ISO 9001:2015 Certified Industrial Design in Melbourne.

Who Are We?

Whistle is a Melbourne based, ISO 9001 certified, Industrial Design and Product Development Company, founded in 2012. We work businesses around the world developing innovative, meticulously designed and precision engineered products, devices and systems for their customers.

Our team comprises thoroughly professional, highly qualified and diversely experienced Designers, Engineers, Project Management and Support Staff.

We pride ourselves on working with Start-ups, SMEs and Large Enterprise Businesses to deliver innovative, world-class solutions to their product development needs.

Our Industrial Design Studio.

Based in Mulgrave, in the South-East Melbourne Innovation Precinct (SEMIP), is our multilevel studio. Downstairs we have a full workshop for prototype builds, sample teardowns, and production part assembly. Upstairs, you’ll find our designers in an open plan space, surrounded by whiteboards for sketching and ideation at a moments notice, and a sample library we’ve built over time from all projects we have worked on.

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.

ISO 9001:2015 Certified Industrial Design in Melbourne.

Whistle Design Group is proud to be the only ISO 9001:2015 certified Industrial Design studio in Melbourne. This is a rigorous, internationally recognised standard that ensures our services and products meet the needs of customers through an effective quality management system (QMS).

To achieve and maintain this certification, our studio and internal practices and procedures are closely and routinely audited by Compass Assurance Services in an independent evaluation process. This certification demonstrates our commitment to improving and streamlining our operations, ensuring customer satisfaction, and developing a highly credible, resilient and future focused organisation.

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Leadership Team.

Paul Miller, Industrial Designer Melbourne

Paul Miller

Managing Principal
B. Eng (Mech) / B. Des. (ID), Monash University, 2004.

Paul Miller is our Managing Principal, focused on ensuring our business is ready to serve our clients. 

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.

And Golf. Miller loves Golf. If anyone needs someone to play with, Miller is your guy. 

Paul Connor, Industrial Designer Melbourne

Paul Connor

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

Paul Connor is our Principal & Studio Lead, overseeing the running of our highly proficient design team.

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 developing the Whistle brand to best help our clients achieve success in their Product Development goals. 

And NBA. Success in the NBA is crucial to Connor. Go Golden State.

Memberships & Affiliations.

Whistle Design Group is an active member of the following professional bodies.


Design Institute of Australia.

The Voice of Professional Design. Australia’s peak industry body for professional design, the DIA represents Australian design and designers both domestically and internationally.


Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited.

The Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited (AMTIL) is the peak national body that represents the interests of manufacturing technology suppliers and users within the precision engineering and advanced manufacturing sector. 

Semma LS

South East Melbourne Manufacturers Alliance.

SEMMA is the peak industry association representing over 200 leading manufacturing companies located in South East Melbourne; Australia’s most dynamic manufacturing region. 


ICN Gateway.

ICN Gateway is Australia’s largest business networking platform.


Australian Defence Alliance - VIC.

The Australian Defence Alliance Victoria (ADA-Vic) is Victoria’s Defence Industry Association and a founding member of Australia’s largest independent defence advocacy body, representing dual-use Small to Medium Enterprise (SME).


Australian Industry & Defence Network.

Australian Industry & Defence Network Incorporated (AIDN) is the peak industry association for small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) wishing to do business in the Defence and security sectors.

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