When ES vascular came to us to design the Aortic Stapler, their prototype worked but was uncomfortable to work with. The device functioned but without full consideration of the doctor handling it. Our goal was to create a design that would of course maintain the stapler’s main function (to staple the aorta) while achieving a fully ergonomic device for the doctor using it. The smooth and curved plastic handle is very comfortable to operate and its smooth surfaces allow it to be easily cleaned. vice to be used easily by a surgeon without depending on his/her skills. The result showcases how a bare minimum of functional components that are designed with function and operation in first priority create the essence of aesthetics.