If you're in the mograph world, the name Simon Holmedal of Panoply should be well known to you. Fusing a beautifully sleek biologically-based aesthetic with beyond-cutting-edge workflows (now focussed almost entirely in SideFX's powerhouse procedural Houdini) Simon's work is regarded by many (artists and major brands) as the best in the industry.
Simon returns for his 4th year at IW and we couldn't be happier - his work spans many genres, and whether you're an illustrator or a motion graphics master all attendees end up gaining something from his passion, depth of knowledge and precision.
Simon enjoys to dress all in black which is pretty cool, and is a mayonnaise enthusiast, which is definitely more weird than cool. Overall he is more cool than weird though, honest.