Simon Helyar
Design
I have a load more commercial stuff, hit me up if you want to see (some is under NDA)
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Populr
Populr is the fastest messaging app in the world. No, really. Faster than all of them. And it's fun as hell. Designed and built with my iOS dev partner to show off what we can do. Check it out and give it a go: getpopulr.co
GETPOPULR.CO
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Story app
Great Photo Story
Great Photo Story is a series of 50 photos with a short story accompanying each one. Written by novellist Jamie P. Barker. Photography and design by me. Read one, bet you won't stop. greatphotostory.com is the best place to see it.
GREATPHOTOSTORY.COM
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Story app
Story
Story. Let me tell you about it. We failed, but I learnt so much. A new kind of social network and blogging app. I founded the company with a friend and investor. It was a great idea but we never made it past MVP (so is no longer on the App Store).
STORYAPP.CO
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THE BLOG
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ASOS iPad, iPhone and web app
ASOS.com
Leading the design, I helped create a new platform for ASOS to share their content across iPhone, iPad and web with a consistent and beautiful design. It was a huge project. UPDATE: After 3 years, it's been taken offline, view some images here.
ASOS.COM
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A million
I didn't have any money. I wondered how I could make money from nothing. I painted this. 40 x 40 inches, oils on canvas.
STANPEACH.COM
A Year and a Day, by Jamie P. Barker
A Year and a Day
I worked with one of my favourite authors, Jamie P. Barker, and designed and typeset his hilarious and amazing novels, A Year and a Day. I came up with a unique formatting style designed to break up the text, making it accessable and fun to read while being careful not to interrupt the flow of the words. View more pics here.
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Robot
Robot
I designed this guy for family and friends at christmas, to print out and make themselves. Inspired by: Wall-E, NASA and Apple. His arms fold out into big solar panels.
PDF – PRINT YOUR OWN
Project magazine app
Project magazine app
Overseen by Richard Branson himself. I worked alongside the Art Director and a team of developers and writers and we launched the world’s first iPad-only magazine. We let our imaginations go with the content we designed.
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Story of Story
THE BLOG
Here's a blog I wrote detailing the development of the Story app. It's funny, I've been told. It gets pretty good from here. And the ending will blow your mind.
ASOS Fashion Up app
ASOS FASHION UP, IPAD APP
I led the design of ASOS' iPad magazine. It was hugely popular amongst our customers. We were also nominated twice for best iPad magazine. Look here.
ASOS Art Direction
ASOS ART DIRECTION
Before ASOS' mobile apps, I was a senior designer creating homepages, online features and art directing shoots. You can see my work here and here.
ASOS Art Direction
ARENA MAGAZINE
A dream. Working with Art Director Balwant Ahira for the relaunch of Arena, my favourite mag. I then settled as resident designer until its final issue. Look here.
Official FIFA World Cup magazine 2006
OFFICIAL FIFA WORLD CUP 2006
Working tightly with FIFA and directing a team of designers I led the design on this huge project. We published in seven countries across Europe. Look here.
Stan Peach clothing
STAN PEACH CLOTHING
The first company I launched. A clothing label, all designs by me and I also created the ecommerce site, sourced materials, the lot. Look here. I kinda miss doing this.
AHHHHHHHHHHHH SH!!!!!!T
AH SH!T
One of my favourite brands I've created. Mine and a friends' Hip Hop brand comprised of a night and a news site. Some pics here or the current site's at ahsht.com
Illustration
ILLUSTRATION
After dropping out of design at uni I ended up completing my degree in illustration. Here's some stuff I used to do. These comics accompanied my clothing label. Look here.
Stan Peach clothing
ZIG-ZAG CHECK PRINT
I designed this print for my clothing label. This thing's the world's first and only check that zig-zags! It had a limited run of screen prints which you can see here.