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Whipsaw is a product design and experience innovation company with studios in San Francisco and San Jose, California. Founded in 1999, Whipsaw is now one of the world’s most highly acclaimed and accomplished product design agencies.
Our team closely partners with clients on the industrial design, digital design, and engineering of products and experiences in many diverse categories, including consumer electronics, housewares, medical, robotics, computing, scientific, wearables, industrial, and business product categories. Our clients include some of the world’s top companies like Google, Uber, Ford, Nike, Samsung, Brita, and emerging startups like Tonal, Blumio, Bossanova, Harry’s, and Tile.
Over the past 20 years, we have been granted over 500 patents; worked with over 250 client partners; and introduced over 1000 products to market. We strive to create smart, unique, and intuitive solutions that profoundly connect with users on both rational and emotional levels. 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 300 industrial design awards, including many Red Dot, iF, IDEA, Medical Design Excellence Awards, Gmarks, and D&AD awards.
Whipsaw has creations in the Smithsonian Institution Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, The Henry Ford Museum, and will be featured in an upcoming exhibition at the V&A museum in London. Fast Company ranked Whipsaw among the Top 5 design firms in the world and selected Dan Harden, CEO, as “One of the 100 Most Creative People.”