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Simon Clowes is a Director, creative director, designer and typographer. Born and raised in London, England, his passion for story telling through art and design has been his driving force from a young age.
Simon attended Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design before graduating with a Bachelor of Arts at The London College of Printing, which became a pivotal move in determining the direction he would take in his career. With LCP’s offering of traditional graphic design, film and animation, he found a way to incorporate and merge both disciplines, and during his time there was awarded membership to The International Society of Typographic designers for his short student film on typographic narrative.
In 2005, Simon left his home city for Los Angeles after accepting an offer to join Prologue Films where he gained over a decade of experience collaborating with clients across a variety of platforms ranging from Television, Film, and Video Games.
Over his career, Simon has collaborated with some of the world’s top agencies, directing commercials for brands such as Jameson and Ram Trucks, and has designed and creative directed title sequences for Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, X-Men: First Class, Sherlock Holmes, and Elementary. His body of work also includes full CG cinematic sequences for Bungie’s Destiny – The most anticipated video game franchise of 2014, serving as Director for the game’s opening sequence, as well as the opening cinematics for its current DLC releases.
Simon’s creative vision and attention to detail has been recognized by some of the industry’s most prestigious awards resulting in multiple accolades in the disciplines of design, live action, animation, and visual effects. Most notably, he earned an Emmy® Award Nomination for his Live Action opening sequence for CBS’s Elementary, Special Jury Recognition and multiple Official Selections from the SXSW Film Festival, Cubes from the Art Directors Club, and awards from New York Festivals® and Promax / BDA.
2015 Sinister 2 – Silver Motion Poster
2015 Destiny – Official Selection Excellence in Title Design
2013 Elementary – Nomination Outstanding Main Title Design
2013 Elementary – Bronze Title Design
2013 Elementary – Gold Best Opening Sequence for a Television Series
2012 X-MEN First Class – Special Jury Award Excellence in Film Title Design
2012 X-MEN First Class – Silver Film Title Design
ESPN World Cup Open – Bronze Sports / Open Titles
2011 FIFA World Cup 2010 – Nomination Outstanding Open / Tease
2011 FIFA World Cup 2010 – Nomination Outstanding Graphic Design
2011 FIFA World Cup 2010 – Silver Opening Animation
2011 FIFA World Cup 2010 – Silver Graphics Package
2011 FIFA World Cup 2010 – Silver Best Animation Opening titles
2010 Sherlock Holmes – Gold Feature Film Typography
2009 ESPN NFL Rebrand – Silver Best Design and Art Direction
2004 Typographic Excellence Merit