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Hello, I’m Franz Blach

Managing Director, IDEO Munich

I strive for creative excellence by enabling teams to do the best work of their lives, and helping clients create meaningful offers, responsive cultures and purpose-led brands.

What you won’t learn from my bio:
I am a drummer writing music, a dad drawing kid‘s books, and an entrepreneur creating start-ups.

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My Work

Full Bio

As a managing director at IDEO Munich, Franz helps clients across industries to create relevant products, services, and experiences—which are inspired by people, guided by purpose and successful in the market.

Franz is a member of the Munich leadership team and is responsible for driving creative excellence and nurturing a creative culture that is the prerequisite for the most impactful work to happen.

Throughout his 20-year career, Franz has touched almost every aspect of design: from building digital products with a world-class user experience, to creating actionable strategies for global brands.

Franz’s energy, optimism, and ‘can do‘ mentality inspires teams, guides clients and enables world-class outcomes. His broad and deep design expertise makes him a ‘Swiss Army Knife’ for complex design challenges for a wide range of clients.

After an early career recording music and touring with his bands, Franz studied at Köln International School of Design. On graduating, he founded two design companies, focused on cutting-edge digital experiences and interactive storytelling, and worked with start-ups such as Doorsteps, and Omada Health.

Franz has been honored internationally with the Flash Forward, Nike Play and Independent Game awards