Rob Simons

Writer + Photographer



Rob Simons is a storyteller with 15 years of professional experience working for brands both large and small. Before starting as a copywriter, he worked as a designer, editor, content developer, creative strategist, curator and—for 3 years—an English professor at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento. His collection of short fiction, Things Kept Burning, was published in September 2006. He also collaborated with German director Werner Herzog on the screenplay for Rescue Dawn, which debuted at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival. His photography has been featured in both print and online magazines.


MFA, Writing | California College of the Arts
BA, Film Studies | UC Santa Barbara

Selected work

Walmart Grocery
Walmart eCommerce
San Francisco Art Exchange
Shahrokh Hatami
Restoration Hardware


Things Kept Burning
Rescue Dawn
Mayan Handball Court