Klaus Rosburg is the founder and principal of SONIC Design, a New York based design studio specializing in the development of consumer products, medical instruments and structural packaging.
Educated in Germany, Klaus studied Industrial Design at the Muthesius Academy for the Art in Kiel graduating with highest distinction. While he was at top design firms in Germany and the United States, Klaus Rosburg gained extensive experiences in all aspects of the design process, including market research, trend forecasting, CAD development, rapid prototyping and computer- generated images.
Nominated for the National Design Award in 2007 he has received the most prestigious design awards worldwide, most notably the Industrial Design Excellence Award, ID and CES Innovation Award. His spectrum of commercial work ranges from high-tech super computer and jet interior to toothbrushes and pill dispenser. Klaus Rosburg’s work has been published in The New York Times, I.D. Magazine, Axis, MD, Form, Interior Design, and Metropolis, to name few.
Klaus Rosburg is also co-founder and director of Firstop, a non-profit organization featuring and promoting the work of established and emerging designers and on the panel of judges for the International CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award since 2005.
Design For All People 87 * Design Börse Stuttgart 88/89 * Swing Lifestyle Contest 1988 * Dueker Prize 93 * iF Design Award 95 * CES Innovation Award 95/96/07 * Red Dot Award 95/96 * IDEA- Medical Design 99 * IDEA - Heavy Equipment 99 * Alias - Image of the Year 2000, ID Honorable Mention 99 * Medical Equipment 2000 * International Photo-real Electronics 02 * The Popular Science Design Challenge 03 * BusinessWeek - The BEST of 05 * INDEX - Top Nomination of 05 * International Photo-real Furniture 05 * Packaging Design Gallery 05 * Food and Drug Packaging * Package of the Year 05 * ID – Honorable Mention 06 * National Design Awards Nomination 07 * Greener Gadget Design Competition Semifinalist 09 * Design of the Decade 2010