Zach is a Designer

Current Work

Design Advisor & Program Director

Taking early-stage teams with interesting ideas and turning them into investible products for the past 2+ years in the blockchain & distributed web space.

Web3 Companies I've Helped

Lead Product Strategy In These Industries

🚀 Aerospace
👩‍⚕️ Healthcare
🏦 Fintech
👤 Identity
🛩 Corporate Travel
💸 Lending
🏠 Real Estate
💻 Dev Tools

Average Up-Round

2.1M

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Contact Zach

If you want to talk shop (design, product, leadership, crypto) or collaborate, please reach out!

You can reach me on Twitter (DM's open), or email.

Where Else You Can Find Me

You can check out what I'm up to on:

Previous Work

I've been practicing design and product strategy for 12+ years at a wide variety of companies, everything from startups to enterprise and everything in between. For 5 of those years, I've was in leadership roles, either as people manager or design & product lead.

For a more thorough look at my previous work, check out my LinkedIn.

Testimonials

Also on my LinkedIn are testimonials from folks I've worked with along the way. I've copy/pasted a few snippets below.

"Zach is one of those rare breed of designers that loves to think at a systems and strategic level but easily dives in at the detail level of design. Not only that, but he is immensely respected by everyone he works with, whether it be co-workers, direct reports, leadership, and clients!"

"When Zach joined our team at EMC he brought a revolution of change, [he's] one of the best designers I've ever worked with."

Talks and Essays

Stop Building 💩 People Don’t Need

A friendly introduction to research & prototyping for technical products

Designing for Blockchain

How designing software on Ethereum is the same as designing Web2 Products, but also completely different.

Client Management: The First 90 Days

This is a talk + discussion I led internally for the team at EchoUser, adapting some of Michael D. Watkins’s frameworks for better client management in agencies.

When bad processes break good designers

How Agile can reinforce team-destroying habits, and how to stop them.

Hard Questions for Your Start-Up To Answer

It’s tough to identify a space where there are not pre-existing solutions, workarounds.

What Kind of Research Should I Be Doing for a Labs Relay?

When looking for funding, teams should be answering these questions.

Contact Zach

If you want to talk shop (design, product, leadership, crypto) or collaborate, please reach out!

You can reach me on Twitter (DM's open), or email.

Where Else You Can Find Me

You can check out what I'm up to on: