Kyle Thacker — Product Designer, Bench
Kyle Thacker is a Senior Product Designer at Bench. Since joining three years ago he’s worked on the re-design of the company’s product experience and has helped shape a brand that’s connected with thousands of businesses across North America.
1 Design is / design can _______?
Design is the connections between details.
2 Why does it matter?
A well designed product looks at more that just the object itself, it looks at how it affects the world around it. It’s these connections that allow designers to develop beautiful systems out of thoughtfully assembled details.
3 What differentiates Vancouver design (from the rest of the world)?
Vancouver is thoughtful about how our environment affects our lives. This value system separates us from many cities, and encourages us to consider how our decisions affect our immediate space, and the community around us.
4 What impact is (Vancouver) design having?
There is a diverse range of perspectives in Vancouver which allows us to build a tech culture that isn’t only influenced by tech perspectives.
5 What design impacts are you most proud of / what impact potential are you most excited about?
I’m excited for the opportunity to change the landscape of entrepreneurship and small businesses. As a designer at Bench, I’m working on ways not only to remove the stress of bookkeeping from the lives of thousands of small business owners , but also to create products and tools to help them better understand their businesses and grow their passions. Being able to help people realize their passions, and support their ideas is incredibly rewarding.