Wolfgang K. Meyer-Hayoz studied mechanical engineering, visual communication and industrial design and graduated from the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design. The professors Klaus Lehmann, Kurt Weidemann and Max Bense have had formative influence on his design philosophy.
In 1985, he founded the Meyer-Hayoz Design Engineering Group with offices in Winterthur, Switzerland and Constance, Germany. The design studio offers consultancy services for national as well as international companies in the five areas of design competence: design strategy, industrial design, user interface design, temporary architecture and communication design, and has received numerous international awards.
From 1987 to 1993, Wolfgang K. Meyer-Hayoz was president of the Swiss Design Association (SDA). He is a member of the Association of German Industrial Designers (VDID), Swiss Marketing and the Swiss Management Society (SMG). Wolfgang K. Meyer-Hayoz also serves as juror on international design panels and supervises Change Management and Turnaround projects in the field of design strategy.