Khary Simon is the Vice President and Executive Creative Director of Hearst working within the design and branding sector. With over 15 years of leadership in branding and storytelling, he works with global fashion brands, publishers, emerging disruptors, and Fortune 500 companies including: Gucci, Alexander McQueen, Saint Laurent, Sergio Rossi, Kate Spade, FILA, and Rebecca Minkoff–all while boosting several top-performing retail spaces across North America.
Aside from his work with brands, Khary co-edits and publishes a bi-annual art publication, CRUSHfanzine, curates group art installations, and lectures as a guest speaker for various design panels.
Khary Simon has notable mentions in The New York Times, Interview Magazine, and Women’s Wear Daily.
As a guest speaker and lecturer, Khary Simon discusses how to rewrite the brand narrative within the fashion and luxury goods space.
Career highlights include:
• Delivered cohesive multi-platform brand messaging and marketing strategy for luxury clients including Gucci, Alexander McQueen, Saint Laurent, and Sergio Rossi, while boosting several of the top-performing retail spaces in North America.
• Developed new fragrance programs for kate spade new york, Fila, and Rebecca Minkoff, which included all design, packaging, advertising, and digital media