Brad Artziniega

Brad Artziniega

Design & Product in California, He/Him


Design, Product, and Strategy enthusiast.

Work Experience

2022 — Now
2020 — 2021
Palo Alto, CA

Lead product and strategy for a startup focused on the potential of content and power of neurochemistry to improve moods and minds. Working with neuroscientists and psychologists, we're designing software experiences to help people reliably and easily shift their moods in desired ways to build emotional resilience. Acquired by IRL in 2021.

2018 — 2020
San Francisco, CA

Led initiatives and teams focused on creator and reader retention through new content channels.

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. Helped to establish digital/physical design and prototyping group, and build first-of-kind experiences 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.


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