- THIRD WORLD CONNECTIONS News Magazine. Owner/CEO-Self-Employed.A Graphic Designer by Profession, Teacher/Instructor for the past 26 years., present
- Art Institute of Houston 21 years, Westwood College of Technology 5 years
Leon F. Simeon, AOCA, BA, MA.
Born in Trinidad, West Indies, he received his high-school education at St. Benedict's College, La Romaine, Trinidad, W.I. Leon studied Commercial Art at the John S. Donaldson Technical Institute (1975-1977) and graduated with a Craftsman Diploma. Leon worked as a Commercial Artist for the Neal & MassyGroup of Companies (Trinidad) in the Advertising and Public Relations Department for five years, before migrating to Toronto, Canada, to further his studies in Art. Leon attended the Ontario College of Art in 1979 and graduated in 1981 with an Associate Degree in Communication & Design/Corporate Design, (AOCA). On January16, 1998, Leon received his Bachelor of Arts Degree, in Liberal Arts from the Regents College, (The University of the State of New York) in Albany, New York. On May 14, 2005, Leon graduated from Lamar University, in Beaumont, Texas with a Master of Arts, in Visual Arts. Leon achieved his accomplishments while maintaining family and work commitments as a Teacher/Instructor at the Art Institute of Houston, in the Advertisement/Graphic Design Department for 21 years. Leon taught at Westwood College of Technology for 5 years, during which time he continued teaching at the American InterContinental University as an Adjunct Instructor. Leon has been actively involved in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Association of Texas, (Non-Profit Organization with a 501C3 Status).
Leon served as the President, Vice-President, and Public Relations Director over the many years of his involvement and commitment. Now that Leon has reached another level of his educational goal with his Masters Degree, he plans to dedicate more of his time learning Computer Software Programs so that he can create more designs and continue to teach in the highly competitive field of Design in this highly technological age of learning. Over the last 6 years Leon has found his niche in Digital Designing on the Computer and has since created a most unique series of paintings which is presently marketed on the World Wide Web under the coined websites, www.simpanology.ning.com and his commercial website at www.yessy.com/leonsimeon. It’s inevitable that you visit for a “PANOLOGY” experience.
Presently Leon is again teaching at the Pro Vision Academy, Houston, Texas. Only a year and a half ago Leon ventured into his self-owned Photography Studio Business and coined the name "EZEEPHOTOS"... making photography ezee!
- ACT Houston (Alternative Certification for Teachers)present
- John S. Donaldson Technical institute, Trinidad W.I., Ontario College of Art, Toronto Canada, Excelsior College, Albany, New York. Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas.