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  • Howard Nuk

    Head of Industrial Design, Samsung Design America

    San Francisco, CA

As Head of Industrial Design at Samsung Design America, Howard's role is to provide leadership in the definition, design, and development of revolutionary products that live within the mobile ecosystem and home environment. The charter at SDA is to disrupt established markets, define new categories of business, and design innovative products for people everywhere to enjoy. Recent notable products from SDA include Samsung Gear Fit and Samsung Level premium headphone line. Previous to Samsung, Howard worked with Robert Brunner at Ammunition as VP, Industrial Design Studio. Ammunition helped create groundbreaking products for companies like Beats by Dr Dre, and Nook by Barnes and Noble. Recent successes include Adobe Ink stylus, Lark Life wristband, and Square Stand and Reader. Howard has also served as Creative Director at renowned global design firm, frog design, where he worked closely with founder, Hartmut Esslinger. Howard led the San Francisco product design group developing successful product lines for Disney, Motorola, Intel, Polycom, and Starbucks. Howard has designed award-winning products in a broad range of industries, and his work and opinions have been published in Fast Company, BusinessWeek, Fortune, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Wired, among others. www.howardnuk.com

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Work History

  • Head of Industrial Design, Samsung Design America

    • Samsung
    • Feb 2013 - Present (4 years 9 months)
  • Vice President, Industrial Design Studio

    • Ammunition
    • Oct 2011 - Dec 2012 (1 year 2 months)
  • Creative Director, Industrial Design

    • frog design
    • May 2000 - Oct 2011 (11 years 5 months)

    2008 - Creative Director, San Francisco CA

    2005 - Associate Creative Director, Palo Alto, CA

    2003 - Senior Designer, Sunnyvale, CA

  • Industrial Designer

    • DW Product Development
    • May 1998 - May 2000 (2 years)
  • Intern

    • Pivko Architects
    • Sep 1997 - Apr 1998 (7 months)


  • Carleton University

    • B.I.D Industrial Design
    • 1995 - 2000

    Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada School of Industrial Design, Faculty of Engineering Graduated with High Distinction



IDSA: 8, ID magazine: 3, Good Housekeeping: 1, Fortune magazine: 1