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Diverse Perspectives.

Global Approach.

Taco Lovers.

Welcome to Clandestine

An award-winning consultancy located in Austin, Texas and Singapore, Clandestine Product Development provides high-value creative services related to technology product development. We excel at finding solid, reliable solutions to complex design and engineering problems.

We operate on the simple premise that great design and engineering is a collaborative effort. Our multi-talented and multi-disciplinary team has the experience to tackle even the toughest product challenges and we work to ensure that you get the very best solutions possible.

Clandestine uses our diversity to positively affect every project we work on. Our truly global approach makes us a unique and excellent partner for your product development needs.

Our Culture

Clandestine is privileged to have built a business around a great group of people. Our team makes us tick, and they make our firm better everyday. We are designers and engineers, nurturers and confidants, thinkers and tinkerers. Nimble, sharp, and highly attentive, we really love what we do.

Being in Austin, a city we all love, we foster a culture of giving back to the community whenever possible. The Clandestine team has given talks and have been panelists on product development and entrepreneurship at SXSW, Austin Community College, the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders and The University of Texas at Austin. Our annual volunteering activities include the Junior League’s Coats for Kids, and Partnerships for Children’s Holiday Wishes.

Our Studio

Clandestine Product Development is located on historic South Congress Avenue, just 4 miles south of downtown Austin. The rapidly developing St Elmo district means that we’re walking distance to great restaurants, breweries, and other creative businesses.

We purchased our studio space in 2018 as an investment into our long term future. Our studio is a modern, creative environment that has all the technology needed for us to do great work; from the latest CAD packages, to a full service prototyping shop and of course, coffee. Lots and lots of coffee.

Meet the Team

Redza in an alleyway

Redza Shah


Raised in hot and sunny Singapore & Dubai, Redza felt an immediate connection to Texas when he moved here 25 years ago. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. Upon graduation, he embarked on a product development career as a Mechanical Design Engineer, before founding Produktworks Design (now Clandestine Product Development) in 2008. He is listed on a dozen US and World Patents and is still hoping for a discount from the USPTO. Wait, that's how it works, right?

Hobbies: Golf
Favorite Austin Restaurant: China Family, Din Ho
Sports Team(s): West Ham United
Cups of Coffee a Day: 1
Favorite Movie(s): This is Spinal Tap
Favorite Band/Musician: The Clash, The Ramones, Dave Hause
Tattoos: Afraid of....parental disapproval
Spirit Animal: Larry David and Marc Maron
Favorite Design/Engineering Tool: Mitutoyo calipers

Cameron Navarre

Project Lead/Mechanical Engineer

Originally from Cle Elum in central Washington, Cameron graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University in 2012. He spent the early part of his engineering career in Seattle, WA before heading for warmer climes in Texas in 2017. He brings a breadth of development experience, from consumer products to aerospace. Despite being from the Pacific Northwest, we were horrified to find out that he does not drink coffee (That's okay, more for the rest of us!).

Hobbies: Bouldering, writing short stories, hiking
Favorite Austin Restaurant: Perry's
Sports Team(s): Washington State University (WAZZU), All Seattle pro sports teams (Seahawks, Mariners)
Cups of Coffee a Day: See above
Favorite Movie(s): Jurassic Park, Dumb and Dumber, Raiders of the Lost Ark
Favorite Band(s): Whatever Spotify recommends
Tattoos: None
Spirit Animal: Cougar
Favorite Design/Engineering Tool: Snag-it

Milan Smart

Project Lead/Mechanical Engineer

Having grown up in Orlando, Milan is (to everyone's disbelief) an actual proud Floridian. He received his Mechanical Engineering degree from Georgia Tech, with a focus on mechatronics, and spent the early part of his career in the semiconductor industry. As a passionate product developer and entrepreneur, he has even launched a couple of his own products. We would include a link to them here but he refuses to pay Clandestine an affiliate we won't.

Hobbies: Live music/live comedy, cooking, tennis/pickleball
Favorite Austin Restaurant: El Pollo Rico, Peace Deli and Bakery, Sangam Chettinad
Sports Team(s): Orlando Magic
Cups of Coffee a Day: 2-4
Favorite Movie(s): Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Whiplash, Lion King
Favorite Band(s): Alt J, Khruangbin, Rusko
Tattoos: Quite a few
Spirit Animal: SpongeBob
Favorite Design/Engineering Tool: Bambu Labs X1 Carbon, Solidworks, calipers

Dalyce head shot

Dalyce Brooks

Accounting Manager

Although born and raised in Texas, Dalyce still managed to become a vegetarian. She graduated with a BFA from Texas State University and as our Accounting Manager, uses her analytical skills keep our financials into tip top shape. She is fluent in QuickBooks Online, has a special interest in modernizing business practices and gently reminds us every week to update our damn time sheets. She lives in the woods with her husband, her daughter and two ragdoll cats. Sometimes she knits.

Hobbies: Architecture & Design, Knitting
Favorite Austin Restaurant: Casa de Luz
Sports Team(s): Go Spurs!
Cups of Coffee per day: 1 to 2
Favorite Movie(s): Ghostbusters Afterlife, (TV) Stranger Things
Favorite Band(s) : Cat Power
Tattoos: Yes
Spirit Animal: Probably a fox or a horse or a bison

James Mansour

Mechanical Engineer

A native born Texan, Jim spent 5 years in the United States Marine Corp as an F-18 Avionics Technician before earning his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin 'a long time ago'. He brings a wealth of professional and personal experience to the Clandestine team.

Hobbies: Camping
Favorite Austin Restaurant: Mi Madres
Sports Team(s): Dallas Stars
Cups of Coffee a Day: 0
Favorite Movie(s): Cool Hand Luke
Favorite Band(s): Flaming Lips
Tattoos: My kitty!
Spirit Animal: Pleads the 5th
Favorite Design/Engineering Tool: Sketch fillet in Solidworks

Deepak Selvaraj

Industrial Design Consultant

Deepak was born in Coimbatore, India in the foothills of the Western Ghats. After receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Amrita University, he moved to the United States to pursue his passion for design. He earned his Master's degree in Industrial Design from Georgia Tech and has an impressive collection of only black, grey or white shirts (Not sure if those are related, but there you go).

Hobbies: Gardening, Strength Training, Traveling (I like being in airports)
Favorite Austin Restaurant: Hopdoddy, Tatsu-ya, Papalote, Halal Gurus Hub
Sports Team(s): Williams Racing (I think it might be solely because of James Vowles), Scuderia Ferrari (2025 onwards)
Cups of Coffee a Day: 0 - 1
Favorite Movie(s): Interstellar, Arrival, Inside Out, Super Deluxe
Favorite Band(s): Eh...I don't have a band or artist that I keep coming back too. I might have a bit of a tin ear to be honest.
Tattoos: None, never. I am too noncommittal!
Spirit Animal: Pass!
Favorite Design/Engineering Tool: Procreate, Polypropylene plastic, Powder coat swatches

Interested in joining our team? Check out our open positions here ► 

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