and manage all enquiries to the point of sale. • Identify both national and international fairs that the gallery would participate in.


European Editor

Tribune Media

May 2006 - Sep 2008
  • Initiate and maintain effective relationships with programming information providers and broadcast networks. • Edit and maintain accurate listings information for leading organisations and international clients. • Consolidate data content and new program information in databases. • Analyse, develop and recommend solutions to editorial, technical and operational needs.



MA Contemporary Art

Sotheby’s Institute of London

Aug 2001 - Aug 2002
  • Published thesis "Revisiting The Wunderkammer: Contemporary Anomalies of Collecting and Classification in the Works of Mark Dion"