Steve Edge was raised in a hard-working family with two siblings and a pet chimpanzee. His father worked in Smithfield Meat Market, but was also an abstract sculptor and animal trainer. Steve undoubtedly inherited this creativity, and a bag of glitter, some magic markers and plastic scissors have been his fundamentals for happiness since he was four years old.
Having been diagnosed with dyslexia at a young age, art and design was the way Steve expressed himself. He has published his designs since the age of 12, and at 15 he won the European Young Artist of the Year competition, helping him catch the eye of one of London’s top design agencies who consequently offered him a job as a junior designer.
In 1982 Steve established his own agency, Edge Design Ltd. Since then, he has worked with some of the best-known names in the country, including Cartier, Dior, Skanska, Hamleys and Purdey Gun and Rifle Makers.
A regular speaker at the Do Lectures, this self-styled Lord Shoreditch has the Twitter description of ‘Prophet, Madman, Wanderer, Brand Guru and Fisherman’. One thing is certain — we are in for an entertaining evening full of stories, anecdotes and wisdom (with a bit of design thrown in for good measure) all delivered in a way that only Steve Edge could.