I'm Toby. I design interactions with a fascination for human behaviour and a love of problem-solving. I like to create things with social purpose.

Agents of Action

Empowering children to make change happen through activism.

Tomorrow’s Anaesthesia Machine

Introducing Sandbox, a predictive patient monitor to enable learning through failure in the OR.

Democratising Mobility

Meet Moment, a tangible travel planner for people with autism.

Fidget for Good

Thesis project turned social enterprise. Introducing MAKA, a DIY fidget kit for children with autism.


November 22, 2019

Fighting Digital Colonisation

An experiment in future technology governance Digital colonialism threatens the freedom, security and democracy of…
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Human first, always.

Good design should help people become better versions of themselves. It should enable greater exploration of the self, the world and the people in it.

I strive to immerse myself in the world of the user; learning together and collaborating to create empathetic solutions that solve genuine problems.

Currently making cool stuff at Handmade. Welcome!

Let’s talk

Get in touch at hi@tobywhelan.com, view my CV or reach out @toby_whelan.