About Us


We are an award winning British product design consultancy focused
on innovative design and engineering excellence.

Why JMDA Design?


With over 25 years’ experience in product design, the company delivers design solutions to a global client base. Our knowledge, expertise and the flair for specialist design is hard to match within the industry. Being awarded a Red Dot Award for design in 2016 signifies our elite skills in innovation with experience to deliver a complex brief to fruition.

The founders of JMDA Design, Derrick Barker and Cherril Barker, have led the industry in child restraint products due to a fundamental understanding of the full process of design. From research and planning, industrial design, mechanical engineering, prototyping, production and compliance support, JMDA Design are a design company with a proven record of delivering a project right the way from concept to manufacture.

Our Mission


Global Product Design. We help our clients grow and succeed through innovative, impactful design. Our integrated process and worldwide network allow us to turn great ideas into realised, profitable product solutions.

The Team


JMDA China provides European design, engineering and new product development expertise together with the benefit of on the ground support for manufacturing in China.

With our office in Shanghai we can assist clients wishing to enter the Chinese market with product and market compliance. In particular, and where applicable, the CCC (China Compliance Certificate). We support clients with all aspects of quality control and supply chain management to ensure they save time and money.

China is a large and diverse manufacturing base, where quality and price vary greatly. We are able to short circuit the sourcing process by identifying the most suitable, weeding out the poor suppliers and ensuring a good match of supplier and customer. We have considerable knowledge and experience supporting clients in China in the many aspects of product design, production processes, planning and management.

Associate Members of CLEPA


Testimony to the contribution JMDA have made to the child restraint system industry over the last 30 years, we are proud to be members of CLEPA.

We join the organisation as the only European designers, bringing with us a thorough understanding of complex child safety challenges and child restraint system regulations. Our comprehensive global knowledge and expertise across all aspects of child restraints from concept, innovation, regulations, compliance, manufacture and the market, can inform the debate and contribute a different dimension to child safety discussions.

Founded in 1959 and based in Brussels, CLEPA brings together over 120 of the world’s most prominent suppliers for car parts, systems and modules and more than 20 national trade associations and European sector associations. They represent more than 3,000 companies and support the EU and UN decision-making process and shaping the legislations impacting the automotive business. Their main priorities are to foster a competitive, smart and sustainable Europe, as well maintain the European leadership in reducing CO2 emissions and support road safety.

Our Awards


JMDA is proud that products we designed have received
recognition with industry and category awards.