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Head of Industrial Design, Samsung Design America
San Francisco, CA
Howard graduated from Carleton University and got his professional start designing products for Brookstone and DWR. The allure of the SF design community drew him to join frog in 2000, where he worked closely with founder, Hartmut Esslinger to develop products for Disney and Motorola. In 2011, Howard Joined Ammunition as VP, Industrial Design Studio where he developed relationships with both Fortune 500 and start-up companies alike. His clients have included Intel, Sephora, Starbucks, Wrigley, LG, Skype, Lark, Williams Sonoma, Nook by Barnes & Noble, Beats by Dr. Dre, etc. Howard has designed products in a range of industries including mobile, housewares, sports, medical, packaging, automotive, and alternative energy.
Lark Smart Wristband
Sephora - In Store Boutique
ECOtality - Blink L2 Pedestal EV Charger
Samsung Design America
Head of Industrial Design, San Francisco CA
Vice President - Industrial Design Studio, San Francisco CA
Oversee the Industrial Design Studio team and clients. Strategic product development, brand, and user experience leadership. Work with Robert Brunner and the partners to grow current client partnerships and develop new business ventures. Liaison with media and education.
2008 - 2011
Creative Director, San Francisco CA
Manage SF Product Design team. Creative vision and relationship lead for Intel, Chase, Sephora, and other key clients. Oversight of multi-disciplinary project teams including industrial design, interior design, digital design, design research, engineering, and technology.
Associate Creative Director, Palo Alto CA
Developed relationships with multiple clients such as Seagate, Kodak, Polycom, and SanDisk. Frequent international travel for business development, design research, and manufacturing liaison. Team management, creative mentorship, and talent recruitment.
Senior Designer, Sunnyvale CA
Worked closely with frog founder, Hartmut Esslinger. Developed design languages for Motorola and Disney. Actively engaged in user research, concept development, color-material-finish, and product manufacturing.
Industrial Designer, Sunnyvale, CA
Designed consumer electronic, industrial, and lifestyle products. Alias modeling, rendering, model building, and rapid prototyping.
DW Product Development
Industrial Designer, Ottawa, Canada
Designed products for Black & Decker and Brookstone.
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