Kevin McCloud is a designer, presenter and author. With a family background in engineering, a degree in the history of art and architecture and experience as a theatre designer, he brings many different perspectives to the Grand Designs series. Kevin has written and presented all three series of Grand Designs, plus one of Grand Designs Indoors. He also appeared on odd slots in the early days of Home Front, and presented the tall buildings/climbing series Don't Look Down for BBC2.
When not filming, Kevin runs a product design practice, specialising in lighting and furniture. He has designed lighting for some of the finest buildings in Europe and many great houses – Ely Cathedral, Edinburgh Castle, two European palaces, the Savoy and Dorchester hotels, to name a few. He's currently working on home products for Fired Earth and ranges of tableware, lighting and other homeware items for Debenhams.
Kevin has written books on colour, home decorating and lighting. His exclusive lighting designs (McCloud Lightning) are hand-built under licence.
With his vast wealth of experience and knowledge Kevin is a popular choice for after dinner and conference speaking as well presenting/hosting company award dinners.