Phnam Bagley

Member Since 2021

Phnam Bagley

Partner & Creative Director

Nonfiction Design

San Francisco Bay Area

Phnam is a partner and creative director at Nonfiction, a San Francisco-based design firm that turns science fiction into reality for a better future. She is a French industrial designer and space architect with 15 years of experience creating cutting-edge hardware in Wearables, Audio, Neurotech/Biohacking, Healthcare, Education, Sports, Transportation, and Aerospace. She specializes in turning groundbreaking technologies into attainable, intuitive, and beautiful products that help humans become the best versions of themselves. Phnam works with a variety of companies, from Fortune 500 to startups, covering 4 continents. Clients include Intel, Comcast, Facebook, Atari, Philips, Movida, Halo Neuroscience, and Cala Health. Familiar with both overseas and local manufacturing, she connects clients and factories via trusted partners, making the transition from design to engineering, prototyping, and marketing as seamless and efficient as possible. She speaks internationally on the subject of “Design for a Better Future”, covering stories of sustainability, design thinking, education and human flourishing.


  • Creative Direction
  • Sustainable Design
  • Aerospace


October 6th, 2021

16 successful entrepreneurs share advice they wish they'd been given when starting their companies

No entrepreneur starts their business journey knowing everything, so it helps to have some hints from those who have walked the path before them.

October 1st, 2021

Making space suit humans: Innovation requires designing systems from scratch

When you design systems from the ground up, you understand the interconnectedness of features and end up with a design that fulfills the complexity that our comfort demands.

September 21st, 2021

15 simple, practical tips for learning valuable new business skills

Smart professionals know there's always an opportunity to learn more and hone new skills in the business world.

September 17th, 2021

16 effective ways to praise your team for their great work

If you want your praise to make a positive impact on your team, you have to be consistent, and you need to spread it around.


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