Whipsaw is an Industrial Design & Engineering consulting firm located in San Jose and San Francisco, California. Whipsaw offers innovative product design, UX, development and branding. Our team creates highly successful products and experiences in many diverse categories including consumer electronics, housewares, medical, wearables, computing, scientific, industrial, and business product categories. Whipsaw was founded in 1999 by Dan Harden, President/CEO and Principal Designer, and Bob Riccomini, CTO and Principal Engineer. Over the past 17 years, Whipsaw has attained over 200 clients; designed over 400 products; won more than 240 design awards, and granted over 300 patents. Whipsaw has creations in the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, and is ranked by Fast Company as one of the top five design firms in the world. Fast Company also named Dan Harden one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business 2014, calling him “design’s secret weapon”. And Dan was inducted into the World Technology Network in 2013, which honors those doing “the most innovative work of the greatest likely long term significance.”
Whipsaw is renowned for the quality, uniqueness, and diversity of its work, as acknowledged by numerous accolades and market hits across many fields. Ninety-five percent of their work successfully ships to market, which means their design values are positively affecting millions of lives. This magnanimity has become their corporate purpose.Whipsaw’s creations are known for producing substantial business success for large corporations like Avaya, Aristocrat, Bosch, Cisco, Clorox, Ford, GE, Google, Haier, Intel, Leitz, Merck, Motorola, Neato Robotics, Nike, Olympus, Samsung, Sony, and TP-Link plus exciting startups like Highfive, Blumio, Ript Labs, Bossanova, Delphinus, Livescribe, and Sprimo.