Phnam Bagley

Member Since 2021

Phnam Bagley

Partner & Creative Director

Nonfiction Design

San Francisco Bay Area

Phnam Bagley designs the future of everything, on and off planet Earth. She co-founded Nonfiction, a design firm that turns science fiction into reality for a better future. She is a French industrial designer, futurist and aerospace architect creating cutting-edge hardware and experiences in Wearables, Healthcare and Wellness, Education, Robotics, Transportation, and Aerospace. She specializes in turning groundbreaking technologies into attainable, intuitive, and beautiful products and experiences that help humans become the best versions of themselves. Her work is exclusively focused on projects that support the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and create a positive impact on humanity, the environment and innovation. These projects may include: How do we build an educational system that supports neurodiversity, autonomy, and prepares kids for the future of work? How do we use neuroscience to turn humans into super-humans? How do we save lives faster and build resilience in people who have life-threatening jobs? How do we make disabilities a thing of the past? How do we make living in space more human? Phnam works with a variety of companies, from startups to Fortune 500 and government agencies, covering 4 continents. Clients include NASA, Intel, Facebook, Atari, Philips, Alpine, Mistletoe, Halo Neuroscience, and more. She speaks internationally on the subject of “Designing the Future of Everything”, covering stories of sustainability, design, space exploration, education and human flourishing. With her partner Mardis Bagley, she co-hosts an educational video series called Future Future, sharing tools and insights about design and the future of everything.


  • Creative Direction
  • Sustainable Design
  • Aerospace


August 31st, 2022

Here's how smaller brands engage in meaningful philanthropy

Committing to a good cause doesn't need to break the bank.

August 31st, 2022

The art of thriving without competing

Being non-competitive allows you to focus on what really matters to you without fear of judgment. It gives you the space to reflect and innovate, and to be unafraid of trying something new. Once you have embraced this mindset, you're free to focus on excellence.

August 15th, 2022

15 strategies to build brand recognition on YouTube

Here's how to attract and retain long-term clients.

June 15th, 2022

Designing for impact: How good design benefits humanity, the environment, and innovation

Design for the future should only have one goal: positive impact. If we can’t answer the “why” behind a new product, it deserves a hard pass.


Nonfiction Design

Nonfiction is an award-winning creative studio specializing in hardware design, branding, user experience design, aerospace architecture, engineering, and strategy. We turn science fiction into reality for a better future. We engage consumers through the design of unique and sophisticated products with rich backstories. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, governments, and funded startups all over the world. We leverage our relationships with manufacturing partners to execute your ideas on time and


  • Industrial Design
  • Systems Design
  • Mechanical Engineering


Creative design