Hiro TeranishiVP, Industrial Design
Hiro is VP Design at Whipsaw where he has worked since 2000. Hiro directs key client projects, oversees resourcing, and helps to guide ID team development. Hiro has over 30 years of design experience, and has designed products for many corporations including Amana, Cisco, Gateway, Eton, General Dynamics, Harmon/Kardon, HP, Lufthansa, Mitsubishi, Packard Bell, Pioneer and Sony. His specialty is late stage product design development where he works with toolmakers and engineers to optimize the design solution during manufacturing ramp-up.
Hiro has won over 60 design awards and his work has been published in Business Week, Fortune, ID Magazine, Nikkei Design, Form, Time, T3, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Prior to joining Whipsaw, Hiro was the VP Design at RKS Design, and also held design positions at Frogdesign, Ashcraft Design, Henry Dreyfuss Associates, and Digital Equipment Corporation. Hiro graduated with honors from Art Center College of Design in 1984 and also holds a BA degree from UCLA.