Joe Ringenberg

Joe Ringenberg

Software Design

Hello! This is a summary of my work and background.
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A year ago

Side Projects


This gallery is a collection of NFT projects I have designed. They are all drawn and animated in SVG code which is stored entirely onchain, allowing the art to update based on transaction data.


This microsite is a gallery of furniture projects. Woodworking is a constructive hobby, literally, and it's also a practice of material awareness, instinct, and craft.



Design notes on exploring patterns in the AI-design space in general, and for Dune's AI tool specifically.

Backed V2
Backed V1
Video Accessibility at Wistia
Better Swag at Wistia

Work Experience

2022 — Now
Founding Designer at Backed

Incubated at Coinbase, Backed launched a series of protocols exploring peer-to-peer and peer-to-pool lending using digital assets as collateral.

2021 — 2022

I joined a “10% project” focused on peer-to-peer lending which incubated Backed, a startup funded by Coinbase Ventures.

2020 — 2021

Provided mentorship within design discipline and defined design direction for Dockwa, a sailing/marina app.

2018 — 2020

Led the design of Wistia's platform tools and video player.

2011 — 2018
Director of Design at Wistia

Scaled the design team from myself (first design hire) to a team of 7 designers and researchers.


2006 — 2010
Master of Architecture at Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
2002 — 2006
Philosophy at Taylor University
Upland, IN