Ian Simon is the President and Co-founder of Strangeloop Studios, a visual media production company based in Culver City, CA.
Simon graduated Columbia University in 2012 and moved back to his hometown of Los Angeles, where he began collaborating with LA-based musicians in the jazz and electronic scenes, including establishing a visual residency at the renowned Low End Theory club in Lincoln Heights, which regularly hosted the likes of Erykah Badu, Thom Yorke, and Flying Lotus.
In 2013, Simon began touring with Kendrick Lamar, operating the live visual content that played behind Lamar on stage, and learning the foundations of concert visual design and large scale touring production. Simon continues to work with Lamar, and has designed his visual shows from headlining Coachella in 2017 to opening the GRAMMY Awards in 2018.
In 2015, Simon co-founded Strangeloop Studios, with friend and collaborator David Wexler (alias Strangeloop), with the aim of working with other creatives to explore new media and audience experiences. Prioritizing artistically ambitious undertakings, their project list quickly grew to include multiple arena tours with The Weeknd, full projection mapping of the Hollywood Bowl for David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, G-Dragon's 2017 world tour, SZA's 2018 GRAMMY performance, and many more. Additionally, SLS has provided content for brand collaborators including Adidas, Dell, and Billboard.
Simon is also an advisor for the virtual concert platform WaveXR, working to envision how concerts can unfold in digital space.