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
Bob Riccomini
CTO, Principal Engineer
Ari Turgel
Ari Turgel
Director, Industrial and Interaction Design
Greg Aper
Greg Aper
Director, Business Development
Dyana Chargin
Dyana Chargin
Finance
Cole Derby
Director, Industrial Design
Marco Berkhout
Senior Engineering Manager
Elliot Ortiz
Elliot Ortiz
Senior Industrial Designer, Creative Lead
Mickey Makay
Mickey Makay
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Wayman Lee
Wayman Lee
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Ting Yen
Senior Visual Designer
Natasha Digman
Natasha Digman
Mechanical Engineer
Zack Stephanchick
Senior Industrial Designer
Britt Jensen
Britt Jensen
User Experience Designer, 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
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
Monica Tam - Whipsaw Industrial Design and Engineering
Monica Tam
Marketing
Yale Shaw - Whipsaw Industrial Design and Engineering
Yale Shaw
Industrial Designer