About

Nutshell

I’m a designer/thinker/builder who helps people solve problems or explore new ideas. I’m available for hire on a contract basis, or full-time if the project calls for it. I live in Milwaukee.

Larger Nutshell

I’ve provided design, strategy, and development for over 15 years, serving clients and industries across the board, including real estate, entertainment, healthcare, the arts, non-profit, and education.

When you work with me, you’re not just getting a designer who can make good-looking visuals. You’re getting a unique voice and fresh perspective for your team and vision. I will offer support with strategy (product, marketing, copywriting), design (UX, UI, branding), and development (prototyping, responsive development, front-end code).

Words that describe me:

  • Focused
  • Imaginative
  • Calm
  • Cooperative
  • Conscientious
  • Tidy
  • Patient
  • Gracious
  • Considerate
  • Punny

Things I am passionate about:

  • Space
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Wordplay
  • Bodies of water
  • Science Fiction
  • Gray
  • Dodgeball
  • Bandanas
  • Running
  • Chocolate

Creative Bucket List:

Brave Appliance? What does it mean?

It’s a reference to my favorite story, The Brave Little Toaster. A toaster, lamp, radio, electric blanket, and vacuum venture out into the world in search of purpose. Along the way they each face their fears, discover their potential, and behold the beauty and magnitude of the world. I like to think there’s a brave little appliance in all of us.

Ready, Set, Hello:

zack@braveappliance.com 415-997-9225