WHO WE ARE

We started Simari in 2009 to be able to offer our services, wide-ranging skills, and over 15 years of combined experience to a broader audience. We’ve done everything from animation cell restoration to illustrated book covers for worldwide publishers. This is who we are.

M. E. VOLMAR

When I was a kid, my grandmother gave me an illustrated bilingual dictionary, and I have been fascinated by pictures, words, and languages ever since. Although a longtime doodler, my art career took a short detour so I could earn a BSc in Industrial Engineering. As a result, I still occasionally moonlight as an industrial engineer and business consultant, but have been working continuously as a professional freelance graphic designer and illustrator since 1998. I embrace the challenge of complementing my artistic work with my skills as a professional editor, creative writing consultant, and translator, and I draw inspiration for both my art and writing from my hobbies, which include comics, music, films, history, mythology, etymology, and DIY projects. While I never seem to find enough time to read, study new languages, or take photographs, I always find oodles of it to spend on new projects.
Contact me or visit me at www.mevolmar.com.

SIMON LEE TRANTER

I've always had a passion for creating. Much of my childhood was spent enthusiastically drawing and painting pictures and constructing models. Thankfully, my creativity was greatly encouraged by my parents and school teachers. I studied fine art, graphic design, make-up design, photography, and computer graphics, eventually attaining a BA (Hons) degree in Art and Design in 2000. As a freelance illustrator, artist and designer, I've produced a wide range of work, from book illustrations, portraits and paintings to promotional design, for a varied collection of clients. Outside of art, my other great obsessions are movies, music, and books. I love all kinds of movies, from mainstream blockbusters to obscure art house, and my music taste embraces everything from Abba to Zappa. I also love to read movie and music literature, history, biographies, and comic books.
Contact me or visit me at www.simonleetranter.co.uk.


WHAT WE DO

DESIGN

Whether intended for print or web publishing, we provide dependable graphic design services that cover a wide range of styles, forms and functions, and that are aimed at fulfilling the needs and desires of each client. The services we offer include:

  • Concept Design
  • Logos and Branding
  • Merchandise Design
  • Promotional Design
  • Publishing Design
  • Stationery Design
  • Typographic Design
  • Web Design

ILLUSTRATION

Focused on providing creative visual solutions for our clients and delivering innovative illustrations and graphic art for diverse markets, we offer the following services:

  • Caricatures
  • Cartoons and Comic Strips
  • Character Illustration
  • Cover Art
  • Maps
  • Spot Illustration

ART

Whether you are looking for pesonalised artwork or unique artistic pieces, we offer many creative solutions in a wide variety of media and styles. Our services include:

  • Artistic Portraits
  • Commissions
  • Personalised Art
  • Tattoos

IMAGE EDITING

Targeted at clients with specific needs, we offer services that provide expert customised solutions with professional results. These services include:

  • Image Colourisation
  • Image Manipulation and Restoration
  • Image Re-creation
  • Photographic Manipulation and Restoration