Salutations

My name is Zach, I'm in the business of making stuff.

I'm a designer, illustrator, and web builder currently cranking out the hits for Stream Companies in Malvern, PA as the lead web designer. I enjoy creating in nearly any way I can, pushing boundaries when able. My focus tends to be web work and traditional art, but I've been known to write the occasional story as well. For the past 11 years I've worked as a professional designer, honing and utilizing my skills in other areas to better service the creative projects I've been fortunate enough to work on; I learn so I can work more, and I work more so I can learn.

I live and work in Philadelphia.

Services

Illustration, Print and Digital Design, Web Design, Writing, Painting, Design Consultation, User Experience Design, Visual Identity

Choice Clients

Levante Brewing, Bancroft Capital, Motorola, Dodge, Ram, Forever Collectibles, Matchbox Restaurants, Kremer Eye Center, Bryn Mawr Trust

Mad Props

Winner of the Stream Coin in my 2nd year (given to around five employees annually that pretty much killed it that year, you can only receive it once), my name is in the credits of Clerks 2, while attending Antonelli Institute I scored the highest portfolio score in the schools' history, my name is on the wall of Quaker Steak & Lube off route 80 for eating half a dozen of their hottest wings, I wrote a short novel...novella? (It was not easy)

A Personal Philosophy

Written as part of a work exercise, seemed fitting.

Stay busy, keep learning, aim high.

I work non-stop, every day, and most of the time I love it. Sometimes it’s on things I truly care a lot about and get a lot of enjoyment out of, and other times it’s illustrating a tattoo for someone that they’ll never get. But I’ve learned over the years that out of one thing comes another, almost every time. Even if I’m working on something insignificant, at the very least I almost always learn something new. Usually it’s because I want to try something different, and sometimes learning something new is the only way to complete the project.

Learning to be a better artist is what keeps me motivated and interested in what I’m doing. Because of this, over the years I’ve gotten into the habit of taking on as much as I'm able; absorbing all I can along the way. As a result I’ve learned more than I ever thought I would, met and made life long relationships with amazing people, and I get to keep doing something I truly love every single day for the rest of my life. It’s created an amazing ratio in my life of great fun with a little bit of work, as apposed to the alternative.

Three goals that have manifested from this philosophy: do something meaningful, keep doing what I love (whether rich or poor), and make an impact with my work that will last long after I’m gone.