Dean/Director of Interactive and Real Time
Simon joined the team in 2008 and is now the Dean/Director of Interactive and Real Time at Escape Studios. He has over 23 years’ experience working in the industry and 10 years’ working in higher education and teaching. He designed the Escape Studios undergraduate degrees and the MA in Game Art.
After graduating from a Fine Art background, Simon joined Bits Studios and later moved on to Sony Computer Entertainment Europe for 10 years, designing and creating environments, characters and leading teams at a senior level.
He worked in senior lead roles on nine published titles including Total NBA ’97, This is Football, Getaway, Black Monday, Kinetic, Kinetic Combat and Sony Playstation Home. During his career he has also created bespoke courses for corporate clients in the video games and TV sectors such as Rare, Big Big Studios and the BBC.