I had the great pleasure of working with Sy for 15 years, from 2005 to 2020, as Focusrite grew from a small company, through annual double digit growth into an AIM listed PLC.
Sy was widely regarded as the ‘creative eye’ for the entire Group, offering guidance for every visual element of the business, from the products we make to videos, events, advertising and all that lies between. He has been the driving force behind our pursuit for industry-leading photography and videography.
A rare breed, Sy combines an exceptional creative eye and unbridled passion for compelling design, with a nurturing management style, meticulous project management and impactful presentation skills. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Sy managed to balance high quality and consistent design work with incredible commitment to deadlines. He built a fantastic creative team from the ground up, coaching and developing designers and creatives who genuinely loved working for him.
On a personal note, he was also a real pleasure to collaborate with (both professional and fun) I would work with him again in a heartbeat.
As a ID consultant to Focusrite Novation I have worked with Simon for the last 7 years and it been a privilege and a joy. Together we initiated and co-ordinated a brand and ID strategy that has transformed that company. Simon drove the digital experience so that every touch point its look and feel is coordinated and is ‘on brand’.
He listens, understands and implements at a high level, the quality of his work and his knowledge of the music industry is second to none.