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Hi, I'm Zach 👋

product designer, illustration nerd, and aspiring privacy wonk.

Animated prototype of a video call feature on an iPhone

2018 — present

Product Designer at SpiderOak Inc.

I’m currently product designer at SpiderOak, a privacy-first tech company with the lofty aim of making digital privacy as simple and easy as can be. All that is to say, they make useful apps with decentralized blockchain encryption under the hood. 🤓

My most recent contribution includes the full design of a new video call feature for CrossClave, our secure team collaboration app.

I also helped to design/ship a light weight secure file sharing webapp , instigated a company-wide shift to Figma and established shared UI component library (I think of it as a design system lite), and created product illustrations that live in-app and on the product website.

Animated prototype of the metro st. louis website

2015 — 2017

Web designer at Metro Transit STL

As a web designer at Metro, I contributed to a mammoth website redesign project, which allowed me to dip my toe into UX/UI and begin my transition from comms design/illustration to product design.

My projects included user research and UI design for the rider tools widget , as well as design for the  rider alert component  on the new website.

Of course, I couldn't resist contributing some transit-related brand illustration as well 🚇✏️

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