People / Stefie Simms

Stefie S.

Graphic & Game Designer, Illustrator, Concept Artist, Educator!

ALT & Freelance Illustrator

Available for work
Fukushima City, Japan
Native English, Advanced Japanese

Hi friends! I'm Stefie Simms, a dynamic professional with a proven track record in both graphic design and game design. Currently based in Fukushima, Japan, I am recognized as an outstanding ALT in Fukushima City, where I serve as the T1 lead teacher in my elementary classes. With glowing reviews from both teachers and students, my innovative teaching style has been observed by educators citywide, solidifying my reputation for excellence. Beyond the classroom, I've contributed significantly to educational discourse as a two-time speaker/representative for grade 6 classes in Fukushima City and as a presenter at the Fukushima Prefectural Conference for Junior High School. My commitment to efficiency led me to pioneer scheduling and planning standards through Excel, saving teachers valuable time. In the realm of graphic design, I've left my mark on large-scale advertising and outdoor print media, with designs featured at prominent businesses across North America, including The City of Edmonton, Coldwell Banker, and Subway. My expertise extends to game design, where I've produced conceptual and promotional artwork for multiple video game projects, collaborating with reputable studios such as Nightdive Studios, Cubic Timeline Productions and Hapax Studios. As a seasoned senior graphic designer, I've conceptualized creative concepts, managed visual identities, and implemented marketing and advertising strategies. Notable achievements include redesigning the Government of Alberta's Safety Manual and co-producing custom PDF software for ongoing, on-the-fly changes. In addition to my professional achievements, I've also contributed to the artistic realm by codesigning and producing official costumes for Bushiroad Inc. and creating concept and album art for an unannounced musical project. Having advanced knowledge in Japanese, I am passionate about continuing my journey in Japan, bringing my wealth of experience, creativity, and dedication to any endeavor. If you're looking for a multifaceted professional with a proven track record of excellence, let's connect! Feel free to explore my portfolio at or reach out to discuss availability. I look forward to the opportunity of contributing to your projects and the Japanese community!"