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Charged Chat with Frank Bach

Lead Product Designer at Headspace

Tell us about your career path. How did you get to where you are now?

My career started in graphic design. Communication design, brand identity, that kind of stuff. The iPhone had just been released while I was in college, and while I gravitated toward designing for the web, the world changed and we were all eventually designing websites for small devices.

What’s your current role at Headspace?

How do you stay motivated when you’re going through a rough patch?

Any words of wisdom for someone looking to get into product design?

Go all-in. Read articles, watch videos, listen to podcasts, sign up to newsletters, etc. Eventually it starts to make sense. Design your own app screens even if they never get coded. There’s so much value in exploration and the tools are cheap. Go to meet-ups and webinars. All of it. It’s so difficult to half-step into the industry.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received?

Not really advice, but a Buddhist saying I learned from Lama Yeshe Rinposhe:



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UI/UX designer. Creator of Charged design and technology event. Science fiction nerd.