Product designer building useful digital experiences.


Hi, I'm Zach, a life-long learner and growing leader focused on solving complex problems with simple solutions.

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I enjoy shaping digital products from ideation through iterative releases to help people enjoy simple and efficient lives. Currently reimagining the developer experience at Olive, I'm a multi-disciplinary designer driven by working collaboratively with teams discovering solutions to interesting challenges. 
With a content strategy background, I understand how to approach bold problem spaces and distill complexity into clarity to best capture the spark of big ideas.


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, Senior UX Design/Manager, 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 an end-user."

- Laura Pionek, Product Leader, Chief

"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, Data Product Principal, Clarkston

"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, CCO, Deep Labs

Past design work

I built my first website in the Navy and learned to design on deadline while working in the newspaper industry. My design practice and focus area have evolved quite a bit since then.

Throughout my 15+ year career, I've delivered value to customers across a variety of industries. Creating digital products and human-centered experiences that make life easier and more enjoyable.

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Skills I utilize

  • Sketching
  • Wireframing (Lo/Hi)
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Information 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

  • User-Centered Approach
  • 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.