My name is Raphaël Grignani. I'm a designer living in San Francisco. I currently lead the acquisition design team at Pinterest. Previously, I cofounded/CEOed Jauntful. I also did stuff for Nokia, Method, Google, Heath Ceramics, amongst others.
I co-founded the IxDA Interaction Awards to document and celebrate contemporary design.
Email me for work and speaking inquiries, or just to say hello.
Helping people and businesses share their favorite local recommendations.
CEO, Responsive Web, Print, Branding
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Allowing teams anywhere to store, share, and access files with enterprise-level security and processes. Method, 2012.
» Visit KiteWorks.
Creating a holistic identity able to live and grow in an interactive space. Method, 2012.
Branding, Web, WordPress
» Visit Global Lives.
Devising new ways to explore exhibits and collections from museums and archives all around the world. Method, 2012.
» Visit Google Cultural Institute.
Empowering an artisan brand with a robust e-commerce experience. Method, 2011.
Branding, Web, Magento
» Visit Heath Ceramics.
Redefining home entertainment at the intersection of TV and Internet. Method, 2011.
» Visit Google TV.
Working towards the most sustainable, ethical and desirable communication solutions for Nokia by placing sustainability first. Nokia, 2008.
Concepting, Strategy, Prototyping, Mobile, Hardware
Feb 9, 2015 talk at Interaction15 in San Francisco, USA.
Nov 6, 2013 talk at The Family in Paris, France.
Jun 20, 2013 Talk at CEDIM Innovation Series in Mexico City, Mexico.
Mar 25-26, 2011 talk and thinkshop at AIGA Y16:Spark Conference in San Diego, USA.
September 6, 2009 keynote at Kyoorius DesignYatra 2009 in Mumbai, India.
June 12, 2009 closing plenary at Usability Professionals’ Association – 2009 International Conference in Portland, USA.
Teaching CCA‘s Undergraduate Program Industrial Design 6 course Spring 2013 with Colin Owen, Robert Murdock, and Parul Vora in San Francisco, USA.
February 4, 2010 workshop at Interaction10 in Savannah, USA.
(Granted, Republic Of Korea, 02 Nov 2009, 0925759)
(Granted, USA, 13 Feb 2007, US Pat. 7177597)
And eight pending patents.
Asia Design Journal 2010 Design for Social Innovation, 2010. Grignani R.
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Very Secret Issue 100. June 2009.
Episode 52: Raphael Grignani designs mobile phones for billions of people hosted by Nora Young, November 2008.
by Steve Hamm published in September 2008.
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Hoping to Make Phone Buyers Flip by Laura M. Holson published in February 2008.
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Mobility ’05. Ichikawa, F., Chipchase J., & Grignani R.