James Barr Design
James Barr Design 


Thank you for visiting and welcome to James Barr Design.


An experienced and flexible product design consultancy which offers a bespoke solution for your project requirements. Whether you are an entrepreneur taking the plunge to give your idea a shot in the dragons' den, or an established manufacturer looking to develop your product range, it all starts with 'Hello'. 


As a consultant designer since 1999, I've worked in a wide range of industries as both a consultant and in-house designer. The ability to understand a projects' specific requirements, establish a brief and the subtle detail which turns something good into something great is paramount to success.


Flexible through partnership. Over the years I have built up a network of trusted suppliers and fellow consultants who are used to working together and independently

reducing the burden of permanent staffing and office rental costs, something which allows for an economic and scalable service. 

James Barr BSc (Hons)

I'd be very happy to hear from you to discuss your project requirements or idea without any obligation.


I treat all communications as confidential but before we go into any detail would recommend that you sign an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) to ensure your intellectual property is protected from the start.      


[You can request an NDA on the Contact & Links page]


How we do it.

We tackle a broad range of projects including consumer electronics, sports equipment, DIY goods and safety equipment through to medical devices, diagnostic equipment and engineering projects. Commonly, projects involve injection moulded plastics, sheet metal and aluminium extrusions to package electronics or mechanisms.


Whilst the projects are all different, the methodical approach applied is often similar and something which I can share with you as you prepare to commission your project.


Working with my clients:


The video below showcases a recent project which has just launched. As with all client engagements I take time to understand the product, what the important factors are and what will make for the most successful product.


" Reliable, trustworthy and responsible. He is creative and able to communicate his design concepts effectively through the use of 3D CAD and rendering software. Hard working, well organised and extremely personable having a natural ability to get on with everyone who came in contact with him. "


Tony Lee

Director - Lee Design Associates


" James managed a team of designers and technicians and was responsible for product design over a range of Audio Visual brands owned by Armour. An important part of his role was to ensure that projects were managed to time and budget. "


Dr Mark Collingwood

Director of Product Development

Armour Home Electronics


" James has supported R'Care with both his creativity and technical ability to develop a family of new products for us. Working with European manufacturing partners he has developed attractive and economic products underpinned by a good understanding of our market requirements. "


R'Care KFT

Director - John Gough 

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