Strong Leadership

Guiding our clients through the development cycle

LDT Design was founded in 2008 and has grown steadily over recent years working hard to exceed client expectations. Our hard work has earned us an invaluable reputation among our clients for delivering a reliable service full of innovative and high quality work. Our talented and experienced staff make the difference and will guide you through the development cycle from a design, strategic and commercial perspective ensuring that we are working together to make the best decisions for the project and your business. We work closely with all our clients to understand their business and goals which leads to the best outcome for the project.

The majority of our work is repeat business with existing clients and other new work usually comes through recommendations. We over deliver and care about what we produce for you. We have a wide knowledge of manufacturing and material expertise and have worked on a diverse spectrum of projects in the consumer, medical, industrial, commercial and retail sectors. We support all our projects with experienced project management, prototyping & testing, electronic hardware & firmware development and manufacturing.

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Lee Taylor

Director

Lee is the founder of LDT Design and has over 20 years of commercial design experience. He has designed products that have been sold internationally and in various markets. Lee is passionate about our client’s having a great experience when they work with us. Lee is an experienced pair of hands with plenty of energy to drive a project to completion.

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Vivienne Taylor

Director

Vivienne became a Director at LDT Design in 2010. She deals with all aspects of the day to day running of the business including project management, financials, marketing and administration. She has a strong background in Product management from her previous career as a Fashion Buyer. Viv is our rock and ensures the office and business administration is always in order.

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Laurence Brown

Senior Product Designer

Laurence is a talented product designer with 20 years experience and a proven track record of successful product design in both manufacturing and consultancy roles. He is a creative thinker with a broad skill set that is complimented by a passion for graphics and branding. Laurence is a self starter with bags of energy and enthusiasm for new projects.

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Alexander Vescio

Product Designer

Alex is a talented designer with a methodical approach to design projects. He has a keen eye for detail and a natural ability to make things look great! He has worked on enclosures for consumer electronics where aesthetics is of paramount importance and engineering projects that require a detailed approach. Alex is passionate about Newcastle and everything Geordie!

HOW WE HAVE HELPED OTHERS

"Triton Showers selected LDT Design to work on a new enclosure design for a significant new market opportunity within the pumped electric shower sector. They worked on the design from initial concepts until it was fully detailed for injection moulding manufacture. The work they produced was to a very high standard and the product has now been successfully launched. We will definitely work with LDT Design and the team on future projects. Highly recommended personal and professional service from start to finish."

Design Manager | Triton Showers

"Lee and the team were always flexible as the project developed and new requirements were added. The designs looked great from concept onwards, and the final product has a fantastic feel and look to it. The DFM stages of the project were particularly smooth, as was the transition to manufacture and the tooling, which happened without much intervention from us at all. At the end of the day we’ve got a solid product that our customers love."

Senior Electronic Engineer | Mitrefinch – an advanced company

"Jacuzzi UK chose LDT Design to work on new and innovative design projects because they offer a personal and professional service that always exceeds expectations. They pride themselves on delivering commercial product solutions whilst maintaining high levels of innovation. We treat LDT Design has a natural extension to our in house design team and because of this close working relationship it allows for a much more harmonious journey."

Marketing Director | Jacuzzi UK

“I have used LDT’s services for several business-critical projects and not been disappointed. Communicating with Lee and the team is easy, clear and timely. They really try and understand what we’re trying to do and how they can do this best, coming up with challenging questions and valuable improvements and refinements. We’ve used LDT to help us from a blank sheet of paper through prototyping to tooling on a range of technical injection moulding products and they were really in sync with our business and our needs. When our product developments have needed new skills, we have reached out to LDT and they’ve worked with third parties directly to solve technical challenges in a quick, efficient manner. I trust we’ll keep doing business with LDT for years to come as their dedication, value and service are hard to beat.”

Development Manager | Nitesite

"PolyPhotonix have been working with LDT Design since 2013. LDT have worked on a number of projects with us and we are continually impressed with their creative and innovative ideas. Thanks to their years of experience and extensive knowledge of product design, including taking ideas to manufacture, we are always confident that the task is with the right people. LDT always communicate and deliver their work in a friendly, professional manner, from the initial planning stages, to presentation of ideas, to prototyping, and always to a high standard. Their proactive approach means they are able to stick to tight deadlines. LDT are a pleasure to work with."

Operations Manager | Polyphotonix Ltd

"A fantastic product design company, they have all the creative, technical and management attributes to successfully take a project all the way from outline concept through to detailed engineering specification and supplier selection. We have used several times already - highly recommended. Feels like part of our team."

Managing Director | Hyco Manufacturing Ltd

"When we set out to create a smart home security product we knew we needed a great mechanical design partner.  Cocoon has benefited in particular from LDT Design's wide ranging mass production knowledge.  Their meticulous approach is enabling us to deliver functional yet beautiful products on schedule and to a high quality.  We feel like Lee and his team have become an extension of team Cocoon and we will continue to work with them."

Cofounder | Cocoon Ltd

"The LDT team provided my research group with an excellent design and prototyping service for a sensor device that we are developing.  The early stage prototype which was conceived, designed and manufactured in a short time scale by LDT in close collaboration with us helped us with our research and commercialisation of the new concept."

Chair in Functional Materials | University of Leeds

"LDT Design is a very exciting company who offer 10 Squared Ltd a unique combination of skills and experience which we have found difficult to find elsewhere. They offer great designs coupled with great engineering and manufacturing knowledge to back them up. LDT Design has already increased our profitability through intelligent solutions."

Managing Director | 10 Squared Ltd

"LDT Design  were the right choice for us as they had experience developing products that were actually selling. They were able to take onboard our initial ideas, add value to them and carry the project through to serial production linking us with key manufactures along the journey.    

LDT's flexible and friendly approach felt like an extension of our own team and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them if you are looking to outsource your product development."

R&D Manager | Cirrus research Ltd

“LDT are a great company to work with.  We appreciate the way Lee took the time to understand our brief in depth and came up with solutions.  Liked the presentation and the deliverables were right every time”

Project Consultant | Decor Systems

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