Steve Smith - Graphic Design
“This whole thing started when I sent a drawing to History Hack, Alex in a Chelsea football kit, Alina in WWII uniform – It was very much like pulling the pin and throwing a hand grenade. Fingers in my ears, my tin hat on I ducked underneath the stairs, nervously awaiting the fallout! I was delighted and relieved it was favourable! After a drawing of AN and AC leaping the barbed wire Great Escape stylee on a motor bike I was part of the band (the roadie maybe! I’m a little bit of a Johnny come lately gate crasher!)” Steve worked for many years in the design studio of the British Shoe Corporation designing posters and advertising for shoe and fashion retailers. He then set up in business and started a design agency. Called catchily Smith Design, he works for Premier League football clubs, Formula One teams, national radio, in retail for John Lewis, House of Fraser, NLB ,The Marlins, insurance brokers, and pharmacy corporations. He has even done a drawing for Vinnie Jones and Gazza, Hawksbee and Jacobs on Talksport and not to forget Baron Daniel Finkelstein. Away from work and history, Steve is a life-long Leicester City supporter and would like to remind everyone that in addition to winning the Premier League in 2015/16, they have also won the league cup three times are one of the biggest clubs in the whole of the East Midlands. He is a big fan of eating in all its forms and loves art galleries, museums, sastles, Stately homes, traveling, and has recently rediscovered Airfix models.