Whipsaw Inc.

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Whipsaw is an Industrial Design & Engineering firm located in Silicon Valley, California. Whipsaw creates successful, award-winning products in the consumer electronic, housewares, medical, industrial, and business product categories. Our clients range from large international corporations including Avaya, Cisco, Colgate, Dell, Eton, GE, Google, Haier, Intel, Leitz, Merck, Nike, Olympus, Samsung, SunPower and TP-Link plus many exciting startups like Apnicure, Dropcam, Livescribe and Yubo. Some of our market hits include the Nike FuelBand, Google Chromecast, Dell’s Precision line, Dropcam cameras, Livescribe computer pens, Eton emergency radios and stereos, the Adiri baby bottle, Cisco routers and Telepresence systems, Yubo lunch boxes, Intel healthcare tablets, the Kaleidescape Cinema One, Leapfrog LeapPads, Roku TV boxes, and TP-Link networking devices.

Our purpose is to create 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.

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 175 Industrial Design awards since its founding in 1999, including many IDEA, CES Innovations, Red Dot, iF, MDEA, Gmarks, 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.

Whipsaw’s 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.



  • Abbot 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
  • Thermo-Scientific
  • Topcon
  • TP-Link
  • Yubo



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Whipsaw Inc.


  • Industrial Design
  • Engineering
  • Branding

Typical Project Budget

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Main Office

434 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
United States


Dan Harden
phone: 408 297 9771
fax: 408 297 9775
Website: www.whipsaw.com info@whipsaw.com

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