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Howard Nuk is a global design leader who has led design studios for the world’s top consumer electronics companies and design agencies. Howard’s entrepreneurial spirit and holistic approach to design has helped create numerous category-creating, award-winning products over his 20-year career.

In late 2016, Howa… Read More
Howard Nuk is a global design leader who has led design studios for the world’s top consumer electronics companies and design agencies. Howard’s entrepreneurial spirit and holistic approach to design has helped create numerous category-creating, award-winning products over his 20-year career.

In late 2016, Howard joined as advisory board member at the newly founded Miami College of Design, working closely with renowned design leader Franco Lodato and MIT Media Lab co-founder Walter Bender, also founders of the design non-profit Industrial Arts and Method Foundation (IAM).

As VP of Design at Samsung Design America, Howard's role was to define and design category-creating products within the mobile and home ecosystems. Notable products from Samsung Design America include: Samsung Gear IconX, Samsung Gear Fit 2, Samsung Galaxy View, Samsung Gear S2, Samsung Gear S, Samsung Gear Circle, Samsung Gear Fit and Samsung Level premium headphone line.

Prior to Samsung, Howard worked with Robert Brunner at Ammunition as VP, Industrial Design Studio. Ammunition helping to create groundbreaking products for companies like Beats by Dr. Dre, and Nook by Barnes and Noble. Key successes are the Adobe Ink smart stylus, Sky Q, Lark Life wrist wearable, and full product line for Square.

Howard previously 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’s work and opinions have been published in Fast Company, Businessweek, Fortune, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, and Wired, among others. He has also served on the jury for notable design competitions and has spoken at numerous design and tech talks.

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  • Advisory Board Member
    Industrial Arts & Method Foundation (IAM)
  • Vice President of Design
    Samsung Design America — CA, USA
  • Vice President, Industrial Design Studio
    Ammunition — San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Creative Director, Product Design
    Frog Design — San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Associate Creative Director
    Frog Design — Palo Alto, CA, USA
  • Industrial Designer
    Frog Design — Sunnyvale, CA, USA
  • Jr Industrial Designer
    DW Product Development — Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Intern
    Pivko Architects — Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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