Francis Phan is a product design technologist and music producer in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is presently Head of Product Design at Splice, a platform for music producers. He was formerly Director of Product Design for Ad Innovation at Yahoo and holds patents in algorithms relating to interactive video and ad rendering methodologies. Francis has degrees in electrical engineering and biomedical engineering where his thesis work involved psychoacoustics, neural networks and speech recognition.  Prior to focusing on UX design, Francis was a software developer. He has won hack competitions from Boston's Music Hack day to MIT's Semantic Web Hack Competition.

Francis is a music composer and record producer, most notably for Iyeoka Okoawo under his label imprint Phanai Records and David Franz's label Underground Sun. Francis co-founded with rap artist Omega Red the Hip-Hop production group “The Jugganautz” and were inaugural recipients for New England Urban Music Awards' Producer of The Year award.

Below is a sampling of Francis' work...

Photo Andrew Swaine


Giant is Francis' most recent album release.

Available on all major digital music stores and streaming services.


Toyota Prius HTML5 "Living Ad" for Saatchi & Saatchi
In Partnership with Alexx Henry
HTML5 Responsive Ad Overview
Yahoo AdUX Team
HTML5/CSS3 3D Transformations
Mobile Web
"ShowMe App" Usability Study (circa 2010)
Yahoo AdUX Team


"The Shifting" ft Climbing Poetree
Music and Video Produced by Naya Chang and Francis Phan
Lighting, Movement and Violin by Naya Chang