about

I'm a London based designer and maker with over 12 years experience of creating award winning products for children for some of the biggest (and smallest) companies around. With a skill set combining market insight, creative ideation, engineering know-how and experiential retail I can provide a complete design and development solution crafting the initial spark of an idea into a real product ready to take the market by storm. As a father I also know all challenges and triumphs of parenthood first hand as well as having an over enthusiastic test dummy to try out all daddy's latest work.

Fluent in the latest digital 2D & 3D design tools, prototyping technologies and manufacturing methods I also produce working handmade models and sketchbooks overflowing with concept drawings.

These are a few of the brands I've worked with:

Worlds Apart - WOW Toys - Le Toy Van - Hasbro - Rainbow Designs - Games Workshop - Makies - Character Options - Colorific - Vivid Imaginations

what others have said

"I found Chris' input invaluable in all phases of the development of Scootaheadz, both up to the launch and after. Apart from delivering design projects to a very high standard under considerable budget constraints and tight deadlines he was also closely involved in the design to manufacture process and helped to deliver a product ready for launch well within the set time frame and under budget. He has vast knowledge offering lots of practical advice and is always willing to go above and beyond to ensure that the outcome is as good as it can be. With a great personality and can do attitude Chris is an absolute pleasure to work." Stephanie Westphal - Managing Director at Scootaheadz Ltd

"Chris is a stellar product design lead, and a talented all-rounder. Chris is smart, and detail oriented, with a keen eye for keeping a product good looking, functional, and developing on time and to budget. He's also at ease in a startup or small business environment, with the additional stresses that such an environment brings: Chris is even-keeled and a pleasure to work with. Highly recommend!" Alice Taylor - CEO, MakieLab

"Chris is an oasis of calm, reason and professionalism. With the ability to find creative solutions, whilst understanding commercial realities, Chris always delivers above and beyond expectations - perhaps because he sets himself incredibly high standards." Kerri Palmer- Head of Brand Licensing - Food at Jamie Oliver Ltd

"It is very unusual to find a senior designer that is such a great all-rounder as Chris; he has a great imagination and brings a lot of fun to his toy designs. A lovely sketching style coupled with strong CAD skills to boot. He is as comfortable in the workshop prototyping as he is producing project plans and Gantt charts. Truly a pleasure to work with and a great asset in any team!" Peter Grinsell - Global Design Manager at RB