Steve McGugan is an industrial designer who has lived in Denmark since 1982. He was born in Canada (1960), raised in the United States, educated at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, worked three years as in-house designer at Bang & Olufsen in Denmark, worked three years as assistant designer at David Lewis Industrial Design and in 1988 established his own industrial design studio in Copenhagen.
Today, Steve McGugan designs products for a number of Danish and international companies, specializing in the design of medico products, electronic products, telecommunication products as well as consumer products. The assignments vary greatly and appeal to a wide variety of end-users but they all have a simple and functional design style.
Steve McGugan has received numerous design awards, such as the Danish Design award, G prize from Japan, IF design award and Red Dot design award. On top of this, some of his products were even accepted to the New York, Museum of Modern Art's permanent design collection and others are exhibited in permanent design collection the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York.