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Chris Whittaker

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Over 25 years of design experience.


Chris has 27 years’ experience, designing and developing products in varied market sectors including Audio products, Telephony, Off Grid solutions to Firefighting equipment.

During his career Chris has designed and developed in excess of 250 products and worked for brands such as BT, HP, Marconi, Freeplay Energy and Binatone. He has also designed own brand Audio ranges for the likes of Argos, John Lewis.

After graduating in 1992 Chris went to work directly for Random Product Design LTD.
He is one of the founding directors of The Alloy and has also worked in-house as Head of Design for Eurosuisse International LTD as well as running his own consultancy and lecturing in Industrial Design at Loughborough University. Chris joined The Design Unit in November 2018.

University Association
  • BA Hons (1st Class) Industrial Design with Engineering

What our partners think about Chris

“Working with Chris has been a real pleasure. He grasps new ideas and concepts quickly and uses his design skills and experience to bring these ideas to reality. He has an eye for detail and a can do attitude that overcomes obstacles. I would have no hesitation in recommending Chris as a design partner for your next project”.

Sam Wheatcroft
Multicare Medical LTD

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