My name is Zachary Reese and I'm a designer from Philadelphia. I work at a University of Pennsylvania think-tank where I create projects like the political literacy site and the teaching tool Civics Renewal Network. I also founded Sport, a design agency specializing in virtual reality. My work has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, PBS, MTV, USA Today, and tons of other places. I feel like I'm doing okay for myself.

Annenberg MEDIA Logo



I designed this logo for the Annenberg MEDIA Summer Camp held at the Annenberg Public Policy Center. We taught high school juniors how to make videos that displace and correct common deceptions and misleading statements found in YouTube videos about tobacco use. Dan Corkery animated the logo and made the wonderful motion graphics bumpers above for students to include in their videos.

Obama’s Numbers – July 2014 Update


Every quarter I make one of these infographic type things for that shows the president’s statistical record. These images kill on Facebook and get thousands of likes. Which is really cool for a completely non-partisan political literacy piece.

Unending Remorse

Unending Remorse


I got a reasonably opened ended GIF commission from a collector. This is called “Unending Remorse”. I love doing work like this.

Process Shot: Annenberg Summer Camp

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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: Bear & Walrus Bandcamp header

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True story: I hand draw all the little glyphs on the Bear & Walrus Bandcamp page. I could never get them to look right when they’re this small by resizing them, so it’s easier to just draw them with a mouse right onto the header graphic.

For Your Grodmother

What I did on my lunch break today.

White House Wage Gap

Quick video I threw together for FlackCheck explaining why Marsha Blackburn’s “88 cents to the dollar” claim is sort of lame.