About HSD

Over 40 years of experience developing products which improve the human experience

We believe the future is based on teamwork across many disciplines and collaboration with multiple industries. Our unique ability to partner in development and to combine creativity with end user’s needs and manufacturing implementation delivers innovative results. HS Design offers a variety of services specifically aimed at rapidly developing ideas to market.

HS Design combines researchers, designers, engineers, marketing and manufacturing experts to create a team specifically tailored on an individual client basis. Our team combines research and conceptualization, form and function, prototyping and validation until they are confident the design is ready for introduction. This process has helped create over 400 successful products in our 42-year history.

Our History

Founded in 1968, HSD (originally Huck Studer Design) was one of the few medical and healthcare design firms in the United States. Over time, the firm solidified a reputation for discovering effective, user-centric solutions for difficult problems, while providing a creative “family” atmosphere.

The firm’s personalized team approach to innovation and client service has remained relatively unchanged, and is still the driving force behind HSD today. Our designers, engineers and researchers utilize the strengths of a team philosophy to solve even the most challenging problems. This collaborative effort combines the needs of both end users and suppliers—resulting in award-winning products that exceed customer expectations, stimulate the market, and create a better customer experience.

In recent years, the HSD value proposition has focused on the humanizing and multi-faceted integration of groundbreaking technology to solve complex problems, while enabling a technology transfer across multiple industries. By acknowledging the individual nature of each program, HSD can customize the design process to maintain each client’s need for innovation and brand recognition, while increasing a product’s speed to market.

In just four decades, HSD has produced over 400 successfully designed products and has been recognized as a leader in Medical and Life Science product development. An award-winning portfolio of surgical tools, diagnostic instruments, and consumer healthcare products showcases the firm’s wide range of clients, including both Fortune 100 firms and emerging new ventures. HSD product design experience also includes consumer, commercial, and national defense products.


We build a lot of things, and a great place to work is one of them. At HSD, we believe the best ideas are products of a positive environment (combining hard work, collaboration, good food and of course a lot of fun!). Each member of the HSD family offers a unique perspective, skillset and personality, creating a diverse atmosphere to think, play and grow.

HSD collaborates with top companies in the industry

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