I’m Mike Simpson – graphic designer, media producer and educator.
In my design work I focus on websites, video and music. I also have a passion for print and photography. Need a website, video and business card or t-shirt? Hire me! I will deliver a superior product across all media.
As an educator I possess expertise with ed tech, and e-learning software (CMS/LMS). Please feel free to contact me regarding the design or management of your education project.
Questions? Want to chat about your project?
Contact me via telephone or text: 1-416-837-4981
Email: mike @ mikesimpson.ms
Editing, Motion Graphics & Music
WordPress Websites & Blogs
Print to Web
E-learning & LMS Software
Websites, Video, Graphics and Ed Tech
MS has you covered for websites and blogs, video editing, motion graphics, print and education tech.
“Streets are for People”
VIDEO, with MOTION GRAPHICS, MUSIC
Here’s my most recent video project, completed July 2015. I shot the video with the help of a dozen friends and edited using Adobe Premiere. I also designed the motion graphics and titles and sound/music production (using software like Adobe After Effects, Audition and Ableton Live). The music was co-written with Jeff Simpson, who plays the piano and appears in the video playing music and skateboarding. It’s a pastiche of all kinds of downtown Toronto “street life” moments – cool people doing pedestrian stuff in neighbourhoods like Chinatown and Kensington.
Watch this on YouTube: https://youtu.be/KoI9WOKVKmM
“Turntables: A History from A to D (Analogue to Digital)”
POSTER, INFORMATION GRAPHIC
This project is now a website with an amazing full length information graphic – check it out at http://turntablehistory.com
The project began as a poster. Extensive research and writing was involved to identify key players and technological audio/music devices worthy of inclusion. An information graphic was conceived of as a means to illustrate the entire story with maximum graphic appeal. The website was built with WordPress (responsive theme with CSS customizations).
“Scots to Canada”
Scots to Canada is a website created to showcase Mike’s design abilities with educational materials. Based on the story of his Scottish ancestors who traveled to Canada in 1912, the content is authentic – real photos, an audio recording, and text describing the emigration process and the impact of Scots on Canadian history.
View more of this e-learning project at Learn.MS: