I’m a designer/thinker/builder who helps people solve problems or explore new ideas through design. I’m available on a contract basis, or full-time in special cases. I live in Wauwatosa (near Milwaukee).

Larger Nutshell

I’ve provided design, strategy, and development for over 15 years, serving clients and industries across the board, including real estate, healthcare, tech startups, the arts, non-profit, and education. I’m honored to have built long-standing relationships with my clients, serving most for many years.

When you work with me, you’re not just getting a designer who can make things look nice. You’re getting a unique voice and fresh perspective for your company or project. I 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
  • Ambient Music

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