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  • Dan Hua

    Industrial Design and Product Development/Management

    San Jose, CA

www.huadesignstudio.com ACCOMPLISHED PRODUCT PROFESSIONAL Proven leadership and expertise in product management, design and development. SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge and Experience Skills • 12+ years of industry experience. • Ability to tackle any design situation no matter how ambiguous. • Self-starter and accustomed to working in fast-paced environments with little supervision. • Ability to multitask and work cross-functionally with related teams. • Management of teams domestically and in Asia. • Hands on knowledge of the design to manufacture process (concept, design generation, prototyping, production). Technical Skills • Expertise in industrial design and user experience design • Design thinking and design process • In-depth understanding of experienced based design • SW Proficiency: Solidworks, Rhino3D, Visualize, Keyshot, Adobe CS Suite. MS Office • Model making • Excellent written and verbal communication skills at both strategic and tactical levels. ACHIEVEMENTS • Patent Awards Received: USD600,675 S; USD594,441 S, USD617,198 S, USD260,448 S, USD620,447 S • BDA/Munitio: Successful development and launch of on-ear and in-ear headphones line, enabling BDA to enter the premium headphone space with the Munitio brand. • Panasonic Cloud Entertainment: Comprehensive design, development, and implementation of accessory product line for launch with Panasonic’s handheld MMO game system, the Jungle. • Monster Cable: Industrial design management of high profile partner programs. o Beats by Dre, Disney/Tron, HP/Monster Digital Life, Apple mobile, Vivienne Tam Butterfly • Lathrop: Drove and successfully implemented advance design tools into the product design and development process. ROI resulted in better communication of design concepts and ultimately stronger customer loyalty. • Cadence Palladium XP: Successfully designed and implemented forward-thinking ID for Cadence’s next generation super computer, the Palladium XP. Unique design innovations focused on human factors and efficient system clustering for upward scaling. • Nanometrics: Created, drove and implemented a new design language for the Nanometrics line of wafer metrology products. The design language created a family look that tied in industry expectations with a friendlier consumer feel.

Work Samples

  • Consumer Electronics

  • Information Technology

  • Audio

Work History

  • Senior Manager, User Experience Center

    • LeEco
    • San Jose, CA
    • Jun 2016 - Jul 2017 (1 year 1 month)

    • Cross functional management of product experience and specifications for Android consumer electronics.
    • Research and development of product concepts focused around experience principles and concepts.
    • Led user experience testing, evaluation and design for consumer electronic accessories.

  • Product Manager, Accessories/Special Projects

    • HP Inc.
    • Palo Alto, CA
    • Mar 2014 - May 2016 (2 years 2 months)

    • Led product development, management and marketing of accessories for HP’s Sprout all-in-one.
    • Creation and planning of the IoT roadmap for Windows Cortana accessories centered on experience driven design.
    • Cross functional product management with engineering and marketing teams.

  • Sr. Product Development Manager

    • BDA Inc. / Munitio
    • Woodinville, WA
    • Sep 2012 - Dec 2013 (1 year 3 months)

    • Directed the design and development for premium headphones.
    • Managed internal and external teams for the design, development and manufacture of headphones.
    • Drove the exploration and vetting of various audio and wireless technologies for headphone experiences.
    • Specification, evaluation and approval of audio sound profiles for headphone products.

  • Design Consultant/Contractor

    • Panasonic Cloud Entertainment
    • Cupertino, CA
    • Jul 2010 - Jan 2011 (6 months)

    • Drove the industrial design, product definition, and development of The Jungle’s accessory portfolio. Items include cables, AC chargers, car chargers, headphones, and cases and bags.
    • Management of vendor/suppliers for 1) design implementation 2) costing of product design.
    • Supplier sourcing and vetting for accessory and companion products.

  • Industrial Design Manager

    • Monster Cable
    • Brisbane, CA
    • Sep 2007 - Jun 2010 (2 years 9 months)

    • Managing member; Monster Product Development Leadership
    • Recipient of various design patent awards.
    • Led design strategy and managed design relationships of internal and external product programs.
    • Primary ID interface for Engineering, Marketing, Product Management, and Supply Chain.
    • Strategic and tactical guidance of ID for cables, power delivery systems, audio products and mobile accessories.
    • Management of multifaceted design team consisting of disciplines from ID, packaging, and mechanical engineering.
    • Management and guidance of suppliers/vendors for product development from concept to manufacture.

  • Senior Industrial Designer

    • Lathrop Engineering
    • San Jose, CA
    • Nov 2004 - Aug 2007 (2 years 9 months)

    • Successful industrial design and implementation for a variety of tech, bio-tech, medical and military projects.
    • Drove and implemented new design processes with advance tools that resulted in faster and better communication and development of product concepts.
    • Developed and nurtured direct relationships with customers to ensure design intent for best in class product design.
    • Led design research in ergonomics and human factors for improved product to user interactions.
    • Managed and mentored junior designers for various product projects.

  • Senior Industrial Designer

    • NanoMetrics
    • Milpitas, CA
    • Jun 2002 - Jul 2003 (1 year 1 month)

    • Primary lead for the design of metrology and metrology companion products.
    • Successfully drove the definition and implementation of industrial design and color language.
    • Design visualization lead for the creation of multiple 3D animated shorts.

  • Industrial Designer

    • HP Inc.
    • Palo Alto, CA
    • Nov 1997 - May 2002 (4 years 6 months)

    • ID lead for the design and development of various consumer and business computing products.
    • GUI design and creation: HPUX (Unix), Standalone multi-function printers
    • Notable projects: HP Superdome, HP NetServer E60, Design conceptualization of printing systems, Design conceptualization of rack server systems.
    • Creation and management of companywide product database for internal industrial design use.


  • San Jose State University

    • Bachelor of Science Industrial Design
    • 1996 - 2000



Patent Awards: US D600,675 S; US D594,441 S, US D617,198 S, US D260,448 S, US D620,447 S