Office tale of Bart Zimny, CEO and Design Strategist at VORM

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Who are you :

My name is Bart Zimny, a technology design consultant with an emphasis on product strategy. Working in the blurring field between digital and physical products, Internet of things and connected devices. I hold bachelor degree in Industrial and interaction design. I love science–fiction and electronics.

I’m CEO and Design Strategist at VORM.


In which city are you located?

I’m located in Cracow, Poland. I travel a lot to San Francisco, California where we have another office and operations


A word to define what kind of worker you are :

Facilitator and Dreamer


What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)

A phone and a laptop with MOUSE :)

I couldn't exist without Google’s inbox and calendar. I’m also always on our slack and spotify.

I'm working a lot in Adobe Illustrator(that's my favorite design tool) and Indesign, google sheets and. For modeling I use Solidworks and 3d printer.


What does your office space look like?

Our main office is located in old tenement house in Cracow’s Old town. Its very spacious with a lot of computers, electronic pieces or prototypes scattered around


What kind of music do you listen when you are working ?

Usually something calm and stable eg ambient, minimal techno, electronic. Eg. Tycho (<3), Kalkbrenner, Moderat, Boards of Canada. Spotify is constantly serving me something new.


Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ?

I try to split my week into meeting days and creative days. I can't really focus on designs if I have constant disturbs

What tips would you give to improve productivity ?

Take long enough sleep and skip meetings


You're better than your colleagues to :

Oversleeping :)

What is the best advice anyone has given you ?

You have to be bold but you have to stay humble

What is your best tip for saving time ?

Plan your calendar day before, don't multitask and track your time

What is your routine start and end of the day ?

There is nothing better that lazy morning coffee and evening workout. Those are the only routines that I have

Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without?

My backpack - its very solid and carries everything that I need even for weekend jaunt. I always have earphones and ultra light jacket that packs into small pouch