Akifusa Nakazawa

Senior Industrial Designer

Aki possesses an innate ability to dream up astounding innovation. He always discovers a unique point of view for every project he works on, which results in stunningly fresh design that often makes one smile.

Aki enjoys conceptual variety, and at Whipsaw he has designed cameras for Cisco Meraki; water bottles for Blender Bottle; robots for SRI and Aeolus; electronics for Arris and TP-Link; backpacks for Ventir, food delivery systems for HDS, and laser medical devices for Boston Scientific.

Prior to joining Whipsaw in 2015, Aki worked at Sharp Electronics in Japan where he designed home appliances and future product strategies. He studied Design at Chiba University where he received a Masters degree in 2011.  Aki loves traveling to developing countries where culture is authentic and real. As he says, “travel breaks my bias and allows me to see”.

Dan Harden
CEO, Principal Designer
Ari Turgel
Director, Industrial Design
Cole Derby
Director, Industrial Design
Marco Berkhout
Director, Engineering
Mickey Makay
Principal Engineer
Jane Moynihan
Director, Operations
Dyana Chargin
Finance
Gabrielle Whelan
Director, Communications
Wei Gu
Senior Industrial Designer / Manager of China Business
Galen Eliason-Carey
Senior Industrial Designer
Yale Shaw
Senior Industrial Designer
Natalie Rowan
Senior Industrial Designer
Walker Harden
Experience Design Lead
Katie Hoose
Mechanical Engineer
Mark Hearn
Senior Industrial Designer
Carlos Terminel
Industrial Designer
Paul Gifford
Senior User Experience Designer
Benjamin Martin
Industrial Designer
Alice Chen
User Experience Designer
Daniel Cheung
Industrial Designer
Celine Wong
Industrial Designer
Lauren Hishinuma
Mechanical Engineer
Isabella Glenn
PR and Marketing Specialist
Sam Vaughan
Operations