About us

Our team of imaginative thinkers have expertise and experience across multiple disciplines. Working in a creative environment, we design solutions for consumer products, furniture, retail displays and toys. We generate original concepts with commercial success as a key objective.

We focus on user experience and human emotion as a core for the creative process, exploiting the emotional relationship between the user and product. We implement your brand identity and understand good design should be a reflection of your brand and its values.

We aim to harness the potential of an idea. Idea generation and sketching techniques help us find innovative solutions to complex problems quickly and efficiently. We then bring them to life by producing photo realistic visuals and 3D printed prototypes.

Lord Design can take an idea from sketch to manufacture data. This is because we understand manufacture and consider how the design can be made from the moment it is conceived. We therefore maintain control throughout the process ensuring the outcome is true to the design intent.

Our knowledge of manufacture helps us value engineer from the beginning ensuring we meet your budget. Good design should provide a cost effective solution as well as a tool to engage with your customers.

The Team

David Lord

Owner/ Product Designer

Qualified with a first class degree in Industrial Product design from Sheffield Hallam University in 2001. He began his career as a design engineer within the signage and shop fit industry and went on to work as a consultant for a successful product design firm.

David established Lord Design in April 2006 designing inventive products and launching them to market as well as creating solutions for various clients across a multitude of industries.

“My ambition is to develop a business moulded by the talents and skill sets of its designers, creating unique solutions that challenge convention whilst maintaining a creative and fun place to work.”

James Barford

3D Product Designer

A versatile designer with a flair for all things creative. His passion and fascination for new processes and design tools enables him to adapt and learn quickly, striving for perfection when creating beautiful photo realistic 3D renders.

Before graduating with a BSc First Class Honours in Product Design, he had the opportunity to travel to India to consult on a design concept. With a thirst for travel, he lived in New Zealand for a year, refining his skills as a freelance designer. Since joining Lord Design in 2014, he has aided the design and manufacture of many products from toys to furniture.

Darrel Court

3D Product Designer

Graduated with a BSc First Class Honours in Product Design in 2015 from Northampton University. Darrel originally joined the company as an intern before excelling and impressing the team with his diverse skill sets.

He enjoys making and learning new processes and is not afraid to get his hands dirty. His knowledge and experience of 3D printing and prototyping compliments the team.

His strategic approach and observation skills are used to great effect when problem solving. Applying unrelated manufacture solutions from different disciplines into unique design proposals.

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