Simon formed the theatre company imitating the dog and is one of its three artistic directors, specialising over the last 10 years as a video and sound designer. His most recent video design work for the company includes Oh The Night (Urban Legends Hull, 2018), Heart of Darkness (UK tour, 2018-19), Arrivals and Departures (Hull City of Culture, 2017), Hanuman (Singapore Rep, 2016), Tosca (Ancona Italy, 2016) and A Farewell to Arms (UK, 2014).
As a freelance designer his theatre projects include Neil Hannon’s opera In May; Derren Brown’s Miracle; Flit;Lanark (Citizen’s Theatre); Cold Calling (Birmingham Rep); Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK tour); The Kid Stays in The Picture (Complicité/Royal Court); and Tom Gates (UK tour).
Simon mainly works in video but trained as a painter, working in oil on canvas. He was selected for the BP Portrait Award in 2001.