My name is Raphaël Grignani. I'm a designer living in San Francisco. I co-founded and served as CEO of Jauntful. Previously, I designed products and led teams for Nokia, Method, Google, Heath Ceramics, amongst others.

I co-founded the IxDA Interaction Awards to chronicle and celebrate contemporary design.

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Email me for work and speaking inquiries, or just to say hello.

Selected Works
  • Jauntful

    Helping people and businesses share their favorite local recommendations.
    CEO, Responsive Web, Print, Branding
    » Sign up today.

  • Accellion KiteWorks

    Allowing teams anywhere to store, share, and access files with enterprise-level security and processes. Method, 2012.
    iOS
    » Visit KiteWorks.

  • Global Lives Project

    Creating a holistic identity able to live and grow in an interactive space. Method, 2012.
    Branding, Web, WordPress
    » Visit Global Lives.

  • Google Cultural Institute

    Devising new ways to explore exhibits and collections from museums and archives all around the world. Method, 2012.
    Concepting, Web
    » Visit Google Cultural Institute.

  • Heath Ceramics

    Empowering an artisan brand with a robust e-commerce experience. Method, 2011.
    Branding, Web, Magento
    » Visit Heath Ceramics.

  • GoogleTV 3.0

    Redefining home entertainment at the intersection of TV and Internet. Method, 2011.
    TV, Android
    » Visit Google TV.

  • Nokia Homegrown

    Working towards the most sustainable, ethical and desirable communication solutions for Nokia by placing sustainability first. Nokia, 2008.
    Concepting, Strategy, Prototyping, Mobile, Hardware

Talks
Academia & Workshops
Granted Patents
  • A mobile terminal, and an associated method, with means for modifying a behavior pattern of a multi-medial user interface

    (Granted, Republic Of Korea, 02 Nov 2009, 0925759)

  • System and method for assigning contact information to an external device

    (Granted, USA, 13 Feb 2007, US Pat. 7177597)

And eight pending patents.

Publications & Press
  • TBD Catalog

    The catalog of the near future’s normal ordinary everyday edited and published by The Near Future Laboratory, August 2014.
    » Purchase TBD Catalog.

  • Connecting

    A short film that explores trends in UI, Interaction, & Experience Design by Windows Phone Design Studio, December 2012.
    » Watch Connecting.

  • Designing for Billions of People.

    Asia Design Journal 2010 Design for Social Innovation, 2010. Grignani R.
    » Read article.

  • GQ Korea.

    Very Secret Issue 100. June 2009.

  • CBC Radio Spark.

    Episode 52: Raphael Grignani designs mobile phones for billions of people hosted by Nora Young, November 2008.
    » Listen.

  • The Race for Perfect: Inside the Quest to Design the Ultimate Portable Computer

    by Steve Hamm published in September 2008.
    » Buy on Amazon.

  • The New York Times.

    Hoping to Make Phone Buyers Flip by Laura M. Holson published in February 2008.
    » Read article.

  • Where’s the phone? A study of Mobile Phone Location in Public Spaces.

    Mobility ’05. Ichikawa, F., Chipchase J., & Grignani R.

Email me for work and speaking inquiries.