Our Firm

Embedded Artistry is a boutique embedded systems engineering services firm specializing in embedded systems architecture, product development strategy, manufacturing strategy, and building embedded teams. Our partners spent the first decade of their careers shipping a combined total of 21 products and supporting over 100 manufacturing builds in China. Our experience encompasses defense, consumer electronics, robotics, drones, automotive, and manufacturing. 


Phillip and Rozi met in 2012 while working at Apple. Each was impressed by the other's dedication to the success of the product, producing high-quality work, creating reliable processes, and making no excuses. After the iPhone 6 and 6+ shipped in 2014, Phillip left Apple and spent two years at Pearl Automotive, a hardware startup in the Santa Cruz mountains.

Phillip founded Embedded Artistry in 2016 and focused on providing firmware support for early-stage hardware startups. Rozi joined the firm in 2017, adding her expertise in project management, product development, and manufacturing to Phillip's expertise in embedded systems development and manufacturing test design.

Embedded Artistry continues in its mission to help hardware companies build superior embedded systems, to produce tools and processes that improve our product development cycles, and to share our hard-earned knowledge with the embedded systems community.


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We know that selecting a partner to develop your product with is not a choice to be made lightly. We offer free consultations to walk through your needs, project scope, and how we would work together.

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What We've Accomplished

  • Building open-source libraries for use on embedded projects

  • Providing a rapidly-deployable build server architecture

  • Authoring over 150 articles on embedded systems and software development

  • Shipping a total of 21 products

  • Combined support of over 100 manufacturing builds in China

  • Experience within a variety of industries: defense, automotive, consumer electronics, robotics, and manufacturing


The Embedded Artistry Team



Phillip Johnston

Phillip specializes in firmware development and software architecture. His experience spans defense, consumer electronics, cameras, drones, and manufacturing. He is focused on early-stage product development and improving the processes we use to create new systems.

Prior to starting Embedded Artistry, Phillip worked at the Georgia Tech Research Institute's Electronic Systems (ELSYS) lab, Apple, and Pearl Automation (hardware startup).




Rozi Harris

Rozi is a project manager extraordinaire. She is experienced in publishing, packaging, product design, industrial design, product lifecycle management (PLM), materials & assembly, supply chain & manufacturing, consumer electronics, automotive, and robotics. Rozi specializes in bringing the creative ideas of engineers to life.

Prior to joining Embedded Artistry, Rozi spent 12 years building iPods and iPhones at Apple and four years in the publishing industry.

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