About Simon

I'm a designer & advisor, with 15 years in tech & media, most recently as Director of Product Design at Patreon. I previously led teams at Google and redesigned TIME.com.

At Google I managed teams on Google Maps (and invented the Popular Times feature), and 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 Scott Galloway's 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 picked up some festival awards including the Grand Jury Award at the Mexico International Film Festival.

I love exploring the world with my pandemic rescue, Sophie.


Design Leadership
Product design
Design systems
Team design
Editorial design


School of Visual Arts
Milton Glaser Summer Program

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