Kai Halsinger

Kai Halsinger

Kai has been the leader of design teams responsible for great products at Ziba, Intel and Wacom, where he was chief designer of the award-winning Bamboo tablet line.


Kai Halsinger brings a unique combination of strategic and business context, creative design vision, technical expertise, tenacity and research-driven insight to any project he leads.

Throughout his career he has led many successful design teams, including those responsible for the Wacom Cintiq 24HD Touch, Intuos 4 and Wacom’s consumer-friendly, award-winning Bamboo digitizing tablet lines.

As a Creative Director at Ziba he repeatedly took leading roles in innovation and product design programs for over 40 different clients. These include the discovery and development of all new media delivery platforms for SiriusXM Satellite Radio, the re-definition of the air conditioner as a premium home appliance for Friedrich, defining new unified messaging experiences for AT&T and the development of a low-cost water filtration system for HaloSource, aimed at over 2 billion global customers in developing countries.

As a native of Berlin, he earned his Industrial Design degree at WWU in the US, and returned to Germany to serve as a design manager at frog design’s original headquarters in Altensteig, under legendary founder Hartmut Esslinger. From ’03-’06 he was the Creative Director for Intel’s multi-disciplinary User Centered Design studio. he has earned a number of design awards that include several Red Dot awards, and several IDEA Silver & Bronze medals from the Industrial Designers Society of America.


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