Dan Harden

CEO, Principal Designer

Dan is President, CEO, and cofounder of Whipsaw. He is also the Principal Designer and directs the strategic and conceptual direction of most client accounts. His passion and experience combined with his personal philosophies about art, culture, psychology and technology permeate the work and the Whipsaw brand.

Throughout his prolific career Dan has designed hundreds of successful products ranging from baby bottles to supercomputers. Some of these hits include the Google Chromecast and OnHub, Nest Dropcam cameras, Brita Stream water purifiers, Dell’s Precision line, Cisco Telepresence systems, Livescribe smart pens, Eton radios, Adiri baby bottles, Yubo lunch boxes, Highfive teleconferencing, Intel tablets, Aristocrat slot machines, Leapfrog LeapPads, Roku devices, Topcon survey tools, Braun housewares, Motorola phones, Gateway PC’s, Sony headsets, the original Acer Aspire PC line, AT&T phones, NeXT computers, Logitech mice and Oracle computers.

Dan has won 255 design awards including many IDEA, Red Dot, iF, MDEA, D&AD, and G-Mark. He has been granted over 300 patents. His work has been featured in the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt Museum, The Henry Ford Museum, the Chicago Athenaeum, and the Pasadena Museum of California Art.

Fast Company magazine selected Dan as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business 2014, calling him “design’s secret weapon”. Fast Company also featured Dan as a Master of Design in 2005. His views and work have also been featured in Abitare, Axis, Business Week, CNN, Domus, Form, Fortune, Metropolis, Newsweek, Time, Wired, and several design books. Dan was inducted into the World Technology Network in 2013, a curated membership that honors individuals doing “the most innovative work of the greatest likely long term significance”.

Prior to founding Whipsaw in 1999, Dan was VP and President of Frogdesign where he designed many notable products and helped steer the company for ten years. Before joining Frogdesign in 1989 he was a lead designer at Henry Dreyfuss Associates and interned with design master George Nelson. He also interned at Hewlett Packard and Richardson Smith and graduated from the University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Architecture and Art.

Bob Riccomini
CTO, Principal Engineer
Hiro Teranishi
Hiro Teranishi
VP, Industrial Design
Ari Turgel
Ari Turgel
Director, Industrial and Interaction Design
Greg Aper
Greg Aper
Director, Business Development
Dyana Chargin
Dyana Chargin
Finance
Marco Berkhout
Senior Engineering Manager
Elliot Ortiz
Elliot Ortiz
Senior Industrial Designer, Creative Lead
Cole Derby
Senior Industrial Designer
Mickey Makay
Mickey Makay
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Wayman Lee
Wayman Lee
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Ting Yen
Senior Visual Designer
Akifusa Nakazawa
Akifusa Nakazawa
Senior Industrial Designer
Natasha Digman
Natasha Digman
Mechanical Engineer
Zack Stephanchick
Senior Industrial Designer
Britt Jensen
Britt Jensen
Strategist
Brian Leach
Brian Leach
Industrial Designer, Researcher
Mark Hearn
Mark Hearn
Industrial Designer
Sharice Handa
Sharice Handa
Mechanical Engineer
Wei Gu - Whipsaw Industrial Design and Engineering
Wei Gu
Industrial Designer
Anna Hildebrand
Anna Hildebrand
Mechanical Engineer
Sam Vaughan
Sam Vaughan
Operations
David Sam
Mechanical Engineer
Kellee Kimbro
Kellee Kimbro
Industrial Designer
Jase Ruggles
Industrial Designer
Jane Moynihan
Jane Moynihan
Program Manager
Eitan Cher
Eitan Cher
Mechanical Engineer
Cheng-Fu
Cheng–Fu Hsieh
Industrial Designer
Heidi Schwenk
Heidi Schwenk
Operations
Julie Riccomini
Operations