Simon Stafsnes Andersen is a Norwegian artist best known for his pixel-art. A field he's been practicing since primary school. He quit his job early to become a freelancer, founding D-Pad Studio to produce their first commercial game; Owlboy. He's worked as an artist a number of projects, held design lectures, and released D-Pad's other game Savant Ascent. He's also known as the image designer and cover illustrator for the musician Savant. After nearly 9 years of development, he can add Owlboy to that list.