Akifusa Nakazawa

Senior Industrial Designer

Aki possesses an innate ability to dream up astounding innovation. He always discovers a unique point of view for every project he works on, which results in stunningly fresh design that often makes one smile.

Aki enjoys conceptual variety, and at Whipsaw he has designed cameras for Cisco Meraki; water bottles for Blender Bottle; robots for SRI and Aeolus; electronics for Arris and TP-Link; backpacks for Ventir, food delivery systems for HDS, and laser medical devices for Boston Scientific.

Prior to joining Whipsaw in 2015, Aki worked at Sharp Electronics in Japan where he designed home appliances and future product strategies. He studied Design at Chiba University where he received a Masters degree in 2011.  Aki loves traveling to developing countries where culture is authentic and real. As he says, “travel breaks my bias and allows me to see”.

Dan Harden Whipsaw Industrial Design and Engineering
Dan Harden
CEO, Principal Designer
Ari Turgel
Ari Turgel
Director, Industrial and Interaction Design
Marco Berkhout
Director, Engineering
Cole Derby
Director, Industrial Design
Mickey Makay
Mickey Makay
Principal Engineer
Elliot Ortiz
Elliot Ortiz
Creative Lead, Industrial Design
Dyana Chargin
Dyana Chargin
Finance
Britt Jensen
Britt Jensen
User Experience & Strategy Lead
Wayman Lee
Wayman Lee
Senior Engineering Manager
Ting Yen
Senior Visual Designer
Brian Leach
Brian Leach
Senior UX & Industrial Designer
Mark Hearn
Mark Hearn
Industrial Designer
Wei Gu - Whipsaw Industrial Design and Engineering
Wei Gu
Industrial Designer
Sam Vaughan
Sam Vaughan
Operations
Jane Moynihan
Jane Moynihan
Program Manager
Cheng-Fu
Cheng–Fu Hsieh
Industrial Designer
Yale Shaw - Whipsaw Industrial Design and Engineering
Yale Shaw
Industrial Designer
Benjamin Martin
Industrial Designer
Xiaoyu Ma
Design Assistant
Katie Hoose
Mechanical Engineer
Galen Eliason-Carey
Senior Industrial Designer
Paul Gifford
UX Design Strategist
Daniel Cheung
Industrial Designer
Bob Riccomini
Technical Advisor