Mardis Bagley, IDSA ('06)
Co-Founder + Creative Director, Nonfiction
Mardis Bagley designs award-winning products and experiences in the field of medical devices, neuroscience, wearables, transformational technology, consumer electronics, lifestyle products, and many more. He has designed for Nike, Facebook, Logitech, Dell, Intel, Chevron, Jiffy Lube, Corning, Symantec, and many smaller innovation-driven companies. Mardis has 21 patents to his name and has garnered hundreds of millions of dollars in sales and venture capital funding for his clients.
As the co-founder and creative director with his wife Phnam Bagley at Nonfiction, a San Francisco-based design and innovation consultancy, he engages clients aligning with the studio’s vision: to turn science fiction into reality for a better future. This ethos aligns cutting-edge innovation with behavior change and manufacturing to produce products with impact.
Bagley speaks internationally on the subject of design and sustainability. He believes a deep understanding of the object and all the related systems are needed to create products and experiences in balance with the environments they will be used. In addition to operating Nonfiction, Bagley is an adjunct professor in industrial design at the California College of the Arts. He teaches sustainability + social impact and thesis studios.