It’s rare to find an engineer, designer, marketer and businessman in one, but that’s exactly how one would describe Philippe Guichard, the Creative Director behind D2 Design & Development.

As a trained mechanical engineer who also possesses an industrial design degree, Philippe has the unique ability to design products with the knowledge required to manufacture them.

He is driven by the possibility of creating meaningful, purposeful products that solve problems, and loves to see a project through from inception through to completion.


"Philippe is a gifted Industrial Designer with the rare ability of coming up with relevant concepts and strategies on one hand and the ability of leading and inspiring a cross functional team to turn concepts up into profitable products on the other hand. One is his award winning products did create a whole new trend/category within the aquarium market."

— Alain Mars


"I reached out to Philippe for advice about a product innovation I had invented, because I was unsure how to move it forward. It was such a joy to exchange ideas with a fellow 'inventor' who warned me about all thinkable pitfalls, yet was encouraging and practical in his suggestions to take it to the next level. I've got a long way to go and therefore I cherish the priceless source of information and inspiration Philippe is, as an expert in bringing innovations to the market."

— Johanna Canberra