United States
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May 11 2015
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United States
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434 S 1st St, San Jose, 95113, USA
Whipsaw is an Industrial Design and Engineering consulting firm located in the heart of Silicon Valley, California, founded in 1999 by Dan Harden and Bob Riccomini, both of whom are active principals in the firm.

Whipsaw creates products and brand experiences for many diverse industries including housewares, consumer electronics, medical, and business products. Our clients range from start-ups to large International corporations.

Our purpose is to make 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 aim to support our client’s business objectives, with a goal to increase revenue, improve market position, and enhance corporate value.

What are we really good at?

1. Providing the very highest level of Industrial Design and Engineering quality.
2. Creating interesting and intuitive products that connect emotionally with end users.
3. Strategically aligning all elements that make a great product or brand experience (integrating innovation, problem solving, form, function, ease of use, features and cost objectives).
4. Consistently delivering successful products to the market. For fourteen years Whipsaw has created hundreds of products, many of which became big market hits.

Whipsaw has been recognized around the globe as a leading design firm. We have won over 160 design awards, granted over 200 patents, and published widely. Fast Company magazine named Whipsaw a Top 5 most innovative firm. Our creations are in the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, and the Pasadena Museum of California Art.

One of Whipsaw’s strengths is its team of experienced and talented individuals. Every Whipsaw project team is tailor made for each unique client problem by matching the best individual strengths and skills for the given problem. Our company culture is fun and casual, but also intensely passionate and performance-oriented.

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