Simon Carter

Simon Carter

Creative DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Simon Carter

Simon Carter

Creative DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am passionate about making superb imagery for strong ideas. My role is a cross disciplinary one, between clients, photographers and designers. I sharpen concepts into strong campaigns and imaginative imagery for all manner of platforms. I have over 15 years of international art direction experience creating original, visually strong content. I draw on a deep knowledge of design, advertising, photography, cinema, animation and fine art to create contemporary and culturally rich ideas. I have proven project management skills, am able to run budgets and teams for long or short-term projects. I excel at leading teams in still and moving image creation on set or location using knowledge and skills gained from years of production. My work has led me around the globe building long-term client relationships.
  • QVC Fashion Campaigns
    QVC Fashion CampaignsFashion photography for QVC.
  • Fashion Photography
    Fashion PhotographyLocation Fashion Photography
  • Images on Construction theme for Getty Images
    Images on Construction theme for Getty ImagesConcept, art direction and photography for Getty Images. The ongoing worldwide development of city centres continues with no forseeable reduction in speed or spread. This double edged theme has been a calling for me for several years. Here is a selection of images from July 2020.
  • Typographical Collages Promoting AUG/SEPT
    Typographical Collages Promoting AUG/SEPTTypographical Collages utilising the logo of August/September to promote the company to potential clients across multiple platforms.
  • Construction and Finance for Getty Images
    Construction and Finance for Getty ImagesConcept, art direction and photography for Getty Images. Images created on the theme of Finance and Construction for global syndication.
  • The West I
    The West IDespite cattle ranchers in Colorado enduring the worst draught in recent memory, the traditional skills of Cowboys are being kept alive in branding season. Roundups are part of daily life with everyone pitching in on each other’s herds to speed the process up and keep everyone safe. The heat hits one hundred degrees at about mid morning and there is no possibility of a break until all the branding work is done. Calves born early in the season have matured and are bigger, stronger and more diffi
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Work history
    Creative DirectorElan Studios
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    By focussing on clients who have a genuine intent to be at the forefront of visual communication, ELAN STUDIOS intends to regularly reset the parameters of design taste and influence the influencers in an image dominated world. I begin with an in depth conversation with clients about their intended direction and assumed needs before assimilating information from multiple sources to create bespoke visual solutions. Drawing on over two decades of design and imaging expertise, I can offer an almost unique conceptual and creative approach that goes beyond conventional design solutions. Moving image content is character led to build engaging narrative stories. My successful involvement in narrative, experiential, and time-based projects gives depth to visual solutions to client projects.
    PhotographerElan Studios
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    I have been commissioned for advertising, fashion and product imagery from initial concept to delivery. Clients include: Spyker Cars, Metropolitan Police, BAR Formula One Team, Sony, Toshiba, Bloomsbury Books, and award winning work for MTV studios. I have worked with VIP’s including Sir Jackie Stewart, Bernie Ecclestone and HRH The Prince of Wales.
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  • Film
  • Concept
  • Production Management
  • Creative Direction
  • Photoshop
  • Photography
  • Writer
  • Graphic Desgin
  • Cinematography
  • Television Commercials
  • Film Direction
  • Video Direction
  • Word Exce
  • Illustraton
    Royal College of Art logo
    Royal College of Art logo
    MA Visual ComminicationRoyal College of Art
     - London, United Kingdom
    I studied graphics, photography and film surrounded by talents such as Jonathan Barnbrook, (Barnbrook), David Ellis (Why Not Associates), Angus Hyland (Pentagram), Phil Baines. I collaborated with Peter Cattaneo (Dir The Full Monty), Lance O'Connor (Aerofilm LA), Chris Dudman (Robbers Dog NZ), Pete Salmi (Bark Fims). In 2015 The Royal College of Art was voted 'The Best Art College in the World'​ in the QS World University Rankings. It was as good then as it is now.