As you’d expect from an established and full-service product design agency, our close-knit team of experts are friendly, hard-working, collaborative and curious. Based in the West Midlands, we’re a multi-disciplinary team. Our team will guide you through the full product development process including product feasibility, market research, concept development, 3D CAD, prototyping and manufacturing.
As experts in user-experience, we’re often described as ‘blue sky thinkers with our feet on the ground’. With an eclectic mix of industry backgrounds, we work across all sectors. Together we simply love designing products that create great experiences and make a difference. And we believe that shows in the quality of our work and the long-lasting relationships we have with our clients.
Joe is an experienced designer clocking seven years’ in the FMCG sector. He’s passionate about sustainability, the Circular Economy and outdoor sports. Joe thrives on creative problem solving using a human-centred approach, whilst keeping the design as simple as possible. If he were Superman, his kryptonite would be chocolate as he has no willpower to overcome it.
Charlie is passionate about balancing great style with substance to elevate our client’s products into another dimension. As a Loughborough University graduate and solid experience with a global floorcare group, Charlie has an accomplished creative skillset. Perfect for the variety of work we do! He thinks he’s really good at FIFA, but Kristo would strongly disagree.
Working in manufacturing, renewables construction and wastewater treatment has given Sean extensive project and technical design management experience to supplement his mechanical engineering degree. Spare time is spent carefully crafting towers only to be destroyed by his toddler intertwined with playing football and ‘friendly’ poker matches.
Nicky knows that it’s the little details that make a difference which is why she’s our super(woman) when it comes to liaising with our clients. She has boundless energy which I’m sure you’ve experienced if you’ve phoned us. We can only fault her on her questionable choice of music – country and cheesy 80s. We can’t deny how happy that makes her though!
Charlotte likes to get hands on when it comes to engineering and loves a technical challenge. You’ll often see her tinkering with mechanisms and puzzles in the office! She has over 10 years’ experience in defence and aerospace, and worked on some pretty impressive projects…but of course, we can’t tell you about those!
James’s enthusiasm for helping to solve creative conundrums is fuelled by his love of great coffee. He has extensive experience in designing beverage closures (that’s bottle tops to you and me) that you’ll find on drinks bottles all over the world. In his free time, you’ll find him outside in a remote field flying drones or inside playing board games.
Jack is our in-house 3D modelling wizard. He’s relentless when it comes to finding creative design solutions and bringing them to reality, whether prototyping and operating 3D printers or mass manufacturing. Beware if you hang out with him though! Before you know it, you’ll be painting little figurines from Lord of the Rings.
Josh’s passion for making people’s lives better is evident through the surgical instruments he developed during his placement year, his university projects focussed on human-centred design and his eternal optimism at work. His creativity is incredible – and wacky at times! Although as he holds a black belt in Taekwondo, we daren’t tell him that.
Gus joins our alumni of Loughborough graduates focusing on industrial design for our clients. He previously worked for a leading floorcare brand on their visual brand language, colour finish and material which fuelled his interest in commercial goods. In his free time he’s interested in shoe design and collecting sneakers.
Yuna is influenced by unconscious design which she uses as her framework for good design. Using this approach, it’s about allowing the design to speak for itself – users can understand how to use it on their own based on their existing behaviours. When she’s not working, you can find her travelling or scaring herself watching horror movies.
Tracy is an experienced and hands-on practitioner at Barker Brettell who practises in all areas of trade mark work. She heads up the firm’s start up group. Her global experience and strategic insight allows her to add significant value to our client’s IP assets, treating each brand and business as if they were her own. She also plays the drums.
Neil is based at Barker Brettell and is quite rightly very particular in the thorough investigation of each and every product feature. Equally proficient at prosecuting and defending, he’s extremely accomplished at extensive risk assessments to protect his client’s patents. He’s also somewhat of a gin aficionado. Pass the tonic!
Stephen obtains IP protection and enforces the rights he’s helped obtain. He has extensive experience of working on the ‘other side’ having been seconded to the IP teams of a large automotive company, and health and beauty retailer. He loves a challenge having signed up to a half and full marathons (currently he can’t run the length of himself).
Dasha is the most enthusiastic person we’ve ever met about being an accountant. Always smiling, she removes all financial burden and provides us with insights so that we can continually improve our performance and efficiency. She escapes work by popping on her headphones and trainers, and running around Hereford.
Jamie is a brand strategist with 20+ years experience in the boardrooms of diverse businesses. He works with founders, entrepreneurs and management teams to find focus, direction, implement change and define growth strategies. He blurs the lines between creativity and strategy, helping ambitious brands design better futures.
Derren is a numbers guy and looks after our future with sound pension advice. He’s a whizz on spreadsheets and has effortless attention to detail in all he does. Aside from his questionable sense of humour, he’s a sociable chap and loves watching sport, especially football! And preferably over a good pint with his fellow financial friends.