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I’m Simon Baxter
I graduated from the University of Dundee in 2014 with a masters in Architecture and, after a brief stop in London as an events designer, I returned to Belfast to work in film. I work in an all-round art department capacity as I enjoy both the practical building elements of design as well as the conceptual; This is reflected in the variety of roles I fulfil on each project (graphics, draughting, set build, set decoration and stand-by). This site is an ongoing venture and I try my best to keep updating it outside of my regular work; so please make return visits to find something new.
Me, on Design
Concept, Construction, Problem solving. These are the things I like.
I love discussing concepts and overarching ideas with people. Not necessarily my own ideas either, I find collaborative atmospheres inspiring once you understand the people you work with. The design process has always fascinated me and few things can give a thrill like the moment of understanding how something needs to be structured to enable a concept to come to life. Great design is a powerful thing and I feel it comes from a place of self-awareness; That probing the reasoning behind any process can often help to find more interesting solutions.
I believe that once you can understand the difference between what is expected of you and what you are required to do, you are in a position to create something special.
Me and my interests
I love film. My spare time is usually taken up watching or reading about films. I honestly believe that a great movie can change your life, whether it’s through empathy, escapism, comedy or exposing you to a philosophy that resonates with you.
When I’m not engrossed in film, music is my other passion. I’ve played the guitar for a decade now and it was my bread and butter for a lot of that time as well. I enjoy performing and have done so professionally, for charity and for sport. It’s not my dream career by any means, for me it’s a way of clearing my head.
My ideal job is one where I can wake up and draw, piece together a film or build something… or occasionally take me travelling.
Questions? Get In Touch.
If you are interested in hiring me, or even just enquiring further about my skills and qualifications, I’d like to hear from you.