WHO ARE WE?

Whistle is a Melbourne based product development agency, founded in 2012. Our background is rooted firmly in Product Engineering and Industrial Design, having spent years developing power tools, business and industrial devices, and consumer products.

As of 2021, we have completed over 500 projects worldwide, with around 50% of our projects originating from international clientele, primarily Europe and Asia. Our diverse team comprises management, designers, engineers and support staff.

We pride ourselves on working with Start-ups, SME’s and Large Enterprise businesses to deliver commercially viable, technically feasible, and market-ready solutions to their product development needs.

our team.

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LUCAS LASTMAN

Business Development
B. Eng (Mech) / B. Des. (ID), Monash University, 2005.

Lucas leads our Business Development and is the first point of contact for new clients looking to understand our capabilities and pathway through the development process.

An Engineer and Designer by background with 15 years experience developing projects in automotive, consumer products, industrial and business devices, and power tool and hardware. He is passionate about strategy, innovation and opportunity, helping our clients get to market the right way, leading to successful development of their projects.

Paul Miller

PAUL MILLER

Client & Studio Director
B. Eng (Mech) / B. Des. (ID), Monash University, 2004.

Paul Miller, aka “Miller,” is our Client & Studio Director, managing all active projects and overseeing the smooth running of the Studio.

Paul is focused on helping clients achieve growth through the development of market-changing products. He is passionate about business strategy, communication and designing products that enhance the human experience. An Engineer and Designer by background, Paul has worked in Power Tool & Hardware, sports science and ag-tech.

Paul Connor

PAUL CONNOR

Design Director
B. Eng (Mech) / B. Des. (ID), Monash University, 2004.

Paul Connor, aka “Connor,” leads our Design Team, providing creative and technical direction, overseeing quality to ensure the contributions our team make to our clients projects are second to none.

An Engineer and Designer by background, Paul has a deep understanding of the technical and commercial challenges faced during new product development. He is passionate about sharing his experience with staff and clients to help them achieve brilliant results.

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MARINA SAVENKOV 

Studio Administrator

B. Interior Architecture, Monash University, 2012.

Alastair Wightman

ALASTAIR WIGHTMAN

Mechanical Engineer

B. Engineering (Mechanical), RMIT University, 2013.

Paul Riaikkenen

PAUL RIAIKKENEN

Product Design Engineer

B. Design (ID), RMIT University, 2011.

Bei Chen Nan

BEI CHEN NAN

Industrial Designer

B. Industrial Design, Monash University, 2010.

KIERAN CHOY

Product Design Engineer

B. Des. (Industrial Design)
University of Tech. Sydney, 2008
Adv.Dip Engineering (Mech.) RMIT, 2020

Danielle Boyd

DANIELLE BOYD

Industrial Designer

B. Industrial & Product Design, QUT, 2018. Dip. Graphic Design, QIBT, 2011.

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BEAU WILLIAMS

Industrial Designer

B. Industrial Design, Monash University, 2017.

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OLIVIA PRANIC

Industrial Design Intern

B. Industrial Design, RMIT University, 2021.

OUR STUDIO.

Our studio in Melbourne, Australia, is our design hub. Our designers use the latest Wacom® tablets paired with Adobe® and Autodesk® software to deliver beautiful designs, and our engineers develop production-ready solutions in 3D in the latest versions of Solidworks® and validate their solutions through a range of prototyping options including 3D print, FDM, SLA, SLS, and CNC.

We are regularly in China, visiting clients and suppliers. Our supplier network is vast and well-suited to production runs from single unit prototypes through high volume mass production. It’s this commitment to design and service for our clients that builds lasting partnerships and drives our goal to become your valued and trusted product development partner

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