About Us

Meet the Leadership Team, and learn about our Services.

Why choose Us.

Design is our passion and our reason for getting up in the morning. We love what we do and take pride in our work.

Our Mission.

Is to be known as the best design company in Australia and to have happy clients who we get to develop long lasting relationships with.

What we Do.

We have a complete design solution to suit any size job. We work with individuals and large companies and have arrangements that caters to all their needs.

General Manager & Founder

James Staples

James founded SFDesign in 2008 based on a need for Perth drafting services that were skilled across a range of industries and provided scalable resources across the life cycle of projects. James has a strong belief in the benefits of parametric software and the enormous capability of SolidWorks.

With over 14 years of experience using SolidWorks, James has developed systems that enable the team at SFDesign to provide cost effective design and drafting services in multiple industries. James aspires to provide innovative solutions to meet the business needs of all SFDesign’s clients.

James also brings many years of experience in workshop fabrication and shop detailing to SFDesign. James also has extensive on-site experience as a Project Engineer and Commissioning Engineer on a number of projects.

Operations Manager

Magnus Whittall

Starting as a Welder/Fabricator for the Aluminium shipbuilding Industry in Henderson, Magnus went onto study Product Design at Curtin University and upon graduation worked in London as Point of Sale designer winning Shopfitting display awards.

For the last 7 years Magnus has become a highly qualified SolidWorks technician winning ANZ Top Applications Engineer in 2010. He has especially excelled in the implementation of PDM systems for customers in Australia and New Zealand with his role including all aspects from assisting in the prospecting and the sale of PDM, through to SOW documentation, Data migration, Replication, ERP integration and customisation.

His strengths are his ability to understand how CAD software can provide solutions for companies and in doing so has implemented PDM design and drafting procedures for SFDesign. The SFDesign office acts as a showcase example of the benefits this software can provide to small, medium and large Engineering companies.

Since joining the SF team Magnus has thoroughly enjoyed mentoring his colleagues and allowing them the confidence that they can utilize his knowledge, expertise and professionalism.


3D Printers

SFDesign is proudly an Australian Value Added Reseller of Markforged 3D Printers. Markforged is liberating designers and engineers from the long lead times and high costs of traditional manufacturing with their revolutionary 3D printers.

Engineering Services


Consignment Staff and In-house Experts. Our Engineering team have experience in various disciplines and advanced analysis.

Laser Scanning

Laser Scanning

Get Terrestrial, Metrology, Point Cloud Conversion and Reverse Engineering Services backed by experience and leading software and hardware solutions.

Cost Effective Solutions


Smap3D Plant Design is an integrated software solution for 2D/3D plant and piping design that can implement an optimal process chain in plant design.

Design & Drafting

Design & Drafting

We have great team of talented designers, draftees, engineers and managers with experience in your industry.

Consignment Services

Consignment Services

Our staff can come and work in your premises to beef up production on your current or future project.