About Simon

I'm a Design Lead at Google with a love for beautiful and intuitive experiences. I previously worked as Senior Interactive Designer at TIME, redesigned TIME.com, and co-founded TIME Labs — a social media project incubator at TIME Magazine.

At Google I’ve managed teams on Google Maps (and invented the Popular Times feature), and recently co-founded an internal startup at Google’s Area 120 incubator.

My work has been featured in the New York Times, New York Magazine, ABCNews.com and The Telegraph, and has been awarded with a Webby, Emmy®, ASME, MIN Editorial and Design Award, recognized by the L2 Digital Index, and featured in an NYU MBA Marketing case study for the past few years. A film I art directed (available on Netflix) has been touring the world for the past few years picking up many festival awards including the Grand Jury Award at the Mexico International Film Festival.

I am classically trained in visual arts, and love to draw, paint, sketch, and design. In my spare time, I play the violin (20 years experience), do judo, and volunteer at an East Palo Alto after-school program. I'm also bilungual in English and Cantonese and am a former nerd.

SKILLS

Design Leadership & Strategy, Product Design, Team Building (UX, Research, Writing)

Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Final Cut

Interaction Design, Art Direction, Visual Design, UX, UI Design, Editorial Design, Information Architecture, Mobile (iOS, Android, Windows, BlackBerry), Tablet and TV App Design, Rapid Prototyping, SEO, Content Strategy, User Engagement, Social Media Integration, Video Editing, Copy Writing, Client Relations

EDUCATION

School of Visual Arts
Milton Glaser Summer Program

McMaster University
B.ArtsSc. (Hons.), Arts and Science Programme