My name is Zachary and I'm a new media artist from Philadelphia.

I create engaging content... websites, videos, games, apps, that sort of thing. I work at a University of Pennsylvania think-tank and I'm responsible for projects such as the political literacy site FlackCheck.org and the teaching tool Civics Renewal Network. My work has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, PBS, MTV, USA Today, and tons of other places. I use this website as a process blog. Click here to view my portfolio.

Process Shot: Annenberg Summer Camp

Screen Shot 2014-06-03 at 1.11.58 PM

Working on branding for a big project at the Annenberg Public Policy Center. Normally my workflow for brand design is to make a rough layout in Illustrator, print it out, work on it by hand using markers and white-out, then scan it and refine it in Photoshop until it has the right “feel”. Then I redraw it entirely from scratch in Illustrator. It takes a while, but I almost always iron out potential design issues by doing it this way.

Process Shot: Despill

Sequence 01 (0-00-31-22)

When we were brainstorming concepts for this music video, someone mentioned “bad green-screening” as an aesthetic. So I’m trying a really spotty despill with a huge pre-blur, which leads to this interesting semi-opaque fuzz over the figure. Sort of grimy.

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