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Simon Holmes

SVP, Head of ArtLondon, United Kingdom
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Simon Holmes

SVP, Head of ArtLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Simon is a multi-disciplinary art director and designer who’s work ranges across design, branding, motion graphics, film, 3D-design and on occasions audio. He helps clients to build award winning brands, tell their stories and facilitates brand growth. He currently is working as Head of Art for The Sunshine Company where he has helped grow Sunshine from a start-up to a global agency, building and managing successful teams across London and New York. Simon has collaborated with some of the industries leading practitioners, talent and business front runners. Recent clients include; Grey Goose, adidas, A+E Networks (A&E, Lifetime, History and Biography), Harrods, Augustinus Bader, Lore (Sea Containers, DandyLyan, Riggs), Zalando, Roald Dahl, Belstaff, Platoon, Samsung and AEG Presents. Before Sunshine, Simon worked for Mother London. Here he helped to set up and establish Mothers own internal design studio, Mother Design. During his time at Mother he worked on many of the agencies global accounts and helped create award-winning work for clients including, Coca-Cola (Olympic Campaign), Ikea, Stella Artois and the Great Britain brand.
Projects
  • Roald Dahl Identity
    Roald Dahl IdentityThe creation of the brand identity for one of the world's greatest storytellers, Roald Dahl.
  • A&E – Look Closer (Director's Cut)
    A&E – Look Closer (Director's Cut)Working at Sunshine with Director, Oscar Cariss we shot a short film called Look Closer: Across America for A&E in collaboration with Samsung. The film was written and narrated by poet IN-Q , score by Bleeding Fingers Music. "In a world exploding with disposable short form stories, the cultural value of exceptional and brave storytelling has never been higher. A&E has always been and continues to be home to some of the most fearless, factual storytellers and crafts people in the world," Aman
  • A&E - Juan Vasquez
    A&E - Juan VasquezInterview with Juan Vasquez for A&E 'Look Closer' campaign. After its release on air it became one of A&E best performing pieces of social content in 2017.
  • Augustinus Bader Campaign with Christopher Anderson
    Augustinus Bader Campaign with Christopher AndersonWorking with Christopher Anderson’s to capture Augustinus Bader skincare campaign. Photographer: Christoper Anderson Art Director: Simon Holmes First Assistant: Spencer Ostrander Assistant: Silvia Esquival Styling: Peter Aluuan Art Dept: Jabex Bartlett Hair: Adam Garland Make-up: Philippe Miletto Model: Charlotte Carey Model: Wilson Oryema Model: Georgina Grenville Producer: Rosie Beard Art Director (post): Alex Bones
  • A&E Indie Films
    A&E Indie FilmsVisual identity, logotype design and ident for A&E Indie Films. A&E Indie Films, which is an award-winning feature documentary production arm of A+E Networks, and is a beacon for world-class documentary filmmakers and a trusted collaborator in creating critically acclaimed content with unprecedented access to remarkable stories. Creative Director: Simon Holmes Designer: Jack Plant Art: Helen Plumb Producer: Lesley Williams Producer: Taylor Tindall Motion Graphics: Time Based Arts SFX: Thirty Two Music
  • Biography – Dear B.I.G
    Biography – Dear B.I.GDirector/Animator: Alex Grigg Creative Director: Simon Holmes Producer: Lesley Williams Producer (Blink): Matt Marsh Brand Creative Director (A&E): Jonathan Davis
Projects credited in
  • From the drawing board to Hollywood: creating the Augustinus Bader brand
    From the drawing board to Hollywood: creating the Augustinus Bader brandDeveloped from square one in 2017, Sunshine created the name, the brand manifesto and ethos, on to strategic positioning and game-changing philosophy, to the visual identity and packaging design.
  • Zalando Beauty’s ‘Unleash your Beauty’ sends out a  bold, liberating statement to the world
    Zalando Beauty’s ‘Unleash your Beauty’ sends out a bold, liberating statement to the worldSunshine teamed up with Zalando in late 2018 to launch their exciting new beauty offering, ‘Unleash your Beauty’. The campaign celebrates individuals who express their personality and make-up preferences no matter their age, gender or social conventions. It encourages everyone to unleash their inner beauty, embrace a love for individuality and liberate themselves from any expectations.
  • Zalando Beauty | Launch Campaign 2019
    Zalando Beauty | Launch Campaign 2019Sunshine teamed up with Zalando in late 2018 to launch their exciting new beauty offering, ‘Unleash your Beauty’. The campaign celebrates individuals who express their personality and make-up preferences no matter their age, gender or social conventions. It encourages everyone to unleash their inner beauty, embrace a love for individuality and liberate themselves from any expectations.
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Work history
    The Sunshine Company logo
    The Sunshine Company logo
    Head of ArtThe Sunshine Company
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    The Sunshine Company logo
    The Sunshine Company logo
    Art DirectorThe Sunshine Company
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
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Skills
  • Art Direction
  • Creative Direction
  • Motion Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Film
  • Concepting
  • Animation
  • Typography
  • Art
Education
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    Bachelor Art (First Class Honours) Graphic Arts and PhotographyWinchester School of Art, University of Southampton
    Winchester, United Kingdom
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    MA Communication DesignCentral Saint Martins
     - London, United Kingdom