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  • Dan Hua

    Industrial Design and Product Development/Management

    San Jose, CA

Product development and industrial design experience in both strategic and tactical level capacities. Ability to manage domestic teams and overseas supplier teams for a complete product development process. Enjoys working cross functionally with engineering, marketing, and supply chain to ensure a great product. Interested in any product development and industrial design opportunities that will challenge the perception of what the products of tomorrow will be like. Specialties: Product Development and Management, Industrial Design Management, Industrial Design, DFM (Design for Manufacturability), Packaging Design, Product Sourcing, Over Seas Supplier Management, Design Research, Brand Identity, Human Factors, Ergonomics, Material Finishes & Colors Tools: SolidWorks, Rhino3D, Adobe CS, MS Office, MS Project

Work Samples

  • Consumer Electronics

  • Information Technology

  • Audio

Work History

  • Principal

    Providing services in product development, industrial design and APAC factory management and support.

    Industries Served....
    • Mobility
    • Consumer Electronics Accessories
    • Consumer Electronics Audio
    • Personal Computing
    • Information Technology Products
    • Biotech & Medical
    • Military

  • Sr. Product Development Manager

    • BDA, Inc.
    • Sep 2012 - Nov 2013 (1 year 2 months)

    Lead, managed and developed various headphone products for the Munitio brand. Responsible for the launch of Munitio’s flagship headphone, the Pro 40 over ears, that put the Munitio brand into mainstream recognition in the headphone industry.

    • Primary lead for audio tuning and development.
    • Roadmap development thru in depth competitive analysis and research. Includes product vision (ID), product specifications and costing.
    • Management of internal and Asia factory teams, including verification and approval of designs.
    • Investigation and vetting of supplier factories.
    • High level support for sales and marketing.
    • Investigation of new technologies for audio use.

  • Senior Design Consultant: Accessories

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

    Design Consultant
    1. cable accessories design
    2. power accessories design
    3. bag and case design
    4. material finishes and specification
    5. supplier sourcing: asia

  • Industrial Design Manager

    • Monster Cable Products, Inc.
    • 2007 - Jun 2010 (3 years)

    Design strategy, design management, design relationships, and development of various product categories.
    Held and maintained direct design relationships with key Monster partners: Disney, Diesel, Vivienne Tam, and others.
    Design interface for Marketing, Product Management, and Supply Chain on product launch.
    Design management of product line, from cables and power systems to audio products and mobile accessories.
    Management of a design team that consists of disciplines from design, packaging, and mechanical engineering.
    Collaborated directly with the President/Owner of Monster Cable on product design issues and strategies.
    Held direct relationships with product suppliers and vendors, often managing their product development teams to ensure proper product design and execution.

    Vivienne Tam Butterfly Headphone:
    Designed and developed ‘Butterfly’, a Vivienne Tam headphone. This was launched as Vivienne Tam’s first consumer electronics product that focused on fashion.

    HP/Monster Digital Life:
    Designed and developed HP’s line of accessory computer cables by Monster. Product line was successfully launched and placed HP in the forefront of premium computer cables.

    Disney TRON:
    Managed Disney relationship on the design and implementation of their new TRON audio lineup.

    Monster/Beats Headphones:
    Development and launch of several industry leading headphones including:
    Beats Pro (DJ Headphone) Beats By Dre Solo, Lady Gaga Heartbeats, DiddyBeats, Turbine Pro, Turbine, Jamz, Mobile Jamz, Lil’ Jamz, Vivienne Tam Butterfly, and Miles Davis

    Industry Leading Package Design:
    Designed and developed the Beats By Dre Studio ANC headphone packaging. Packaging design was critique as a design that rivaled that of Apple, and became the standard reference design for later Monster headphone products.

    Monster/Apple Mobile:
    Implemented, developed, and launched a family of Apple mobile products for the iPod/iPhone accessories category.

  • Sr. Industrial Designer

    • Lathrop Engineering
    • Nov 2004 - Aug 2007 (2 years 9 months)

    Senior design lead for a variety of high technology projects. Developed direct working relationships with customers to ensure the design intent and best in class design.
    Projects ranged from biotech and medical to military, industrial and computer products. Design tasks range from human factors studies and product research to product conceptualization and development.
    Managed and mentored junior designers in support roles for projects.

    Improvement of Design Processes:
    Introduced and implemented advance design tools into the product development process at Lathrop Engineering. This added value and provided greater ROI, and resulted in better communication of design concepts. The newly implemented processes were directly responsible for some of the repeat business awarded to Lathrop Engineering.

    Awarded bid (through Lathrop Engineering) for Cadence’s new super computer, the Palladium 3. Contract was awarded based on a forward thinking design that allowed for clustering and scaling of systems.

  • Sr. Industrial Designer

    • Nanometrics
    • Jun 2002 - Jun 2003 (1 year)

    Design of stand-alone metrology, integrated metrology, and metrology companion products.
    Definition and implementation of product design language and color language.
    Design visualization lead for multiple 3D animated shorts. Animations effectively communicated product technologies to clients, leading to a more effective, clear and concise way of presenting products to interested clients.

    Product Family Development:
    Lead, designed, and implemented a common design language for the Nanometrics line of wafer metrology products. The design language was achieved through careful understanding of the product line. This resulted in products that were hi-tech looking, but also friendly and easy to approach.

  • Industrial Designer

    • Hewlett-Packard
    • Dec 1997 - May 2002 (4 years 5 months)

    Design and development of various consumer and business computing products.
    GUI design and creation: HPUX (Unix), Standalone multi-function printer, Help Screen animations.
    Design projects included: HP Superdome, HP NetServer E60, Design conceptualization of printing systems, Design conceptualization of rack server systems.
    Database management of companywide design projects.


  • 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