Phil Hedayatnia
I'm a product designer living in 🗽NYC, 🌉SF,
and elsewhere.

I currently work with social impact companies and early stage startups on product design as a design partner at , and also do independent consulting work.
Recent clients: 
Parabola  Kintsugi  Brick  Clerk 
Email me if you'd like to collaborate →
I'm a design partner at Airfoil , a tactical design and growth studio based in San Francisco and Seoul focused on helping early stage startups reach hypergrowth.
I'm a Senior Product Designer at , where I design our Talent Network product connecting job-seekers with opportunities across networks.
Along with Patricia Mou, I run Newsletter Stack , a resource with curated newsletters to help you learn about anything organized by topic, collection, and curator (featuring the actual reading lists of 50+ curators), which reached #4 on Product Hunt.
I lead design and curriculum at the Soma Capital Fellowship , an engineering, design and product fellowship program for ambitious students seeking to build new ventures.
I was a member at South Park Commons , a learning community for entrepreneurs and technologists to explore new ideas, start ambitious projects, and make an impact in society.
I helped start Neighborly 's Networks division, launching projects across the US to help rural and underserved communities attain open, free community broadband.
I was the first hire (product strategist/design lead) at TrustedFor (YC S19), a professional social networking app.
I founded a startup matching students with jobs called SolverIQ while I was an undergraduate student.
I worked as a Fellow at Rice University's Liu Idea Lab helping academics transfer research to new ventures.
I helped enable project-based learning adoption in thousands of classrooms across the US with the Korda Institute for Teaching .
Once upon a time, I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and learned about tech through the generosity of my hometown's startup community. I'm in San Francisco now, but I'm still working on ventures that affect my friends back home: increasing economic opportunity, closing the digital divide, and improving access to quality education.

Feel free to reach me.