Howard Nuk
Chief Design Executive | Fast Company's Most Creative People | Forbes Technology Council | Entrepreneur & Advisor
Howard Nuk is a product design and innovation executive leader with 20+ years of experience. Howard is Vice President of Design at Luminar where his role is to advance lidar design integration for autonomous safety with Volvo, Polestar, Mercedes Benz, and others.
Howard joined RH in 2022 as Senior Vice President of Design & Innovation. The focus of Howard’s role was to elevate the RH brand across the customer journey by spearheading new initiatives that elevate product, packaging, and digital experiences.    
In 2016, Howard Nuk co-founded Palm, a San Francisco-based startup with a mission to disrupt the mobile industry. They brought on NBA champion Stephen Curry as a strategic investor and advisor at Palm. In 2018, they launched the new Palm and the world’s first companion smartphone with exclusive partner, Verizon.
Prior to Palm, Howard was Vice President of Design at Samsung Design America. Howard developed over a dozen new mobile tech products, including the Samsung wireless earbuds—Samsung Galaxy Buds, Gear IconX, Gear IconX 2018, and Gear Circle; Samsung wrist wearables—Samsung Gear Fit 1, Gear Fit 2, Gear S, and Gear S2. Howard also designed the Samsung Level headphones lineup, and Samsung Galaxy View products. 
Previous to Samsung, Howard was Vice President of the Industrial Design Studio at Ammunition. Howard helped create groundbreaking products for Beats by Dr Dre, and Nook by Barnes & Noble, Adobe, and Sky. Howard also notably worked with founder Jack Dorsey on the full product line for Square.
Howard has also served as Creative Director at global design firm, frog where over an 11 year tenure, Howard developed product lines for Disney, Motorola, Intel, Polycom, Starbucks, Titleist, among others.
Howard joined the advisory board for Surf, a social intelligence marketing platform. Prior, Howard was an advisor to the design non-profit, Industrial Arts and Method (IAM).
Howard is a council member on the Forbes Technology Council. He has also served as juror for notable design competitions, and spoken at design and tech talks. Howard’s work and opinions have been published in Time, Fast Company, Businessweek, Fortune, Forbes, CNET, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, Surface, Variety. 
Howard is honored as one of Fast Company's Most Creative People. Howard has created dozens of award-winning products (iF Award, Red Dot, IDSA, Good Design) with over 100+ patents to his name. 
Howard attended Carleton University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design, graduating Summa Cum Laude.
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