|Alma mater||Central School of Art|
Barrie Weaver is an industrial designer living in London.
Born in Kent, he spent his early years in the Middle East where his father was posted as a director of ICAO. Returning to London to complete his education he gained a BA in Industrial Design Engineering at the Central School of Art.
Weaver's professional career began with Terence Conran creating products for Habitat shops before moving to Pentagram Design's London office mentored by Kenneth Grange and Alan Fletcher, both of whom he cites as powerful influences.
His independent career started by joining forces with Jos Roberts, a fellow Central student, to form Roberts Weaver Design. Early commissions included the UK's first mass-produced computer terminal for Newbury Labs (part of the Grundy NewBrain project) and the Implanter 9000 for Applied Materials.
Notably, Weaver spotted the potential of Jonathan Ive  and gave Jonathan his first job. Jonathan became the Senior Vice President of Industrial Design at Apple Inc and is internationally renowned as the principal designer of the iMac, iPod and the iPhone.
In the UK he obtained commissions from BT Group, Amstrad, Marks & Spencer, Marconi, Boots, Ransomes and KEF before venturing East to land projects with Hitachi, Panasonic, Samsung, Nissan, Subaru, LG, Zebra.
In 1990, Weaver received the Prince Philip Designers Prize in recognition of his work. Weaver is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers. He served on the Design Council from 1989 – 1995.
- Colmans Design Award
- British Design Awards: Applied Materials
- British Design Awards: UCC
- British Design Awards: Soundcraft
- British Design Awards: Cellmate
- Norway - Good Design Award: Nycomed
- Germany - Industrie Forum Award: Dexion 
- Germany - Design Innovation: Blolite
- Germany - IF Award: Chemunex