I’m Mike Simpson – graphic designer, media producer and e-learning developer.
In my design work I focus on:
- websites and blogs
- audio and video
- e-learning and education tech
Hire me and I will deliver a superior product across all media. Please feel free to contact me regarding your project. I’m happy to chat and I’m presently accepting new work.
Questions? Want to chat about your project?
Email: mike @ mikesimpson.ms
Editing, Motion Graphics, Sound & Music
WordPress Websites & Blogs
Print to Web
& Digital Media
E-Learning Development & LMS Software
Websites, Video, Graphics and Ed Tech
MS has you covered for websites and blogs, video editing, motion graphics, print and education tech.
WEB DESIGN, E-LEARNING, ONLINE COURSES, CMS/LMS
An award-winning website with an e-learning component (online courses), Ancestry Project was launched in January, 2017. Teachers and educators can register free and download resources including study guides (PDF) and audio recordings (MP3).
WordPress CMS was chosen for its unique customization features and LearnDash was installed to provide LMS functionality. Explore the blog, resources and multimedia such as Canada Road Trip. Visit the site at: https://www.ancestryproject.ca/
“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: