Contract Designer

Design at 3    Dec 2015 - present

- Designed and branded for Yuan, a Chinese based company specialized in projectors. Responsible for major portions of their VI design, including graphic design, accessory design and motion graphics for the product’s launch screen.
- Managed client's social media platform and created contents and campaigns for online marketing.


Product Design and Management Intern

Sashapure    Jun 2015 - Dec 2015

Participated in all aspects of the design process and worked closely with other leaders in product development and marketing. This included branding, packaging, 3D rendering and UX design. Responsible for:
- Chinese and English copywriting of Tubbot Vacuum Cleaner
- Product animation and motion graphics on website
- CMF development for the second generation
- Organizing research pertaining to upcoming designs
- Display design and mobile website design
- Website production management


Product Design Intern

Oxgut Hose Co.    Jan 2014 - Jul 2014

Worked closely with the founder and marketing manager to support design and manufacturing processes for startup that reclaims genuine retired hoses from fire departments and repurposes them into high-end furniture and accessories. Responsible for creating the company's style guide. 



California College of the Arts

Graduate with Distinction, 2011-2015

BFA Degree, Industrial Design


Honors & Awards

2011 - 2015 Creative Achievement Award

Scholarship - California College Of The Arts

2015 A'Design Award & Competition

Bronze Award in Social Design - Green Project

2015 IDEA Award

Finalist - Green Project










"I have worked closely with Han during his internship and he continues to help me with freelance work. I think Han is a great young designer and team player. He is able to pick up new skills and applications quickly and he is not afraid of new challenges. Han seeks out new designs that turn out to be great work. He has a great mix of critical thinking and a wide range of skills. He can contribute to diverse projects from ID, UX and Project Management to PR Writing. Han is a great team player who knows when to follow instructions and when to speak out his voice. He’s also a good DJ for setting up playful and energetic playlists for the team. I highly recommend Han for a versatile design role and cross-disciplinary projects."

Sasha Tseng, Principal Designer and Founder at Sashapure


"Han is a fantastic student of Industrial Design. His creative energy and willingness to push new ideas is not only evident in the work he produces, it is part of his way of life - he seems to LIVE design. Han has impeccable taste and seeks out new designs all the time. He is not shy of hard work and uses his skills to the fullest when challenged to find new solutions. His student work is just the beginning of what I believe will be a very rewarding and exciting career. I highly recommend Han Rihango Gao for a position with a company who seeks a talented, dedicated, and eager designer to be a part of their team."

Raffi Minasian, Design Consultant and Professor