Designers and engineers on a mission to solve critical product challenges

We’re an industrial design, user experience, and engineering consulting firm with studios in San Francisco and San Jose, California. We exist to create smart, unique and intuitive solutions that profoundly connect with users on both rational and emotional levels. Since our founding in 1999, over 800 Whipsaw-designed products have shipped to market in many industries for startups to international corporations. 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


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


Brand Strategy
Graphic Design
User Interface Design
Corporate Identity

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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