My name is Simon and I'm an illustrator, animator and all round graphic designer guy from the Central Coast, Australia. 

I’ve always enjoyed the weird and wonderful. So as a designer I can create my own things to entice and enchant others.  I'm a gamer at heart but a constant hard worker and conscientiously always aiming to make the best work I can. I can be a bit of a perfectionist but I always get the job done. I've worked as a videographer for almost 8 years which has taught me a variety of skills that assist in my design work; I like to learn and I never back down from a challenge. So whatever is thrown at me, from illustration to web to print or media I’m always keen to give it a shot.



University of Newcastle
Bachelor of Visual Communication Design, Honours
Graduate with Class II Division 1

Bachelor of Visual Communication Design
2015, Undergraduate
Graduate with Distinction



Faculty Commendation List for Academic Achievement
2013, 2014, 2015
Awarded for a distinction grade average across all
classes in a semester.

University of Newcastle’s Spring Design
Smackdown Illustration Competition

2014, Promotional Artist

ABC open documentary 'Steve's Fiery Passion'
2013, Camera & Co-Editor, Group Project



Able to use most of the Adobe Suite including a comprehensive knowledge of After Effects, Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator,
Premiere Pro and InDesign.

A comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, Powerpoint and Outlook.

Able to recognise and format various file types.

Competent with HTML, CSS and some JavaScript.
Also a base knowledge of the Unity 4 engine.


If you wish to get in contact, message me via my email at s.besseny@live.com or simply use this form:

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