Meet The Team

About Us

With more than 20 years design and manufacturing experience, Vital Spark Creative has delivered innovative solutions for organisations large and small across public and private sectors, managing the process end to end.
Based in Falmouth, Cornwall, we work with clients all over the world, face to face or remotely, to collaborate on designs. From research to design, 3D CAD Engineering to 3D Printing, packaging to manufacturing, we will take your idea from concept to creation as simply and cost effectively as possible. Fresh air helps us think! Our team draws inspiration from getting out an about in Cornwall when designing products.  Whether surfing before work or a beach trip after, we believe that our designers benefit from our location and our work life balance – delivering better outputs for our clients in the process. If you are thinking about your next project or have a great idea that you want to get off the ground, get in touch to see how we can help.

Our Team

Vital Spark Creative is a close-knit team of designers, each bringing a unique area of expertise and focus. Although we are all product designers, it is our individual areas of excellence that allow us to provide a broad but complete range of services.

Chris Booker

Vital Spark Creative is headed up by owner and Managing Director, Chris Booker. With over twenty years industrial design experience, Chris has worked for both design consultancies and world-renowned brands, bringing hundreds of successful products to market. Chris loves solving complex design challenges and thinking around problems. He is a people person who is committed to building long-term business relationships with his clients. Since founding Vital Spark Creative in 2011 he has grown the business from a one-man team to the thriving studio it is today.

Tom Pidden

Tom Joined Vital Spark Creative in 2017. A Product Design Engineer graduate from The University of Nottingham, he came with design and manufacture experience having previously worked for a London based, bespoke design agency. As a keen waterman Vital Spark Creative’s location was very attractive, and he spends mornings and evenings enjoying all Cornwall’s coast has to offer.

Tom thrives on product engineering challenges, from hinges and latches, to gears and actuators, it is the technical side of design that gets the best out of him. He also has plenty of hands-on workshop experience and loves assembling and testing prototypes.

Tom Bolton

Tom is the most recent designer to join the team. After studying Product Design at Loughborough University, he had a brief internship in Switzerland doing concept designs for a major bicycle brand, before joining Vital Spark Creative. His passion for all things bikes has not left him and he can often be found out on his mountain or gravel bike exploring Cornwall.

Most at home in the early stages of the design process Tom combines user needs and technical considerations into concept designs that can quickly drive a project forward. He believes sketching is the quickest way to evaluate early concepts, always looking to understand the bigger picture first before diving into creating prototypes.

Elle is our bookkeeper.  She keeps the office admin in order, works on our social media and will be the cheery voice on the end of the phone answering your call.

Hydrogarden Wholesale Supplies Ltd
"Vital Spark Creative has designed some fantastic products for us over the years. They took the time to really understand our business and consistently deliver innovative solutions that look fantastic, function well and cut cost."
Peak NDT Ltd
"Peak NDT have been working with Vital Spark Creative for over 8 Years now. Chris and his team work with us as part of the team from the early concept stage until the final product is delivered to market. Vital Spark regularly works closely with us to overcome complex design challenges and constantly deliver innovative design solutions that add real value to our products"
Touchbyte Ltd
"Vital Spark Creative have been a valuable partner from designing initial product concepts, helping create a minimum viable product, first prototypes and then on to a fully CE approved production product which we’re now installing on customer’s sites. The team have been incredibly responsive to our customers and our requests during the project development lifecycle. We couldn’t have achieved this success without them and already have plans to use them again!"
Footprint Sheffield Ltd
"Vital Spark Creative’s team worked closely with us throughout our product development journey from initial ideas through to helping to source UK injection moulding tooling and production. They made sure that they really understood our market and the problem that we were trying to address, this insight ensured our new Line Block was a real hit with our customers."
Solder Creative Limited
"Vital Spark Creative have been instrumental in designing the casing for our product, WATR. Vital Spark worked with us from the concept stage to delivering fully IP68 rated casings. WATR has now launched and the clever modular casing design is a big part of the products success. We look forward to continuing to work with the Vital Spark Team in the years ahead."
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