BIO
Simon Grendene was born 1976 in Zürich, Switzerland. He studied Graphic Design at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Los Angeles. After graduation with distinction and a full scholarship he moved to New York City to kick-start his career. Simon enjoys to work on professional as well as personal projects. He is especially interested in the arts, loves jazz and the outdoors from rock climbing to surfing.
JOBS

Grendene, Inc.
New York, January 2010 to present

Freelance
New York, January 2008 to 2010
Hill Holliday/Frankfurt Balkind
New York, Art Director, July 2003 to July 2007
Arnell Group
New York, Designer, October 2002 to July 2003
FocomediaMunich, Design, Internship, Summer 2000

FREELANCE
Barry Deck, NY
ChappsMalina, NY
Darling Agency, NY
Euro RSCG, NY
Fahrenheit 212, NY
Gotham Inc., NY
Ground Zero, LA
Hill Holliday, NY
LED Artist, Hong Kong
Strategy Farm, NY
TBWA/Chiat/Day, NY
YouAreWatchingUs, Zürich
OVERVIEW
Grendene, Inc. is a New York based design firm that specializes in design, art-direction and branding. We help brands find their voice so they can better and more effectively connect with their customers. We believe that good design has the power to move, influence and change. We are passionate about what we do and have produced award winning work for a variety of our clients.
CLIENTS

We have been fortunate to work on many great brands some of which are:

Ace Group Insurance
Air Lingus
Aiwa
Amberg & Partner AG
American Red Cross
Angelo, Gordon & Co.
Bank of America
Becks Beer
Blue Man Group
Bob Vila
ChappsMalina
Charles River Laboratories
Cleveland Clinic
Coca Cola
Daimler Chrysler
Dr.Schmidlin
Gotham Inc.
Guggenheim Museum
Hem
Healthways
Interpublic Group
Japan Society
Laura Kauffmann
Level Vodka
McDonald's
N:Code
Nelson Mandela Foundation
Optilution AG
Pitney Bowes
Porsche
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Reebok
Rezie Asprah New York
Sanofi-Aventis
Schaller & Weber
Steve Wynn
Smith Barney
Starwood Hotels
Stone Group

AWARDS
Effie Awards
2007, Silver, Cleveland Clinic Campaign
Stevie Awards
2007, Gold, Cleveland Clinic Campaign
The One Show
2006, Merit, Blue Man Group "Bluephoria"
Type Director's Club
2003, Alexander Calder Poster
D&AD
Bloodbank Young Talent
Type Director's Club
2nd Prize, The Book "Bible of Consumerism"
CMYK
Poster selected for publication
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