Brad Artziniega

Brad Artziniega

Product Design in Boulder, Colorado, He/Him


Design, Product, Strategy

Work Experience

2022 — 2024
San Francisco, CA

Principal product designer leading Collaboration experiences within Figma.

2020 — 2021
Palo Alto, CA

Defined product and design for mobile startup focused on delivering emotional well-being through interactive content designed to target specific neurotransmitters and mood shifts. Acquired in 2021.

2018 — 2020
San Francisco, CA

Led initiatives and teams focused on creator and reader retention through new content channels such as newsletters and algorithmic publication weekly digests, amongst other efforts to improve and push on email products that served the majority of our content to readers.

2014 — 2018
San Francisco, CA

Researched, defined, and designed mobile and desktop features, experiences, design systems, and brand components. Imagined and built novel social interactions, site-wide information architecture, micro-interactions, new-to-world content channels, content formats, lots more, and of course, icons.

2014 — 2014
Co-Founder at Pistil Inc
San Francisco, CA

Co-founder of mobile startup focused on re-thinking mobile discussions and conversations. Acquired pre-launch by Medium.

2012 — 2014
San Francisco, CA

Designed and taught courses on digital interaction design, physical interaction design, and digital/physical prototyping.

2010 — 2014
Palo Alto, CA

Researched, designed, prototyped, and built novel mechanical medical devices and physical/digital experiences. Helped to establish the internal Digital design and prototyping group, and build new-to-world products and concepts for clients such as Mercedes, Lego, and more.

2007 — 2010
Cambridge, MA

Experimental research into flapping foils and bio-mimetic inspred passive vortex control.

Side Projects


Concept, design, and engineering on an audio companion app that explores and narrates the hidden places all around you. Use it as your own personal docent on your next road trip and learn about the geology and history of the landscape.


Avid AI was a mobile-first community for the next generation of sports fans. The company applied machine learning techniques to provide its sports community with an intelligent, personalized and social experience. Sole designer responsible for brand and product from concept to acquisition. Acquired by FITE.


Phased Design at Strelka Summer Lecture Series
Moscow, Russia
Designing with Data at First Round Capital
San Francisco, CA
Data Visualization Design at CCA IxD Guest Lecture Series
San Francisco, CA


2006 — 2010
Cambridge, MA

Specialized in fluid dynamics and biomimetic application of vortex control to a novel high-efficiency renewable energy device for harnessing energy from steady and unsteady flows.




Figma Design