Schweizer Design Consulting is a self managed design agency with a team of 8 core members, which for more than 15
years have designed for the highly demanding industrial design market.
Our clients come from various sectors such as automotive, office, home, lifestyle, health, sports and leisure.
Among those are owner-managed start up companies, whose products and brands we have help shape from the beginning,
as well as internationally established companies and corporations.
Our work has gained numerous international awards and the large number of long-term, successful customer
relationships underlines the quality of our designs and ability to maintain a good dialogue during cooperation.
Founded in April 2000, the agency was a joint venture between Oliver Schweizer and Matthias Junghanns. Both studied
Product design at HfG Karlsruhe and knew each other through several joint projects. Prior to start up, Oliver
worked for 6 years both as a freelancer and staff designer in a prestigious automotive and product design company.
Matthias Junghanns left the agency in the end of 2001 to do a Masters in Transportation Design.
In our compact team, the members are characterized by a variety of skills, flexibility and personal interests. This
allows for tasks and ideas to be processed by multiple heads and view sets. For coping with specific technical
expertise or capacity peaks, we have a well maintained network of freelance colleagues.
Futhermore Oliver Schweizer is co-partner of Schweizer & Schweizer Design Partner GbR since 2013. S&SDP is
licensed to offer labour leasing which offers a better responsiveness to customer requirements.
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Company Founder, Chief Designer and Manager
In addition to management, Oliver is the primary contact for our customers. He plans and manages projects and is
responsible for the ideation and styling of the designs. He founded this joint and runs his studio with a lot of
passion and commitment.
After his product design degree at the Karlsruhe College, Oliver worked as a staff designer for many renowned
customers. This experience is supplemented by additional qualifications in marketing. Further more, he has given
help and advice to some start-ups and spin-offs what has added to his product communications experience.
“Developing a product takes us through many stages from the search for its identity to
formulating all its details. This is highly intriguing from beginning to end“
Senior Surface Designer
After graduating from HFG Schwäbisch Gmünd in 2003 Farouk gained valuable experience in different areas of
industrial and automotive design, where he worked for numerous bespoke customers. He is likewise a designer,
modeller and surfacer. Both the conceptual design work as well as its implementation into 3D give him much pleasure
alike. His strengths are a strong eye for details and a sense of quality.
His passion is the sea, which he likes to explore on vacation snorkeling and scuba diving. In his spare time he
clears his mind with Yoga. He also loves rock music and very spicy food.
“Vollkommenheit entsteht offensichtlich nicht dann, wenn man nichts mehr hinzuzufügen hat,
sondern wenn man nichts mehr wegnehmen kann.“
(Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)
Senior Industrial Designer
For some years now we have known Tomas as a project-experienced and concept-proofed designer. Since 2018, we can count him to our team as Senior Industrial Designer. In addition to his talent, he contributes his award-winning work experience, which he gained at Bayer, Designaffairs, Recaro, et al., to our agency. His design career was preceded by a degree in polymer chemistry and marketing.
In his spare time, he does sports, plucks the strings in his Blue Grass Band or spends it at the wheel of his classic-car-to-be.
“For me, every creative task offers exciting aspects. My goal is to find the ideal compromise between aesthetics, ergonomics and function.”
Master of Arts in Transportation Design
Robin graduated from HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd in Product Design in 2013 and finished the Masters Programme in
Transportation Design in Umeå, Sweden, in 2017. During his various internships in Germany and Austria and an
exchange semester in the United States, he developed a broad set of skills in different disciplines of design.
Robin has a deep fascination for cars and airplanes and, when he’s not tinkering with his 3D printer, dreams about
aquiring a private pilot license in the future.
„Trying is the first step towards failure.“ (Homer J. Simpson)
In 2015, Tanguy already spent his internship within the scope of his Master’s studies at the L´ecole de Design Nantes-Atlantique with us. After his graduation, he returned to Germany and gained further professional experience in the agency business. Since 2018 Tanguy enriches our team again as a versatile Transportation Designer.
He has a great passion for cars, especially for the racing cars of the legendary 24 Hours of LeMans racing series. In his spare time he enjoys to spend time with friends and his family, but sometimes he just likes to spend time alone on the sailboat.
„The details make the perfection and the perfection is not a detail.“ (Leonardo da Vinci)
Oleg studies Transportation Interior Design in Reutlingen and is completing his internship in our agency during this winter semester. With a lot of enthusiasm, he participates actively in the different stages of our projects and realizes his great passion for design and art.
„Keen and incredible ideas can become reality through design.“
Bachelor of Arts in Automotive Interior Design
A creative head with a pronounced understanding of form. After studying in Reutlingen he dealt intensively with
buses and caravans for two years before joining our team. He contributes this experience now into the design and
implementation of emotional products combined with the surfacing knowledge he has gained at SDC. Besides this he is
a full-blooded musician, with his own band.
““The inflationary and therefore often adulterated use of the term design increases more and more the
requirements for a good product. Only when a product can convince – not just through its aesthetic but also
with its logic and contemporary philosophy – it does make sense for me to talk of design.”
Peter ten Klooster,
Master of Arts in Vehicle Design
Peter studied Industrial Design in Enschede (the Netherlands) and Querétaro (Mexico), followed by a Master in
Vehicle Design at the Royal College of Art in London. This background gave him technical knowledge of product
design and manufacturing, combined with the creative and conceptual skills of car design. He feels at home in the
digital world and likes to explore new ways of how the computer can be of use in the design process. In his spare
time Peter likes to play (beach) volleyball and to travel around the world.
“Have no fear of perfection,
you’ll never reach it.” (Salvador Dali)
Master in Transportation and Car Design
Tiago studied Mechanical Engineering in Porto (Portugal), followed by a Master in Transportation and Car Design at
Scuola Politecnica di Design (Milan/Italy). He has a broad perspective on design, which takes into account both the
aesthetic characteristics and the technical constraints in the development and use. In his spare time he likes to
„Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.“ (Charles Eames)
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Giving products their final touches.
After studying Product Design in Hildeshiem, David joined Otto Bock Mobility Solutions and designed highly
functional and ergonomically superior products for physically disabled persons. In 2010 David joined our team as a
surfacing designer, creating virtual models (CAD) to A-Class quality. David is otherwise difficult to separate from
“Boredom is the highest good.“
An experienced industrial designer who worked for several bespoke and internationally active design studios after
completing her diploma thesis at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hannover. Her experience includes
interior design, furniture design, lighting design and packaging design. Now she enhances our team with her already
acquired Alias skills. She has a keen interest in culture and respect for nature.
“Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature’s delight.” (Marcus Aurelius)