Current employee of Nintendo Company Limited, having worked mainly in the development department during his time with the company.
Sugino is a native resident of Japan. After graduating from the Osaka University of Arts, he officially joined Nintendo in 1989, initially working as a Graphic Artist for the Research & Development 1 Division.
Sugino’s career at Nintendo began with graphic design on a variety of titles including Balloon Kid, X, and Fire Emblem: Monshō no Nazo. However, Sugino would transition into lead industrial design on high profile hardware projects like the Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance SP, Game Boy Micro, and Nintendo DS.