Chris is one of the most talented designers I have worked with. He understands market trends (both Global and local) and knows how to translate them commercially with a fine artistic touch. He has great passion but can really make any product look amazing!
Ben Fox "Director of International Markets at Global Brands Group (Member of Fung Group)
"Chris is a giant!!, a good friend and a good footwear designer, we have worked together in the pass few months in a relaunch range for next year, he is a great guy to work with, he always has time for you, i would recommend him to anyone in the footwear business.
Mike Fehmi ''Product Development Manager / Ascot 'Int'I Ltd"
Christopher Newman Smart is a Good footwear designer. He is a really creative person and also so fun to work with.
Neval Ozbek ''Accessories creative manager/ Lcwaikiki Magazacılık''
Christopher has been working with us as
a freelance footwear designer since April 2014. He is conscientious, hardworking, keeps to his deadlines and is a very talented designer. The client and team love working with him.
He is a great assist to my business.
Jessie Kane ''Design / Recruitment Director"
Chris brought a spirit to the office over the 2 years he worked for us that will be sorely missed. Chris is very competent designer with a real passion for footwear. He is able to work on a multitude of product categories, and understands the commercial needs of Men’s Women’s and Kids. Chris a great guy to work with and the consistent smile on his face is infectious. Wishing Chris all the best for the future.
Tom Astrella ‘’Designer / Owner at The Footsoldiers Design Consultancy’’
Chris has worked at The Footsoldiers for the past 2 years.
Since joining, Chris has been a fundamental part of the team. He has brought great character and team spirit in everything he’s worked on.
He is a very versatile designer, able to work on a different range of products across gender and category.
His University and career background have helped him develop as a designer with good commercial understanding.
Hector Rubio ‘’Owner/ Designer at The Footsoldiers Design Consultancy’’
Chris is great to work with. He is extremely efficient and works to very high standard. He illustrated designs within the time frame required to develop and produce. I will be working with Chris again in the future.
Eros ‘’owner presso manifattura eros’’
I hired Chris on a freelance basis to design a plimsoll range for our brand.
His expertise and passion were an invaluable asset for us, he understood our ideas and willingly contributed his own to the project.
I have been impressed with the quality of Chris's work and the timescales he works to.
I would recommend Chris to any individual or company looking for quality footwear design.
I look forward to working with Chris again in the future.
Andrew Turner ‘’Company Director at Pop Village’’
I have had the pleasure of working with Christopher on a couple of projects. He puts a lot of thought into each of his designs and it really shows in the end product.
Nick Huber ‘’Mesh01 Design Director’’
Christopher is an extremely hard worker he manages multiple projects from start to finish, very focused with great interpersonal skills always thinking of the end user with excellent customer focus. Always looking for new innovative solutions with a great keen eye for detail and fashion. Christopher is a pleasure to work with and always has a smile on his face. He would be an asset to any company.
Peta Smallman ‘’Facilities Co-coordinator at CH2M Hill’’
Chris is great to work with. He is extremely efficient and works to a very high standard. He illustrated designs for me within the time frame required and they were perfect. I will be working with Chris again in the future.
Felecia C ‘’Shoe Designer’’