We’re a dynamic group of designers and engineers on a mission to solve critical product challenges

Whipsaw is an Industrial Design and Engineering consulting firm with studios in San Jose and San Francisco, California. We are known for creating smart, unique and intuitive solutions that profoundly connect with end users on both a rational and emotional level. We’re also known for consistently creating popular products that dominate their market niche while helping our clients achieve greater business success. Since our founding in 1999, over 500 Whipsaw-designed products have shipped to market in many diverse industries for startups to international corporations. Let’s work together.


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Meet our clients

Industrial Design

Design Strategy, Research & Analysis
Product Aesthetics
Human Factors and Experience Design
Product Function, Invention & Feature
Material and Detail specification


Mechanical Engineering

Enclosure and Mechanism engineering
Structural and thermal analysis
Design for manufacturability
Validation testing
Tooling management


Branding & User Experience

Brand Strategy
Graphic Design
User Interface
Corporate Identity

Global recognition

Winning over 260 design awards speaks volumes about our commitment to excellence. We’re honored to have work featured in the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and the Pasadena Museum of California Art.

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