Hugo Eccles is an award-winning creative director who has worked with design industry giants Bill Moggridge (IDEO), Sir Rodney Fitch (FITCH) and Sir Terence Conran (CONRAN) who describes Eccles as “an intelligent and talented creative designer... a pleasure to collaborate with.” Eccles is a Royal College of Art graduate who studied under Pentagram’s Daniel Weil and design superstar Ross Lovegrove. He began his career at renowned design innovation company IDEO, winning an IDEA Award for Design Exploration, amongst others. After leaving IDEO to collaborate with Ross Lovegrove, Eccles founded his own London design studio in 1998. In 2003 Eccles emigrated to the USA to work with Sir Rodney Fitch. As FITCH's director of product development, he won nine awards in three years, including the consultancy’s first IDEA Gold in a decade. Eccles returned to London in 2009 to lead Studio Conran, the product, packaging and branding agency of Sir Terence Conran's design empire, which includes retail, hospitality and publishing. In 2010 Eccles re-established the eponymous Hugo Eccles Design Office as an anglo-american design studio providing expert design services to an international clientele. The office designs across industries and categories, from furniture and interiors to consumer electronics and concept cars, applying 20 years of experience to working with clients such as Alessi, Pfizer, American Express, Kartell, Ford Motor, TAG Heuer, Olympus, Honda and Nike.

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Work History

2011 - present HUGO ECCLES DESIGN OFFICE, UK Creative Director Clients: Carluccio's , UK Joseph Joseph, UK Oxford University, UK Barclaycard, UK Ted Baker, UK 2010- 2011 CONRAN STUDIO, UK Managing Director & Creative Director Clients: American Express, UK De Beers Diamonds, UK Kokomo, UK Carphone Warehouse, UK Motorola, UK Hasegawa, Japan LG Electronics, UK Tchibo Coffee, Germany IKEA, Sweden John Lewis Partnership, UK Toyo Kitchens, Japan Lexon, France 2009 - 2010 HUGOECCLES DESIGN OFFICE, USA Creative Director 2007 - 2009 TEROFORMA, USA Creative Director & Partner 2006 - 2007 ARNELL GROUP, USA Creative Director, Innovation Lab Clients: Home Depot, USA Pfizer, USA Johnson & Johnson, USA Unilever, UK 2003 - 2006 FITCH Inc., USA Creative Director, Product Development Clients: Gerber Babycare, USA Altec Lansing, USA Respironics, USA Lexmark International, USA Merrell, USA TMIO, USA L3 Security & Detection Systems, USA Cuisinart, USA S.C.Johnson, USA Rubbermaid, USA Owens Corning, USA Beijing Olympics Committee, China Awards: 2006 Readers Digest 'Best of America' - Winner 2005 IDSA IDEA - Gold Award, Consumer Products - Winner 2005 IDSA / Business Week People's Choice Award - Winner 2005 CES Design & Engineering Showcase Award - Winner 2005 Fitch Chairman's Award - Winner 2004 CES 'Best of Innovations' Award - Winner Media: 2006 Plastics 2 Book - 'Material Tailoring' 2-page spread 2005 Innovation Magazine, USA - 'Look Mom, No Spills' 3-page article 2005 International Home & Housewares Show, USA - 'Turning Consumer Insight into Product Success' presentation 2004 International Home & Housewares Show, USA - 'Interactive Product Development' presentation 1998 - 2003 HUGO ECCLES DESIGN OFFICE, UK Creative Director Clients: Ford Motor Company, Germany Nike, USA Pallucco, Italy Artemide, Italy Tisettanta, Italy Id�e, Japan Fontana Arte, Italy Schopenhauer, Italy Totem, USA MDF, Italy Paola Lenti, Italy BT Cellnet, UK Honda, UK Nigel Coates, UK E&Y, Japan Nina Ricci, France Clarity Systems, UK Photo-Me International, UK Westminster Council, UK Mathmos, UK MTV Europe, UK Laurent Perrier, France Awards: 2003 Design & Decoration Award - Winner 2002 Laurent Perrier Design Challenge - Winner 2002 Young & Design Award - Winner, 2 Special Mentions 2002 Worshipful Co. of Furniture Makers' Award - Finalist 2001 Design Week Award - Finalist 2001 Laurent Perrier Design Challenge- Finalist 2000 Blueprint Award - Finalist 2000 Panta Nature Award - Winner Media: Magazine editorials in Azure, Brutus, Design Report, Elle Deco Japan, Elle Decoration, Elle Wonen, Frame, GQ, Interior Design, Intramuros, Marie Claire, Surface, Vogue, Vogue Italia, Vogue Deutsch, and Wallpaper. 'Design UK' Book 'International Design Yearbook' Rimmel Cosmetics TV advertising campaign Shows: Salone Internazionale del Mobile Milano 1999, 2000, 2002, Italy ICFF International Contemporary Furniture Fair 2000, 2001, USA Internationale Mobelmesse Cologne 2000, 2001, Germany Tokyo Designers Block 2001, Japan Victoria & Albert Museum, UK 100% Design 2000, 2001, UK Creative Britain Berlin 2000, Germany Bunker Cologne 2000, Germany Bunker Bratislava 2000, Slovakia Designers Block 1998, 1999, UK Restaurant Show 1998, UK Mission Gallery 1998, UK 1997 - 1998 ROSS LOVEGROVE, UK Project Manager & Senior Designer Clients: Driade, Italy Mandarina Duck, Italy Guzzini, Italy Rede, Italy Frighetto, Italy Id�e, Japan Fasem, Italy Alfi, Germany Kartell, Italy Acco Swingline, USA Valli & Valli, Sweden Alessi, Italy Molteni, Italy Luceplan, Italy PSA Peugeot-Citr�en, France Olympus, Japan Tag Heuer, Switzerland Pirelli, Italy Herman Miller, USA Shows: Salone Internazionale del Mobile Milano 1998, Italy 1995 - 1997 IDEO EUROPE, UK Designer Clients: Steelcase Inc, USA Qualcomm, USA Siemens, Germany Psion, UK AT&T Lucent, USA OKI, Japan Steelcase Strafor, Europe Lego, Denmark Piaggio, Italy Amway, USA Virgin Atlantic, UK Awards: 1997 IDSA Industrial Design Excellence Award - Bronze Award, Design Explorations Shows: Neocon 1996, USA 1993-1995 Royal College of Art, UK MA(RCA) 'Industrial Design' Awards: 1995 Kokuyo Innovative Furniture Award- Winner Professors: Daniel Weil, Pentagram UK Ross Lovegrove, Lovegrove Studio Geoff Hollington, Hollington Associates 1991-1991 Akademie Industriele Vormgeving Eindhoven (AIVE), NL 'Man and Living Design' 1989 - 1992 Kingston University, UK BA(Hons) 'Product and Furniture Design'


Royal College of Art, UK Kingston University, UK Akademie Industriele Vormgeving Eindhoven, NL





Readers Digest Best of America 06, IDEA Gold 05, Business Week Peoples Choice 05, CES Design & Engineering Showcase 05, CES Best Innovations 04, Laurent Perrier 02, Young & Design 02, Furniture Makers 02, Design Week 01, Blueprint 00, Panta Nature 00, IDEA Bronze 97, Kokuyo Furniture 95.