Born 1965 England
Studied at London College of Printing BA (Hons) Graphic Art.
One of the founding members of TOMATO: a studio collective made up of individuals from creative backgrounds. The members are Simon Taylor, Rick Smith and Karl Hyde (aka Underworld: British electronic group), Jason Kedgly, and Dirk Van Doren. It is based in London and New York. Since the famous visual production of the film “Train Spotting “, the group has gone on to be a huge success in many of its chosen fields.
As a creator Simon himself has many MNC clients such as BBC, Universal Pictures, Warner Bross, 20th Century Fox, Royal Mail, Garrard, Nike, Levis, TV Asahi, etc.
At Barcelona Forum Expo, he directed film installation dealing with language and human diversity and 1 million people attended during 5 months exposition.
Simon Taylor is the leading figure to TOMATO and well-known graphic designer in the film “The Jackal” or NIKE, LEVIS ads but his legacy extends to varied fields such as working as an architect, interior designer, fashion designer (URBAN ACTION),etc.
It is evident that there are important links between him and Japanese culture through his works. He has produced a Japanese musician UA’s promotion video, a jacket design of UFO, a content design of PS2 and KDDI design center project.