Product designer building useful digital experiences.

Hi, I'm Zach, a life-long learner and product designer with over a decade of experience leading teams and transforming audacious ideas into reality.
Throughout the design and development process, I collaborate with product and engineering teammates to shape product vision, prioritize cross-functional initiatives, and establish new design protocols for expanding teams.
During my career, I've defined, designed, and deployed seamless experiences across many verticals, which included marketing tech at NextRoll, healthcare at Olive AI, industrial integration at Trimble, and higher education at Pearson.

Teammates enjoy working together

"The drive to ask "why" is a strong suit of Zach's. As important as asking the question, is having the communication skills to translate solutions based upon the "why", which Zach exhibits on a daily basis. He will be an amazingly strong addition to any effort, as he's got the drive and intelligence to come up to speed and contribute very quickly."

- Jeff Faller, Design Leader @ Pearson

"Zach saw a user in the recipient of the deliverable just as he saw a user in the software we were building. It is rare to find a UXer that can appreciate the levels of users in the processes and the importance of an engineer or stakeholder grasping what IS to be built as well as a user."

- Laura Pionek, Tech Advisor @ High Alpha

"Zach has an inquisitive approach to problem solving, and his calm and deeply thoughtful energy is a pleasure to work with. His design work is clearly influenced by his background in journalism: the capability to pull together lots of information, synthesize it, and then create artifacts which cohesively tell a clear story."

- Ron Itelman, CEO @ Intelligence.AI

"From day one, I could immediately tell that Zach is a natural communicator who can synthesize interesting ideas and turn them into reality. He was extremely user–focused in every step of the development process, using research insights to build a product that keeps people coming back."

- Francisco Martin-Rayo, CEO @ Helios

Skills I utilize

  • Sketching
  • Wireframing (Lo/Hi)
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Info Architecture
  • Visual Design
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Sketch & Figma
  • InVision & Zeplin
  • Mural & Miro
  • HTML/CSS/Javascript
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Persona Development
  • User Testing
  • Contextual Inquiry
  • Card Sorting

Experiences I pull from

  • Design Thinking
  • Stakeholder Workshop
  • Product Strategy
  • Market Analysis
  • Problem Definition
  • Direct Communication
  • Hypothesis Statement
  • Journey Mapping
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Leadership Vision
  • Content Strategy
  • Concept Testing
  • Key Path Scenarios
  • Iterative Prototyping
  • Usability Testing

Have ideas? Say hi!

Let's build something impactful together.