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Thanks for dropping by... I'm Simon Thompson, also known as Sparks, a Graphic Designer with over 15 years of experience and a lifelong passion for the arts and visual storytelling, which I honed during my BA (Hons) degree in Illustration at Brighton University.

I possess a versatile skill set, well-versed in end-to-end design for both print and digital platforms (UI/UX). I hold expert knowledge of printing techniques and processes, including the production of print-ready artwork.

Skilled in visual identity creation, branding development, brand guardianship, and implementation across various media and touchpoints, I’m proficient in design layout, typography, and problem-solving with a proactive and autonomous approach.

With a keen eye for aesthetics and colour, I excel in illustration, storyboarding, and key art creation and enjoy drawing, whether by hand or digitally. Additionally, I am adept at image manipulation/ photo bashing and have experience in film editing and creating animation.

Organised with excellent time management skills, I thrive in fast-paced environments, maintaining composure and efficiency under pressure while meeting tight deadlines. Capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously and prioritising workflows for seamless delivery, I am methodical in file management and archiving, ensuring efficient project organisation and accessibility. Skilled in budget management, timeline estimation, commissioning services, obtaining print quotes, and maintaining meticulous records.

I welcome feedback and input, recognising the power of collaboration to enhance project outcomes and create meaningful work. Collaborating effectively with internal and external stakeholders, I foster positive working relationships, readily offering support to colleagues and contributing to a positive team dynamic.

I stay updated with current design trends, fully embracing AI as part of my design vocabulary. I excel at researching and sourcing information and images while demonstrating a solid understanding of copyright issues.

Based in near Rickmansworth Herts, equipped with a fully-functional studio setup, I am highly computer literate and proficient in industry-standard Adobe CC software (InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator), with a good knowledge of After Effects and Microsoft Office applications.

I'm well-prepared to handle projects remotely or on-site and welcome enquiries for potential collaborations.

So please feel free to contact me...

Here are just some of the brands I've worked on and the organisations and agencies I've collaborated with:


Royal Mail; BBC; Channel 4; London Transport Museum; LTSB; Barclays; Philips; Sainsbury’s; M&G; Blacks; Cadbury; Schwarzkoff; Weetabix; Mars; Samsung; Pampers; La Senza; Loreal; Nescafe; Hyundai; Diageo; Second Life; Coral; Guiness; Diageo; WHSmith; McDonalds; Adidas; EE; O2; Vodafone...

Agencies & Organisations

TBWA/ The Integer Group, Saatchi & Saatchi x, JWT, Publicis Poke, Rufus Leonard, Alshaya UK, TMS,  Lumsden Design,  Geometry Global, Hey Human; Mars Y&R, GSK ViiV, UK Gov ...

Lets work together

Please get in touch if you have any questions or a brief you wish to discuss

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