Whipsaw Inc.

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Whipsaw is an Industrial Design & Engineering consulting firm with offices in San Jose and San Francisco, California, with a focus on innovative product design, development & branding. Whipsaw creates highly successful products across many diverse fields including consumer electronics, housewares, wearables, medical, computing, scientific, and business equipment. Whipsaw’s clients range from large corporations like Avaya, Bosch, Cisco, Clorox, Ford, GE, Google, Haier, Intel, Leitz, Merck, Motorola, Nike, Olympus, Samsung, Sony, and TP-Link plus exciting startups like Apnicure, Avinger, Highfive, Livescribe, OM Signal and Sprimo.

Whipsaw product solutions always aim to support our client’s business objectives with a goal to increase revenue, improve market position, and enhance corporate value. At the same time, the team strives to connect with end users by creating intuitive, clever, emotional design that’s relevant to that user’s life and problem. They strategically align all elements that make a great product or brand experience by merging innovation, problem solving, form, function, usability, and cost into holistic solutions that simply resonate.

Whipsaw has been widely published; has won over 230 Industrial Design Awards; and has creations in the Smithsonian Institution Cooper Hewitt Design Museum and the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design. Fast Company magazine ranked Whipsaw among the Top 5 design firms in the world and in 2014 Whipsaw CEO Dan Harden was named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business, calling him “design’s secret weapon”.



  • Abbot Labs
  • Alza
  • Apnicure
  • Aristocrat
  • Avaya
  • Avery
  • Bobrick
  • 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
  • Bosch
  • Cisco
  • Clorox
  • Ford
  • Haier
  • Sony
  • Avinger
  • OMsignal
  • Sprimo



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Whipsaw Inc.


  • Industrial Design
  • Engineering
  • Branding

Typical Project Budget

Not Specified

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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