Hi! I’m Mike Simpson!


I’m a designer, educator and media producer living and working in Toronto, Canada. These are my most recent projects. Thanks for stopping by!


Shine VFX Tutorial

Light FX with Trapcode Shine – Image Editing Post

This tutorial explores the possibilities when editing still images using a combination of “Shine” by Red Giant and Adobe After Effects. Create miraculous shimmering light effects in a matter of minutes – and apply to your video, motion graphics or photos.

View “Shine” Visual FX Post

My CN Tower – Photography Project

My CN Tower explores the notion that the cn tower is omnipresent – in all places, at all times – especially in the lives of Torontonians. At times though the CN Tower may be obscured or only partly visible. Explore the images and ideas at the MY CN Tower project page.

View My CN Tower

Streets are for People – Music and Video Project

Streets are for People is a music video project in the form of a documentary-style, point of view trip down the backstreets of Toronto, Canada. Mikooshka, aka Mike Simpson, produced the music and shot/directed the video. Special contributors include: Jeff Simpson, Grey Coyote, and Shamez Amlani.

View Video and Blog Post 

AncestryProject.ca – E-Learning and Education Project

Ancestry Project is a membership-based website that provides resources for educators interested in Canadian content and themes. Teachers are encouraged to explore the free materials, including Canada Road Trip. Ancestry Project won the Digital Teaching and Learning Resource award from TESL Canada in 2017.

View Ancestry Project


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I’m @mikesimpson.ms