Breathing life into new ideas

Unique, creative thinking coupled with a sound understanding of modern manufacturing


Welcome. I am a product designer, now  developing  and manufacturing my own product ideas from my home in rural Somerset, England. 

Following many years at sea in the Merchant Navy, I studied product design in London, and have worked both in consultancy and Industry for many years before building my own design business.

What I do


First and foremost I am an ideas person. I listen to what people tell me, and then think through design issues with a fresh perspective.


With over 30 years experience, I understand how to make things efficiently and economically.


In house 3D printer and modelling workshop allow me to quickly prove my design ideas and identify improvements.

Arrange manufacture

Wherever possible, all my products are manufactured and assembled here in the UK.


From designing websites, engaging with social media and managing sales, I now have experience in e-commerce.


Everything I do is as ethical and environmentally responsible as possible. I care deeply about people, and our future together.

Happy clients include

My Products

In 2013 I developed an idea for a stand to hold my iPad, in frustration because I couldn’t find one that worked how I wanted. I call it ‘Plinth’. 

It was crowdfunded on Kickstarter in 2014, and entered production later that year. In 2016 I took it on BBC’s Dragons’ Den. It has proved extremely popular with tablet and smartphone users all over the world – to date I have sold over 50,000.

I am currently working on my next product idea. See more about my growing range of products below.

I’d love you to follow me on Facebook ant Twitter, so you can keep up to date with progress.

A last word from a client

"By the time John had quizzed us for an hour he had more information on the nature of our marketplace and customers’ buying motivations than we thought we had ourselves after nine years in the business!"