Our Design Team
Carter McGuyer, the founder and designer at Carter McGuyer Design Group, works to create functional, efficient, and cost-effective products for the home, office, and for life—all beautiful and distinct.
Carter grew up in Tuscumbia, Alabama working with his father in construction and helping out in the woodworking shop above their home. He went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from Auburn University's Industrial Design program even studying abroad in several European design schools, and then worked in design and manufacturing in the Housewares industry for 8 years. In 2006, Carter and his wife Brandi founded the Carter McGuyer Design Group.
The aesthetically pleasing innovative designs of Carter McGuyer paired with Microplane's quality and blade technology have proven to be a perfect formula for customer satisfaction. Since 2006 Carter has worked collectively with Microplane to establish this harmonious blend of function and beauty. The everyday consumer familiar with the product line will easily recognize the "Premium Classic Handle", offered on a number of products due to its comfort and ease of use. Through most recent collaborations, many new items like the Spiral Cutter, Cube Grater, Elite Box Grater, and Garlic Grater are all becoming the new Microplane kitchen necessities.
Carter has the ability to design products that are both beautiful and also functional on every level and has the awards to prove it: 2003 Gourmet Gold Award, 2004 Good Design Award, 2009 Housewares Design Award for "Best of the Best," the 2009 Housewares Design Award for "Best in Show," the 2013 Housewares Design Award for "Best in Category" and a couple of 2013 red dot design awards to name a few.