Meet The 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.
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 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 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.