" Imagination is the begining of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last, You create what you will " - G.B Shaw

About me

My name is Yann Simon - I am a digital artist. As a citizen of the world I am originally from France but now based in Copenhagen Denmark for the last 17 years.

Background

I grew up in a creative family in the historical city of Versailles. In Paris I pursued my hunger for culture and art – exhibitions, cinemas, theatre, dance and opera. It was my creative nest, but in the need of exploring I put down my traveling bags in Denmark after a long trip around the world. Copenhagen revealed for me another kind of simplified aesthetics and gave my work a new dimension.

Approach

The world and the people in it are indispensible for my productions. I seek inspiration in existing artefacts, design and in the ways artists have been challenging dogmas through time. In my working process I transcribe my impressions in to my own laws in digital compositions of colours, texture, form and effects.

Experiences & Education

My experiences are, among others, working in a creative bureau in Paris, as a scenograph for Zentropa in Copenhagen, as freelance Photographer and latest as an entrepreneur in Slowmotionfactory.dk. My educational background is a BA in E-Concept and Development from the school of Design and Technologies of Copenhagen, supplied with relevant courses in Film and Tv production and Photography.

My skills

Art Direction

Graphic Design

Photography

Video

E-Concept Development

Illustrator&InDesign

Photoshop&Lightroom5

Premiere Pro

Portfolio