Founder and CEO
Catalyst Design Group and KNOG
Following a BA in Industrial Design, Hugo worked for four years in Europe and the UK. In 1992 Hugo founded Catalyst Design Group. Since then Catalyst has designed and delivered consumer, electronic, telecommunications and sporting products from feasibility through to concept, engineering through to manufacture, and supply.
Catalyst now has the reputation as one of Australia’s leading Industrial Design and product engineering companies, working with a huge variety of local and international clientele.
In 2002, with partner Malcolm, Hugo established KNOG and launched their proprietary products onto the global market in over 32 countries worldwide. A cycling accessories brand, KNOG now manufactures over 100 products, sold through independent, online and dedicated retail stores.
Hugo has also been the recipient of over 28 Australian and international design awards including the 2007 Australian Good Design Award of the Year, four IF Awards, the ISPO Award and the Red Dot Design Award.