Simon Rodgers

Concept art. Production design. Art direction. Illustration.

About me.

Hello,

My name is Simon Rodgers.

I am a concept designer and visual development artist working in the animation, film, videogame and illustration market. I like to design with a very holistic approach to story encompassing the character and geography with an eye for composition, mood, lighting and sequential flow. 

We serve story. We are all storytellers.

Sometimes I get to design larger set pieces and action sequences and sometimes that stuff blows up.

I like learning and playing outside the box whenever possible.

 

I probably drink too much coffee.

 

Clients include:

HB Wink Animation

Alcon entertainment

20th century fox.

Dreamworks animation.

Guillermo Del Toro / Dreamworks tv.

The Walt Disney studios.

Sony pictures animation.

Warner brothers studios.

Turner pictures.

 

Development and production projects include:

Production Design -  HB Wink Animation.

Darkmouth ( Alcon Entertainment ).

The Darkest minds ( Fox )

Trolls.

How to train your Dragon 3.

Guillermo Del Toro's Three Below.

Guillermo Del Toro's Troll hunters.

Larrakins.

Kungfu panda 3.

The Croods ( 1 )

Home/Smekday.

Penguins of Madagascar.

Megamind.

The guardians of childhood.

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs.

 

 

Personal projects in Development:

 

A Widescreen graphic novel.

A traditional graphic novel.

A Childrens book.

 

 

Tools and skills I use daily :

Coffee.

My brain.

People skills.

Coffee.

Photoshop.

Zbrush.

Modo.

Marmoset toolbag.

World machine.

Maya.

Sketchbook pro.

Artrage.

Good old fashioned ink.

Sometimes ........I even use a pencil.