Who We Are - About 219 Design

Who We Are

Providing a fresh perspective, an infusion of resources, and an abundance of experience and expertise.

At a Glance

  • Specialization in embedded “smart” product development (including extensive laser eye surgery experience).
  • For over ten years, and under the same leadership, we've been providing strategic assistance to companies who need engineering solutions.
  • More engineering disciplines in-house than most firms - mechanical, electronic, software, firmware, product design, UI/UX - to ensure we can meet your needs, no matter the challenge.

It all started when the founders met in grad school at Stanford University’s ME218 class. ME218 teaches the fundamentals of mechatronics and embedded systems. Upon graduation, while our peers joined big Silicon Valley companies and launched startups, we chose to build a product engineering consulting firm. 

We wanted to work on a variety of projects across different industries to develop a deeper and broader understanding of embedded systems and product development. We wanted to shape our working environment to be both results-oriented and fun. And we wanted to be someone our clients could count on.

Fast forward a decade, and these principles ring truer than ever. We are selective about the projects we take on, making sure we are fully engaged and can deliver great results. We invest in our 20+ person team via training and tools and support their work on a wide range of challenging projects. All the while, we are creating an environment where our engineers can do their best work.






Francois Brahic

Lead Product Designer

Manisha Choudhury

Office Manager

Daniel Gallagher

Senior Software Engineer

Antonio Rodrigo Grande

Software Engineer

David Gutierrez

Senior Embedded Systems Engineer

Kelly Heller

Senior Software Engineer

Thomas Illick

Director of Business Development

Software Engineer

Dravid Joseph

Software Engineer

Kuan Li

Senior Mechatronics Engineer

Devon Linton


Andrew Marshall

Senior Software Engineer

Sean Moore

Software Engineer

Amanda Morgan

Business Strategist

Darrel Pham

Senior Software & Hardware Engineer

Andrew Sauter

Senior Electrical Engineer

Susan Shao

UI/UX Designer

Kevin Stichter

Senior Software Engineer

Wes Waugh

Software Engineer

Trevor Wesolowski

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Michael Wong

Software & Firmware Engineer

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