zacboswell@gmail.com
616-914-5716

 

Supporting creative direction while refining visions and ambitions. I’m a designer, art director, and utility fielder.

Raised in LA & Tokyo. 

LA-based.

Hospitality enthusiast.

Hobbyist chef.

Occasional DJ.

Daily yogi.

Dedicated traveler.

Experience

Freelance Designer, Feb 2019 – Present

Virtue by Vice
Working with various Creative and Design directors, design and execute materials for clients such as Amazon Studios and Weedmaps.

Praytell
Brief stint supporting the creative team in the execution of various digital and social elements. Created visual direction and worked with in-house animators and illustrators to explore and finalize organic social assets for Credit Karma.

AUXILIARY, Apr 2007 – Jan 2019
auxiliaryinc.com
Graphic Designer, Art Director, Creative Lead, Utility Fielder

First employee, helped grow AUX to 30+ people, filling a variety of roles. As designer, executed on brand direction, created visuals for new and existing brands, and contributed to strategy and content. As art director, led a growing team of creatives and project managers. As creative lead, managed workloads, designed pitch decks, developed product launch communication strategies, and drove visuals across multiple mediums.

Kendall College of Art & Design, 2016 – 2017
Adjunct Professor, Senior Seminar and Branding II

Taught two evening classes over the course of a year, coaching and mentoring designers with a wide range of skill levels and experience. In Senior Seminar, led individuals through full campaign development with a non-profit focus. In Branding II, helped students do a full brand exercise, from brief to rebrand.

Bird Design, 2004 – 2006
Janitor, Intern, Graphic Designer, Retail Manager

Started by organizing the basement, worked my way through pro bono projects, to client contact and designer, and eventually helped open and manage a small retail store selling greeting cards and graphic apparel we designed.

References

Tom Crimp
Owner & Principal, AUXILIARY
tom@auxiliaryinc.com

Fairfax Banks
Creative Director, Praytell
fairfax@praytellstrategy.com

Benjamin Edgar Gott
Designer & Entrepreneur
ben@benjaminedgar.com

Christa Brenner
Creative Lead, AUXILIARY
christa@auxiliaryinc.com

Neil Hubert
Radical Cooperative
neil@radicalco-op.com

Education

Calvin College
Calvin College
BA in Philosophy
Minor in Japanese

Projects

th-oughts.com
Co-Founder
A person-to-expert Q—A service.

zacslist.com
Editor
A catalogue of meaningful, emotional places to eat, drink, and sleep.