Kostas Medugorac is a german industrial designer and professor for design. Growing up as a son of a HfG Ulm (Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm) designer, he got in close contact with design from a very early age on. After studying at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart with Richard Sapper and Kurt Weidemann and an internship at Thonet (Frankenberg), he started his own studio. He has created products ranging from furniture, interior design to complex medical products, transportation design and capital goods design. He works with well-known customers like Mercedes-Benz, Abus, Mettler-Toledo and Carl Zeiss Meditec. In addition to his work as a designer, he is a passionate teacher and creative coach. As a professor of design, he researches in the fields of sustainability in design, materials and human centerd design for global companies. Design is an important part in the change towards co2 neutrality of products and their life cycle. In his working life he was often honored for his work, last with the red dot ‘best of the best’ industrial design. Since 2020 he is a Professor of design and head of the department technical design at the Deggendorf Institute of Technology.