We are passionate about what we do.
After spending most of their professional careers in Los Angeles, California, Nikki and Simon O'Connor decided to move to Boise, Idaho so they could be with family.
It is here they joined forces and formed Sicon Studios, realizing that between them they represent over thirty five years of experience working for and with some of the biggest names in business.
Born in Worthing, England, Simon moved to the United States over 15 years ago. He obtained his First Class Honors degree in Computer Engineering from Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, one of the world's finest universities, which currently ranks 6th amongst the world's top colleges. While at university Simon was sponsored by the Ministry of Defence, and worked at the Defence Research Agency (formally the Royal Aerospace Establishment), Farnborough in their computer graphics division.
After leaving England he first started working at Digital Domain, the visual effects house responsible for Titanic. After nearly four years there he then moved on to the most famous animation company of them all, Walt Disney, where he worked for over eleven years as an effects animator, look development technical director and software engineer, combining his unique skills as a computer engineer and artist.
Simon's film credits include:
- Glago's Guest (short film)
- Meet the Robinson's
- Chicken Little
- Brother Bear
- Kangaroo Jack
- Return to Neverland
- Mission to Mars
- The Fifth Element
- The Island of Doctor Moreau
- Sergeant Bilko
- Strange Days
- Apollo 13
Simon was nominated for an Annie award (animation's highest honor) for Outstanding Visual Effects Animation for his work on Dinosaur.
Simon currently oversees the animation, media production and programming tasks at Sicon Studios.
Nikki obtained her degree in art from the American College of Design, Los Angeles.
She has over 20 years of experience in print, packaging, presentation, multimedia and web design. Nikki has worked on many high profile jobs and was a part of the design team for Ryland Homes. She has won awards for her work from American Graphic Design and Graphic Design USA.
She has worked extensively with a wide range of clients, including homebuilders, mortgage bankers, insurance companies, entertainment, nonprofit and educational.