We're a team of creative thinkers, fixers, makers and dreamers on a mission to solve critical product challenges.

Industrial Design

Digital Design


We specialize in the industrial design, user experience, and engineering of physical products and digital experiences with studios in San Francisco and San Jose, California. We strive to create smart, unique, and intuitive solutions that profoundly connect with users on both rational and emotional levels. Its what we’ve been doing since our founding in 1999, and have shipped over 800 Whipsaw-designed products to market for our startup and international corporation partners. Let’s work together.


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A partner to the world’s most
ambitious companies


Our Services


Industrial Design

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


Mechanical Engineering

Enclosure and Mechanism Engineering
Structural and Thermal Analysis
Design for Manufacturability
Validation Testing
Tooling Management


Experience Design

Design Strategy
Qualitative User Research
Usability Testing and Validation
Research Synthesis
Interaction Design
User Interface Design
Design Systems

Global recognition

Winning over 290 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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