Modern Classic - Steve Harper Interview

Modern Classic - Steve Harper Interview

Thu 24th March 2016

In late 2015 Keith Adams of Modern Classic interviewed Steve Harper in his Studio about this past...


SHADO is the acronym of the Company's name 'Steve Harper Art & Design Organisation'.

SHADO was first established in 1986, originally operating in Germany, Austria and the UK. At that time, primarily involved in Transport and Product Design, but also working in Film & TV Storyboard Design and Editing.

SHADO became a Limited Company in 1993. As a Design Consultancy, based in the UK, the essence of the company was to provide a comprehensive range of Artistic and Design skills throughout the World, to ensure successful 'Concept to Reality' programs.

Steve Harper is the Design Director for all SHADO design activities. As a graduate of the Royal College of Art in Automotive Design, he also is a qualified Automotive Engineer, with over 30 years experience of working for all the major automotive manufacturers.

That experience has involved working in many parts of the world including Europe, US, Sweden, Thailand, Brazil, Indonesia and China.

SHADO established the 'Riviera Design Studio' in May 2009. Based in Paignton, Devon, one of the best known English holiday regions, the studio offers both a comprehensive Design and Modelling capability.

Defined as a "Futurist Visionary", Steve has steered SHADO to become a well respected company, which offers both exciting new concepts, as well as practical solutions to achieve those concepts.