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Inspired by purpose, driven by creativity

Svend Onø

My focus and specialty is exercising a design method that leads
innovative and redefined ideas to the market.

Design must create great value and provide obvious advantages.
Always with people in focus, I have over the years worked to identify opportunities and to create attractive, useful, improved, valuable and sustainable product
solutions and have received 16 design awards.

The design solutions exhibit versatility across consumer products,
business-to-business and various other sectors.


All projects I have participated in, independently as well as collaborative, is a result of strong multidisciplinary teamwork. With the ambition to inspire and finding the best possible solutions, I contribute with critical thinking, active listening, and by bringing problem solving to the table in close collaboration with colleagues, keypartners and stakeholders. In the creative process, I organize, framework and create structure for the further actions needed for the project.
To get to the finish line and making critical decisions along the way, I pay great attention to communication and details and at the same time keep the overview and goal in sight within the budget and milestones.


Design Consultant – 1996 – ∞
ZONE, Dyberg Larsen, Scanpan, MUJI, Rode Bath, B&O, LEGO, VIVA Scandinavia, PPE Bags, Checkson, ITMV, Techmar, Locatel, BBS, Bockia, eyeD, DuPont, Sagem, KiSS Technology, Sagem, Ascom, SIS International, Nilfisk ALTO, and more.

Pro bono – 2020 – ∞
Chairman of the Board, “The association Danish Design Panel”.
Member of “The Judicial Committee” of Design denmark and
“The design committee” of The Union of Architects and Designers (FAOD).

Expert Judge – 2011 – ∞
The Maritime and Commercial Court
– Copenhagen, Aarhus, Esbjerg, Kolding and Odense.
High Court, Østre Landsret, Copenhagen – 2019 – ∞.

Mediator & Expert Evaluation – 2017 – ∞
Danish Crafts & Design Association, Design denmark
and various companies.

Lecturing – 1997 – 2000
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design, Niels Brock, Kampsax.

Design employee and freelance – 1988 – 1996
Pelikan, Christian Bjørn Design, Andreas Bürki, Ascom, Martin Iseli, Burki,
PI-Design, Bodum, Jochen Hoffmann, Spielhoff-Design, Kircodan, Nykredit.

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design 1984 – 1988.
Ulrik Hoff Art School 1982 – 1984.
Public School, High School and HF 1967 – 1979.