Whipsaw is an Industrial Design and Engineering consulting firm located in the heart of Silicon Valley, California. Whipsaw creates highly successful, awardwinning products in the consumer electronic, housewares, medical, industrial, and business product categories. Some of our market hits include the Google Chromecast, Nike FuelBand, Dell Precision line, Dropcam security cameras, Livescribe computer pens, Eton emergency radios and music players, the Adiri baby bottle, Cisco TelePresence systems, Cisco/Linksys routers, Yubo lunch boxes, Intel healthcare tablets, IGT slot machines, the Kaleidescape Cinema One, Leapfrog LeapPads, Roku TV boxes, and TPLink networking devices.
Our purpose is to create excellent products and experiences that advance the state of the art while helping people in a meaningful way, and to help our clients succeed. Our solutions always aim to support our client’s business objectives with a goal to increase revenue, improve market position, and enhance corporate value. One of Whipsaw’s strengths is its team of experienced and talented individuals. Every Whipsaw project team is tailor made for each unique client by matching the best individual strengths and skills for the given problem.
Whipsaw has demonstrated a keen ability to “break through the noise” with design solutions that are beautiful, functional, unique, appropriate, lasting, and simple. Whipsaw has won over 160 Industrial Design awards since its founding in 1999, including many IDEA, CES Innovations, Red Dot, iF, MDEA, GMark, and D&AD awards. Whipsaw’s work and views have been published in Axis, Business Week, Design Report, Domus, Form, Fortune, ID Magazine, Metropolis, Newsweek, New York Times, Time, Wall Street Journal, and Wired. Fast Company magazine ranked Whipsaw among the Top 5 design firms in the world.
Services and Specialties:
Industrial Design, Engineering, Branding, Interaction Design, Research, Product Development
Abbott Labs, Alza, Apnicure, Aristocrat, Avaya, Avery, Bobrick, Cisco Systems, Colgate, Dell, Dropcam, Eton, Gatan, GE, Google, Griffin, Haier, Highfive, Huawei, IGT, Intel, Kaleidescape, Leapfrog, Leitz, Livescribe, Merck, Motorola, Netgear, Nike, Olympus, Pano Logic, Pioneer, Roku, Samsung, SunPower, ThermoScientific,
Topcon, TPLink and Yubo.
Staff Size: 36
Whipsaw has won over 160 Industrial Design Awards including many Red Dot, IDEA, GMark, GOOD Design; iF, Spark, D&AD and MDEA.
Whipsaw has also been granted over 250 patents.
Our creations are in the permanent collection at the Smithsonian Institution Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, and the Pasadena Museum of California Art.