Scrolling through Jimmy Simpson’s Instagram page, the word “diverse” pops to mind. The illustrator and animation director works in a wide range of styles and techniques often pulling from ’90s nostalgia and art history.
Born in Philadephia and currently based in Brooklyn, Simpson has always been fascinated with animation. “I have been playing with animation in some way or another since junior high,” he shared with Art Directors Club.
“I was simultaneously into drawing and video work so animation became a way to merge the two. Since graduating in 2013 I have been lucky enough to work for some amazing studios and clients.”
Describing his artistic style, he explains: “I try my best to experiment stylistically with each project. Animation timelines tend to be a bit longer than illustration jobs so there is more time to develop something unique for that particular project. There are definitely reoccurring colors and themes in each of my projects though.”
And when he isn’t following his creative interests you can find him exploring New York City on his skateboard.
Check out some of his creations in the gallery below.